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Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the U.S., was founded in 1957. Groundswell exists to inform, engage and mobilize. Formerly, the Peace Blog.
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Press Release: Getting America’s Spending Priorities Straight

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:29
Washington, D.C. — April 18, 2017 — On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement: “While Americans file their taxes today, they should know that more than half of the government’s discretionary spending goes to the bloated […]
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Press Statement: A Preemptive Strike on North Korea Would Have Dire Consequences

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 21:01
Washington, D.C. — April 13, 2017 — Going beyond Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement last month that preemptive military action against North Korea was “on the table,” senior intelligence officials are now saying that the administration is prepared to launch a preemptive military strike against North Korea […]
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CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Condemn Donald Trump’s Reckless Act of War in Syria

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:31
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017 CONTACT: Stephen Miles | stephen@winwithoutwar.org Brian Stewart | press@moveon.org Josh Nelson | jnelson@credoaction.com Paul Kawika Martin | pmartin@peace-action.org CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Condemn Donald Trump’s Reckless Act of War in Syria “Yesterday, Donald Trump unilaterally and recklessly launched […]
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Conservative Forces in Washington Are Trying to Eliminate the Iran Deal

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:31
This piece was originally published in ThinkProgress. There seems to be a concerted effort in Washington, D.C. to undermine the successful Iran nuclear agreement. Last month, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran, primarily in response to its […]
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Press Statement: The U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Syria

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 18:48
Washington, D.C. — April 6, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump is considering a military response to the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria allegedly perpetrated by Syrian government forces, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the […]
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Peace Action joins dozens of groups in opposing US involvement in Yemen military offensive

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 14:35
Peace Action joined with dozens of other advocacy, civil society, peace, and faith groups to send a letter to President Trump today expressing our grave concern over the proposed Hudaydah offensive in Yemen. The White House is expected to sign off this week on the Pentagon’s request to […]
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As Trump Relaxes Rules of Engagement, Civilian Deaths Are on the Rise

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:44
Earlier this month, a U.S. coalition airstrike destroyed the better part of a residential city block in Mosul, Iraq, killing as many as 200 civilians, maybe more. But that was just one of the latest in a series of consequences of the Trump administration’s escalations of military force […]
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CREDO, MoveOn.org, Peace Action, and Win Without War Pledge to Resist any Trump Administration Effort to Propel the United States Into a War of Choice

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:32
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2017 CONTACT:Brian Stewart | press@moveon.orgJosh Nelson | jnelson@credoaction.com Over the last weeks, major news outlets have reported increased civilian casualties resulting from U.S.-led bombings in Syria and Iraq.  Earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 42 people […]
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14 Years After Invasion, Iraq War’s Lessons Still Unlearned

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:06
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Today, exactly 14 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the ripple effects of that fateful decision are still being felt. The invasion is widely spoken of in damning tones as one of the most catastrophic foreign policy decisions […]
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Press Statement: No Pre-emptive War on North Korea

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:38
Washington, D.C. — March 17, 2017 — In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s reckless remarks raising the prospect of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, Paul Kawika Martin, senior director for policy and political affairs at Peace Action, the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, released […]
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U.S. Should Extricate, Not Escalate, Afghanistan Presence

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:16
This article was originally published in the Baltimore Sun. You can read the full article there. America’s longest war isn’t getting any younger. With its 15-year anniversary five months behind us, there’s no telling when the Afghanistan war might end. But if our time there has taught us […]
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Press Statement: Trump’s Plan to Halve U.N. Funding Must Be Stopped

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:02
Washington, D.C. — March 13, 2017: In response to reports that the Trump administration plans to cut more than half of U.S. funding for the United Nations, Jon Rainwater, executive director of Peace Action, the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, released the following statement: “The administration’s plan […]
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Speaking tour of Oregon and California starting next week!

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:13
International Peace Bureau Co-President Reiner Braun, a longtime leader in the German and European peace movements, and Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund President Kevin Martin will be on a speaking and organizing tour with local peace groups and activists in Oregon and California starting next Tuesday, […]
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Press Statement: Sending More U.S. Troops to Syria is Playing with Fire

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 18:18
Washington, D.C. — March 9, 2017: In response to reports that President Trump is sending an additional 400 U.S. troops to Syria, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s literal doubling down on the U.S. troop […]
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Trump’s Unfit Pick for Israel Ambassador

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:04
David Friedman, who called liberal Jews worse than Nazi collaborators, moves to full Senate vote on confirmation as Ambassador to Israel Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to send the nomination of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel to the full Senate for consideration. The 12-9 vote […]
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Press Statement: Trump’s Revised Order Is Still a Muslim Ban

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:45
Washington, D.C. — March 6, 2017: In response President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration, which still bans refugees and travelers from six Muslim majority countries from entering the United States pending new procedures, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, […]
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Press Release: Trump’s Horrifying Address

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 22:55
Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2017 — In response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump used his first address to Congress to double down […]
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Press Statement: More Pentagon Spending Won’t Make Us Safer

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 22:27
Washington, D.C. — February 26, 2017 — In response to reports that President Trump’s budget proposal will ask for “sharp increases in Defense Department spending,” and major cuts to other departments like the EPA, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, […]
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Press Statement: Trump’s Nuclear Recklessness Strikes Again

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:17
Washington, D.C. — February 23, 2017 — In response to President Trump reiterating his opposition to the New START treaty and saying that the U.S. is “going to be at the top of the pack” in regards to our nuclear arsenal, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United […]
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Ignorance, Fear, Chaos: One Month into Trump’s Foreign Policy

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:26
Unbelievably, it’s been just over a month since the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. In just four weeks, our new president has unnerved the world by turning his dangerous comments about nuclear weapons from the campaign into dangerous policies with global ramifications. He’s needlessly escalated tensions with Iran, […]
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