Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is President of Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, the country’s largest peace and disarmament organization with approximately 200,000 supporters nationwide. 

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Thursday, November 03, 2016
US to the World: “We Can’t Eliminate Our Nukes, Because We Rely on Our Nukes"
Last week, the United Nations took an historic step towards global elimination of nuclear weapons, in voting to begin negotiations next year on a treaty to ban nukes. The U.S. and other nuclear weapon states, other than North Korea, declined to support the resolution, with the U.S. and its allies...
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Friday, September 30, 2016
US at the Crossroads: Start a New Nuclear Arms Race? Or Address Climate Change and Human Needs?
What if I have little time left? How should I spend my time? Most people face these questions in terms of their own lifespans. But what if the subject of these sentences changes from “I” to “we?” What if the subject is not an individual, but humanity? What if climate change is shortening our human...
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
We Refuse To Be Targets in This Nuclear World
When Barack Obama was elected president, one of his stated hopes was the global elimination of nuclear weapons. Now that he is about to conclude his presidency, his hope (expressed in his visit to Hiroshima) is still that such weapons might be eliminated. But serious steps toward the elimination of...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
5 Top Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Would Be Best President for Peace
After 15 years of war, the next president of the United States will inherit daunting foreign policy challenges. Sadly, many of those challenges were fueled by an “act first, think later” U.S. military policy in places like Iraq and Libya that has backfired. At the same time, the new president will...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Supporters of Diplomacy over War Must Speak Up
Members of Congress are fleeing Washington’s steam bath for their August recess, making this a key time for constituents to raise their voices on crucial issues. Right now, the biggest thing lawmakers must decide is whether they’ll join the 54 percent of voters who support diplomacy over war, or if...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States?
The U.S. and five other world powers – Russia, China, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, known collectively as the P5+1 for the permanent United Nations Security Council members plus Germany – hope to soon conclude an agreement with Iran in order to address concerns over its nuclear program...
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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wouldn’t It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?
I hate having to take off my shoes to go through airport security, don’t you? It’s really annoying, time-consuming and embarrassing (if you are like me and have holes in a large percentage of your socks).
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tax Day and the Pentagon
This month, as budget and policy issues in Washington muddle along inconclusively as usual, grassroots peace activists are busy organizing, educating, protesting and lobbying.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
What Would King Say of the Obama Era?
The coincidence that the presidential inauguration should fall on Martin Luther King Day provides much food for thought. Certainly, Barack Obama’s decision to use King’s Bible for his swearing-in ceremony invites progressives to make an unflattering comparison between the two—Norman Solomon did it quite well with his piece “ King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone .”
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Towards a Foreign Policy for the 99 Percent
Relief, rather than elation, was probably the emotion most U.S. peace activists felt when President Barack Obama won re-election. While Obama has been very disappointing on most peace issues, Mitt Romney would have been all the worse. So what now to expect from a second Obama term?
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