Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is Executive Director of Peace Action, the country’s largest peace and disarmament organization with 100,000 members and over 70,000 on-line supporters.

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Nuclear weapons Views
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
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 - 9:00am
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 5, 2015 - 1:15pm
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 - 7:00am
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 - 12:15pm
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 - 10:02am
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 - 1:47pm
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 - 11:43am
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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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:53pm
Ban the Bomb, Don’t Bank on It!
August 6th and 9th mark the 67th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Close to 200,000 people were killed in mere moments in these attacks by the United States, in some of the most gruesome and horrific ways possible. Each year, people around the world reflect on this solemn occasion, and peace activists rededicate themselves to abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:02pm
One Year After Bin Laden’s Death, Bring the Troops Home Now
Today marks one year since the death of Osama bin Laden. The CIA estimates there are fewer than 100 al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan. Since ‘getting Bin Laden’ and defeating al Qaeda were the stated reasons the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, President Barack Obama should use the anniversary to announce the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
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