Jon Rainwater

Jon Rainwater is executive director of Peace Action. For over 30 years, he has been active in campaigns on issues of peace, nuclear disarmament, social justice and environmental sustainability. Follow him on Twitter:  @JonRainwater

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
John Bolton: A Drum Major for Regime Change Gains Inside Influence
Candidate Trump appeared on "Meet the Press" in the summer of 2015 just weeks after announcing his run for president. When Chuck Todd asked him to name his top national security advisers, the first name that rolled off his tongue was John Bolton's. Trump praised Bolton as “a tough cookie, knows...
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Those who are fighting for civil rights here in the United States, should also be concerned about the civil rights violations and environmental damage caused by the sprawling network of U.S. military bases around the world. Views
Monday, August 21, 2017
Why the U.S. Resistance Should Support Protests in Okinawa
Last week tens of thousands of people gathered to demonstrate for human rights and against harmful U.S. government policies. At a huge racetrack, they held thousands of identical signs that carried a simple message “NO.” Was this in Boston? Atlanta? New York? And what were they saying no to? The...
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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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Sunday, November 01, 2015
Why Syria Needs Surge of Aid and Diplomacy, Not US Military Escalation
The first law of military conflict is escalation. In General Carl von Clausewitz’s 19 th century classic treatise, On War , Clausewitz could have been writing about Vietnam – or Syria – when he laid out his theory that escalation is built into the very logic of war. That’s why many commentators...
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