Peace Action

Founded in 1957, Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
PEACE ACTION: On North Korea, Administration Contradicts Itself
In response to President Trump’s tweet that talking with North Korea “is not the answer,” followed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ statement that “we’re never out of diplomatic solutions,” Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “One day after...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Time Is Now To Repeal The 2001 Authorization For Use Of Military Force
Last night, President Trump announced a “new” strategy for U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. In it, he made clear that the one thing that he won’t be changing is waging ongoing and unending war. After nearly 16 years, it’s long past obvious that military options are not going to bring the...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Peace Action: No End in Sight in America’s Longest War
In response to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will "fight to win" in Afghanistan, alongside reports that Trump has authorized an increase of 4,000 troops in Afghanistan, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “After months of deliberation...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
‘Fire and Fury’ Is Not a Strategy, We Need Diplomacy with North Korea
In response to reports that North Korea may have achieved the capability to miniaturize nuclear weapons and mount them on its missiles, and in response to President Trump’s belligerent threat that more aggression from North Korea will be met with “fire and fury,” Jon Rainwater, Executive Director...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
PEACE ACTION: 72 Years After the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, Nuclear Weapons Still a Top Threat to Humanity
On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bomb ever used in war on the city of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly. On August 9 , the U.S. dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000 mostly civilians. By December of 1945, most estimates put the...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
PEACE ACTION: Congress Votes Again for Unconstitutional Wars and Pentagon Pork
In response to the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted again to continue our endless wars and...
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Friday, July 07, 2017
PEACE ACTION: U.N. Action on Nuclear Weapons Fundamentally Reframes Global Nuclear Weapons Debate
In response to the announcement that the U.N. voted to adopt a treaty that calls for the total elimination nuclear weapons, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “The treaty represents a major step towards eliminating the catastrophic threat that...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Peace Action: With Over 120,000 Petition Signatures, the People’s Budget Earns Its Name
At a June 7 press conference entitled, “The People Support the People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance,” representatives of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and a host of grassroots advocacy and social justice organizations announced the delivery of over 120,000 petition signatures...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
5,000 More Lives on the Line Won’t Equal a Win in Afghanistan
In response to reports that President Trump is considering sending an additional 5,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who spent time in Afghanistan in 2010, released the following statement: “Sending an additional 5,...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Peace Action: Nearly Half a Million People to Congress: Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
In response to the delivery of nearly half a million petition signatures to Congress in support of the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act , S. 200 introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and H.R. 669 introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and...
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