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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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Peace Action: Another Tax Day, Another Win for the Arms Industry
On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “As people across the nation pay taxes and tighten their belts accordingly, it bares remembering that an astronomical amount of our tax dollars, roughly $1 trillion,...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Peace Action Condemns Illegal Syria Strikes, Calls on Congress to Reclaim War Powers
In response to U.S. military strikes against Syrian government forces, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s decision to strike Syrian forces was impulsive, dangerous and a clear violation of domestic and international law. This...
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Striking Syria Is Dangerous and Illegal
In response to President Trump’s threat of military strikes against Syrian government forces, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s threat to attack Syrian forces in response to a chemical weapons attack is a reckless, knee jerk reaction to a...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
John Bolton’s Appointment is a National Security Nightmare
In response to President Trump’s announcement that John Bolton will take over as national security advisor effective April 9, 2018 , Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “You would be hard pressed to find anyone who’s ever held public office in the U...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Pompeo Nomination Puts Leading Hawk in Charge of U.S. Diplomacy
In response to news of Rex Tillerson’s firing and C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo taking his place as Secretary of State, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “By tapping Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State, Trump is handing over the reigns of U.S...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Trump Has an Opportunity to Advance Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula
In response to South Korea’s announcement at the White House that President Trump has accepted Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet in person, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and convener of the Korean Peace Network, released the following statement: “Kim Jong-un reiterating his country’s...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
In Letter to Trump, Over 200 Organizations and Individuals Call for Maximum Engagement in Korea
With this week’s tremendous diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea, the Korea Peace Network, a grassroots coalition of peace activists, scholars and Korean-American leaders, sent an Open Letter on March 8 to President Donald Trump urging his support for peace and diplomacy. The...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Peace Action Applauds Diplomatic Breakthrough in Korea, Calls for Maximum Engagement
Yesterday witnessed a historic diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea. North Korea agreed to continue its freeze on nuclear and missile tests while it engages in talks with South Korea, to hold a summit meeting next month between its leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Peace Action: Senate to Vote on Ending U.S. Role in Yemen Civil War
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation that would remove U.S. forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, setting up a rare vote in the Senate to...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
128 Organizations Issue Olympic Truce Call to Action
Today, 128 organizations and 42 prominent activists issued an Olympic Truce Call to Action imploring groups and individuals to host or attend events or take other action during the period of the Olympic Truce ( February 2 — March 25 ) to promote peace and diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula and...
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