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.

Releases by this organization

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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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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Peace Action: Doomsday Clock Should Inspire Action More Than Fear
In response to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announcing its decision to move the Doomsday Clock—a metaphor for how close humanity is to nuclear catastrophe—from two and a half minutes to midnight to two minutes to midnight , Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
The Iran Deal Still Works, Trump Still Works Against It
In response to reports that President Trump will continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions on Iran while also imposing new non-nuclear sanctions, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Trump’s assertion that the Iran...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
With North Korea Talks Within Reach, Diplomacy Needs Defending
In response to President Trump’s endorsement of planned talks between North and South Korea, and the U.S. agreeing to a delay in joint military exercises with South Korea, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “This isn’t the first time sports have...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Peace Action Applauds Proposal for North Korea Talks Without Preconditions
In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposing direct talks with North Korea without preconditions , Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “At long last, the administration has dropped the unattainable precondition that North Korea agree to...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Joins World in Calling on Saudi Arabia to End Its Yemen Blockade
In response to President Trump calling on Saudi Arabia to immediately lift its blockade of Yemen citing the dire humanitarian situation, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s instructions for his...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Peace Action: With Jerusalem Decisions, Trump Kneecaps His Own Push for Peace
In response to reports that President Trump has decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, released the following statement: “With this move, Trump is essentially kneecapping his own push...
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Peace Action: Calling North Korea a State Sponsor of Terror Solves Nothing, Impedes Diplomacy
In response to President Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “North Korea has sponsored and committed terrible acts, but the critical question right now is how do we resolve this...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Joint Statement on House Leadership Killing Debate on U.S. Role in Yemen's Civil War
On November 1, the House leadership removed the “privileged” status of H.Con.Res.81, the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones resolution invoking the War Powers Resolution to end unauthorized U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. That privileged status, as mandated by the War Powers Resolution,...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Peace Action: Scary New Projection on Nuclear Weapons Spending
In response to the new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the projected costs ($1.2 trillion) of U.S. nuclear forces from 2017-2046, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “It’s truly fitting that the CBO’s...
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