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, March 20, 2019
Peace Action: Iraq War Anniversary Reminds Us That Regime Change Has a Disastrous Track Record
On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 remains one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Thousands of U.S. soldiers...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Senate Votes Again for Ending U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to the Senate passing S.J.Res. 7 , legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “This Senate vote moves us one step...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Availability for Interview: Senate to Vote on S.J.Res. 7, Legislation to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen
The Saudi-led war in Yemen has given rise to the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. Over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure , of whom nearly 10 million are suffering from extreme hunger. A report from the World Peace Foundation offers “strong evidence” that Saudi Arabia has deliberately...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: “It’s unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing legislation to support diplomacy and the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: “This legislation offers a common sense vision...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
House Makes History With Vote to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to the House of Representatives passing H.J.Res. 37 , legislation directing the president to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Building on...
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Friday, February 01, 2019
INF Treaty Latest Victim of Trump’s Nuclear Petulance
Ahead of the Trump administration’s expected suspension of U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and formal announcement of its intention to withdraw from the treaty, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “The INF...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
No-First-Use Bill Would Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War
In response to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introducing legislation to establish a policy that the U.S. will not use nuclear weapons first, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War
In response to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introducing bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior Director,...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Congress Can and Should Restrict the First Use of Nuclear Weapons
In response to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) re-introducing the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act ( H.R. 669 / S. 200 ), legislation to prevent the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior...
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