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, April 28, 2010
Nuclear Abolition Conference Draws Thousands
Thousands of nuclear abolitionists from the U.S., Japan, Europe and other nations are coming here for a historic conference at New York's Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, urging the world's leaders to start talks to eliminate the world's nuclear arsenals immediately. The conference "For A Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" begins Friday, April 30, 2010, in advance of May's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will speak Saturday May 1 at Riverside Church.
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Largest Peace Group: President Obama’s Nuclear Posture Not Quite Straight
In response to today’s released Nuclear Posture Review by President Obama, Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action — a group founded in 1957 to abolish nuclear weapons and the largest grassroots peace organization — stated:
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Friday, March 26, 2010
START is Good Start; More Needed to Finish
In response to today’s announcement of the new START agreement between the U.S. and Russia, which would cut deployed, strategic nuclear weapons, Peace Action’s — a group founded in 1957 to abolish nuclear weapons and the largest grassroots peace organization — executive director, Kevin Martin, stated the following:
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Largest Peace Group-House Vote First Step to Remove Troops from Afghanistan
Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, supported a debate and vote today on legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would have removed all troops from Afghanistan this year.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Iraqi Elections Incite Tension, Violence, and Long-Term Uncertainty
Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace group in the United States, has grave concerns about the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections. Scheduled for Sunday, March 7, the elections will select the 325 member of the Iraqi parliament, who will later choose the prime minister. Despite these concerns, the group warns that the Obama administration should not delay plans to remove all combat troops and end combat operations by the end of August.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Largest Peace Group Pushes House Vote to Remove Troops from Afghanistan in 2010
Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, supported legislation that would force a debate and vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on removing all troops from Afghanistan this year.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Largest Peace Group: Biden Speech Right Direction on Nukes, But Funding Weapon Upgrades Wrong
In response to today's speech on nuclear weapons by Vice President Biden at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, Peace Action's - a group founded in 1957 to abolish nuclear weapons and the largest grassroots peace organization - policy director, Paul Kawika Martin, stated the following after attending the speech:
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Peace Action Challenges Obama to Live Up to Nobel Prize
Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, has challenged President Barack Obama to live up to the Nobel Peace Prize and demonstrate that he can be a force for world peace in response to his acceptance speech.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Largest Peace Group: Afghanistan Needs Transition Not Escalation
Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace group, expressed disappointment at the Obama Administration’s announcement to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan beyond the extra 21,000 the President approved earlier this year.
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Friday, October 09, 2009
Peace Action says Obama Does Not Deserve Nobel Peace Prize Yet
Reacting to today's announcement of President Obama as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Peace Action's Executive Director Kevin Martin challenged the Obama Administration to live up to the honor.
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