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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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Anti-War Activists Confront Foreign Relations Committee, Demand No More Taxpayer 'Blood Money'
A group of anti-war protesters challenged U.S. senators Thursday during a foreign relations committee meeting chaired by Senator John Kerry (D Mass.) held at the Dirksen Building. Four were arrested as the committee discussed future U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
Peace Action Applauds McGovern’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy Bill
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, lauded the introduction of H.R. 2404 by Rep. James McGovern (D-MA-3), which asks President Obama to provide an exit strategy for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan by the end of the year. With the House hours away from voting on another $83 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, McGovern introduced his legislation while speaking out on the House floor about why he was voting against more war funding. Paul Kawika Martin, the group's political director, stated:
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Peace Action Releases “Afghanistan and Pakistan: Myths vs. Facts”
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, released a white paper today titled, "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Myths vs. Facts." With the House hours away from voting on another $83 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the group plans to deliver the information to congress. The Senate is scheduled to take up the supplemental next week. Their paper stated: 1. MYTH: Expanded US military activity furthers national security and upholds our national values.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Peace Action Claims Military Bias in 60 Minutes Predator Story
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, commented on the CBS 60 Minutes segment, “America's New Air Force,” with the following statement by Paul Kawika Martin, political director: “I usually enjoy 60 Minutes and expect some decently produced segments. Who doesn't love Andy Rooney? ‘America's New Air Force’ is the worst story by 60 Minutes that I have every seen. It’s more military propaganda and a commercial for the contractors of the Predator drone, than investigative journalism. How did 60 Minutes get so hoodwinked?
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Friday, May 01, 2009
Several Hundred To Protest Military Recruiting Practices at Philadelphia Mall
On Saturday, May 2 nd , demonstrators from a coalition of 30 national and regional peace groups, including the Student Peace Action Network and the American Friends Service Committee's Youth & Militarism Program, will march along Knights Road to the Franklin Mills Mall in northeast Philadelphia to serve a criminal complaint on the A
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Peace Action Responds to Kerry’s Hearing with Soldiers on Afghanistan Occupation
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, responded to today's Senate Foreign Relations hearing "Soldiers' Stories from the Afghan War." Paul Kawika Martin, the group's political director, said in the hearing room: "It is important to hear the views of U.S. soldiers at all ranks regarding the occupation of Afghanistan. Senators Kerry and Lugar's hearing is a good start. The Afghanistan occupation deserves full, robust hearings like those Senator Fulbright conducted during the Vietnam war and where the young Sen. Kerry testified.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Peace Action, Vets and Military Families Challenge Constitutionality of Iraq War at April 21 Hearing in Federal Court
WHAT: The constitutionality of the occupation of Iraq will be the subject of a Federal hearing. WHEN: 11:00 AM Eastern, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 . WHERE: Newark, New Jersey Federal District Court, 50 Walnut Street, Newark, NJ, Room #4105
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Nation's Largest Peace Group Comments on Obama's Iraq Trip
Peace Action, the country’s largest peace and disarmament group, commented on President Obama’s unannounced visit to Iraq. Paul Kawika Martin, the group’s political director said:
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
Progressives Respond to Petraeus
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, responded to General David Petraeus' testimony today to the House Armed Services Committee regarding the Administration's strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "General Petraeus doesn't seem to be listening to his own advice: ‘Afghanistan has been known over the years as the graveyard of empires. We cannot take that history lightly.' Instead he is following the same failed path of requesting more troops," said Paul Kawika Martin, the group's political director, after walking out of the hearing room.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Peace Action Responds to Reports of New Nuclear Treaty
In response to reports that President Obama and Russian President Medvedev plan to sign an agreement tomorrow pledging to complete a new, nuclear weapons reduction treaty by the end of the year, Peace Action released the following statement from Kevin Martin, executive director: “Peace Action is encouraged at the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions and look forward to continued progress toward Obama's stated goal, which we share, of a nuclear weapons-free world.
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