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, October 07, 2009
Foreign Policy Expert Returns From Afghanistan: 7 Day Fact Finding Trip Reveals Policy Myths
Paul Kawika Martin, the Organizing and Political Director of Peace Action - the United State's largest peace organization - is available for phone or in-person interviews in Washington, DC. Please email pmartin@peace-action.org or call +1-951-217-7285 to set up an interview.
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Monday, October 05, 2009
Foreign Policy Expert Returns Fom Afghanistan: 7-Day Fact Finding Trip Reveals Policy Myths
Paul Kawika Martin, the Organizing and Political Director of Peace Action - the United State's largest peace organization - is available for phone or in-person interviews in Washington, DC. Please email pmartin@peace-action.org or call +1-951-217-7285 to set up an interview.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Available for Interview From Afghanistan-Peace Action Director, Expert in US Foreign Policy
Paul Kawika Martin, the Organizing and Political Director of Peace Action - the United State's largest peace organization - is available for phone or in-person interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan immanently and until about the first week of October. For security reasons, exact dates are not being published. Please email pmartin@peace-action.org or call 971 (4) 3433333 hotel, 0093 787600853 to set up an interview. For urgent requests you may try +1-951-217-7285. Note that Kabul is 8.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC.
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Hundreds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Events Show Support for Obama’s Nuke Free World
Despite health care and the economy sucking much of the Nation's political oxygen, hundreds of events will happen this week around the dates of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where well over 220,000 people died from two, relatively small (compared to current nuclear weapons) atomic bombs.
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Monday, July 06, 2009
Largest Peace Group Reacts to Obama’s Russian Deals
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, commented on the announced agreements between Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev. Kevin Martin, the group's executive director, stated:
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Thursday, June 04, 2009
U.S. Largest Peace Group Responds to Obama Cairo Speech
Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace organization, responded to President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt. Paul Kawika Martin, the group’s political director, stated: “Peace Action appreciates the diplomatic power of President Obama’s words emanating from the Muslim country of Egypt. It will be deeds not words that, in the end, heighten the United States’ moral stature and make Americans safer. Some of these actions include:
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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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