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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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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Friday, March 27, 2009
Peace Group Warns Obama to Reconsider His Plan in Afghanistan
Today President Obama announced his plan to send upwards of 20,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. Peace Action began organizing grassroots activists and lobbying against the escalation in late February.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Nation's Largest Peace Group Laments Sixth Anniversary of War in Iraq
Peace Action, the country's largest peace and disarmament group, today lamented tomorrow's sixth anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and called on President Barack Obama to accelerate the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces, contractors and bases from Iraq.
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Monday, March 09, 2009
17 National Organizations Ask Congress to Tell Obama to Reconsider Afghanistan Surge
Peace Action, the nation's largest peace organization, along with 16 other national organizations sent a letter to Representatives in Congress asking them to sign a congressional letter to President Obama requesting that he reconsider troop escalation in Afghanistan. Last month, President Obama announced his plan to send an additional 17,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan. "It's time for Congress to tell the President that they have major concerns about sending another 17,000 troops in harms way in Afghanistan," stated Paul Kawika Martin the group's political director.
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