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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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Senate Takes Small Step to End Horrific Yemen War
In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passing the Young-Shaheen bill regarding the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “While it’s encouraging to see Congress finally starting to take...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Senate Confirms Torturer to Lead C.I.A., Completes Trump’s War Cabinet
In response to the Senate voting to confirm Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs, released the following statement: “The confirmation of Gina Haspel marks the completion of President Trump’s new war cabinet. We now have...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Trump’s Cheating on Iran Deal Moves U.S. Closer to a New War of Choice
President Trump announced today that he will not waive sanctions on Iran ahead of a May 12 deadline to waive sanctions that were lifted under the Iran nuclear agreement. Failing to waive sanctions on or before May 12 will amount to a material breach of the Iran nuclear agreement on two levels ,...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Senate Confirms Anti-Diplomacy Hawk for Secretary of State
In response to the Senate narrowly voting to confirm Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “In confirming Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, the Senate just empowered an anti-...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Senate Foreign Relations Votes for Pompeo, and the War Cabinet
In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly voting to recommend Mike Pompeo for the role of Secretary of State, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “In voting to recommend Mike Pompeo for...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Peace Action: Another Tax Day, Another Win for the Arms Industry
On Tax Day, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “As people across the nation pay taxes and tighten their belts accordingly, it bares remembering that an astronomical amount of our tax dollars, roughly $1 trillion,...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Peace Action Condemns Illegal Syria Strikes, Calls on Congress to Reclaim War Powers
In response to U.S. military strikes against Syrian government forces, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s decision to strike Syrian forces was impulsive, dangerous and a clear violation of domestic and international law. This...
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Striking Syria Is Dangerous and Illegal
In response to President Trump’s threat of military strikes against Syrian government forces, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s threat to attack Syrian forces in response to a chemical weapons attack is a reckless, knee jerk reaction to a...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
John Bolton’s Appointment is a National Security Nightmare
In response to President Trump’s announcement that John Bolton will take over as national security advisor effective April 9, 2018 , Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “You would be hard pressed to find anyone who’s ever held public office in the U...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Pompeo Nomination Puts Leading Hawk in Charge of U.S. Diplomacy
In response to news of Rex Tillerson’s firing and C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo taking his place as Secretary of State, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “By tapping Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State, Trump is handing over the reigns of U.S...
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