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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Friday, March 09, 2018
Trump Has an Opportunity to Advance Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula
In response to South Korea’s announcement at the White House that President Trump has accepted Kim Jong-un’s invitation to meet in person, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and convener of the Korean Peace Network, released the following statement: “Kim Jong-un reiterating his country’s...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
In Letter to Trump, Over 200 Organizations and Individuals Call for Maximum Engagement in Korea
With this week’s tremendous diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea, the Korea Peace Network, a grassroots coalition of peace activists, scholars and Korean-American leaders, sent an Open Letter on March 8 to President Donald Trump urging his support for peace and diplomacy. The...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Peace Action Applauds Diplomatic Breakthrough in Korea, Calls for Maximum Engagement
Yesterday witnessed a historic diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea. North Korea agreed to continue its freeze on nuclear and missile tests while it engages in talks with South Korea, to hold a summit meeting next month between its leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Peace Action: Senate to Vote on Ending U.S. Role in Yemen Civil War
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation that would remove U.S. forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, setting up a rare vote in the Senate to...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
128 Organizations Issue Olympic Truce Call to Action
Today, 128 organizations and 42 prominent activists issued an Olympic Truce Call to Action imploring groups and individuals to host or attend events or take other action during the period of the Olympic Truce ( February 2 — March 25 ) to promote peace and diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula and...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Peace Action: Doomsday Clock Should Inspire Action More Than Fear
In response to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announcing its decision to move the Doomsday Clock—a metaphor for how close humanity is to nuclear catastrophe—from two and a half minutes to midnight to two minutes to midnight , Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political...
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Friday, January 12, 2018
The Iran Deal Still Works, Trump Still Works Against It
In response to reports that President Trump will continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions on Iran while also imposing new non-nuclear sanctions, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Trump’s assertion that the Iran...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
With North Korea Talks Within Reach, Diplomacy Needs Defending
In response to President Trump’s endorsement of planned talks between North and South Korea, and the U.S. agreeing to a delay in joint military exercises with South Korea, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “This isn’t the first time sports have...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Peace Action Applauds Proposal for North Korea Talks Without Preconditions
In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposing direct talks with North Korea without preconditions , Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “At long last, the administration has dropped the unattainable precondition that North Korea agree to...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Joins World in Calling on Saudi Arabia to End Its Yemen Blockade
In response to President Trump calling on Saudi Arabia to immediately lift its blockade of Yemen citing the dire humanitarian situation, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “President Trump’s instructions for his...
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