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, December 14, 2011
As Iraq War Nearly Ends, So Should Afghanistan War
President Obama’s announcement today at Fort Bragg that the Iraq War is ending has been long-awaited by Americans and the peace movement.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Congress Signals Afghanistan Exit
The House of Representatives voted today on various amendments to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act that gave the strongest signal yet that Representatives want an end to the Afghanistan war.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Congress's Budget-Cutting Rhetoric Doesn't Match Votes on Pentagon Spending
While lawmakers talk about cutting spending, the record shows that they have failed to make real cuts within the federal government's biggest ticket discretionary spending area. That's military spending, including the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is according to a peace and security performance report on the 2010 session of the 111th Congress, released jointly by Peace Action, the nation's largest foreign policy advocacy group, and its largest affiliate, Peace Action West.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
24 Million People and 81 Congressmembers Push President on Afghanistan Withdrawal
Hours after General David Petraeus claimed progress on Afghanistan in front Congress, 81 Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking that his planned July drawdown of troops from the country be “significant and sizeable.” Thirty-one religious, foreign policy and membership-based organizations, representing nearly 24 million people supported the letter.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Peace Action: On 9th Anniversary of Invastion of Afghanistan Wrong Strategy Persists
With the 9th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan tomorrow, Peace Action continues to voice its opposition to the war and pressure elected officials for a ceasefire, negotiations and the withdrawal of all NATO and U.S. troops.
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Friday, August 06, 2010
Peace Action Statement on 65th Anniversary of the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On the 65th anniversary of the U.S. bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, released a statement from Hiroshima by their policy director, Paul Kawika Martin and announced over 150 commemoration events nationwide.
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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Peace Action Responds to House Votes on Afghanistan War Funding
Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace group, said that the votes in House of Representatives tonight on Afghanistan showed that Congress is losing patience for the longest war in history.
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Debt, Deficits, & Defense – A Way Forward
A new report from the Sustainable Defense Task Force, formed by House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) identifies reductions in Pentagon spending while maintaining strong defense capabilities as the best response to the nation’s mounting fiscal restraints. These options cover the full range of Pentagon expenditures including procurement, R&D, personnel, operations and maintenance, and infrastructure. They apply to strategic and conventional forces, as well as command, support, and infrastructure.
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Over 13 Million People Push Congress for Afghanistan Exit Strategy
27 organizations and coalitions representing over 13 million Americans sent a letter this week to the Senate and House asking for cosponsors to legislation that would require the Obama administration to provide Congress an exit strategy from Afghanistan. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan legislation, S. 3197 in the Senate and H.R. 5015, a few weeks ago.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Foreign Policy Experts Ask Obama to Say Yes to Peace Talks in Afghanistan
Today, President Obama is meeting with Afghan President Karzai, and President Karzai is expected to ask President Obama to support the efforts of the Afghan government to reconcile with senior Afghan Taliban leaders in order to end Afghanistan's longstanding civil war. Foreign policy experts from advocacy organizations delivered a letter and ran an advertisement in today's Poitico urging President Obama to agree to the peace talks.
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