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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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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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
International Coalition Delivers Seven Million Petition Signatures for Nuclear Abolition To UN Chair
Media Advisory: PHOTO OPS: Dozens of boxes of petitions, UN Chair, NGO Leaders NEW YORK, UN (May 4, 2010) WHAT: NGO Leaders deliver over seven million petition signatures to UN Chair of the NPT Review Conference. WHEN: Tuesday May 4, 1:00 PM WHERE: UN General Assembly
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Friday, April 30, 2010
On Eve of UN NPT, Thousands March for Nuclear Weapons Abolition
On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN, more than ten thousand nuclear abolitionists from the U.S., Japan, Europe and other nations will rally, march and join a peace festival at the UN on Sunday May 2, urging the world’s leaders to start talks to eliminate the world’s nuclear arsenals immediately.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Nuclear Abolition Conference Draws Thousands
Thousands of nuclear abolitionists from the U.S., Japan, Europe and other nations are coming here for a historic conference at New York's Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, urging the world's leaders to start talks to eliminate the world's nuclear arsenals immediately. The conference "For A Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" begins Friday, April 30, 2010, in advance of May's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will speak Saturday May 1 at Riverside Church.
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Largest Peace Group: President Obama’s Nuclear Posture Not Quite Straight
In response to today’s released Nuclear Posture Review by President Obama, Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action — a group founded in 1957 to abolish nuclear weapons and the largest grassroots peace organization — stated:
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Friday, March 26, 2010
START is Good Start; More Needed to Finish
In response to today’s announcement of the new START agreement between the U.S. and Russia, which would cut deployed, strategic nuclear weapons, Peace Action’s — a group founded in 1957 to abolish nuclear weapons and the largest grassroots peace organization — executive director, Kevin Martin, stated the following:
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Largest Peace Group-House Vote First Step to Remove Troops from Afghanistan
Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group, supported a debate and vote today on legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would have removed all troops from Afghanistan this year.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Iraqi Elections Incite Tension, Violence, and Long-Term Uncertainty
Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace group in the United States, has grave concerns about the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections. Scheduled for Sunday, March 7, the elections will select the 325 member of the Iraqi parliament, who will later choose the prime minister. Despite these concerns, the group warns that the Obama administration should not delay plans to remove all combat troops and end combat operations by the end of August.
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