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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Monday, October 23, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Must Support Tillerson’s Push for Diplomacy
In response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Afghanistan and his call for a peace process that includes moderate members of the Taliban, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, who’s traveled to Afghanistan, released the following...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Peace Action: Trump Recklessly Decertifies Iran Deal Without Cause
President Trump gave a speech today outlining a new strategy on Iran that includes, among other things, decertifying the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Under legislation passed ahead of the signing of the agreement, the president is required to certify or decertify the agreement every 90 days. Trump’s...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Peace Action: Any Nuclear Weapons Expansion is a Terrible Idea - Tenfold Increase is Ludicrous
In response to reports that President Trump wanted a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Already, the estimated $1.5 trillion cost of rebuilding U.S. nuclear warheads...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Peace Action: 16 Years Later, Afghanistan War Drags On, Congress Still Asleep at the Wheel
On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “Sixteen years after the inception of America’s longest war, the Afghanistan War remains an open-ended conflict with...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Peace Action Congratulates ICAN for Nobel Peace Prize; US Must Work Towards Nuclear Disarmament
On the announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize award to ICAN, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: “The Nobel Committee wisely awarded ICAN the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in showing the horrible humanitarian...
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Peace Action: Resolution Introduced to Force a Vote on U.S. Role in Yemen War
September 28, 2017 — In response to Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Walter Jones (R-NC) invoking the War Powers Act with a bipartisan bill (H.Con.Res. 81) to end the Saudi war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
PEACE ACTION: On North Korea, Administration Contradicts Itself
In response to President Trump’s tweet that talking with North Korea “is not the answer,” followed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ statement that “we’re never out of diplomatic solutions,” Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “One day after...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Time Is Now To Repeal The 2001 Authorization For Use Of Military Force
Last night, President Trump announced a “new” strategy for U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. In it, he made clear that the one thing that he won’t be changing is waging ongoing and unending war. After nearly 16 years, it’s long past obvious that military options are not going to bring the...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Peace Action: No End in Sight in America’s Longest War
In response to President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will "fight to win" in Afghanistan, alongside reports that Trump has authorized an increase of 4,000 troops in Afghanistan, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: “After months of deliberation...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
‘Fire and Fury’ Is Not a Strategy, We Need Diplomacy with North Korea
In response to reports that North Korea may have achieved the capability to miniaturize nuclear weapons and mount them on its missiles, and in response to President Trump’s belligerent threat that more aggression from North Korea will be met with “fire and fury,” Jon Rainwater, Executive Director...
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