United for Peace & Justice

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Veterans and Military Families to Mark Ten Years of U.S. War in Afghanistan
This Friday, October 7 at 1:45 p.m., veterans, military families, and activists, including members of Afghans For Peace, will mark ten years of U.S. war in Afghanistan, at the entrance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
United for Peace and Justice Afghanistan Statement to the Obama Administration
Tonight President Obama is scheduled to address the nation outlining the direction of U.S. foreign policy on Afghanistan. He is expected to disclose the number of troops that he will withdraw by the end of July, his plan for withdrawing all U.S. troops and his rationale for these decisions. United For Peace and Justice will evaluate the President’s decisions against our clear stance that all U.S. troops must be withdrawn immediately to allow the people of Afghanistan to chart their own destiny.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
United for Peace and Justice on the U.S. Killing of Osama bin Laden
In the wake of the U.S. government’s decision to launch the Global War on Terror, local and national organizations across the country banded together to form United for Peace and Justice in 2003. We continue to call for an end to U.S. wars and believe now more strongly than ever that these wars manifest the ongoing horror and depravity that started on September 11, 2001. With the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Obama claims that justice has been done. But there is no justice in the millions of people displaced and hundreds of thousands of civilian lives lost due to U.S.
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
The People WILL Take Back the Economy and End U.S. Wars
October will mark ten years of U.S. war in Afghanistan – ten years of your taxes paying for war. Congress and the President, the same people who keep us at war, bailed out the banks and Wall Street now want to cut services and programs our communities need. They want to give tax cuts to the rich and balance federal and local budgets on the backs of the poor. We say no! UFPJ needs your support.
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning
On September 16-19, 2010, UFPJ joins activist organizations and individuals who will take to the streets to call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Manning, 22, has been held in isolation since May, charged with releasing classified documents including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing 11 people, including two Reuters employees, in 2007.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tax Day Actions For Peace!
Spring is here, but the endless, pointless wars grind on. U.S. troops are preparing for an offensive in Afghanistan 's Helmand province. As people lose their homes, their jobs, and struggle to make ends meet; as teachers are laid off and libraries are closed across America ; money gushes into the war and military budgets. Make the Cost of War Clear
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Thursday, July 02, 2009
Nation's Largest Antiwar Coalition Calls for Rapid and Total End to U.S. Occupation of Iraq
With Iraqis celebrating the first symbolic benchmark of a U.S. troop withdrawal this week, United For Peace and Justice, the country's largest antiwar coalition, is encouraged by these first steps but calls for a rapid and total end to the U.S. war and occupation. Michael McPhearson, the UFPJ National Co-Chair, says, "As a Gulf War veteran, I understand how the military works. U.S. military officials have described how combat troops will be 're-missioned' as 'trainers', so that they can continue operations in Iraq's cities and towns in a different guise."
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
National Media Day of Action on Afghanistan Thursday, May 21
What's the first step for us to stop the war in Afghanistan? Shift American public opinion. That's why UFPJ is calling for all of us to join in a National Media Day of Action on Thursday, May 21 to reach out to every local, regional, and national media source! How do we do all that? It's much easier than you think. We'll provide you resources, tool and tips , and a Media Training conference call on Thursday, May 14 to teach you how to get our voices there!
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Friday, April 03, 2009
March On Wall Street, April 4 National Mobilization
Saturday, April 4, will mark the tragic anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death in Memphis, TN. It is also the anniversary of his ‘Beyond Vietnam' speech at Riverside Church, NYC one year earlier. In the historic speech, Dr. King decried the ‘triple evils' that plagued the nation - ‘racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.' We humbly suspect that Dr. King would be with us on Saturday, April 4, marching with United For Peace and Justice to Wall Street and pressing for our campaign, ‘Beyond War, A New Economy Is Possible.'
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Take Action to Protest Israeli Attack on Gaza
Mid-morning Saturday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched a series of deadly air strikes on the occupied Gaza Strip. As we write this, an estimated 275 people have been killed. Hundreds of innocent people have been wounded. According to news reports today, Israel plans to keep these attacks going and has brought scores of tanks to the border with Gaza.
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