Month: July 2011

Never Again

*Update: If you are outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, check out this calendar to find a Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration event near you. August 6th is the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It is only by remembering the past that we can ensure our […]

Image courtesy of The Guardian.

Welcoming our newest nation

On July 9th, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation after a referendum vote in favor of independence in January. As someone whose early activism and research focused on slavery and conflict in Sudan, it is inspiring to see such hope for the future ten years later. But […]

Aug 6 & 9: Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorations

Every year around August 6 and 9, Peace Action and its grassroots network of chapters and affiliates host and participate in activities to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. This year, the tradition will continue with festivals, candle-lighting and other […]

America’s Mayors Speak Out on Afghanistan

In his speech last month announcing plans for a disappointingly small withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, President Obama declared, America, it is time to focus on nation building here at home. The elected leaders of our local municipalities could not agree more. In a resolution passed at the annual […]

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