What happens on Election Day is a snap shot of everything that has happened before that day: our daily experiences, the debates on TV and around the dinner table, and countless polls. Then voters become the deciders. Before Election Day, the peace and justice movement must find every […]
Retaliation against US personnel overseas. $8-a-gallon gas. A spreading Middle East War. An Iranian regime driven to pursue a nuclear weapon. Experts recognize all of these as likely consequences of a military attack on Iran. Most people of sound mind are not gunning for a military confrontation with […]
By Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action Grassroots organizations develop advocacy campaigns around individual issues, but the current U.S. economic crisis is making it more and more difficult to win with that approach, as our agendas are pitted against each other. The labor movement, the peace movement, human service […]
Did you know today is celebrated as the International Day of Peace? No? Don’t be embarrassed, it’s not a real big deal in the U.S., maybe because our country is nearly always making war. Anyway September 21 was established as the International Day of Peace by the United […]
We are hearing from our Congressional allies that they are hearing more from those who want war in Iran than those who want peace. Please write now and ask your legislators to support diplomacy. After over a decade of two costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have exploded […]
It was surprising enough to hear this week that Republican C.W. Bill Young of Florida made a u-turn and called for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan. But Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Republican foreign policy leader, former presidential candidate, and hawk extraordinaire takes the cake. “I think all options […]
Presidential candidates are terrified of looking weak on security — especially in the final weeks before an election. And anti-Iran hawks are doing everything they can to exploit this window in their drive for a dangerous confrontation. We need to fight back. Take action now to tell the […]
–Kevin Martin, Executive Director Last week, veteran AP reporter Robert Burns wrote an interesting article on the 9/11 anniversary titled “War Weary US is Numbed to Drumbeat of Troop Deaths.” Burns told moving stories of a few troops who recently died in Afghanistan, and interviewed some military brass […]
Train for Change! Peace Action Education Fund’s Move the Money Training Program, and FaceBook Action to Press Prez Candidates to Cut Pentagon Budget!
President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation of the dangers of a military industrial complex which had begun to influence all aspects of our society – “economic, political, even spiritual — felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government.”Ike was […]
25,000 U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan for a Decade After the Supposed “End of the War” in 2014?
Well, we still have tens of thousands of troops, and dozens of bases, in Germany, Japan and South Korea, don’t we? Last spring, when President Obama announced a “Strategic Partnership Agreement” with the government of Afghanistan (which he claimed needed no congressional approval), he also announced the security […]