Category: government contracts

Is ISIL ‘Banking’ On Inaction?

Over a year ago, just as the US bombing campaign on the so-called Islamic State was beginning, Peace Action issued a call for measures we believed then, and still believe, are more effective than endless war.  These alternatives included: Tighten loopholes in existing sanctions to help cut off […]

Excellent Op-ed in the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal by Mike Helbick of Peace Action Wisconsin By Mike Helbick Nov. 1, 2012 On Oct. 25, Oshkosh Corp. announced that 450 employees will find themselves without jobs in January. While the national debate rages over economic recovery and job production, hundreds of Wisconsin families are left in uncertainty, with unemployment and hardship waiting to greet […]

Ban the Bomb, Don’t Bank on It!

Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Common Dreams Ban the Bomb, Don’t Bank on It! by Jennifer Nordstrom and Kevin Martin August 6th and 9th mark the 67th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Close to 200,000 people were killed in mere moments in these attacks by […]

Kev’s Summer Reading List

Here are four books on Peace Action related issues I’ve read recently, all written by colleagues (okay maybe I need to balance these now with some non-political books!). What are you reading this summer? Please share your favorites, whether political or peace-related or not. –Kevin Martin, Executive Director […]

Corporate War Profiteer Socialism – Lockheed Martin Throws Its Weight Around (Again)

Here’s a terrific article written by Peace Action national board co-chair and Montgomery County, Maryland Peace Action coordinator Jean Athey on the unmitigated chutzpah of the world’s biggest war profiteer, Lockheed Martin, published by our friends at Foreign Policy in Focus. In Montgomery County, Maryland — just outside of […]


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