Archive | 2011

UFPJ’s Statement on Iraq

United For Peace and Justice was founded in 2002 to oppose the illegal and immoral, pre-emptive invasion of Iraq. Eight years and nine months after “Shock and Awe” U.S. troops have finally left Iraq. For that we must largely thank the Iraqi people, who refused to accept permanent occupation. The costs of the war have […]

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U.S. Military and Afghan Civilian Killed and Wounded in Afghanistan

Casualty Counter:

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iraq stories

Numbers of Iraqis Displaced and Refugees Since 2003

Number of Iraqis displaced and refuges: Congressional Research Service Reports for the People It is estimated that in total (including those displaced prior to the war) there may be as many as 2 million Iraqi refugees who have fled to Jordan, Syria, and other neighboring states, and approximately 2.7 million Iraqis who have been […]

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Number of Iraqis killed in U.S. Led Invasion and Occupation

The disparity in record keeping of coalition forces’ deaths and the number of Iraqis who have died as a result of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq is outrageous. The lack of interest by the U.S. government and military to close this gap is an example of the need to dehumanize the enemy to keep […]

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Revised Detainee Bill Still Fundamentally Flawed

President Should Veto National Defense Authorization Act (Washington, DC, December 13, 2011) – Reported congressional changes to a defense authorization bill, aimed at averting a presidential veto, fail to address fundamental flaws in the bill’s proposed treatment of terrorism suspects held by the US, Human Rights Watch said today. President Barack Obama had previously threatened […]

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Senate Votes on “Defense” Bill TODAY

TODAY is the Senate’s turn to vote on FY2012 “Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House passed yesterday evening by a vote of 283-138. This bill contains $554 billion for the Pentagon base budget and another $115.5 billion for the wars, and includes dangerous provisions for the “indefinite detention” of terrorism suspects. (Roll Call Here) […]

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Call to Action: Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace – Chicago – 18.-19. May 2012

Sponsored by: Network for a NATO-Free World: Global Peace and Justice* In a land that’s known as freedom How can such a thing be fair Won’t you please come to Chicago For the help that we can bring We can change the world Re-arrange the world It’s dying … to get better Crosby, Stills & […]

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Support UFPJ

Support United for Peace & Justice!   Our work depends on your support. Help us build a vibrant movement for peace and justice in this critical year — full of opportunities, as well as major challenges.   Click here to make a donation to UFPJ!

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Occupy Report 12/13-12/20

The Occupations Report: 12/13 This report includes updates from Occupy sites and related efforts across the country and the globe. It includes big wins, local organizing efforts, protests/events, police activity reports and calls to action where additional support from allies/general public may be needed.   *********************************************************************************************   Occupy West Coast Port Action: Three Major Ports […]

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Nuclear Disarmament/ Redefining Security Working group

UFPJ’s oldest working group, the Nuclear Disarmament /Redefining Security Working Group (UFPJ-Disarm), was established following the first UFPJ National Assembly in 2003, with the explicit purpose of locating the often-misunderstood issue of nuclear weapons in the broader context of U.S. militarism and empire. We also seek to raise awareness about the grave environmental dangers and […]

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