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Take Action: No U.S. Military Intervention in Syria

As UFPJ honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, U.S. Navy Ships approach Syria with the threat of an imminent attack. We can’t help but think back to the words of  Dr. Martin Luther King about the travesty of war.  Dr. King stated that “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about […]

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Original Art for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Shawn G. Hart is an artist and scholar from Washington, D.C.  She is company owner of BBS-Baker By Shawn.   After earning the Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and completing her thesis titled“Josephine Baker Creating An American Icon Through A Framework of Social Identity Theory”,  the company was born.  Its mission is to […]

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Urgent We Need Your Help: E-mail and Web Communications Rates are Doubling

Recent events have shown how vitally important it is for peace and justice activists and organizations to be informed and connected.  Escalating violence in Syria, the hunger strike at Guantanamo, attacks on our privacy and civil liberties – UFPJ has been able to bring you information about these unfolding events and about the work of […]

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Tell President Obama: The time is right and the world is ready to negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons!

Click here to sign the petition. First, the good news: In May, a new United Nations working group began meeting in Geneva “to develop proposals to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of a world without nuclear weapons.” The first ever UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament will take place […]

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Cindy Sheehan’s Tour de Peace bike

To commemorate the death of her son Casey, and to demand real change in Washington DC and the nation, Cindy Sheehan has initiated a cross country bicycle peace ride from Vacaville, CA to Washington DC. Her son Casey is buried in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery in Vacaville. Casey was killed on April 4, 2004 while serving […]

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Prevent a nuclear catastrophe: Back to the negotiating table!

Many of us are scared about the heightened tension in the conflict on the Korean peninsula. A way to deal with that fear is to act. We invite you to join us in calling on the heads of states party to the Six-Nation-Initiative – the USA, North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia and Japan – […]

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Call for Nuclear Sanity!

In the past few years there’s been a lot of nice sounding rhetoric about eliminating nuclear weapons uttered by President Obama and various senior statesmen. Unfortunately, the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.  At the time of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 President’s Budget Request submitted to Congress in February 2011, the Administration anticipated spending approximately […]

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UJP (Boston) helps start up Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network

United for Justice with Peace (Boston) is a founding member of the Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network, which is an affiliate of the national network.  The US government’s use of drones is a key tactic in the new strategy of covert, hi-tech war abroad and accompanying repression of protest and resistance at home.  The anti-drones campaign […]

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Ten Years of War: Stories from the Frontlines in SF

March 19th is the 10th Anniversary of the commencement of the War in Iraq: A war that ended quietly in December 2011 and was quickly and deeply forgotten by many. It’s consequences, though, are far-reaching and very present. As we reach the watermark of a decade since the war began it seems a fitting time […]

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A Call from the Peace and Justice Community to Reject Nomination of John Brennan as Director of the CIA

As representatives of various peace and justice communities, we are deeply concerned about the nomination of John Brennan to be at the helm of the CIA. As President Obama’s current counterterrorism advisor, Brennan is the mastermind behind the administration’s lethal drone program, which is killing innocent civilians abroad and sowing strong anti-American sentiment throughout the […]

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