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PETITION: Stop Sending Weapons to Saudi Arabia

Despite Saudi Arabia’s history of aggression, brutality, and human rights abuses, the United States continues to provide the country with weapons and the tools to commit its violence. Please sign a petition to make that stop. UFPJ has banded with partner organizations to: Call on the governments of the world to stop providing Saudi Arabia with weaponry. Boycott […]

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#ReclaimMLK: Take action this weekend!

The Ferguson Action Team, part of the Movement for Black Lives, is calling on communities around the country to take action this weekend to reclaim the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement he was part of.United for Peace and Justice stands in solidarity with this movement to honor […]

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To a New Era of Activism in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, UFPJ is anticipating a new season of activism in 2016. We thank you for your commitment to peace and justice and for the work you do. For 12 years, UFPJ has been deeply engaged in building alliances among peace and justice activists and providing our members with resources and opportunities for […]

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Organizing for Peace in 2016 and Beyond

United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is looking to the future and we can see that maintaining our network of peace and justice groups will be crucial in the coming year. As you may know, we recently co-hosted a call with Progressive Democrats of America that featured Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, […]

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URGENT House vote to Dismantle Refugee Program Thurs, Nov. 19

It is tragic, but no surprise that members of Congress are using the attacks in Paris as an excuse to close our borders to fleeing Syrians. Now is not the time to turn a cold shoulder to people in need. These refugees are victims of terror, not terrorists. They are fleeing the same violence that […]

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Statement on Recent Attacks and Global Violence

United for Peace and Justice shares with people around the world a deep sorrow over the recent attacks in Paris, along with the civilian deaths on the downed Russian airplane and in Beirut. The massive news coverage of Paris brings home to everyone the humanity of these particular victims and the tragedy of innocent lives […]

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CALL FOR DEC. 10 HUMAN RIGHTS DAY/SYRIA ACTIONS

  UFPJ supports the following call-to-action as part of the Peace and Planet network. Please make a generous donation to UFPJ today so that we can continue our work for peace and strengthening our network at this difficult time. Post your local Dec. 1oth action on our calendar, here.   We are all the victims […]

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AUDIO: Listen to the National Peace Conference Call on Syria with Phyllis Bennis

Listen to the audio recording of our call from the evening of Monday, November 16, 2015 Join PDAmerica, PDAction, and United for Peace and Justice(UFPJ) for a fantastic call with special guest Phyllis Bennis. Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, where she focuses on Middle East and US war issues. She […]

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Your Demand for Peace Was Heard by the UN

Last week the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, which deals with disarmament and international security, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution, Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations, which sets up a working group open to all UN member states to “substantively address concrete effective legal measures, legal provisions and norms that […]

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Stand with Veterans for Peace on November 11

On October 30, the White House announced plans to deploy a small contingent of special operations forces in Syria, an apparent reversal of President Obama’s pledge not to put U.S. “boots on the ground” in Syria, and an omen of “mission creep.” This is a dangerous escalation of an already incendiary multi-sided conflict in which […]

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