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CALL TO ACTION: SPRING 2015 MOBILIZATION for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future

On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans for a major mobilization in the run-up to the critically important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. The NPT Review will […]

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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming– People’s Climate March Sept. 21!!

We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it.  We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions from the way we live and from war and preparations for war.  We must end the fossil fuel energy economy which war protects. Join us for the People’s […]

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UFPJ Sponsors People’s Climate March!

Here’s some very exciting news!  UFPJ will have a strong presence in New York City over the People’s Climate March weekend, September 20-22. The whole spectrum of the Progressive Movement – environmental, labor, peace, interfaith, anti-nuclear, racial and economic justice and more – will be back on the streets of New York on Sunday, September 21, […]

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Call Your Rep to Sign on to Lee/Rigell Letter Opposing US Military in Iraq

To this point the only organized expressions of Congressional opinion have occurred in the House.Rep. Barbara Lee has taken the lead on this. Last month, when the House of Representatives was deliberating on the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill, she offered two amendments aimed at preventing US military intervention in Iraq. While both amendments were […]

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Action Alert: 3 Things You Can Do to Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq!

1) Tell Your Member of Congress: Oppose US Military Intervention in Iraq or Syria Oppose the $ 571 Billion Defense Appropriations Bill Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 2) Call the White House. Let President Obama know you oppose military intervention of any kind in Iraq or Syria and urge him to seek a diplomatic solution. White House […]

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Urgent Update: Free Gaza!

100 women, mostly from Europe and the US, expected to enter Gaza by March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day in solidarity with their Palestinian sisters in Gaza.  As of now the majority of the delegation has been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport or deported. Two of the delegation’s leaders, US Peace Activist Medea […]

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Your Voice Is Urgently Needed! To Advance Diplomacy and Avoid War

The Senate is back in session and will soon be considering the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act (S 1881). The clear purpose of this bill is to undermine the promising diplomatic opening to Iran, undertaken by the Obama Administration.  The vast majority of Americans are tired of war and want peaceful solutions to problems. But the […]

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ACT NOW: Stop Iran Legislation & National Defense Authorization Act

There is one thing worse than a “do-nothing” Congress, and that’s a Congress that actively promotes militarism and war. This week the House of Representatives will be voting on two dangerous bills: Representative Cantor  (R-VA), with the support of some Democrats, will introduce legislation calling for increased sanctions on Iran and zero enrichment of uranium. This bill could […]

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The Drone Issue

In response to the attacks of 9/11 drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, UASs) became a key component in the US covert “war on terror”. Sent mostly to surveil “terrorist activity” in the middle East, south Asia and Africa, more and more weaponized drones have been deployed, killing an estimated 2500-3500 people to date. Those […]

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Call on the White House to Exit Afghanistan NOW!

After 12 years in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, it is time for our troops and contractors to come home now – leaving no one behind. Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai are finalizing negotiations to keep as many as 10,000 troops in Afghanistan for years to come. The Obama […]

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