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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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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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Nov. 22-24: Close the SOA, Resist Militarization

Click here for more information about the November Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia The American people are decisively rejecting the “military solutions” approach of the Pentagon-driven U.S. foreign policy. Let’s build on that! Mass mobilizations of people who organize themselves to struggle collectively for a better world, are a key element for our success as […]

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Iran and Syria: The Next War and Prospects for Peace?

United for Peace and Justice is working closely Veterans For Peace and several member groups to conduct a series of forums in North Jersey and New York City. The forums will engage and inform the public about the ongoing conflict between the United States and Israel with Iran and events in Syria. Participants will discuss […]

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Sign the Divest From War pledge and spread the word about it.

Sign the Divest From War pledge and spread the word about it.

From: Divest from War Pledge divest@divestfromwar.org Are you worried about a preemptive Israeli attack on Iran dragging the US and the entire Middle East into yet another war? Do you feel helpless in the face of our so-called elected officials’ unwillingness to stand up to the Israeli government? What Can We Do? The Israeli government is not […]

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Three VFP members denied entry to Jeju Island

We’ve just learned that the three Veterans For Peace members who arrived in Jeju Island, South Korea today were denied entry into the country. Tarak Kauff, Elliott Adams, and Mike Hastie were met by South Korean authorities when they landed on Jeju Island via Shanghai, China.  The South Korean authorities had a photo of each […]

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Fair Budget Protest in Washington State

Thousands poured into Washington State’s Capitol in Olympia on President’s Day, Feb 20, 2012 to demand a fair budget. Hundreds marched, hundreds sat in on legislators’ offices, and many shouted about budget cuts and wages. But something unique briefly occurred: members of the Occupy movement from across the country as well as representatives from organizations […]

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Report on UFPJ’s National Conference from Duncan McFarland

Report on UFPJ’s National Conference from Duncan McFarland

By Duncan McFarland UFPJ held its first national conference in over three years in Philadelphia on Feb. 25-26, 2012.   The working conference was well attended, with 80 people representing/members of about 25 organizations.  The basic goal was accomplished: re-energize the network and begin to again take up coalition work.  UFPJ’s charge, as clearly put by national […]

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New Priorities Network: How do we pay for unemployment insurance and payroll tax cuts?

New Priorities Network: How do we pay for unemployment insurance and payroll tax cuts?

Media alert #1 – 1/18/2012: We need a break, and as Congress returns to Washington they’re thinking of giving us one. Extended unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts are on the table again. But check out how they might pay for that. Congress could eliminate Saturday mail delivery, cut federal employee benefits, cut healthcare spending, […]

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Human Rights Activist Faces Six Months in Federal Prison for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Human Rights Activist Faces Six Months in Federal Prison for Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Theresa Cusimano will stand trial on Friday, January 13, 2012 for crossing onto the Fort Benning military base in Georgia to protest the continued operation of the notorious School of the Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Theresa will be joined by supporters – including Edward DuBose, Georgia president of the NAACP;Theresa El-Amin, Regional […]

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