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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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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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Tragedies and War Crimes Never Ending

Events this week have tragically underscored the need for peace and justice activists across the country to work together, share resources, and develop strategies to end the senseless and immoral acts of war that are occurring around our world. UFPJ responded to the horrific U.S. bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan – […]

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UFPJ Opposes New Request for Authorization for Use of Military Force

On February 17, 2015, Code Pink organized a press conference at the Oakland, California Federal Building, calling for opposition to a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force and the end to endless war in the Middle East and beyond. Speakers included WSLF executive director Jackie Cabasso, who also spoke on behalf of United […]

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Challenges for the Peace Movement: Update on US policy towards Iran and ISIS

On January 14, 2015, UFPJ, with PDA, hosted a national briefing call, addressing Challenges for the Peace Movement: Update on US policy towards Iran and ISIS. Jamal Abdi (National Iranian American Council) gave us an update on the Iranian negotiations and Raed Jarrar (American Friends Service Committee explained the bitter and largely misunderstood situation on […]

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No Bombing, No War!

Once again the American people have been summoned to wage war against a dangerous “terrorist” adversary –this time it’s the Islamic State (ISIL). Again, we are told this enemy is uniquely evil and that U.S. military force is the only solution. And while the Obama Administration promises to avoid ground combat, the calls for more […]

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“DON’T GO BACK TO IRAQ” by Phyllis Bennis by Phyllis Bennis This is how wars begin. Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests […]

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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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VIDEO–National Teach-In on Syria & U.S. Policy in the Region (Updated)

Again, thanks to everyone who made our Oct. 8th Syria teach-in the success that it was. Each of the panelists did a great job!! Because the presentations were so packed with useful information and insightful, we hope you encourage folks to take the time to watch the teach-in. It runs for a little more than an hour and is […]

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