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Member Groups: Tell Us About Your March 19 Events

March 19 marks the 12th anniversary of “Shock and Awe,” the US-led attack on Iraq that kicked off the “global war on terror.” We encourage our member groups to commemorate this date with local candlelight vigils, demonstrations, direct actions, and discussions about the cost of war to our families and communities. Click here to let […]

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UFPJ Endorses Jewish Voice for Peace’s March 4 Protest of Netanyahu Speech to Congress

United for Peace and Justice has endorsed the following event. Please share this information to encourage others to participate and attend the demonstration, if possible. The announcement from Jewish Voice for Peace can be found below. In peace and solidarity, UFPJ Begin forwarded message:   Join JVP DC and allies as we tell Congress and […]

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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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Download UFPJ’s Call to Action! “Time for Global Super Power for Peace and Justice to Rise Again!”

Click here to download the printable PDF version of this statement, for distribution.  

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Time for the Global Super Power for Peace and Justice to Rise Again! Take Action on February 15 and Beyond…

Download the printable PDF version of this statement, for distribution. On February 15, 2003, the world said no to war. Over 20 million people in at least 600 cities around the world took to the streets to oppose the impending invasion and occupation of Iraq, giving voice to the sentiment of billions. The New York […]

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Protect US Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran, Netanyahu Stay Home!

The last thing the world needs is another Middle East confrontation. Yet there are politicians in both political parties, who seem determined to create one. Although the international negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have made significant progress, Senators Kirk and Menendez are reviving legislation that would threaten Iran with new sanctions. President Obama made […]

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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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THE VERDICT IS IN: STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH FERGUSON

“As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they ask — and rightly so […]

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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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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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