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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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We Urgently Need Your Member Group Dues

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s nearing the end of the year and we are reaching out to United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ) member groups and asking each member group to make a meaningful, year-end donation to ensure that UFPJ will be […]

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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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Rally in NYC Sat. 10/24 to STOP Police Terror & Murder!

UFPJ is messaging all member groups and activists in the NYC area to promote the following demonstration, which we have endorsed. Please see about the #RiseUpOctober Rally to Stop Police Terror and Murder, below, and participate if you are able. National March to STOP Police Terror Which Side are You On? Saturday, October 24 11:00 am […]

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President Obama’s Prolonging Afghanistan Occupation

As long as there are U.S. military forces in Afghanistan there will be no peace or security for Afghanistan or the U.S. United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) calls on the United States government to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan and to bring to an endto the 15-year old debacle. U.S. military intervention is a […]

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Which Candidate Did You Hear Supporting Peace?

If you heard the candidates during last night’s Democratic Party debates, you know it is time for peace and justice activists to lead! Who spoke out forcefully for diplomacy and peace? Who condemned the ways our bloated military budget has undercut spending on critical human needs like jobs, education and addressing climate change? Who condemned the […]

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Success on Iran Agreement is Owed to Member Groups Around the Country

This Summer through September, United for Peace and Justice joined a coalition of parters and organizations promoting peace to defend the international agreement with Iran on nuclear weapons. With members of Congress opposing the agreement, some touting war with Iran as an alternative, we chose to support diplomacy.   Our campaign was a success, but […]

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Dowload Audio from Our National Conference Call on the Iran Deal, with Phillys Bennis, Tyler Cullis, & Lara Friedman

Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement: featuring Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council, & Lara Friedman, Americans for Peace Now. Recorded Live on Wednesday, August 12, 9PM EST Listen here! Click here to download the MP3 audio of the call. Finally, there is a diplomatic achievement we can support. […]

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