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UFPJ Statement: Moving Away From War in Ukraine

The Ukraine conflict has become a complex proxy war involving four of the world’s five original nuclear armed countries: the United States, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom. The extent of support provided by outside powers remains unclear, obscured by virulent nonstop propaganda campaigns promulgated by all sides. The Ukraine war has also become both […]

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Tell Your Senators: Don’t Wreck Diplomacy with Iran! 202-224-3121

Last week, 47 Republicans Senators took the shocking step of sending an “open letter” to Iranian leaders aimed at blowing up the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers including the United States.* This follows closely on House Speaker Boehner’s unprecedented invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the Congress in […]

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Deepening Anti-racism Work in the Peace Movement 

The following is a statement made by Michael McPhearson, former UFPJ Coordinator and the Executive Director of Veterans for Peace.   January 22, 2015 I have been asked to make comments about deepening anti-racism work in the peace movement. Perhaps another way to understand this is how to support a movement for racial justice, and specifically […]

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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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Listen to: National Briefing Call: A Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, MO – October 10-13

On Oct. 7, UFPJ held a national briefing call featuring Michael McPhearson,Veterans for Peace Interim Executive Director and former UFPJ National Coordinator, who discussed plans for the Oct. 10 – 13 Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, Missouri, and how the movements for peace, economic and racial justice intersect. Veterans For Peace along with Don’t Shoot […]

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Join IVAW’s 10th Anniversary Gala Oct. 2 in NYC

Iraq Veterans Against the War  is having their 10th Anniversary gala this week. We hope that you will consider joining us this Thursday evening, October 2, 2014, 6pm, at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan. Ten years ago 6 members of the US military who felt that they could not remain silent about what they had witnessed […]

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No Time for Silence …

The dual tragedies playing out in Gaza and Iraq are graphic reminders of the catastrophic costs of militarism. Each has multiple causes, but paramount among them, American military power and Washington’s decades-old build up of Israeli military power have caused unimaginable suffering among civilian populations. Neither story is at an end. And the need to […]

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Webinar: History and Context on the Crisis in Gaza

Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the Israel-Gaza conflict, addressing how the history of Israeli occupation fits into the current assault, what the U.S.’ role in the crisis is, and possible chances for a ceasefire.  To listen click here History and Context on the Crisis in Gaza

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“DON’T GO BACK TO IRAQ” by Phyllis Bennis

http://www.ips-dc.org/dont-go-back-iraq/ 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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