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All Out for Peace & Planet!

Dear UFPJ Supporter, Buzz is building about the April 24 – 26 Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-free, Peaceful Just and Sustainable World, taking place in New York City and around the world! With the Mobilization taking place on the eve of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, our goals are two-fold: to […]

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We, the People, Silent No More

The global situation is careening out of control. Our President, who stated in his 2013 inaugural address that “a decade of war is now ending”, has authorized the bombing of 7 countries (most with which we are not at war):  Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia and Libya. The U.S. is currently sparring with Russia […]

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Tell Your Senators, On Iran: “Yes to Peace!”

Finally some good news! After a marathon of diplomatic efforts from seven nations, a Framework Agreement on Iran’s nuclear program has been reached. This opens the door to further non-proliferation efforts and to a dramatic improvement in US-Iranian relations, after decades of frozen enmity. Most Americans desire a diplomatic solution to the conflict with Iran. […]

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UFPJ Statement: Moving Away From War in Ukraine

The Ukraine conflict continues to fester, raising tensions in the region to levels not seen since the Cold War. Now the warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire and an approach to further negotiations towards a political solution. Despite this opportunity to move towards peace, the United States, NATO, and Russia are throwing fuel on […]

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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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