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Obama’s Strategy for Iraq: Escalation

With the Islamic State on the rise, and the ever pressing threat of U.S. attacks or invasion in the Middle East, the peace movement is demanding that President Obama come clean on his strategy for Iraq. While the President has recently claimed that he has “no complete Iraq strategy,” the administration is already deploying around 500 troops, and building […]

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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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Join IVAW and AFSC this Sunday In San Francisco

Who: AFSC/ IVAW What: Iraq: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going? Where: Quaker Meeting house 65 9th street San Francisco When: 3/29/2015, 5:00:00 PM On the 12th year of the U.S. War in Iraq, two presenters will lead a discussion on what’s next: Wardah Khalid is a Scoville Fellow at the Friends Committee […]

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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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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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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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State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked & Overcharged,

Even though it has been 51 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously shared his dream of an America made available to all, regardless of skin color or economic status, we are still fighting for many of the same principles that the Civil Rights Movement stood for—and many are seeing and experiencing much of […]

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Spring Moblization for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future

On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans for a major mobilization in the run-up to the critically important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. The NPT Review will […]

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Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization

IPB’s new paper released: 17 September 2014. The draft working paper entitled ‘Demilitarization for Deep Decarbonization: Reducing Militarism and Military Expenditures to Invest in the UN Green Climate Fund and to Create Low-Carbon Economies and Resilient Communities’ is now released, just in time for the climate change mobilizations in New York in the coming days. “Demilitarization for […]

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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming– People’s Climate March Sept. 21!!

We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it.  We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions from the way we live and from war and preparations for war.  We must end the fossil fuel energy economy which war protects. Join us for the People’s […]

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