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Peace Action statement from Hiroshima

Paul Kawika Martin, the senior director for policy and political affairs for Peace Action, released the following statement from the official Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony.

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Peace Action praises Obama Hiroshima visit

President Obama reflected on Friday on visiting Hiroshima Peace Park.

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Peace Action says Obama must not go to Hiroshima empty-handed

President Obama plans to be the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, Japan during next months’ G7 Summit.

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Peace Action praises Kerry Hiroshima visit: Calls for Obama to do same

After Secretary Kerry became the highest ranking American official to visit Hiroshima, Japan, Paul Kawika Martin made the following statement.

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Largest peace group endorses Bernie Sanders

Peace Action PAC, the political action committee of Peace Action, has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for the Democratic primary.

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Peace Action statement from Hiroshima on 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan

On the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings (August 6th and 9th), Paul Kawika Martin, the policy and political director of the United State’s largest peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement from the official commemoration in Hiroshima.

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Peace Action hails Iran nuclear agreement

After several years of diplomacy, the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany (P5 + 1) and Iran reached an historic agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna, Austria today.


Peace group critical of Obama ISIL use of force request

In response to President Obama Wednesday morning sending proposed language for an Authorization of use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS to Congress, Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. released the following statement by its policy and political director, Paul Kawika Martin.

Peace Action responds to Obama’s ISIL plan

In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following statements.

Poll: Americans want end to Afghanistan war

Despite polling that Americans think that the Afghanistan War was a mistake and is definitely not worth fighting, the Obama administration is poised to announce its plans to leave 9,800 troops and an unknown amount of contractors in the country after the end of this year.

Peace Action increases opposition to military intervention in Syria

With another alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against the rebels that has killed civilians, the White House seems poised to take military action in Syria. At the same time, foreign policy organizations, like Peace Action, have intensified their pressure on the Obama administration to seek political solutions.

Peace group raises issue with Obama Afghanistan move

President Obama’s announcement of a limited troop withdrawal from Afghanistan — America’s longest war — is bound to disappoint members of Congress and an electorate tired of the conflict. As has been reported, senior White House officials confirmed that the President plans to remove 10,000 troops by the end of this year and another 23,000 […]

Senators, generals urge large Afghanistan troop withdrawal

A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter today to President Obama asking for a “sizable and sustained reduction of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, beginning in July 2011.” Paul Kawika Martin, the political and policy director of Peace Action — a group founded in 1957 and the largest grassroots peace organization in […]

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