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by Ross Caputi

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Still Time to Jump On a Bus!

BusOctober 1 - In less than 24 hours, hundreds of thousands of people from every state of the union will gather at the Lincoln Memorial for one of the most important mobilizations in a long time. From every walk of life, people are coming together to say it is time for new priorities in our nation. It's time to put our people back to work, time to re-commit to full justice for everyone, time for quality public education, and much more.

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Don't Hope For Change, Create It!

There are only two weeks to go until the October 2, 2010 One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC. One of the largest coalitions of progressive organizations in our lifetime has come together to demand a people's agenda from Washington DC.

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Will We See You There?

Crowd at DemonstrationTwo weeks ago we asked if you were ready to hit the streets again. The answer is coming in from every corner of the country: YES.
 
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International Day of Action for a Nuclear-Free World

When: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where: near Times Square • 7th Ave & south of 41st St • march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. & 1st Ave.) • New York, NY

Disarm Now!  For Peace and Human NeedsInternational Day of Action for a Nuclear-Free World

Join with thousands from around the world for an International Day of Action.  Bring your posters, your drums, your children and your neighbors to say to the world and the leaders who will come to the UN for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty:

• We want a Nuclear Free Future!
• Fund Human Needs, Not War!
• End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!
• Protect the planet instead of destroying it with war and nuclear proliferation!

The rally begins at 2:00 with speakers, performers and greetings from the international delegations. At 3:30, we will march across town to the United Nations ending with the International Peace & Music Festival.  There will be music from around the world as well as tents and tables with information and organizing resources so that we can continue our work for a safe, nuclear-free, peaceful and just world for all!

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Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Militarization

When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 4:00 pm to Saturday, October 22, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: American University • Washington

A U.S. peace movement capacity building conference

Sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, Historians Against the War, Korean Policy Initiative, Nodutol, Peace Action, (initial listing)

Panels on Northeast and Southeast Security Issues, Peace Movement Campaigns and Workshops (see below).

Additional information, including registration, is accessible at www.afsc.org/pes.

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A New Global Peace and Justice Movement is Rising

Statement of the Network for a NATO-Free Future's Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice

Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 18 & 19, 2012

The NATO-Free Future gathering in Chicago coincides with a rising global movement against war, militarism, inequality and poverty. We represent the pro-peace and justice majority, the global 99%.

We heed the wisdom of  Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to challenge the “triple evils” of poverty, racial inequality and militarism.

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After Iraq, War Is US

By Andrew Bacevich, Global Public Square Blog

20 December 11

"This post is Bacevich's response to a question posed by the Council on Foreign Relations to four commentators: 'Was the Iraq War worth it?'"

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War = Climate Change = War = Climate Change... Time to Break the Cycle!

[UJP has signed on to this statement by Climate SOS - Ed.]

There can be no solution to the climate crisis and no “climate justice” so long as the US military and its allies continue to pollute unabated, and to squander lives and resources. Likewise, there will be no end to war so long as global warming continues to accelerate. It’s time to break the cycle and end the death spiral!

Please join us in Cancun and beyond: “System Change” means No to War and No to Warming.

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Pavlovian Congress Jumps to Israel's 'Self-' Defense

By Stephen Zunes, June 25, 2010

Foreign Policy in Focus

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U.S. Social Forum to Draw 22,000 to Detroit

Opening tomorrow, the second U.S. Social Forum is expected to draw 22,000 left and progressive activists to Detroit June 22nd - 26th, under the slogan Another World is Possible -- Another U.S. is Necessary!

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U.S. Out of Afghanistan & Iraq Now - National March on Washington

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Lafayette Park • across from the White House • Washington, DC

March 20 peace march

Peace activists will hold a march and rally in Washington March 20 targeting the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, occupation of Palestine, and calling for reparations for Haiti.   They will call for money to be directed for jobs, healthcare and education.

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START Treaty Reaches Senate Floor

December 15 - The START Treaty was voted onto the Senate floor this afternoon by a vote of 66-32. We are very pleased that Senator Scott Brown was among 9 Republicans who voted to get the treaty done.

While Sen. Brown has still not announced how he will vote on the treaty, this is a favorable sign. Please call Senator Brown's office at 617-565-3170 and say thank you for this vote -- and ask him again to commit to vote for the treaty.

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October March on Washington to Rally Progressives

[The One Nation march has been endorsed by UJP - Ed.]

George Gresham

by George Gresham, President, 1199/SEIU

We must build a united response to our nation’s crises.

This Fall, we’re going to make history in marching on Washington, D.C.

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Mr. President, Bring ALL The Troops Home!

United for Peace & JusticePresident Obama announced on June 22 token U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.  He plans to remove 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year and 20,000 next year, leaving 70,000 U.S. troops, plus NATO allies and contractors making record profits, to fight on until 2014.

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