Archive: 12/2011

In Iraq, peace at last

America owes a debt of gratitude to the activists who opposed the Iraq war from the start, and who kept the pressure on.

By Tom Hayden
Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2011

As the United States completes its withdrawal from Iraq, it is worth pausing to remember the determined peace activists who opposed the war from the start, including one who took up their cause and became president.

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Let the Captains Row their Own Boats

by Paul Olson
NFP President Emeritus

Understanding Washington would appear to require only understanding how money, bribery, political elites and pure meanness work. But understanding Washington, in these mean days, also requires understanding where people live and what they live for intellectually.

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Move the Money!

Annual Peace Conference Speaker Urges
Cuts in Military Spending to Fund Domestic Needs

Peace Action Executive Director Kevin Martin was the featured speaker at the 2011 Annual Peace Conference this past October 15 in Lincoln. Martin, who has headed up Peace Action’s Washington, D.C.-based national office since 2001, made this visit to Nebraska in part to personally welcome NFP as an affiliate member to what is the largest peace organization in the U.S. with 100,000 members nationwide.

The following article, written by Martin specifically for the Nebraska Report, touches on the main points of his annual conference address, and Peace Action’s timely new campaign during the federal deficit debate to “Move the Money!”

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