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Peace Action: Past,
Present, and Future
by Larry Wittner and
Glen Harold Stassen.
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Ban Ki-Moon's Speech at Riverside Church NPT Conference
May 1, 2010>

I know how much energy it takes to speak out, to protest, to carry the banner of this most noble human aspiration - world peace. Let me begin by saying how humbling it is to speak to you in this famous place, Riverside Church.

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A New Ground Zero

by Ban Ki-Moon
International Herald Tribune (France) [Op-Ed], April 28, 2010

A few weeks ago, traveling in Kazakhstan, I had the sobering experience of standing at Ground Zero. This was the notorious test site at Semipalatinsk, where the Soviet Union detonated 456 nuclear weapons between 1947 and 1989.

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Reaching Zero

by Jonathan Schell
The Nation, April 9, 2010

What is the purpose, if any, of the nuclear bomb, that brooding presence that has shadowed all human life for sixty-five years? The question has haunted the nuclear age. It may be that no satisfactory answer has ever been given.

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U.S. Envoy Urges Caution on Forces for Afghanistan
by Elisabeth Bumiller and Mark Landler
The New York Times, November 11, 2009

" WASHINGTON The United States ambassador to Afghanistan, who once served as the top American military commander there, has expressed in writing his reservations about deploying additional troops to the country, three senior American officials said Wednesday."

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SHARED INTERESTS DEFINE OBAMA'S WORLD
In engaging adversaries, the President sometimes unsettles allies

By Scott Wilson
The Washington Post, Monday, November 2, 2009

"... President Obama is applying the same tools to international diplomacy that he once used as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, constructing appeals to shared interests and attempting to bring the government's conduct in line with its ideals.

Obama's approach to the world as a community of nations, more alike than different in outlook and interest, has elevated America's standing abroad and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. But on the farthest-reaching U.S. foreign policy challenges, he is struggling to translate his own popularity into American influence, even with allies that have celebrated his break from the Bush administration's emphasis on military strength, unilateral action and personal chemistry ..."

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SUMMIT ON NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 24, 2009

"... Today, the Security Council endorsed a global effort to lock down all vulnerable nuclear materials within four years. The United States will host a summit next April to advance this goal and help all nations achieve it. This resolution will also help strengthen the institutions and initiatives that combat the smuggling, financing, and theft of proliferation-related materials. It calls on all states to freeze any financial assets that are being used for proliferation. And it calls for stronger safeguards to reduce the likelihood that peaceful nuclear weapons programs can be diverted to a weapons program ..."

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OBAMA'S YOUTHFUL IDEALS SHAPED THE LONG ARC OF HIS NUCLEAR-FREE VISION

By William J. Broad and Davide E. Sanger
The New York Times, July 5, 2009

In the depths of the cold war, in 1983, a senior at Columbia University wrote in a campus newsmagazine, Sundial, about the vision of "a nuclear free world." He railed against discussions of "first- versus second-strike capabilities" that "suit the military-industrial interests" with their "billion-dollar erector sets," and agitated for the elimination of global arsenals holding tens of thousands of deadly warheads.

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U.S. AND RUSSIA SEEK MORE EXTENSIVE WEAPONS CUTS

By Jonathan Weisman
Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Russia are expected to launch new talks aimed at reducing the number of and other nuclear weapons on both sides, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday, in an ambitious effort that could help ease bilateral tensions over other issues as well.
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IRAQ: THE PEOPLE'S REPORT (from UFPJ, written by Erik Leaver, Phyllis Bennis, Saif Rahman)
Just in time to counter the rosy perspective of General Surge and Ambassador Occupation. a report that reflects the people's perspective. People's Report
Contact Congress
New York State has four new representatives - all of whom are tepidly to adamantly against the war. This brings New York State's total up to 18 congress people mostly against the war, 3 who are on the fence and 8 who support it. Peace Action of New York State is organizing a huge campaign to coordinate visits in all of New York's 29 districts to turn election time anti-war rhetoric into results. We also need to monitor work on nuclear proliferation, Iran, and cooperation with the world community to eliminate torture and small arms sales to human rights abusing countries. Contact the 111th Congress

Info sheets on each congressperson and their stance on Iraq:
Tim Bishop (D 1) Nydia Velazquez (D 12) John McHugh (R 23)
Steve Israel (D 2) Michael McMahon (D 13) Michael Arcuri (D 24)
Peter King (R 3) Carolyn Maloney (D 14) Dan Maffei (D - 25)
Carolyn McCarthy (D 4) Charles Rangel (D 15) Chris Lee (D 26)
Gary Ackerman (D 5) Jose Serrano (D 16) Brian Higgins (D 27)
Gregory Meeks (D 6) Eliot Engel (D 17) Louise Slaughter (D 28)
Joseph Crowly (D 7) Nita Lowey (D 18) Eric Massa (D 29)
Jerrold Nadler (D 8) John Hall (D 19)
Anthony Weiner (D 9) Scott Murphy (D 20)
Ed Towns (D 10) Paul Tonko (D 21)
Yvette Clark (D 11) Maurice Hinchey (D 22) Senator Schumer
Iraq War
Exiting Iraq: How? - 5 Steps to Success The question is no longer whether to get out of Iraq, but how. Peace Action and the Progressive Democrats of America have come up with a workable plan based on five simple steps that the US government can take to end the quagmire.
DOWNLOAD THE 5-STEP PDF
IRAQ WAR FACT SHEET 3/17/07
OUT OF IRAQ BILL GUIDE
OUT OF IRAQ FULL FLYER
Iran
Sign the petition. NO WAR WITH IRAN! We need to stop this war before it starts. The No War in Iran Petition is an initial step, with more to follow. Please sign the petition, and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. We need to start raising our voices now - while there is still an opportunity for them to be heard. Iranbodycount's geopolitical map of Iran.
NEW IRAN FACTSHEET
Nuclear Non-Proliferation
www.ananuclear.org
NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION FACT SHEET