NJ Peace Action

Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.

War Against Iraq Creates 4.5 Million Refugees

In March 2008, as the anniversary of the Iraq war approached, the Parishioners for Peace and Justice at St. Peter Claver, RC Church in Montclair, N.J. and New Jersey Peace Action sponsored a talk by Cathy Breen. Cathy, a nurse by profession and long time member of the Catholic Worker movement in New York has been dedicated to the cause of the Iraqi people caught in the quagmire of the U.S.-led war and occupation of Iraq. Cathy has stood alongside the Iraqi people, witnessing their daily struggles prior to and during the war and now in Jordan as refugees. Interview with Cathy Breen: Iraq’s Refugee Crisis

Open Letter To President Obama — Looking Forward To The Second 100 Days And Beyond

President Obama We cheered at your election and celebrated when you took the oath of office. After eight disastrous years of the Bush administration, we were encouraged by the promises for change you made during the campaign and the hope you inspired. Our top priority for this year is to help you to keep your peaceful campaign promises. As your first 100 days in office soon come to an end, we look forward to seeing progress on the issues that most concern us in the weeks and months ahead: http://njpeaceaction.org/OPEN_LETTER_TO_PRESIDENT_OBAMA.pdf

Afghanistan: Get on the Right Side of History

Afghanistan Dear Mr. President: We have noted with some concern your announcement that an additional 17,000 US troops would be sent to Afghanistan. As the goals of our seven year military involvement remain troublingly unclear, we urge you to reconsider such a military escalation. Ask Your Representative to sign on TODAY

Tikkun editor challenges Israel’s critics on Left; Liberal activist urges Obama to ‘reassure’ both sides in conflict

“Homeland security can come from our caring for others, not our domination of others,” Michael Lerner said before members of NJ Peace Action. by Robert Wiener NJJN Staff Writer April 30, 2009 Speaking in New Jersey, political activist Rabbi Michael Lerner called on the Obama administration to “reassure both sides — the Israeli and the Palestinian people — that we are not against either of them so that both sides feel safe enough to make serious concessions.” ... Lerner spoke before several hundred members of NJ Peace Action on Sunday at the Regency House in North Pompton Plains.
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