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

Peace Vigil - 10th Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison

Jan 7 2012 10:30 am
Jan 7 2012 10:30 am

Peace Vigil to protest the 10th Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison

Join members of New Jersey Peace Action at the corner of Church St. and Fullerton in Montclair to protest the 10th Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison.

10:30am to 12 noon


NJ Peace Action's 54th Annual Soup Luncheon

Nov 12 2011 11:45 am
Nov 12 2011 4:00 pm

NJPA's 54th Annual Soup Luncheon

This year's Soup Luncheon will feature Phyllis Bennis and Judith LeBlanc.

Saturday, November 12th - 11:45am to 4:00pm

Bloomfield High School

  Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC, where she directs the New Internationalism Project.  She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.  She works on U.S. foreign policy issues, particularly regarding Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Palestine, as well as United Nations issues, especially regarding democratization of the UN and challenge of U.S. domination of the UN.,  She serves as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Palestine and UN empowerment issues.

Judith LeBlanc, Field Director of Peace Action, coordinates eforts on campaigns to cut military spending, nuclear abolition and to oppose the war in Afghanistan.  She works closely with Peace Action's affiliates on grassroots organizing efforts.  She helps coordinate the efforts of the New Priorities Network, a national network supporting grassroots organizing to "move the money from wars and weapons to fund human needs."  She is a member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and lives in Harlem, NY.

Music provided by Spook Handy!

(Click here for Luncheon Brochure)

(Click here to for on-line Registration)

Op Ed Piece

Op Ed Piece
Fukushima. Hiroshima. Nagasaki. When Will It Stop?

By Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director, New Jersey Peace Action


When we see or hear these words, anxiety becomes palpable. We remember back to March 11, 2011 and the reports of a radiation leak from the nuclear power plant following a tremendous earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Each day, the tension built as we listened to stories about how the plant's workers tried to limit the amount of radiation that escaped. Each day, there were conflicting stories about the dangerous consequences of the leaks, the effects of the radiation on the workers, on the ocean lapping alongside the plant, on locally grown foods and produce and on residents of the surrounding communities. The area of mandatory evacuation started out small and then grew almost daily. I wondered:   Is there really any safe distance?


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66th Anniversary of Atomic Bomb

NJ Peace Action Honors the 66th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 and 9 mark the commemorations of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.  66 Years is enough!  It is time to retire all nuclear weapons.  Especially In this time of budget crisis, it is unthinkable that we continue to find funding for these unneeded weapons while cutting essential programs that support our nation. 


National Peace Action Budget Priorities Poll

Take the Peace Action Budget Priorities Poll

Let your representative know what you want done with your tax dollars!

Congress is debating the federal budget.  The Senate is writing next year's budget now.  It is time to tell Congress what we want. Three proposals have been made: 1. President Obama's budget, 2. the GOP/Ryan budget, and 3. the Congressional Progressive Caucus' "People's Budget".

Compare the three budgets and cast your vote. 

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