Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.
|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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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".
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MID-TERM GRADES FOR OBAMA PRESIDENCY
It has now been two years since the beginning of the Obama presidency. At mid-term, NJ Peace Action is taking this opportunity to “grade” President Obama on how well he has kept his peaceful campaign promises.