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McCain Joins Bolton, Invites Israel to Bomb Iran

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:04:14

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. Say what, John McCain Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor last week to rail against peace talks with Iran. No surprises there. But McCain went beyond blasting the deal. He suggested a surprising and disturbing method of […]Read More

Who Are the Real Nuclear Scofflaws

By Peace Action West on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:58:13

This is a guest post by Dr. Lawrence Wittner ( a Peace Action board member and Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. He is the author of “Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement”  (Stanford University Press). This piece was originally published at […]Read More

Letter from 1300+ Organizations to Congress: Budget Should Meet our Real Needs

By Jon Rainwater on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:13:36

Peace Action West is proud to join with over 1300 other organizations in signing this letter to Congress asking for fair federal budget that invests in our local communities and protects vulnerable populations. The letter calls for targeting wasteful Pentagon spending as one key path towards a sustainable […]Read More

For Peace AND Justice: Support the People’s Budget

By Jon Rainwater on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:45:53

On Tuesday, the Republicans introduced a draconian budget proposal that would gut Medicare, defund the Affordable Care Act, and make deep cuts to domestic programs such as food stamps, housing, education, and the environment. Their budget would increase the Pentagon's slush fund that pays for the Afghanistan war […]Read More

Never Mind the 47 Traitors Letter, The Problem Now is the Corker Bill

By Jon Rainwater on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:31:08

This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post. Forget the Cotton 47 letter. The new letters are where the action is. Tensions between the White House and Congress over the Iran talks reached a boiling point over the weekend. A couple days ago, Senator Bob Corker, one […]Read More

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