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10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

By Medea BenjaminThe environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues—and their solutions—are intertwined. […]

Promoting Human Rights for Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation

On September 4, 2019 a coalition of activists including representatives of Tree of Life Educational Fund, Jewish Voice for Peace, United Church of Christ Palestine/Israel network, and Teamsters Local 677, met with Congresswoman Jahana Hayes to urge her to cosponsor H.R. 2407, “The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” […]

Congressman John Larson on the Wrong Side of the First Amendment & Justice

This non-binding resolution, cynically titled, “Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel” conflates legitimate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and distorts and slanders the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that seeks freedom, justice and equality for the people of Palestine and Israel. On […]

Connecticut’s 74th Anniversary Remembrance of Hiroshima / Nagasaki Atomic Bombs

Amid a backdrop of ongoing tensions over alleged nuclear weapons programs in Iran, known nuclear weapons programs in North Korea, Congress voting to weaken nuclear nonproliferation safeguards in a deal with India, and the United States abandoning its international commitments with funding for new forms of nuclear weapons, the Connecticut Peace and Solidarity Coalition, HopeOutLoud, […]

The United States Peace Council Calls Upon the Colombian Government to Comply with its Obligations under the Colombian Peace Agreement.

The United States Peace Council (USPC) calls on the Colombian government to uphold the peace agreement that it signed with the FARC-EP and to stop the move towards war and implementation of more repressive political measures. Since signing the peace agreement, in November of 2016, the Colombian government has failed to meet its obligations under […]

Legislative Update

Each month we will compile a list of legislative issues that of concern to the Peace, Justice and Solidarity community (doesn’t that include all of us?). Please contact our Senators and Congresspeople and ask them to cosponsor the resolutions we support and ask them to oppose those that we do not support. Additionally, share this […]