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Alternatives to Endless War: A Sustainable, Effective Response to ISIS

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:05:29

It’s not too late to stop an endless war in Iraq and Syria. We've spent over $1.1 billion bombing Iraq and Syria since August 2014, yet Congress has not debated or authorized our latest war. Now the administration’s plan is to send an additional 1500 troops to Iraq and […]Read More

Peace Action Wins 6 of 8 Priority Races Despite Tough Election Day

By Jon Rainwater on Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:36:40

For progressives last night, as the election results rolled in so did a sense of gloom. Many of the most progressive candidates went down to a bitter defeat. For those of you in need of a silver lining to pick up your spirits we have some good news … Peace […]Read More

Civilian Casualties: The Problem With Airpower

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:18:06

With the first U.S. strikes on Syria came the first tragic reports of civilians killed in those very strikes. As our country enters into another open-ended war in the Middle East it’s important to look back at lessons learned from recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere. […]Read More

Peace Action West Statement: U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:17:28

Here’s the statement we sent out to the press right after the airstrikes began in Syria today. For Immediate Release: 9/22/2014 Contact: Jon Rainwater, Statement of Jon Rainwater, Executive Director, Peace Action West Oakland, CA- "These airstrikes in Syria represent a dangerous escalation of a war without […]Read More

Congress: Vote ‘No’ On Arming Syrian Militias

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:28:58

Here is our analysis on supporting Syrian rebel groups that we shared with Congress today. You can take action to ask for a no vote here. Arms transferred to "moderate" rebel groups have wound up with ISIS It has been documented that ISIS has captured U.S.-manufactured weapons in […]Read More

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