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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

Why Obama – and everyone else in DC – Lacks a Syria Strategy

By Jon Rainwater on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:48:24

This piece was originally published in The Hill. Moments after President Obama said last Thursday "I don't want to put the cart before the horse, we don't have a strategy yet" he probably wanted those words back in his mouth. The partisan noise machine pounced. This, they said, […]Read More

Supporting champion for peace Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

By Rebecca Griffin on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:13:01

Peace Action West supporters came together in San Francisco on May 16th to thank Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for his leadership on ending the war in Afghanistan, opposing military intervention in Syria and more. This November is his first time up for reelection, and Peace Action West supporters […]Read More

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