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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated for his embrace of a nonviolent life on Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16th at 11 AM at his statue on the Court St River Walk near the bridge.  Peace Action, Veterans … Continue reading

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Peace Action – VFP Opposes Militarism On MLK Birthday

In the years before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against the Vietnam War and the violence of U.S. Militarism. Peace groups are highlighting King’s anti-militarism message in events happening across New York on MLK’s … Continue reading

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Interview on WHRW FM

Interview on WHRW FM by Ben Cabot with Jack Gilroy and Jim Clune. Continue reading

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War Merchants Exposure Day

War Merchants Exposure Day – September 9, 2022 On September 9th, Peace Groups gathered at BAE Systems in Endicott, NY and Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY to protest the military complex and promote peace-making development products. Jack Gilroy of Veterans … Continue reading

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Honoring John W. Jones – American Hero – Elmira, NY

The public was invited to attend a program celebrating the life and legacy of John W. Jones at his grave in Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 11:30 AM. The program featured spirituals sung by The Dorothy … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day

On Saturday May 7th we celebrated the original Mothers’ Day with a reading of Julia Ward Howe’s proclamation by Judy McMahon. We met at the Children’s Peace Garden in Otsiningo Park. Ed Nizalowski played a flute transcription of “Spring” from … Continue reading

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Grassroots Organizing for Peace and Justice by Broome County NY Activists

Examples of Grassroots Action by local organizations that focus on what we believe is the cancer of American culture—Militarism. Continue reading

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U.S. Leaders Claim to Care About Ukrainians, But Will They Step Up and Make the Compromises Necessary to End the War?

Will these weapons actually end the war by contributing to the defeat of the Russians, or will they prolong it and deepen the suffering of the Ukrainians? Continue reading

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Peace and social justice groups call for diversion of military spending to human needs in the U.S.

About a dozen activists from religious, peace, and justice groups marked the occasion of the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday to promote diplomacy and non-violence between Russia and Ukraine.   They also called for the diversion of military spending to … Continue reading

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$30 Million Minimum in Reparations for Afghan Family Demanded by U.S. National Group Opposing Drone Attacks

FOR RELEASE – OCT. 19, 2021 Contact: Nick Mottern – Co-coordinator – Ban Killer Drones BanKillerDrones.org / (914) 806-6179 / nickmottern@gmail.com Ban Killer Drones, a national network opposed to drone attacks, is calling for reparation payments of at least $3 … Continue reading

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