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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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Webinar: What About World War II?

This webinar, features David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, discussing the “What about WWII?” question so popular among supporters of military spending, and the history of Armistice Day. Organized by: Peace Action of Broome County, NY and Stu … Continue reading

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Residents of Susquehanna County PA Reveal Why They Want Biden for President

After an article in the New York Times posed the question “Will Trump Win Pennsylvania Again?“, residents of Susquehanna County PA gathered to discuss why they want Biden for President. Video by Vera Scroggins HATE…….WILL NOT…..MAKE US…..GREAT…….VOTE ……BIDEN

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Tree Planting Memorial

On a beautiful Fall day, members of our local VFP planted trees in the memory of Dick McLean, George Haeseler and Arvid Antonson. These trees are planted in Floyd West Park at the intersection of Chapman and Court Streets in … Continue reading

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75 Years: Living With the “Device” *

By Doug Garnar I was born on June 6, 1945 (D-Day plus one year). 40 days later, on July 16th, the world changed with the first successful test of a nuclear device. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the civilian leader of the … Continue reading

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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorium

Video by Vera Scroggins On August 6, 2020, Peace Groups gathered at First Congregational Church, Binghamton, NY for the 34th year of honoring the dead and harmed after the nuclear attacks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. Veterans … Continue reading

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Ring the Bell – Remember Hiroshima

In remembrance of the atomic bomb incineration of the Japanese people and land of Hiroshima 75 years ago, Peace Action and Veterans for Peace of Broome County will continue a decades-long tradition of ringing the outdoor ground bell at First … Continue reading

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Requesting Deep Cuts in Military Spending

This video takes place outside Sen Schumer’s office in Binghamton, NY on February 10, 2020. Citizens from various peace groups congregated in front of the Federal Building and requested that our elected officials make deep cuts in the Military Budget … Continue reading

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