Peace Action was one of the few organizations to oppose the invasion of Afghanistan and we have been working ever since to end America’s longest war. Last week, the House of Representatives [...]
Last night, we saw years of committed organizing pay off, with the House of Representatives voting 305-121 supporting accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan. Thank you so much to all of you who [...]
Please click here for results of NDAA. Amendments should be debated in the order listed below, though some will not be debated and voted “en bloc” (a bunch of amendments voted in one [...]
People who were hoping to see the end of the so-called “war on terror” on the horizon likely found some encouragement in President Obama’s speech today, but even more concern and lingering [...]
According to an Associated Press article from last Thursday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai says the United States wants to keep nine military bases in the country, which Karzai has [...]
Supporters of the administration’s targeted killing policy often point out that armed drones are far more precise than other means of air warfare. In a particularly weak defense of the policy, [...]
- More questions than answers: Obama’s counterterrorism speech | Groundswell Blog, from Peace Action West[…] man. President Obama addressed conc...
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing entitled “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism [...]
An impressive new interactive infographic provides a striking example of how much the drone war in Pakistan has escalated during the Obama administration. It also highlights the lack of clarity [...]
- To strike or not to strike? | Groundswell Blog, from Peace Action West[...] killing people who do not pose an immed...
Proliferation of drone technology is a major concern that has been given far too little attention as the US ramps up its use of armed and unarmed drones. Without international standards around [...]