"hard at work pushing for peaceful solutions to the world's problems through the 92-year-old Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - a group that has earned a place at the table of organizations like the European Union and the United Nations."
Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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WILPF presented a cogent statement at a Missile Defense Agency hearing October 19th in Sacramento, California criticizing the agency's proposed environmental impact statement. The hearing was one of four public hearings in October, required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Carol Reilley Urner, co-chair of WILPF's Disarm! Dismantle the War Economy Campaign, waded through more than 700 pages of documents to prepare WILPF's response.
We of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom thank Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and Mayor Iccho Itoh for their initiatives in developing the Mayors' for Peace Campaign, and for their courageous and persistent efforts to move the world forward toward abolition of nuclear weapons.
"What can people possibly be thinking?"
At the close of the 61st year following the atomic bombings, voices of anger and frustration are echoing throughout the city of Nagasaki.
Brief Summaries of Treaties and Conventions Relative to Disarmament
Giving Summary, Status, and US Position on Each
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I am not sure this is as good news as the Council for a Livable World seems
to think, Congress still has not exercised its right to control the purse,
but I thought you should see this. Val
Good news came last week when the House Appropriations Committee voted 36-28 to endorse a Democratic proposal to require the withdrawal of U.S. combat
troops by September 1, 2008, and sooner still if tangible advances towards
peace and Iraqi responsibility are not achieved. The proposal was attached
by David Krieger
In early January 2007, a surprising commentary appeared in the Wall Street Journal pleading for US leadership to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The surprise emanated from the identity of the writers: four prominent former high-level US foreign and defense policy officials, a bipartisan group with impeccable hawkish credentials-George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn.
"When members [of Congress] speak not of victory but of time limits, deadlines and other arbitrary measures, they are telling the enemy simply to watch the clock and wait us out," said Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Cheney was objecting to Democratic efforts to force the withdrawal of U.S.
troops from Iraq.
Are you ready for U.S. troops to stop combat operations in Iraq and start packing their bags to come home?
Are you ready for them to bring all U.S. military contractors home with them?
Are you ready for Congress to stop funding the war and occupation and tell the Pentagon that they can only spend money to bring the troops safely home?
Then Call your Representative today Tell them to support the Lee Amendment to restrict pentagon spending in Iraq to funding only the safe withdrawal of U.S. troops and contractors by the end of this year at the latest.
The Council For A Livable World gave the following Senators ratings for their votes on national security issues:
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