Apr 252022

A recording of Kathy Kelly’s April 21 “War is Never the Answer” is now available at the following links:

28 people were able to participate on April 21 — 8 at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena and 20 online. Thanks to all who could join us then. For those who could not, please use the links above to watch the recording of the event.

 April 25, 2022  Posted by at 4:16 pm Events, News Tagged with: , ,
Jun 202019

Peace Action’s Paul Kawika Martin reports that we could see votes in the House and the Senate this week or next on the Pentagon’s massive, over-inflated budget.

There are a number of amendments introduced that could have a real positive impact, from blocking a potential war with Iran to cutting wasteful and dangerous spending on nuclear weapons.

If you haven’t called your representative and senators yet, please do so today!

  1. Call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121
  2. Ask for your representative or senators, and when connected say:
  3. My name is ____ and I am a constituent living at (your address). I’m calling to urge Representative/Senator ____ to support amendments that would reduce wasteful Pentagon spending, end our nation’s endless wars, and stop the Trump administration from starting an unconstitutional war with Iran. I look forward to hearing why the representative/senator does or does not support these steps I feel are important.

Montana contacts added by Helena SERPAJ:

406-502-1435 (Helena)

406-449-5401 (Helena)

406-443-3189 (Helena)

 June 20, 2019  Posted by at 1:22 pm Action Tagged with: , , ,
May 272019

From May 29 to June 2, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, the nation’s largest peace, nuclear disarmament, and justice action group — with more than 200,000 supporters nationwide — will be speaking in several Montana cities.

The full schedule is listed here on our website.

Martin’s Peace Action tour in Montana starts in Billings May 29, then Bozeman May 30, Butte May 31, Helena June 1, and Missoula June 2.

Kevin Martin has traveled abroad representing Peace Action and the U.S. peace movement on delegations and at conferences in Russia, Japan, China, Mexico and Britain.

This Peace Action speaking tour across the state of Montana is being arranged by the Helena Service for Peace and Justice (SERPAJ), founded 1990, and the Montana Peace Seekers network, founded 2001, with local co-sponsors in each community.

June 3, after 5 days of speaking and traveling across Montana and a brief rest with a visit to Glacier Park, Martin will head to Idaho and Utah for more meetings with peace action citizens.

About Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, and joined the staff on Sept 4, 2001. Kevin previously served as Director of Project Abolition, a national organizing effort for nuclear disarmament, from August 1999 through August 2001.

Kevin came to Project Abolition after ten years in Chicago as Executive Director of Illinois Peace Action. Prior to his decade-long stint in Chicago, Kevin directed the community outreach canvass for Peace Action (then called Sane/Freeze) in Washington, D.C., where he originally started as a door-to-door canvasser with the organization in 1985.
Kevin’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, CounterPunch, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Village Voice, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Progressive, Z magazine and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC-TV and radio, and many other local, national and international radio and television outlets.

Kevin has traveled abroad representing Peace Action and the U.S. peace movement on delegations and at conferences in Russia, Japan, China, Mexico and Britain.

Kevin Martin’s Writings and Interviews:

The Virginian-Pilot: “U.S. Should End Role in Yemen’s Civil War

USA Today: “Experienced Diplomats Badly Needed

Democracy Now: “Obama to Make History With Hiroshima Visit, As U.S. Quietly Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal

CounterPunch: “President Obama Should Meet A-Bomb Survivors

More Kevin Martin articles at CounterPunch: Links at https://www.counterpunch.org/author/kevmar0098/

  • U.S. Support for the Bombing of Yemen to Continue (September 14, 2018)
  • The Libya Model: It’s Not Always All About Trump (May 25, 2018)
  • Trump’s Military Madness Parade Actually Makes Sense (But Must Be Stopped!) (February 9, 2018)
  • Capitalize on the Olympic Truce, Formalize a Freeze for Freeze with North Korea (January 31, 2018)
  • We Just Paid our Taxes — Are They Making the U.S. and the World Safer? (April 24, 2017)
  • Let’s Come to Our Senses on Nukes (March 31, 2017)
  • Nuclear Weapons Modernization: a New Nuclear Arms Race? Who Voted for it? Who Will Benefit from It? (December 5, 2016)
  • No Fly, Safe and Humanitarian Zones — in the United States, not Syria (November 17, 2016)
  • US to the Rest of the World: “We Can’t Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, Because We Rely on Nuclear Weapons” (November 4, 2016)
  • Whose Finger? On What Button? (September 16, 2016)
  • Obama Should Go to Hiroshima, But Not Empty Handed (April 21, 2016)

More information:

About Peace Action

Peace Action: We Are Today’s Peace Movement

Peace Action works for smarter American approaches to global problems. If we want to address problems like war, the nuclear threat, poverty, global warming, terrorism — the U.S. needs to work together, cooperatively, with other nations.

It also means overcoming the partisan politics and divisive rhetoric that often drown out alternatives to war. By getting regular Americans involved, we build the political will needed to break through that deadlock. Our success comes from engaging average citizens in foreign policy issues like no other organization.

 May 27, 2019  Posted by at 9:52 pm Events, News Tagged with: , , , , ,