President Obama

Letter to Obama for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

June 6, 2013:  Representatives from a range of national organizations write to President Obama urging him to take steps to show support for the Nuclear Disaramamnet process. 


Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Joseph Gerson
Bikini Day Commemoration, February 28, 2012
Shizuoka, Japan

“[T]he world needs new thinking, based not just on the recognition of universal interests and of global interdependence but also on a certain moral foundation…politics becomes dirty and a zero-sum, lose-lose game only when it has no moral core. This perhaps is the main lesson to be learned from the past two decades.” – Mikahil Gorbachev[1]


Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Joseph Gerson
Bikini Day Commemoration, February 28, 2012
Shizuoka, Japan

Letter to President Obama about Haitian deportation

Dear President Obama,

The American Friends Service Committee is disturbed with the Administration’s announced resumption of arrests and deportations to Haiti of Haitian nationals with prior criminal convictions. We ask that this policy be immediately suspended and that available alternatives such as parole or community supervision be enacted instead.

Democracy Now: Johan Galtung on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mideast Peace Talks

We speak with Johan Galtung, known as a founder of the field of peace and conflict studies. He’s spent the past half-century pursuing nonviolent conflict resolution in international relations. Galtung discusses the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Mideast talks, why President Obama is losing his base, and much more.

Understanding the Global Economic Crisis

Learn About the Financial Crisis and American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009

Help with immediate needs

AFL-CIO “unemployment lifeline.  Includes discussion forums and links to local resources.  

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