Nuclear Weapons Illegal on 22 January 2021!

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Few people know about the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). That’s why we gather on January 22,2021, to mark and to celebrate its entry into force. The treaty was approved at the United Nations in July 2017 by 122 nations. Ninety days ago, Honduras became the 50th nation to deposit its ratification at the United Nations, triggering an automatic entry into force this January 22nd. In addition to 51 countries that have ratified the treaty, 33 more have signed — a total of 84 countries agreeing to ban nuclear weapons. ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on the treaty.

We will convene outside the Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building, 1240 E. 9th St., Cleveland.

11:30 am – Cleveland Catholic Worker will hold a prayer vigil.

12:00 pm – Cleveland Peace Action will hold a press conference to announce the treaty entering into force.

Social distancing observed. Masks are mandatory.

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Peace and the Biden-Harris Administration: Opportunities and Challenges

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Tuesday, January 12th

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[email protected] new administration presents both opportunities and challenges for Peace Action’s advocacy work. While there’s reason for optimism, realism suggests there will be some difficult work ahead. Join us for a dialogue on the prospects for 2021 and beyond. 

Panelists:

Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director, Policy and Political Affairs, National Peace Action

Pete Moore, M.A. Hanna Associate Professor of Politics, Case Western Reserve University

Israel Withholding COVID-19 Vaccinations from Palestine Occupied Territories of West Bank and Gaza

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CLEVELAND, OHIO While Covid-19 rates in Israel are soaring, Israeli officials are withholding all vaccinations from the Palestine Occupied Territories of West Bank and Gaza. Israel currently has the highest rate of covid-19 vaccinations in the world according to Forbes Magazine (1) but vaccination is withheld from the wards of Israeli occupation.
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The Genocide of the Palestinian People

“I mourn the genocide in Palestine because I am the grand-daughter of a family half wiped out in the Holocaust and I know genocide when I see it.” —-Naomi Wolf (2014)

Cleveland Peace Action (CPA) condemns, without reservation, the acts of violence and repression committed by Israel against the people of Palestine. Many of those who  wish to defend  the actions of the Israeli government contend that the term “genocide” only refers to mass killing and therefore does not apply. CPA points to the fact that the term “genocide” was first used in 1944 by Professor Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jewish legal scholar who wrote in 1945, Genocide: A Modern Crime. In his book, Professor Lemkin writes: “Genocide does not necessarily signify mass killing. More often it refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.”

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Election Dissection: [email protected] HOME

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Tuesday, November 10th

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Our panel and the audience discuss the prospects and opportunities for our peace/anti-war agenda and the larger implications for our community.

Guest panelists: Harriet Applegate (Executive Secretary, North Shore Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO) and Cassandra McDonald (founding President of Euclid NAACP), with Cleveland Peace Action’s Don Bryant and Francis Chiappa.

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