Join the Northeast Ohio Coalition for Peace in Ukraine (NOCPU)

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We are mobilizing in Northeast Ohio to join the National “Rage Against the War Machine” Rally in Washington D.C. February 19, 2023. Add your voice to the growing numbers of people calling for an end to the continual march to global war and destruction. 

Are you disgusted with our government throwing our hard-earned tax dollars at wars across the globe? Do you see the folly of expanding NATO? Are you sick and tired of hearing about war casualties – human beings dying in war? Must our climate be further destroyed by war? We must add our voice to demand, “No More Wars,” if we want to end the insane and endless war machine that consumes life and capital and makes us all cannon fodder.

We are organizing vans out of NE Ohio to add our voices to the ever-increasing volume of people calling for an end to the continual march to global war, and economic and climate disaster.

  • Do you plan to travel with NOCPU on a bus, van, or carpool, to the DC rally? Reserve a seat today.
  • Do you want to help organize a local solidarity rally in Greater Cleveland?
  • Please send your response to Don at [email protected] or call 216-255-1576

Endorsed by Cleveland Peace Action

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What We Must Do About Nuclear Weapons

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Cleveland Peace Action takes these positions on the existence and possible use of thermonuclear weapons by countries possessing such unprecedented destructive power:

1) The U.S. must formally declare a No First Strike policy, stating that the U.S. will not be the first to use nuclear weapons in any conflict, including the Russo-Ukraine war, period.

2) The U.S. must halt nuclear arsenal modernization, with its projected cost of $1.7T ($1,700,000,000,000) over the coming 30 years. The 400 live missile silos scattered in five western states must be closed. Modernizing weapons that are not lawful to be produced or detonated is a waste of money, is unnecessary for deterrence and fuels the global arms race. Making better nuclear weapons puts us in greater danger.

3) The possibility of a misread (accidental or deliberate) of Russia’s statements and actions relative to the ongoing war must be accounted for. Poor communications among the warring parties could quickly cause disaster. The Russo-Ukraine war must be immediately de-escalated and moved to negotiations, with a common expectation of concessions to be made on both sides.

4) Members of the U.S. House and Senate should be encouraged to pass H.R. 2850, which requires the Federal Government to sign and ratify the TPNW. Passage of this law would order the Executive Branch to sign.

5)  The U.S. must sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, joining 122 other nations, none of which have nuclear weapons.

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BOYCOTT: film screening & discussion

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th – 6 PM at Cleveland State University

Details on Eventbrite

Join us at Cleveland State University for this award winning film about free speech and the vigilance of common people in securing our First Amendment rights.

When a newspaper publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal challenges.

– Panel Discussion

– Refreshments

– Free to the general public!

Cleveland State University

Berkman Hall

Room BH 201

Sponsored by Cleveland State University Students for Human Rights in Palestine, Cleveland Peace Action, Council on American Islamic Relations, Cleveland, Council For Peace In The Middle East, and JVP-CLE

Preventing a U.S. Civil War

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Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm

Parma-Powers Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129

This is a hybrid program, in person and virtual.

To attend on Zoom, register here

Matthew Ward, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Baldwin Wallace University will be discussing Barbara F. Walter’s book, “How Civil Wars Start and How to Prevent them.” Matt Ward and his BWU colleague Cait Kennedy will comment on extremism, authoritarianism, and right-wing radicalization in the United States. A community dialogue will follow.

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