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. 


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

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.

[email protected] HOME: Black History, Injustice and Reparations & Police Militarization

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Tuesday, October 13th

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Black History, Injustice, and the Need for Reparations, with Dave Patterson, author of The First 400: The color of profit, persecution, and perseverance

Police Militarization, with Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist of the ACLU of Ohio

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Live from Palestine with Sam Bahour

Cleveland Peace Action and Jewish Voice for Peace invite you to join us for Another Israeli Annexation (Version 2020), a stimulating and interactive presentation with Sam Bahour (Originally from Youngstown, Ohio) on Zoom, Wednesday August 12th at Noon, on Zoom. Click here to attend

On location in Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Sam Bahour, prominent journalist, diplomat, businessman, and editor will describe the current situation in Occupied Palestine under Israel’s announced illegal annexation plan to continue ethnic cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. The Israeli plan isto “annex up to one-third of the West Bank to become part of the Israeli state. This land is the fertile Jordan River Valley which produces about 60% of Palestine’s agricultural food supply…The end result of this brutal policy of annexation will be the further impoverishment and oppression of the Palestinian Arab population of the West Bank…” Read CPA’s blog post on this.

See Sam Bahour’s bio, recent work, Common Dreams article, and blog.

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