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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable ... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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PEACE Iowa Fall 2015 Newsletter


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Promoting international peace
through education,
intercultural communication, public witness,
citizen involvement, and personal choices


Anna Cooper


NOT war

Peace Rallies
Every Friday
4 to 5 pm
UI Pentacrest


The Friday peace vigils are being expanded to hour-long rallies. As we mark the 14th year since the invasion of Iraq (as of Sunday), the POTUS is proposing a $54 billion increase in military spending. Other recent headlines you may not have seen:
  • March 9th, Army Times, "U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait, ready to step up fight in Syria and Iraq"
  • March 10th, Vice News, "Trump Unleashed 40 Airstrikes over Five Days in Yemen"
  • March 11th, NPR, "World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945, UN Official Says"
  • March 17th, The Guardian, "More Than 40 Somalis Killed in (Apache) Helicopter Attack Off Yemen Coast"
  • March 17th, Common Dreams, "US Military Bombs Syrian Mosque During Evening Prayers, Killing Dozens"
  • March 22nd, The Guardian, "At least 33 people killed in coalition strike on school used as refugee centre"
  • April 6th, LA Times, "Nearly 300 Killed in Mosul Air Strike"—happened on March 17th, US planes
These events are wheelchair accessible. For more information,
including details about available accommodations
please contact us at ( 3l9 ) 354·l925 or E-mail <information[at]PEACEIowa·net>


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PEACE Iowa Statement on the President's Executive Order on Immigration

January 29, 2017 As a grassroots organization that promotes peace, the Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa (PEACE Iowa), its Board of Directors and members, is concerned about guarding the human rights of immigrants, refugees, people of color, other marginalized groups, and people of all faiths. We strongly condemn the President’s executive order on immigration, which indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and blocks citizens of the following Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The capricious nature of this ban, without regard for due process, is unjust in its treatment of refugees and other innocent travelers, unnecessarily separates families, and strands both American and foreign workers, impeding them from returning to their homes and workplaces. Moreover, these actions unnecessarily strain international relations and endanger the lives of Americans living abroad. We view the barring of travelers based solely on religion, race, nationality, or country of origin as being contrary to American values, and we call on all Iowans to peacefully protest and resist such laws and regulations, and to support individuals and organizations who are working to defend our nation's values in this area.


Ann Stromquist, Board President
Lori Nelson, Director
Karen Nichols, Communications and Outreach Coordinator




1/1/2007 candle light vigil
Thanks to Rose & Peter Persaud for this photo of the January 1, 2007
Iowa City vigil mourning the Iraq War dead—3000 U.S. soldiers and many more Iraqi civilians.



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& 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Thursdays


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