Featured Peacemaker News / Events:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014
Season for Nonviolence, Jan. 30 through April 4
Speaking on the Legacy of Nonviolent Resistance
Day of Peace
September 21 Annually
Human Rights Day, December 10 Annually
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Holdover News Items
In 1970 Minnesota experienced the largest draft raid in American history, where over 54 draft boards - centralized in St.Paul and Minneapolis post offices - were raided and ten-thousand-plus “1A” files destroyed….. more
Season for Nonviolence
2007 was MAP's first observance of
the 64-day Season for Nonviolence, January 30 through April 4. Remembering, respectively, the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi (Jan. 30, 1948) and Martin Luther King Jr (Apr. 4, 1968). We continue to observe each year ..details here
The US Peace Memorial Foundation has
joined the nationwide
Peace is Patriotic Initiative. Celebrate Independence - Add your peace
biography to the US Peace Registry
The US Peace Registry recognizes role models for a broad range
of peace and antiwar activities. Individuals who have written an antiwar
letter to their representatives in Congress or to a newspaper are included, along
with Americans who have devoted their lives to peace and opposing war.
MAP endorses the Apollo Alliance Project
See www.apolloalliance.org for more information
about the project. View copies of the letters
MAP has sent to all state and national leaders about this project here.
Department of Peace: MAP has been
on record since June, 2002, in support of establishing "a cabinet
level Department of Peace to develop a change in the definition
of and approach to national security.” More on the proposed
department, and what you can do to support its establishment at www.dopcampaign.org.
MAP Issues Resolution Denouncing Torture
The ForeSight20/20 video is still available for sale. DVDs
and VHS versions of this thought-provoking video are available to the
public at a very low price in order to encourage wide circulation and
education. More info
on actionelection.org website.