The Greater New Haven Peace Council (a chapter of the US Peace Council) and the City of New Haven Peace Commission achieved a victory when their initiative to institute economic conversion of Connecticut's military industries was passed by the State Senate. The office of Sen. Toni Harp released the following statement announcing the achievement:
State Senator Toni N. Harp (D-New Haven) was joined today [May 1] by Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) to secure an overwhelm
June 30, 2013
How many people know how much of their taxes actually go to making weapons and war? How many people actually know what those taxes could buy if spent on human needs, rebuilding America, local jobs? Since the news media failed to inform voters that they overwhelmingly passed a referendum calling for jobs and conversion, we included it in the flier. The Greater New Haven Peace Council passed out this flier on tax day not far from the IRS office to educate and agitate. It quickly shows the story an
April 15, 2013
There is no pain like the loss of a child.
The tragedy that overtook Newtown suddenly dropped that pain on too many to count and left heartsickness in its wake. The children and the adults who tried to protect them have become waves of memories crashing inside of us. Our thoughts and prayers go to those so closely devastated with grief, a grief even shared around the world.
As we, collectively, try to bear the unbearable, as we pick ourselves up to live on, to cope, and to look for means t
December 17, 2012
Members of the New Haven Peace Council demand an end to Israel's violence against Gaza and to Israel's occupation of Palestine.
November 24, 2012
November 30, 2012
“New Haven demonstrated again why the General Assembly of the United Nations named New Haven
a Peace Messenger City in 1985, one of 56 cities worldwide, casting 23,398 votes for the Referendum on the November ballot calling on Congress to “ reduce military spending; transfer funds to convert to civilian prod
ucts; create jobs to rebuild our infrastructure; meet pressing human needs”, declared Alfred L Marder, Chairman
of the City of New Haven Peace Commission, who serves as the In
November 10, 2012
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