United for Peace and Justice

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United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), founded in October 2002, is a "coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building." [1]

John Bruhns was announced as a lobbyist for UFPJ in March, 2008. According to the news release announcing his hiring, "John Bruhns served as an infantry sergeant in the U.S. Army in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and returned strongly opposed to the occupation that he had been a part of, believing the Bush administration had misused his patriotism. Bruhns began speaking out at peace events and in April 2007 was named the winner of a Video Vets contest created by MoveOn." [2]

Writing in September 2007, Michel Chossudovsky observes that: "In the US, United for Peace and Justice tacitly supports US foreign policy. It fails to recognize the existence of an Iraqi resistance movement. Moreover, these same antiwar organizations, which are committed to World Peace tend to downplay the implications of the proposed US bombing of Iran. More generally the antiwar movement fails to address the existence of a broader Middle East military agenda, a long-war. Its actions are piecemeal, focusing on Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine without addressing the relationship between these various war theaters." [1]

Steering Committee

"The Steering Committee is the decision-making body of UFPJ between National Assemblies. It will serve as a broad and representative leadership body made up of 35 participating organizations elected at the National Peace and Justice Assembly, 60% (21) from local or regional groups or coalitions, 40% (14) from national organizations; affiliates or subgroups of national organizations count as "national" representatives, and only one representative of a particular national organization (either its national office or a local affiliate) can serve on the Steering Committee." [3]

Accessed August 2007: (Elected at the UFPJ National Assembly, February 2005) [2]

Contact details

630 9th Avenue, Suite 216
PO Box 607
Times Square Station
NY, NY 10108
Telephone: (212) 868-5545
Fax: (646) 723-0996
Website: http://www.unitedforpeace.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Michel Chossudovsky, "Bush Administration War Plans directed against Iran", Global Research, September 16, 2007.
  2. Steering Committee, United for Peace and Justice, accessed August 30, 2007.

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