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The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area since 1963.

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Volunteers Marching during Iraq Anniversary 2011
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Occupy Our Homes at the Dawn Butler Eviction in DC
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Crackdown on Turkish Uprising: Police Hammer Youth Revolt as Fight Continues Against Inequality and Repression

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As a sea of riot police backed by water cannon trucks pushed past the barricades, seizing the center of Taksim Square in a barrage of teargas and rubber bullets, the small environmental protests-turned-urban anti-government revolt entered a new stage. In a bid to reclaim the square they occupied for the past week, Turkish youth, woken from their tents to the sound of exploding teargas canisters, erected new barricades, throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails and fireworks in pitched battles with police throughout the day.

How to Honor 50 Years of Activism?

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Thank you to everyone who came and supported our 50th anniversary celebration and reunion last month.  How to honor 50 years of activism?  By looking forward! The Washington Peace Center is continuing to build the next generation of activists through monthly training skillshares.  Please donate today to support training the future change-makers!

We've trained over 100 people, sharing skills and experiences critical to building successful campaigns and movements and recently held our first weekend-long Training for Trainers.

Edward Snowden, Saving Us From the United Stasi of America

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In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than  Edward Snowden's release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago. Snowden's whistleblowing gives us the possibility to roll back a key part of what has amounted to an "executive coup" against the US constitution.

Since 9/11, there has been, at first secretly but increasingly openly, a revocation of the bill of rights for which this country fought over 200 years ago. In particular, the fourth and fifth amendments of the US constitution, which safeguard citizens from unwarranted intrusion by the government into their private lives, have been virtually suspended.

LGBTQ leaders uphold selection of Bradley Manning as SF Pride grand marshal

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Recently, it was announced that PFC Bradley Manning would be a grand marshal of the 2013 San Francisco Pride Celebration. We felt this decision was a bold and uplifting choice, bestowing a great May honor on a young whistleblower being persecuted for following his conscience.

Much to our disappointment, two days later SF Pride board president Lisa Williams issued a separate announcement that the SF Pride board would not be honoring PFC Manning as a grand marshal after all.  It appears the SF pride board’s reversal was affected by criticism from a recently formed gay military rights group. 

René González reunites with family in Cuba

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The global movement to free the Cuban 5 is feeling great joy. On May 3, Miami federal trial judge, Joan Lenard, signed an order allowing René González to remain in Cuba. The movement is now redoubling its demands on President Barack Obama to repatriate the other four members of the Cuban 5: Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González.

The facts surrounding the case of the Cuban 5 and U.S.-Cuban relations are particularly important at this time, when Washington claims to be waging a worldwide “war on terror.”

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