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“Preventing school shootings is not rocket science”

War Prevention Initiative: “Preventing school shootings is not rocket science” For immediate release: February 16, 2018; Portland, OR The War Prevention Initiative team is deeply saddened by the February 14, 2018 high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 individuals.
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War Prevention Initiative: “Let North and South Korea talk”

War Prevention Initiative: “Let North and South Korea talk” For immediate release: January 5, 2018; Portland, OR The upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, offer a unique moment to de-escalate tensions and promote peace on the Korean Peninsul
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Mr. President, There Are No ‘Winners’ in War

War Prevention Initiative: “Mr. President, There Are No ‘Winners’ in War” For Immediate Release: August 22, 2017; Portland, OR On August 21, President Trump announced his administration’s plan to prolong the war in Afghanistan. He promised more troops, equipment, and fire power so tha
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War Prevention Initiative: “Need to disrupt the circle between hate and racism at home and wars abroad”

War Prevention Initiative: “Need to disrupt the circle between hate and racism at home and wars abroad” For Immediate Release: August 14, 2017; Portland, OR We condemn the violent manifestations and the spreading of hate and fear by white supremacist groups as we have seen in Charlott
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A Nuclear Conflict is Unwinnable. Talk Now.

War Prevention Initiative: “A Nuclear Conflict is Unwinnable. Talk Now.” For Immediate Release: August 9, 2017; Portland, OR Reports suggest that North Korea has advanced its nuclear ambitions with the production of a nuclear warhead designed to fit inside its missiles. President Trum
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War Prevention Initiative: “There is no military solution to the rising tensions in the Korean peninsula. De-escalate!”

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2017; Portland, OR War Prevention Initiative: “There is no military solution to the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. De-escalate!”                                                                                           The successful July 4, 20
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War Prevention Initiative condemns act of war in Syria

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2017 War Prevention Initiative condemns act of war in Syria                                                                                         The April 6, 2017 airstrikes against Syria by President Donald Trump are reckless, illegal and counterpro
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War Prevention Initiative Considers Executive Order Limiting Refugees Into the U.S. Inhumane, Misguided and Counterproductive

War Prevention Initiative Considers Executive Order Limiting Refugees Into the U.S. Inhumane, Misguided and Counterproductive      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 30 2017 PORTLAND, OR – Citing concerns over national security and the threat of terrorism, President Trump sig
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News Release – War Prevention Initiative Advocates Nonviolent Alternatives in Syria

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2013 Contact: Patrick Hiller: (541) 490-4485, philler[at]pdx.edu War Prevention Initiative Advocates Nonviolent Alternatives in Syria Portland, Oregon nonprofit cites Global Peace System trends as opportunities to prevent military intervention and avo
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