Press Releases

War Prevention Initiative: “Nonviolent alternatives must be pursued in Ukraine to deescalate war.”

February 25, 2022; Contact: Kelsey Coolidge; kelsey@jubitz.org War Prevention Initiative: “Nonviolent alternatives must be pursued in Ukraine to deescalate war.” PORTLAND, OR The War Prevention Initiative is deeply distraught and condemns the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. This situation is complex, evolving, and much is still unknown. We echo the sentiment of our friends and … Read more

Diplomacy and De-escalation is the Real Solution to Solve the Ukrainian Crisis

February 20, 2022; Contact: Patrick Hiller; patrick@jubitz.org  War Prevention Initiative: “Diplomacy and De-escalation is the Real Solution to Solve the Ukrainian Crisis” PORTLAND, OR The Russian military buildup and maneuvers around Ukraine and the simultaneous U.S. and NATO militarized responses by sending troops and military hardware to the region are worrisome. The possibility of war … Read more

120 Organizations Worldwide Call for a Moment of Silence at the Olympics

We are proud to join with 120 organizations across the world and call on @iocmedia to remember the inhumane use of nuclear weapons against the people of Hiroshima on it’s 76th anniversary this August 6th. A moment of #OlympicSilence is the least we can do. https://beyondthebomb.org/campaigns/ioc/  See the press release: https://beyondthebomb.org/120-groups-join-in-call-for-olympic-moment-of-silence/  

Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. More can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, June 21, 2021 Contact: Kelsey Coolidge; kelsey@jubitz.org    War Prevention Initiative: “Repeal of 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. More can be done to end forever wars and achieve authentic security.” PORTLAND, OR – The U.S. House of Representatives voted in a bipartisan fashion to repeal … Read more

War Prevention Initiative Statement on the May 2021 Violence in Palestine and Israel

War Prevention Initiative Statement on the May 2021 Violence in Palestine and Israel May 27, 2021 PORTLAND, OR – The renewed violent escalation in the conflict between Israel and Palestine painfully reminds us to challenge militarism as the underlying driving force for repeated and ongoing political violence. Viewing this conflict from a position of feminist … Read more

War Prevention Initiative Statement on Events at U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

The War Prevention Initiative (WPI) strongly condemns the far-right mob threat to democracy that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election

War Prevention Initiative: “Ensure atrocities prevention measures and support long-term peacebuilding efforts in Ethiopia”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2020 Contact: Mulugeta Haiybano (mulay@warpreventioninitiative.org) or Patrick Hiller  (patrick@jubitz.org)  War Prevention Initiative: “Ensure atrocities prevention measures and support long-term peacebuilding efforts in Ethiopia” PORTLAND, OR – At the War Prevention Initiative, we call for urgent and long-term responses to address the civil-military conflict between Ethiopia’s central government and the Tigray … Read more

75 years ago Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit by US atomic bombs. We must remember the past to make progress toward eliminating nuclear weapons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Contact: Patrick Hiller; patrick@jubitz.org  War Prevention Initiative: “75 years ago Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit by US atomic bombs. We must remember the past to make progress toward eliminating nuclear weapons” PORTLAND, OR – This week we commemorate 75 years of immense harm and suffering caused by the … Read more

Dismantling racism means dismantling militarism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 30, 2020 Contact: Patrick Hiller; patrick@jubitz.org  War Prevention Initiative: “Dismantling racism means dismantling militarism” PORTLAND, OR – At the War Prevention Initiative, we are saddened and outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Their deaths remind us that the evils of racism and white supremacy … Read more

War Prevention Initiative joins civil society groups urging immediate sanctions relief and legal reform

  The War Prevention Initiative is a signatory to a letter urging for an overhaul in sanctions regimes. You can see the letter here: https://www.liftsanctionssavelives.org/  +++ For Immediate Release Press Contact: Daniel Jasper 414-465-9865, djasper@afsc.org   Civil Society Groups Urge Immediate Sanctions Relief and Legal Reform Amid COVID-19 pandemic a group of nonprofit organizations sends … Read more

Press Release: “Congress, people-power, and global leaders need to help prevent war with Iran”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 3, 2020 Contact: Patrick Hiller; patrick@jubitz.org  War Prevention Initiative: “Congress, people-power, and global leaders need to help prevent war with Iran” PORTLAND, OR – The January 3, 2020 assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, and nine other people with him greatly increases the likelihood of catastrophic war between … Read more