Welcome to Upper Hudson Peace Action

Upper Hudson Peace Action works to end wars and prevent new wars through education and public witness. We seek to abolish nuclear weapons. We support human rights, economic justice and international cooperation. Located in New York’s Capital District, we sponsor speakers, organize demonstrations, screen films, pass out leaflets, circulate petitions and address elected officials.

Upper Hudson Peace Action’s nine affiliated Branches (click on links for more information):


Stay Informed!


–Watch DemocracyNow!     https://www.democracynow.org  This is arguably the very best media/ news show for social activism. No hype, no editorialism, but real reporting that is not seen elsewhere by the renowned/fearless Amy Goodman, without all the editorializing and hype seen on broadcast channels. It can be seen at their DemocracyNow! website, at FreeSpeech.org on Roku and similar internet TV streaming devices at 8AM, and listened to on WRPI 91.5 FM weekdays at 9AM.

–See Larry Wittner’s articles and biography: http://peaceact.net/larry-wittner-bio/


Get Involved!

PANYS logo snapshotWe are part of the national organization
Peace Action
-the largest membership peace group in the United States.
Click on the link for more information on our overall organization.

Peace Action logo snapshotWe are also one of 18 chapters of
Peace Action New York State (PANYS)
–From Buffalo to NYC, PANYS is a vibrant peace organization, with varied activies to model after and to take part in.

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We work in cooperation with other peace and justice groups in our area.

Dan Wilcox protests in the Capital Region

Schenectady Neighbors for Peace Vigil

Bertha Kriegler protests the war

Peace on the Mohawk River

Stop the Pipelines; Stop Fracking

John Amidon -Non-Proliferation Treaty talk at UN

Linda LeTendre- Solidarity with Jun-san’s Buddhist peace walks

Effective civil disobedience

Wendy Dwyer promoting Renewable Energy

Nuclear Weapons protest

Michael Rice protests war

Annual Hiroshima/ Nagasaki memorial Trudy Quaif of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, with Mabel Leon (UHPA, Women against War, Grannies)

Sue Clarke reads John Hersey’s Hiroshima

Mari Matsuo at annual reading of
Hersey’s Hiroshima

David Easter at Non Proliferation Treaty
March NYC

Chatham peace vigil

Peace Action members joined the April 9 National Anti-war March in New York City

Obama Visit Demonstration 1-2011

Part of the “I Miss America” demonstration

Troy Peace Vigil

Labor rights and political action

Drone protest arrest at Hancock AFB

Nuclear non-proliferation march in NYC

Jackie Donegan– Teach Peace!

Close Guantanamo!

Action against Iran war

Pete Looker: No to fossil fools/fuels!

Steve/Barbara Wickham- protesting and tech support

Annual dinner/ award for Paul Rehm from David Easter

Mabel Leon receives award for her work

Labor Justice via the IWW

Protesting John Bolton at Union College

Jill Stein (on guitar) on peace Mohawk River-cruise

Protest signs collection at Siena College

Award presentation to Barbara Dworkin at Palestinian Rights Dinner

Marching in solidarity with the Japanese at the NPT in NYC

Engaging our politicians (Congressman Tonko/ Elaine Klein)

Greg Giorgio makes a joyful (?) sound while leading

Hiroshima remembrance at Schenectady Central Park’s Peace Pole

Terri Roben leading in song during Hiroshima remembrance Temple Gates of Heaven peace pole

Jeremy Clowe, Elaine Klein near St. Helen’s peace pole

Syracuse anti-drone large protest

Larry Wittner receives award


anti-KKK march in Albany