Welcome to Upper Hudson Peace Action

Upper Hudson Peace Action presented Hyun Lee speaking on “Understanding Peace Prospects with Korea: A Korean Peace Treaty Is Key to a Nuclear Free Northeast Asia” on January 12, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM (EST) on Zoom.  The event was co-sponsored by Women Against War.  Watch a recording of this event at https://youtu.be/LZ01PesM0X8

This informative hour about the history of the conflict and the status of peace possibilities with North and South Korea  included a question-and-answer session.

Hyun Lee is the U.S. National Organizer for Women Cross DMZ and Korea Peace Now–a global women-led campaign to end the Korean War. Previously, she was a writer for ZoominKorea, an associate of the Korea Policy Institute, and a co-producer of the radio show, Asia Pacific Forum.  She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s from Columbia.

 

 

If you would like to register for this free talk and question and answer session, please email moonjn@gmail.com

 

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  The best media/news show for social activism, with Amy Goodman’s factual reporting, without the editorializing and hype seen on broadcast channels. It can be seen at their DemocracyNow! website, at http://FreeSpeech.org on Roku and similar internet TV streaming devices at 8AM, and listened to on WRPI 91.5 FM weekdays at 9AM.

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

Get Involved!

* Sign up to be on the Upper Hudson Peace Action email list to get newsletter announcements of events: http://peaceact.net/contact-us/

* Join a weekly vigil near you (see the calendar and the local chapters listings above), or start your own—typically an hour of becoming friends with like-minded folks with signs on a busy street corner.  Due to uncertain times, these vigils may or not be happening.

* Look into other organizations as well as us, such as:

  • Women Against War, http://www.womenagainstwar.org  Women Against War brings together Capital District women to work for peace. We advocate for changed US foreign policies through lobbying, leafleting, vigils, media outreach & educational events.
  • AFSC   https://www.afsc.org/ the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice. working with people of many backgrounds. Key activities: Ending discrimination, building peace, defending immigrant rights, ending mass incarceration, building economic justice.

* Support anti-nuclear activities:

* Support the refugees in our area:

* Get involved politically:

* Support environmental action:

  • see Bill McKibben’s  https://350.org/    350.org is building the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to science and justice.
  • PAUSE, People of Albany United for Safe Energy  http://www.pausenergy.org/  PAUSE promotes safe, sustainable energy and fights for environmental justice.

PANYS logo snapshotWe are part of the national organization Peace Action – today’s Peace Movement
-the largest membership peace group in the United States.
Peace Action works for smarter American approaches to global problems.
Click on the link for more information on our overall organization. http://www.peace-action.org/

Peace Action logo snapshotWe are also one of 18 chapters of
Peace Action New York State (PANYS)    http://www.panys.org/
–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