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Madelyn Hoffman is the Executive Director of NJ Peace Action, based in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She has held that position since August 2000. Madelyn Hoffman traveled to Afghanistan with Global Exchange in June 2005 and has given dozens of presentations about her experiences since her return.

Madelyn Hoffman holds a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers-Newark. She is an adjunct professor of Political Science at two colleges in New Jersey.

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Rally in Tunisia - August 25, 2013, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Reflections on What's Happening in Tunisia The article is an interview conducted by Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, with Dr. Wassim Jday, an assistant professor at the University of Monastir and a political activist, about the current situation in Tunisia.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 17, 2010
The Peace Movement is Alive and Well -- and growing! This piece is a response to an article that appeared on and which describes a battered and bruised peace movement that lacks vibrancy and focus. The Executive Director of Peace Action, a co-convener of United for Peace and Justice, and the Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action tell a different story.
No Nukes, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Fukushima. Hiroshima. Nagasaki. When Will It Stop? Fukushima raised many questions about the dangers of radiation and the long-term effects of radiation poisoning. As the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approach, it is a very good time to take a closer look at what happened and to refocus our attention on the dangers of nuclear weapons.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Is the Iraq War Really Over? Today marks the 9th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, an invasion that was considered by many to be illegal, immoral and unjustified. Today's anniversary passed without much attention being paid to it -- and yet, there is much we need to remember about what happened (and continues to happen) in Iraq. This all leads to the conclusion that the war in Iraq is NOT yet over.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The So-Called "Good War" in Afghanistan is Now "The High Cost War" This piece is about how the so-called "good war" in Afghanistan must end -- and how President Barack Obama should listen to the majority of Americans who now oppose the war, and not the generals -- who would like to see the U.S. embroiled in continued conflict in Afghanistan for another 8 years in a no-win situation. It is time to bring our troops home and return Afghanistan to the Afghan people.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Can the U.S. Afford Another War? Has the United States not learned anything from the war against Iraq? This article describes the human and financial costs of the war against Iraq, the need to prevent war against Iran, and the move in the U.S. Congress to try to shield the Pentagon from all-important budget cuts.
anti-war rally, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 3, 2018
We Must Step Up our Work for Peace (and against war!) Looking back on 2017 and ahead to 2018 -- what must we do to work for peace?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2010
Changing the Nation's Spending Priorities from War to Peace This article describes the connection between the nation's large amount of military spending and the relatively small amounts of money spent on community programs such as education and food. It illustrates how important it is to change our nation's spending priorities.
Move the Money from War to Education, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 31, 2014
Money for Food or for Nuclear Bombs? This article describes the increase in spending on nuclear weapons at a time when food stamps are being cut and unemployment benefits not extended. When will the federal spending priorities shift away from the military and nuclear weapons to programs that address community needs?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 22, 2010
Nuclear Weapons are 65 Years Old: It's Time to Retire Them! This article describes what the peace movement is doing today on nuclear disarmament issues in an effort to bring about a nuclear weapons free world.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The 1000th Death in Afghanistan: There Must Be a Better Way! After 1000 U.S. dead in Afghanistan, it is way past time to bring our troops home. Why the surge in troops and increased reliance on unmanned attack drones costs much more than anyone can afford.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 9, 2011
Mid-Term Grades for the Obama Administration's Peaceful Policies? Grassroots Peace Organization determines mid-term grades for President Obama on issues of war and peace as we head toward the January 25th State of the Union address.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 12, 2010
What is the REAL reason the U.S. military is in Haiti? Questions about U.S. military presence in Haiti. Is it what the Haitians really need?
Move the Money from War to Education, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2013
Ask Your Mayor to Support U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution To "Move the Money" from Military to Communities This piece describes a resolution coming to a vote at the upcoming Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting and asks that people contact their mayor to support this resolution, before, during or after the Annual Meeting.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
Another World is Possible -- Another World is Necessary Article about the U.S. Social Forum and the G20 Economic Summit -- Another World is Possible and Another World is Necessary!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Secret Surveillance of Muslims Should Concern Us All Our justice system should operate on the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, it seems the NYPD has put that aside and is classifying a whole community as suspect, simply because of their religion. Most of the mainstream media responding to this story have described this as an issue between Muslims and the government. While Muslims' civil rights and civil liberties are under attack
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sweetheart Tax Deal for Lockheed Martin? This article describes a blatant example of proposed corporate welfare to military contractor Lockheed Martin in Montgomery County, Maryland and an organized effort to prevent this proposal from being approved by the Maryland state legislature.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Iraq War: Ten Years Later and What Have We Reaped? Reflections on the Iraq War, 10 years after the U.S. invasion on March 19, 2003 from two peace activists who participated in an historic anti-war demonstration a month prior to the Iraq War.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Premature Peace Prize or Call to Action? The peace movement responds to President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a call to action, both for the President, and for those of us who are part of the ever-growing movement for peace in this country.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
Reflections on Peace for 2010 The first week of December 2009 was a most memorable one. How should the events of last month affect our goals and strategies for 2010.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 13, 2010
Nuclear Disarmament:: Reality or Rhetoric? What the peace movement hopes will come out of Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference and how the peace movement is organizing for nuclear disarmament.

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