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ACTION ALERT: Oppose German HEU Nuclear Waste Coming to SRS PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:46

UPDATE: Both the Aiken Standard and the Augusta Chronicle have come out with op-eds opposing dumping German HEU nuclear waste at SRS:

"Don't Dump on Us" and "New German Waste Another Bad Signal"

TAKE ACTION...Submit your comment by MONDAY July 21st! See info below...


 

ACTION ALERT: Oppose German HEU Nuclear Waste Coming to SRS

The Department of Energy (DOE) is considering proposals to bring German HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) commercial spent fuel to the Savannah River Site for processing and disposal.  But there is no place to dispose of it for the long-term meaning it would wind up dumped at SRS for decades if not permanently.  Environmentalists and concerned citizens have already spoken out at a DOE Hearing in North Augusta in opposition on Tuesday June 24th… now it is your TURN TO SPEAK UP!

TAKE ACTION! Tell DOE to Consider the Environmental & Financial Liabilities of Dumping German Nuclear Waste at SRS.

The DOE is soliciting comment from the public to make an Environmental Assessment (EA) on whether bringing German HEU Nuclear Waste to SRS would have a “significant impact” on the local community, thus requiring a more researched “environmental impact statement” (EIS) under federal law.  Boosters and supporters of bringing German HEU Nuclear Waste to SRS are urging a finding of “no significant impact” to avoid an environmental impact statement. Tell DOE to consider the environmental & financial liabilities of dumping German nuclear waste at SRS. Please include any additional factors…environmental or socioeconomic… that should be weigh in on considering a community impact.

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SUBMIT COMMENT BY MONDAY JULY 21st

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 16:08
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Fall 2014 Internships with Carolina Peace: Apply Now! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 18:56

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2014 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization?  Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues?  Do you have a passion for non-violent social change?  Then this internship is for you.  USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship.  We are specifically looking for: Nuclear/Environmental Issues, Mideast Peace, Social Justice.

PRIORITY DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday May 23, 2014..  Applications considered on a rolling basis thereafter.

For application & more info, click "Read More"

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:35
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Donate to Syrian Refugee Relief PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 December 2013 02:40

Carolina Peace Resource Center, Aiken Peace raise $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits with photojournalist Thomas Hammond

We are humbled and gratified to announce that, through your generosity, the Carolina Peace Resource Center and Aiken Peace raised nearly $1,500 for Syrian Refugee Relief at benefits in Columbia (Thursday Feb 27th) and Aiken (Tuesday Feb 25th) proceeds going to the Syrian-American Medical Society, the Al Salam School, and the Maram Foundation. We will be able to cut checks for $500 to each of these worthy charities.  But it's not too late to sweeten those checks and increase our impact: help make a real difference by donating. Details below.

SPECIAL THANKS to Thomas Hammond, Al-Amir on Main for donation food, Conundrum Music Hall, Tom Law, Manar S., Danya Naifeh, Wes Joiner and Zach Jones, Nyna Dalbec, Michelle Hutchinson, Paul Palmer and everyone who helped.

Photo by Thomas Hammond An unfinished concrete building in Reyhanli, Turkey housing five familes of Syrian refugees, 32 people in all.

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY!

DONATE ONLINE VIA PAYPAL:

Click on the PayPal button at the right/top of  the page or click here.

IMPORTANT: Remember to click on "Special Instructions" and note "for Syrian refugee relief" before submitting your payment.

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MAIL DONATIONS:

Make your tax-deductible check payable to "Carolina Peace Resource Center" and note for "Syrian Refugee Relief"

Mail to: Carolina Peace Resource Center, P.O. Box 7933, Columbia, SC  29202

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS: http://bit.ly/syriarelief

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014 18:02
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Repeal South Carolina's "Stand Your Ground" Law PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:54

LIKE Repeal Stand Your Ground-SC on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/RepealStandYourGroundSC

Sign & Share the Online Petition:

http://chn.ge/1jM8CG7

“Stand Your Ground” is a radical rewrite of self-defense law that encourages the use of deadly force as a first resort rather than as a last resort, abandoning the centuries old doctrine of a “duty to retreat” when possible.  By deleting the “duty to retreat,” “Stand Your Ground” is really a “License to Kill” and will result in questionable homicides and unnecessary tragedies.

CONTACT repealstandyourground[@]carolinapeace.org

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014 17:37
 
Iran: Push for More Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:41

Iran: Push for More Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy

Multiparty talks between the US, its allies and Iran over its nuclear program have made progress in Geneva.  On the table is an interim deal promising temporary relief from sanctions to Iran in return for concrete steps from Iran reigning in its nuclear program as a stepping stone to a more comprehensive deal.  Iran’s new President Rouhani is a moderate with a mandate to deal on Iran’s nuclear program with the US; Iran has been under crippling sanctions that have hamstrung its economy and it is suing for peace.  Such an interim agreement would strengthen Rouhani’s hand versus Iranian hardliners at home that oppose a comprehensive deal and would open a window for a diplomacy and rapprochement with Iran.

Inexplicably, hardliners elsewhere have attempted to undermine the Obama administration’s progress toward such a diplomatic solution. CLICK READ MORE...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:55
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