Peace Council Statements

The Syracuse Peace Council often takes public positions on key issues by releasing an organizational position statement. Sometimes it is a call to action, sometimes to raise awareness, sometimes to contribute to the public debate. Click on statement titles below to view.


  • SPC Protocol for Reporting and Responding to Incidents of Harassment

    On July 29, 2021, SPC’s Steering Committee approved a Protocol for Reporting and Responding to Incidents of Harassment for our organization. The Peace Council does not tolerate harassment of any kind. This document defines harassment and empowers a Review Committee to hear complaints, and take action to repair the situation…

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  • Statement on Recent Accusations of Anti-Semitism

    It has come to the attention of SPC’s Steering Committee that accusations of anti-semitism are being circulated about the Peace Council. To be perfectly clear:

    • There are many forms of oppression designed to prevent solidarity among different groups as well as provide more power and wealth to other groups. Antisemitism is one of those forms.

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  • We Must End All U.S. Support for the Government of Saudi Arabia A Statement from the Syracuse Peace Council on the Anniversary of War in Yemen

    We Must End All U.S. Support for the Government of Saudi Arabia A Statement from the Syracuse Peace Council on the Anniversary of War in Yemen

    On March 25, 2015, a Saudi-led coalition entered the Yemeni civil war. One year later, the fighting has killed more than 6,200 civilians and displaced millions, pushing the Arab world’s poorest country, Yemen, to the brink of famine. We ask all people of conscience to join us in calling on the Obama administration and the US Congress to end the US alliance with Saudi Arabia and to stop providing the Saudi regime with military and diplomatic support.

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  • Congress Must Reject the President’s War Powers Request

    On Feb. 11, President Obama sent Congress a proposed joint resolution to Authorize the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would authorize and extend military action against ISIS for the next three years. The Syracuse Peace Council calls on Congress to say no to this new AUMF, rescind the 2001 AUMF, and stop an “endless” war on the people of the Middle East.

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  • Statement of Support from Members of the Syracuse Community for The General Body and Student Calls for Diversity and Transparency at Syracuse University

    We are inspired by the student groups organizing on the Syracuse University campus for diversity and transparency (a summary of their grievances, taken from their website, is below). Their movement embodies principles of inclusivity, democratic participation in one’s community, care for others and direct action in support of the public…

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  • SPC Statement on September 11th

    By Carol Baum, SPC Staff Sunday, September 11, 2011 Revenge Will Not Heal Our GriefPrinted by the Syracuse Post-Standard on Sunday, September 11, 2011 After the Syracuse area peace and social justice community got over the initial shock of the events of 9/11/01, “Revenge Will Not Heal Our Grief” became…

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  • THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER: NOW WHAT?

    Okay. We can take a deep breath. Exhale. Close our eyes and even smile…for a few minutes. Many people worked long and hard to achieve this moment. While we applaud the end of the Bush dynasty, it’s clear that the US Empire lives on.

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