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empty shoes during climate protest in Paris

URGENT SIGN-ON to François Hollande: Let Them March! (November 29, 2015)

bombing damage in Paris

The cruelty of imperialist wars results in the cruelty of terrorism (November 16, 2015)

Codepink with signs mourning the dead

Add your name to CODEPINK's letters of condolence to the people of France, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria

GREECE-ATHENS-PROTEST-AUSTERITY MEASURES<br>12 Nov 2015, Athens, Attica, Greece --- (151112) -- ATHENS, Nov. 12, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Protesters take part in a rally in central Athens, Greece, Nov. 12, 2015. Greece was hit on Thursday by a 24-hour nationwide general strike called by trade unions protesting the new round of austerity measures imposed to redress a six-year debt crisis. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos) --- Image by © Marios Lolos/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Protests and Strikes in Greece Today (Nov 12, 2015)

bombed out city

Washington and Moscow:  Halt The Bombing and Stop Supporting Dictators in the Middle East! 

Campaign for Peace and Democracy Statement, October 10, 2015

The Statement in Farsi:
واشنگتن و مسکو
به بمباران خاتمه دهید
 و حمایت از دیکتاتورها را متوقف سازید

Greece, Spain & Puerto Rico: Current Struggles and Building Solidarity

Rafael Bernabe, Despina Lalaki, and Vicente Rubio-Pueyo, with moderator Ed Morales, discuss the struggles of their countries at a meeting in New York 9/30/2015

Athens OXI demo

Five prominent Europeans call for a break with austerity Europe and adoption of a new “Plan A” and “Plan B”

The five are Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Stefano Fassina, Zoe Konstantopoulou, Oskar Lafontaine, and Yanis Varoufakis (Sept. 14, 2015).

Athens demonstration at night

The Greek Drama of 2015: What Next? a talk by Nicholas Levis at Columbia University (Sept. 13, 2015)

Refugees Welcome

Solidarity with Syrian Refugees rally noon, Sat., Sept 12, 2015, Union Square

Benjamin Netanyahu at UN

Why Support the Iran Deal (August 6, 2015)

"OXI!" in Times Square

As the people say NO!, Support Greece Now (July 8, 2015)

Greek rally

Rally: Solidarity with the Greek People! OXI (No) to the Bankers' Blackmail, Wednesday, July 1, Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue at 30th Street, Astoria, Queens, NYC, 6:30 pm

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Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy (6/17/2015)

Sanaa Seif

Take Action: Egypt's political prisoners/Greek debt (June 15, 2015)

Greece Solidarity 4 All U.S. Tour, May 22 to June 14 with Christos Giovanopoulos -- New York, Baltimore, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco/ Oakland (May 21, 2015)

Continental Crucible book cover

May 18, 2015, meeting on Continental Crucible with author Richard Roman, and Manny Ness

Open Letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: No to a joint Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot alliance in the “war on terror” (May 13, 2015)

Open Letter in Farsi: نامه سرگشاده به نخست وزیر یونان الکسیس تسیپراس

Greek statue with debt discus

Sign the Greek Debt Truth Commission Appeal! (May 11, 2015)


Support the lawsuit against Greece's Golden Dawn! (Apr. 27, 2015)

Alexis Tsipras (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

CPD in The Nation: “Debating Syriza's Options,” featuring selected articles by Tom Walker, Stathis Kouvelakis, Costas Lapavitsas, Michael Roberts, Barry Finger, James K. Galbraith, and Maria Margaronis (Mar. 24, 2015)

Greek Forum panelists

Feb. 6, 2015 Forum “After the Greek Elections:
The Future of Austerity in Greece, Europe and Beyond”
Transcripts of talks and updates by the speakers:
Natassa Romanou, Alan Akrivos, Iannis Delatolas,
Nantina Vgontzas, and Aaron Amaral

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PRESS RELEASE: CPD Sends Letter of Support to Greece and Calls on the IMF, EU, and ECB to Change Course (Feb. 23,2015)

CPD Sign-on statement “We Support the Greek People's Struggle Against Austerity” (Feb. 18, 2015)

crowd of people in Greece

Feb. 11, 2015: Stand with the People of Greece at EU offices in NYC

Greek women marching

Feb. 6, 2015, CPD forum “After the Greek Elections: The Future of Austerity in Greece, Europe and Beyond

The entire evening was livestreamed and videotaped. To see the tapes, go to for Part 1  for Part 2
(note: There is a small overlap of the two tapes: Aaron Amaral’s presentation is at both the end of Part 1, and at the beginning of Part 2)

NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
Lecture Hall 95 at 238 Thompson St
(off Washington Square South), Manhattan

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Upcoming SYRIZA and CPD events on elections in Greece (Jan. 12, 2015)

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CPD Sign-on Statement: “End the Killing of Students Now: Peace, Justice, and Democracy for Mexico”
(November 13, 2014)

Press Release: CPD Solidarity Statement sent to Mexican protesters, and to Mexican, U.S. and Canadian officials
(December 22, 2014)

Story about CPD statement in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada
(December 22, 2014)

The statement in Spanish:
Alto inmediato a la matanza de estudiantes: Paz, justicia y democracia para México
(13 de noviembre del 2014)

The statement in Farsi:

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The Campaign for Peace and Democracy Needs Your Support! (December 10, 2014)

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Mexico: Upcoming Events & Recommended Readings (December 2, 2014)

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CPD Statement: “ISIS, Kobanê, and the Future of the Middle East” (October 19, 2014)

Nina Potarskaya

Interview with Ukrainian left feminist Nina Potarskaya (October 1, 2014)

Greek cleaning women

Support the Struggle of the 595 Greek Women Cleaners in Greece! Sept. 16, 2014


“$15 Now” raise U.S. Minimum Wage! Aug. 19, 2014

father carrying dead son

Protest the assault on Gaza! Thursday, July 24, 2014


Three Articles on Ukraine

Latest Update on Greece (from the UK, 6/2/2014)

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CPD recommendations for the Left Forum

demonstrators in Ukraine

Ukraine Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Is There a Way Out?
by Joanne Landy (5/21/2014)

Update on Greece (from the UK) April 29, 2014

Paris poster

International Day Against Racism and Fascism , Sat., March 22, 2014

fascism in Europe discussion

Is Fascism Returning to Europe? - A Public Discussion
posted March 11, 2014

antiwar demonstrator arrested in Moscow

Oppose NATO, Russian Intervention in Crimea, and the IMF
March 10, 2014

women protesting treatment of Palestinians in Gaza

Protest Egypt attack on Medea Benjamin/U.S. inaction
March 7, 2014

Cairo demonstration 2-24-2014

Sign-on: Defend Democratic Rights in Egypt
February 26, 2014

Adam Hanieh

“A Petrodollar and a Dream” by Adam Hanieh:
How Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other countries,
working with the U.S., attempt to steer popular
struggles away from challenging their governments

January 29, 2014

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Statement by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
January 6, 2014

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Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
December 2, 2013

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Support Mexican Intellectual and Trade Unionist Edur Velasco Arregui!
November 17, 2013

Syria Teach-in

Teach-in on “Syria in the Context of the Arab Uprisings”
November 17, 2013

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Updates from Greece
November 8, 2013

RUINS film poster

Film screening of “Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-hunt”
November 8, 2013

Snowden street poster

Open Letter by Leaders of Poland's Solidarity Movement
in Defense of Edward Snowden

October 2, 2013

Malalai Joya's book cover

Renowned Afghan Women's Rights and Anti-War Activist
and Author Malalai Joya Speaks in New York City

October 4, 2013

Evangelos Venizelos

Rally: Greek Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos
September 27, 2013

Obama Rouhani

Obama and Rouhani, A Call to Action
September 24, 2013

Pavlos Vive

Anti-Fascist Petition to the Government of Greece
September 23, 2013


Sign to Support Striking Greek teachers!
September 17, 2013

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CPD Statement on Syria:
We Oppose Both a U.S.–led Attack on Syria and the Brutal Regime of Bashar al–Assad.
We Support a Democratic Syrian Revolution!

September 6, 2013

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Call Your Member of Congress Today and Say:
No military attack on Syria!

August 28, 2013

The Obama Administration seems poised for a military attack on Syria. We must act NOW to do all we can to stop this dangerous and illegal action. Please contact your members of Congress today and tell them that a military attack on Syria is no solution to the crisis. They need to hear from us before it's too late!

Congress is in recess, so it is probably most effective to call Representatives in the their District offices and U.S. Senators in their State offices. To find out their phone numbers, use this helpful Friends Committee on National Legislation guide (Be sure to click contact, once you find your official's square)

Please let us know at if you have made your call.


August 28, 2013

Aug. 22, 2013 Action: Call on Obama to Pardon Chelsea Manning!

Aug. 22, 2013 Egypt: The Revolution at the Crossroads by Thomas Harrison

Mubarak being released

Aug. 19, 2013 — Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists, letter to comrades, 15 august 2013 : "Down with military rule ... no to the return of the old regime ... no to the return of the Brotherhood"

Aug. 18, 2013 — Action: Oppose Greek Neo-Nazism & Anti-Semitism
Sign Petition to Defend Savvas Michael-Matsas and Konstantinos Moutzouris

member of Golden Dawn waving flag

FRIDAY AUG 9, 4:30 - 6pm, NYC

June 24, 2013 — Personal Statement on Syria by CPD Co-Directors Harrison and Landy

Syrian protesters in 2011

June 15, 2013 — Save Greek public broadcasting

June 11, 2013 — Open Letter of Support to Greek public TV Workers

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banner on top of 339 Lafayette against Iransactions

Havaar banner atop the AJ Muste building in Manhattan

June 6, 2013 — CPD Open Letter to Russian judge calling for fair trial and acquittal of 12 defendants in first major political trial of protesters against Putin government's political repression.

Please email your own letter to

May 30, 2013 — Campaign for Peace and Democracy Panels at the 2013 Left Forum

May 21, 2013 — Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy

May 10, 2013 — CPD Welcomes New Endorsers Lawrence Wittner, Peter Tatchell, Yifat Susskind, Bhaskar Sunkara, Richard Seymour, Costas Panayotakis, Manijeh Nasrabadi, Ali Issa, Jules Greenstein & Beth Bush

John Feffer's interview
with Landy and Harrison about
their view of the post-1989 developments in Eastern Europe
Tom Harrison and Joanne Landy
as it appeared in
Huffington Post World


February 13, 2013
CPD supports Havaar sign-on campaign "Iran Sanctions = Silent War." Please add your name.

Sanctions=War demonstration

February 4, 2013
CPD joins 24 groups calling for Obama to ensure that sanctions don't block food and medicine to Iranians.


September, 2012
CPD sign-on statement "We Stand with the Greek People Fighting Austerity — For Their Sake and Ours"
Personal Statement on Syria by CPD Co-Directors Harrison and Landy

Greek Protesters

Free Russian Political Prisoners Petition


Report and Video of 10/4/12 NYC Forum “The Neoliberal Assault on Disability Rights.”


May 18, 2012 — Chicago! Join the May 20 protest against NATO and the G8


April 9th, 2012 — Act TODAY for Bahraini Hunger Striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja!


March 17th at 10am — CPD Left Forum panel: What are the Lessons of 1989's East European Revolutions for Transformations Today?

March 17th at 3pm — "Should Labor and the Left Propose a Global Green Jobs Alternative to Austerity and Climate Change?"


February 22, 2012 — Raha Iranian Feminist Collective on "Solidarity and Its Discontents"


February 21, 2012 — CPD welcomes new endorsers Medea Benjamin, Frank Brodhead, Marjorie Cohn, Hamid Dabashi, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Dan Gallin, Kathy Kelly, Bitta Mostofi, and Adaner Usmani.


February 14, 2012 — Call the State Department to protest the deportation of international observers from Bahrain, the brutal crackdown against Bahrainis and U.S. military aid to Bahrain's repressive regime.


February 2, 2012 — "No Sanctions, No War, No Dictatorship in Iran" —— join the Feb 4 march!


January 16, 2012 — Iranian rights activists oppose assassinations & war threat


November 30, 2011 — Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy


November 16, 2011 — Join your local 11/17 protest: "We're Not Going Away!"

Photo: NY Metro Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program


November 7, 2011 — CPD speaks at Rome Occupation; Nov. 7 Kissinger protest


October 10, 2011 — Bahrain Update from the Campaign for Peace and Democracy


October 4, 2011 — Join nationwide occupations & Oct 6 Washington DC event!


September 16, 2011 — Message of Condolence and Solidarity from U.S. Peace Activists to the Syrian People


Tues 7/26/2011 — Urgent Rallies at Congressional Offices To Defend Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security


Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy!
June 2011


CPD Salutes Syria's Courageous Democratic Movement
June 9, 2011
Syrian protests in March 2011


CPD Condemns Israel’s Murderous Attack on Unarmed Palestinians
June 9, 2011
Palestinian protesters take cover from Israeli forces shooting near the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Sunday, June 5, 2011


Pearl Square End U.S. Support for Bahrain's Repressive Government
May 16, 2011

Statement as it appeared on line in The New York Review of Books on June 9, 2011
Statement as it appears in the June 6, 2011 issue of The Nation
Press Release: Hundreds of Bahrain's join call to end US support for Bahrain government, May 24, 2011



Report on CPD's Feb. 2011 Delegation of Peace and Human Rights Activists
to the U.S. and Iranian Missions to the U.N.

Afghanistan War Weekly

April 4, 2011

The news media's focus remained on North Africa and the Middle East this week, with some Afghanistan reporters even being redeployed to that region. Despite the lack of media coverage, there are two stories from last week that I think are important. . . . more

U.S. and Iranian UN Missions to be visited
2/25 by peace & human rights activists

Egypt After Mubarak
A Statement by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy

CPD recommends MERIP's analysis
of U.S. response to Egyptian protests

CPD Statement on Tunisia (1/16/2011)

CPD Supports Assange and Manning (12/15/2010)

Support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy in 2011!

Using Afghan Women To Justify War on Afghanistan


End the War Threats and Sanctions Program Against Iran
Support the Struggle for Democracy Inside Iran
October 2010
Click here to sign, see the full list of signers, or donate

Iran targetted by U.S.        2009 opposition protest in Iran

CPD responds to Phil Wilayto on Iran

FROM PAKISTAN “The Disaster and the Way Out”

Pakistan flood victims wading through water

Mansour Osaloo

Union Activists in Iran – Repression Continues

Pakistan flood victims

Urgent Pakistan Labor Appeal
for Emergency Flood Support


Foro Social Mundial CPD Participates in
Campaign against U.S. Military Bases
& Neoliberal Economics in Latin America
(8/11/10 - 8/15/10)

Call your Congressperson July 26 or 27, 2010

flyer opposing sanctions on Iran

CPD Statement:
Oppose War And Sanctions On Iran

Solidarity with the Democratic Struggle Inside Iran

(July 2010)

Iranian Trade Unionists Held Incommunicado : URGENT ACTION
(June 2010)

Saeed Reza
Saeed Torabian / Reza Shahabi

CPD co-sponsors
National anti-war conference
to bring the troops home now!
Albany, New York, July 23-25, 2010

Gaza Freedom Flotilla But What Could Israel Do? by CPD Endorser Stephen R. Shalom (6/5/10)

Please support the Campaign for Peace and Democracy (June 2010)

Open Letter from CPD to Egyptian Labor Protesters (4/30/10)

Left Forum March 21, 2010

forum: Tuesday, May 11 , 2010

Tuesday, May 11 • 7:00 pm
NYU Kevorkian Center

50 Washington Square South
(at 255 Sullivan St.), Manhattan

Campaign for Peace and Democracy
and Where Is My Vote-NY, The NYU Kevorkian Center,
The Nation
invite you to attend a forum:

Sanctioning Iran?
As the Obama administration debates imposing new "targeted sanctions" on Iran, many question the effectiveness of sanctions to pressure regimes, while raising ethical and humanitarian concerns about the impact of sanctions on social movements as well as everyday people. In this program, two distinguished speakers will explore diverse views on the issue, using lessons learned from Iraq, Cuba, and South Africa and the current state of Iran today. We hope for the audience to come to their own understanding of the debate and to make an informed opinion as to the effect of targeted sanctions on Iran .

The program will feature:

Professor of philosophy at Fairfield University, PhD Yale University, JD Boston University School of Law. Professor Gordon has published extensively on issues of international relations and international law, particularly in the area of economic sanctions. Dr. Gordon's most recent work Invisible War: The United States and Iraq Sanctions was published by the Harvard University Press.

Founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian politics, and the balance of power in the Middle East. He is the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States. On February 25, 2010, Dr. Parsi testified before Congress on the Human Rights situation in Iran.

Managing editor of The Nation magazine. Editor of two books on the Middle East conflict, The New Intifada (Verso, 2001) and The Other Israel (New Press, 2002).


Support the people of Haiti (1/21/10)

Open letter to Iranian government, drone protest, CPD ad in Pakistani newspaper (1/12/10)

Pakistan anti-war poster

This poster, letting people know about CPD's anti-war position, is being put up all around Pakistan.

Members of the National Trade Union Federation of Pakistan demonstrate in Karachi against U.S. drones on January 23, 2010

Members of the National Trade Union Federation of Pakistan demonstrate in Karachi against U.S. drones on January 23, 2010

CPD Statement:
We Call for the United States to End Its Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan!

October, 2009 This may be a turning point for the expanding U.S./NATO wars in Afghanistan ...[more]

Czech Opponents of U.S. Radar Base Celebrate Their Victory

No U.S. Military Use of Bases in Colombia

CPD Letter to Hillary Clinton - Aug. 10, 2009

Iran: The Election and Beyond

Statements by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
    CPD Question and Answer on the Crisis in Iran - July 7, 2009
    Crisis in Iran - a Statement from CPD - June 17, 2009

Related Materials, Announcements, and Links on Iran


Open Letter Initiated by People in the U.S. to the Czech Chamber of Deputies: No to the Radar!

March 16, 2009 It is our understanding that after much debate in your country, the Czech Chamber of Deputies will vote very soon on the proposed agreement to accept the U.S. military radar . . . [more]

Stunning Victory for Czech Opponents of U.S. Radar Base

NEW YORK, March 18, 2009 — In a major setback for Pentagon plans to install a U.S. military radar base in the Czech Republic, the Czech government yesterday withdrew, at least for now (and possibly for good), its proposal to ratify an agreement on the base . . . [more]

Iranian Human Rights Leader Shirin Ebadi in Danger — Peace Activists Call on Teheran to Ensure Her Safety (April 2009)

We are writing to protest in the strongest terms the threats that have been mounted against Shirin Ebadi, co-founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Center and the Organization for the Defense of Mine Victims . . . [more]

No More Blank Check for Israel!
Statement on the Crisis in Gaza

January 2009 — In its massive military attacks on Gaza, Israel has again engaged in actions contrary to morality, international law, the cause of peace, and to the long-term best interests of the people of Israel. And, once again, the United States government has been the enabler of Israeli actions . . . [more]

Photo: Sharif Sarhan

Past Initiatives, Statements & Letters