The PJRC

The Democracy Journal
Search Site
Get Involved
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Support the PJRC

    Support the PJRC for continued original analysis on ending the wars, funding domestic priorities and preserving civil liberties.

    Make a contribution to the PJRC now!

    Make a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more and receive an autographed copy of Tom Hayden's newest book!

    Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters

    Conferences & Events

    Tom Hayden speaks in Port Huron, MI, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement.

    Invite Tom Hayden to speak in your town! 

    March 18, 2015 7:30 PM - Berkeley, California 

    KPFA Presents Tom Hayden @ First Congressional Church 7:30PM with Gloria La Riva

    March 19, 2015 6:30 PM - San Francisco, California 

    Commonwealth Club of California Presents Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

    March 26, 2015 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 

    TBD

    March 29, 2015 3:00 PM - Detroit, Michigan 

    Source Bookstore 

    April 2, 2015 6:30 PM - Brentwood, CA 

    Diesel Bookstore

    April 8, 2015 - Laguna Beach, CA

    Laguna Beach Democratic Club

    April 11, 2015 11:15 AM - Malibu, CA

    Malibu Democratic Club

    April 18-19, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA 

    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 

    April 29, 2015 7:00 PM - New York, New York

    Barnes & Noble Union Square with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez

    May 3, 2015 9:30 AM - Washington, D.C. (Takoma Park, Maryland)

    Busboys & Poets in Takoma Park, Maryland

    May 3, 2015 2:00 PM - Baltimore Maryland

    The Enoch Pratt Library with The Ivy Bookstore

    May 4, 2015 - Miami, Florida

    Books & Books, Coral Gables

    Follow Tom

                    

    Contact Us
    This form does not yet contain any fields.

      The Peace and Justice Resource Center

      The Peace and Justice Resource Center is a non-profit advocacy and consulting center dedicated to original, carefully researched analysis of the real state of the long wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as the failed U.S. wars on drugs and gangs, and U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.

      These Long Wars require a long peace movement of effective organizers, without which the promise of the Obama administration will fade under pressure from the Pentagon, Wall Street, and the Republican right.

      Public opinion has shifted strongly against the wars, but the public interest remains to be effectively advocated and promoted in the face of powerful interest groups lobbying for an escalation to a 10-12 year war in Afghanistan alone.

      History shows that public opposition opinion was a significant factor in influencing policymakers in 2006 and 2008. Since those times, however, organized anti-war pressure has fallen off, derailed by concerns over the Wall Street meltdown, the health care debate, and a lingering public expectation that the Obama presidency means an era of peace.

      Immediate attention is required for building and increasing the pressure for an exit strategy and troop withdrawal. This cannot be done by email blasts alone, or by the natural evolution of public opinion. It means a struggle to reframe the national debate around an exit strategy including troop withdrawals, rational criticism of the national security experts favoring escalation, and building a groundswell of public concern on constituent and community levels where all politics begins.

      The PJRC collaborates with Progressive Democrats for America, Brave New Foundation, Just Foreign Policy, and the networks of United For Peace & Justice, CODEPINK, Peace Action, and Stop Funding Torture.com.

      The Peace and Justice Resource Center is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.