United for Peace and Justice is building a broad mass movement composed of all who are threatened by the ongoing war program. UFPJ Bay Area is a regional, movement building coalition that coordinates and supports the work of existing local groups and strives to strengthen or create solidarity where it is lacking whenever possible. We link the wars abroad with the assaults at home, and U.S. militarism to the corporate economic interests it serves. We work to make the peace movement a strong ally to movements for social and economic justice in the U.S. and abroad.
UFPJ Bay Area stands opposed to 11 “preemptive” wars of aggression; we reject the drive to expand U.S. control over other nations and strip us of our rights at home under the cover of fighting terrorism and spreading democracy; we say NO to the use of war and racism to concentrate power in the hands of the few, at home and abroad.
We come together to turn the tide, to overwhelm war with peace, and oppression with justice. We hold that countries have the right to determine their own future, free from the threat of “preemptive attacks” and “regime change,” military occupation, and outside control of their economic resources.
We call for new foreign and domestic policies based on the peaceful resolution of disputes amongst states; respect for national sovereignty, international law, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the defense and extension of basic democratic freedoms to all; social and economic justice; and the use of public spending to meet human and environmental needs.
Our Core Values
- Commitment to struggle nonviolently for social change.
- Recognition that broad coalitions are essential for the creation of peace with justice.
- Democratic decision making with a clear process based on the spirit of consensus and accountable leadership.
- Organize locally around national UFPJ action priorities.
- Be a clearinghouse for the work of local activists to bring their talents, issues, and needs to the common table.
- Support local actions and events.
- Support the further development of local leadership.
- Engage non-activist communities on peace and justice issues through innovative forums, programs, and other community events.
Visit the national UFPJ site for more information.