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George Paz Martin

Peace Ambassador
Branch: Foreign Affairs
Current Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

George Paz Martin serves as a delegate to the World Peace Council and the World Social Forum and as a NGO delegate to the United Nations. Martin is the former co-chair of the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Green Parties and founding member of the GPUS Black Caucus. George currently serves on the Boards/Steering Committees of National Peace Action Education Fund, Liberty Tree Foundation, US Peace Council, US Social Forum and United for Peace & Justice for which he Chairs the International Committee.

A former Fellow of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Martin has been honored with the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice’s Life Time Activist Award, with the Peace & Justice Studies Association’s Social Courage Award and by the African tribe of his slave roots in Ghana as a chief with the name “Nii Adjetey.”
Since internationally working for peace in Iraq, George Paz Martin was spoken truth to power in Italy, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Greece, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, Great Britain and recently in Tunisia and France.

Without justice, there is no peace. The connections must be made between peace and justice including climate change, gun laws, social and economic justice including all forms of discrimination. Decrease US military spending and increase spending on human needs. Continuing to work against war and its underlying causes, our successful relationships with other countries' civil society, NGO and peace leaders is the basis of our global peace mission and global green values.