He was a WW II veteran who advocated against the Vietnam War.
He was an 11-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives who co-authored the 1973 War Powers Act that checked the power of the president to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress. As a Congressman he spoke out against regimes that suppressed the rights of others, such as apartheid South Africa and the Israeli domination of Palestine.
He was a journalist. His book “They Dare to Speak Out” exposed the influence of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC. This was followed by “Deliberate Deceptions,” on facing the truth about the U.S.-Israeli relationship, and “Silent No More,” which confronted America’s false image of Islam.
He was founder of the Council for the National Interest, an organization that advocates for the protection of human rights in the Middle East.
And, for the past 22 years Paul Findley was a member of our National Council. As we celebrate his life, we mourn the passing of a strong supporter and a very good friend.
John Mahoney, Executive Director