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    Central America's Forgotten History

    Central America’s Forgotten History: Aviva Chomsky

    Wed Oct 20 7:00 pm EDT
    Aviva Chomsky, historian, author and activist, will speak at a virtual event sponsored by the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project. Professor ...
    Pine Barrens clear cut for solar project

    Solar Gone Wrong: Solar v. Forests– A False Choice

    Wed Oct 20 7:00 pm EDT
    In Southeast Massachusetts on the traditional territory of the Wampanoag Nation, globally rare Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens forests are being clear-cut ...
    Opposing Militarism: A Key Task For Climate Justice

    Opposing Militarism: A Key Task For Climate Justice

    Sat Oct 23 12:00 pm EDT
    Graphic by Andrew Flaherty Did you miss Part 1?  View the video here! The climate crisis is an imperialism issue ...
    Veterans Forum on the War in Afghanistan

    Veterans Forum on the War in Afghanistan

    Sat Oct 23 4:00 pm EDT
    Boston
    Saturday, October 23rd @ 4pm Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St. Boston, MA What does the U.S. withdrawal mean ...
    Honor the Treaties: Stop Line 3. Sierra Club photo

    Stop the Pipeline: Enbridge Line 3 Activists Speak Out

    Sun Oct 24 11:00 am EDT
    with Winona Laduke Comments by Ken Jones, Catherine Hoffman, Rachel Wyon, Michele Noor Obed In the horrific aftermath of yet ...
    The Iron Dome: A Panel on US-Israel Relations

    The Iron Dome: A Panel on US-Israel Relations

    Sun Oct 24 1:00 pm EDT
    Boston
    Sunday, October 24th 1:00 pm-2:00pm (ET) Boston University (College of Arts and Sciences room 211) 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 ...
    The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

    The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

    Mon Oct 25 2:00 pm EDT
    Cambridge
    ‘The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange’ is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of - "democratic" states ...
    State Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Massachusetts speaks at a rally at the State House just before he introduces single-payer legislation. (Photo: Rebecca Klein / MassCare)

    Hearing on the Massachusetts Medicare for All Act

    Tue Oct 26 11:00 am EDT
    The COVID crisis has amplified the critical need for a new Massachusetts healthcare single-payer financing system.  The time is now ...
    The John Lennon Wall is located in a building in the Malá Strana district, in the city of Prague, Czech Republic.

    Peace, Activism, and the Arts: Contested Terrain, Possible Pathways

    Tue Oct 26 7:00 pm EDT
    The arts – music, poetry, theatre, visual arts, and more – have been proclaimed as a way of achieving peace ...
    The Nuclear Weapon Button: Presidential Power and Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

    The Nuclear Weapon Button: Presidential Power and Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

    Wed Oct 27 12:00 pm EDT
    "The problem is not that General Milley deviated from policy;  the problem is the policy." The recent publication of "Peril" by ...
    China, US and Taiwan

    China, the U.S., and Taiwan: The World’s Most Dangerous Flashpoint?

    Wed Oct 27 7:30 pm EDT
     Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Register Here: https://bit.ly/SANE1027 A panel discussion with: Professor Zhiqun Zhu: Zhiqun ...
    Music for Peace: Introducing Samuel Andonian and Alice Chenyang Xu

    Music for Peace: Introducing Samuel Andonian and Alice Chenyang Xu

    Sat Oct 30 7:30 pm EDT
    Cambridge
    Introducing Samuel Andonian and Alice Chenyang Xu In the first concert of Music for Peace's 2021-2022 season, we present Samuel ...

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    The Swiss anti-nuclear group Campax unfurled a banner promoting disarmament from a sailboat on Lake Geneva in June, shortly before Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Biden arrived in Geneva for a summit. Photo: Associated Press
    Nuclear Disarmament

    How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons

    By Peter Metz and Ira Helfand Originally published in the Boston Globe, September 30, 2021 Sunday was the eighth annual International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, established by the UN General Assembly You probably weren’t aware of it. After all, the possibility […]

    Sr. Megan Rice accepted Mass. Peace Action's Peacemaker Award in 2019 with Michael Walli and Christopher Spicer on behalf of Transform Now Plowshares.
    Nuclear Disarmament

    Nuclear Resister Megan Rice

    Sr. Megan Rice, a visionary and steadfast anti-nuclear resister who painted peace slogans on the nuclear bomb factory in Oak Ridge, TN, in 2012, has died. Megan spoke for Mass. Peace Action on multiple occasions, including at an event in 2017 with Dan Zak, the […]

    Racial Justice and Decolonization

    We Need a Prison Moratorium

    by Cole Harrison Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, October 5, 2021 Thank you, co-chairs Eldridge and Cabral, for convening this hearing.  I am Cole Harrison, executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action.  Peace Action was formed in 1957 as the Committee for a […]