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Climate Change and Nuclear War. Cartoon by Joe Kandra

Climate Change and Nuclear War: What We Can Do About the Twin Existential Threats

Sat Jan 22 2:00 pm EST
The webinar will focus on  how climate change increases the danger of nuclear war and how a nuclear war would ...
The World Stands Up to Sanctions

The World Stands Up to Sanctions

Sun Jan 23 1:00 pm EST
Speakers include: Francisco Campbell - Nicaraguan Ambassador to the US Carlos Ron - Venezuela's vice minister for North America Deacon Yoseph Teferi - ...
Meet the Big 5: How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics

Meet the Big 5: How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics

Mon Jan 24 7:00 pm EST
Monday January 24th 7:00pm-8:00pm Eastern We talk a lot about the military-industrial complex, but what exactly is it, who makes ...
Visitors watch the North Korea side from the Unification Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Prospects for Peace in Korea in 2022

Mon Jan 24 8:00 pm EST
Peace on the Korean Peninsula has long been a cherished wish of the Korean people for seven decades after the ...
Moral Budget

Hearing on the Moral Budget

Tue Jan 25 1:00 pm EST
The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Revenue will hear testimony on the Moral Budget for Massachusetts, a pair of bills ...
The Uyghurs of China: Who they Are, Human Rights Abuses, Implications for US Policy

The Uyghurs of China: Who they Are, Human Rights Abuses, Implications for US Policy

Tue Jan 25 4:00 pm EST
A Panel Discussion with: Garner Bovingdon, author of The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land and professor of Central Eurasian ...
Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy

Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy

Tue Jan 25 7:00 pm EST
Does understanding the true nature of American society matter in our struggle to turn the United States toward peace? If ...
Hearing on Nuclear Weapons Threat Commission

Hearing on Nuclear Weapons Threat Commission

Wed Jan 26 11:00 am EST
Rescheduled from January 11 The state legislature’s Committee on Public Safety will hear testimony on the Nuclear Weapons Threat Commission ...
Holding Stephen Lynch Accountable on Yemen

Holding Stephen Lynch Accountable on Yemen

Thu Jan 27 12:00 pm EST
Boston
Thursday, January 27th from 12pm-1pm Office of Congressman Stephen Lynch One Harbor St. Boston, MA 02210 The Raytheon Antiwar Campaign ...
Nuclear Disarmament Rallies

Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Rebuilding a Broader Movement

Sat Jan 29 2:00 pm EST
An Online Conference With Congress appropriating funds for new and upgraded nuclear weapons and delivery systems, the need to counter ...
Bruce Gagnon and Regis Tremblay

Reflections on the Moment: From Covid to War in Space…and Lots In-Between

Sun Jan 30 11:00 am EST
“Reflections on the Moment: From Covid to War in Space...and Lots In-Between” (from Crimea and Maine) with Bruce Gagnon & ...
A Better Way in the Middle East, with Trita Parsi

A Better Way in the Middle East, with Trita Parsi

Mon Jan 31 7:00 pm EST
With decreased U.S. presence in the Middle East, diplomatic efforts in the region have rapidly increased, fostering talk and cooperation ...

Thank you for a successful fund drive!

Thank you for a successful fund drive!Despite pandemic setbacks, Massachusetts Peace Action has continued to thrive and grow throughout the last year. We’ve expanded our reach through digital organizing, increased the scope of our work with new advocacy groups, produced more educational programs than ever before, and added new interns, co-op students, and even another full time staffer to our team! Thank you for a successful Fall 2021 Fund Drive!

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Nuclear Disarmament

Twin Existential Threats

By Ira Helfand and Asha Asokan Today, the world lives in the shadow of two grave and deeply related existential threats. There is a growing awareness of the danger posed by the climate crisis and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit […]

Raytheon Antiwar Campaign

Raytheon Campaign calls for Whistleblowers

By Paul Shannon and Brian Garvey On Thursday January the 13th members of the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign joined with local activists in Andover Massachusetts to call for employees at the Missiles & Defense facility to step forward and become whistleblowers. It was the second time […]

Adolescent Mental Health
Action Report

Youth Mental Health is a Crisis

by Susan Mirsky, David Mirsky, and Liz Walters How has the pandemic affected adolescent mental health, and what resources do adolescents have and lack during this time? On December 16th, 2021, Mass. Peace Action’s Fund Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign held its first in a series […]

A family take bread and tea with milk, in northeast Afghanistan. Almost 23 million people, more than half the country, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Photo: World Food Program/Jon Dumont
Middle East Wars

What we Must Do for Afghanistan

by Jean Athey I have a beloved 4-year-old granddaughter.  If I lived in Afghanistan, my family would be facing the likelihood that she would die. My heart breaks in pieces to think of this. It is estimated that a million children under the age of […]