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Peace & Justice Calendar

Climate Justice Means Justice for All

Climate Justice Means Justice for All

Sun Sep 25 12:00 pm EDT
Boston
Join members of Extinction Rebellion in a protest centering & expressing the intersectionality of the Climate Emergency. We'll rally with ...
Standout: Cuba is our Friend not our Enemy

Standout: Cuba is our Friend not our Enemy

Sun Sep 25 2:00 pm EDT
End the U.S. Embargo & Blockade of Cuba  Sunday, September 25th, 2:00 PM Copley Square, Boston (Dartmouth St entrance to ...
Raytheon-Nuclear-protest

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Webinar with Susi Snyder

Mon Sep 26 2:00 pm EDT
Challenging the Contractors Building Nuclear Weapons Susi Snyder is an expert on nuclear weapons, with over two decades experience working ...
Water is Life: Last Chance to Halt Holtec?

Water is Life: Last Chance to Halt Holtec?

Mon Sep 26 5:00 pm EDT
Plymouth
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Nuclear Weapons March

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Protest Raytheon’s Nuclear Weapons!

Mon Sep 26 5:00 pm EDT
Cambridge
Rally at Fresh Pond Parkway at the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, Cambridge Massachusetts-based Raytheon Technology is a major producer of ...
Climate Change Impacts: How Massachusetts Can Stand in Solidarity with Cuba

Climate Change Impacts: How Massachusetts Can Stand in Solidarity with Cuba

Wed Sep 28 6:30 pm EDT
Intersections of Climate Change Impacts How Massachusetts Can Stand in Solidarity with Cuba with Jessica Fernandez Casañas CREW will be ...
A soldier in Donetsk, Ukraine (Photo: Reuters)

Carving Out the Peace in War-torn Ukraine

Wed Sep 28 7:00 pm EDT
Nonviolent Efforts in Ukraine Battle maneuvers and documentation of atrocities are the substance of most mainstream media reports about the ...
All In - Preventing nuclear war means defending democracy

All In! Preventing Nuclear War Means Defending Democracy

Wed Sep 28 7:00 pm EDT
American democracy is under siege. The November 2022 elections will be a harbinger of our democracy’s future and with it ...
From Turtle Island to Palestine: Indigenous Solidarity with Palestinian Resistance

From Turtle Island to Palestine: Indigenous Solidarity with Palestinian Resistance

Thu Sep 29 7:00 pm EDT
The UAINE and NAICOB 2022 Indigenous Liberation Speaker Series Devin G. Atallah, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology ...
Egyptian-Palestinian political activist Ramy Shaath holds his wife Celine Lebrun-Shaath as he leaves the Roissy airport outside Paris, 8 January, 2022. AFP

Jailed for Demanding Rights: Egyptian-Palestinian Human Rights Defender Ramy Shaath

Thu Sep 29 7:00 pm EDT
Our Presenters: Ramy Shaath is a prominent Palestinian-Egyptian political activist, having fought for decades in the Egyptian and Palestinian political ...
Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Fri Sep 30 4:00 pm EDT
Boston
For those who survived Indian residential/boarding schools and those who never came home ...
Nature Healing Walk - Truth Reconciliation Reparations Access to Nature

Nature Healing Walk – Truth Reconciliation Reparations Access to Nature

Sat Oct 1 10:00 am EDT
Boston
We'll walk, talk, learn and build power togehter around critical issues. While breathing deep in Nature. About this event H.E.R.O ...

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Boston Dynamics robot dogs. Photo: siliconrepublic.com

The Spoils of War: Why Boston is No Longer the “Athens of America”

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by Tom Valovic Originally published in Common Dreams Massachusetts has long had a reputation for being one of the most liberal states in the nation. According to an article published in Stacker, Massachusetts has the most liberal voters of any state in the nation ranked by two metrics: the percentage … Read More
We Won't Go Back

We Won’t Go Back: MAPA’s Annual Dinner Oct 15

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by Hayat Imam MAPA plans an exciting annual fundraising dinner on October 15, 2022 in Cambridge. The compelling program for the evening will highlight a new generation of activists and feature Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara as keynote speaker. Jared Hicks will be our MC and there will be a performance … Read More
Representative Stephen Lynch’s staffer, Nick Zaferakis, accepting a letter and petition from Mass Peace Action Executive Director Cole Harrison. Other demonstrators are also pictured. Peter Blandino/Daily Collegian.

Bay State peace activists protest U.S. escalations of conflict in Ukraine

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Originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian By Peter Blandino QUINCY – Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) held an anti-war demonstration the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15 at Quincy Center. The demonstration was held just a block away from the local office of Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (MA-8), who has been … Read More
Raytheon’s Role in U.S. Global Military Dominance

Raytheon’s Role in U.S. Global Military Dominance

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by Jackie Cabasso The United States military encircles the globe through its operation of 11 Unified Combatant Commands. Composed of forces from two or more armed services, the Unified Commands are headed by four-star generals and admirals who operate under the direct authority of the Secretary of Defense, accountable only … Read More
Climate & Militarism Meet Nuclear & Raytheon—and Some Student Protests

Climate & Militarism Meet Nuclear & Raytheon—and Some Student Protests

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By Nick Rabb The climate crisis is an intimate partner of the U.S. empire’s military apparatus. For one, the Pentagon is the largest institutional polluter on the planet. Their war games also pollute land across the world, destroy ecosystems, and force people out of their homes. The dominating systems that … Read More
Being Civil Society

Being Civil Society

by Frances Jeffries  A very traditional question in September is:  How was your summer? or What did you do on your vacation? My summer was one of seeing new as well as familiar things through new eyes, of thinking about new approaches to seemingly intractable problems.  Specifically, I was privileged to … Read More