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  • ‘Magical Thinking’ has Always Guided the US Role in Afghanistan

    Originally published in Counterpunch “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The best way for us to understand Afghanistan is to look at the record of American involvement going …

  • Black Lives Matter protesters at Peter's Park march, Boston, late May, 2020 (photo: Claire Gosselin/ MAPA)

    Challenging Policing, Reimagining Safe Communities

    by Claire Gosselin Nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism remained strong over the summer, fueled by new instances of police violence and a widespread recognition that the time for the country’s reckoning with its legacy of slavery and Jim Crow has come due. …

  • World

    Noam Chomsky: Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3?

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, MIT and Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona PLEASE NOTE: This program will have a unique registration link TBD.  Part of  a semester-long series on Global Peace and Insecurity. Organized and moderated by Subrata Ghoshroy, Research Affiliate, STS The world is facing an …

  • The People, NO: Thomas Frank

    Populism and Anti-Populism: Thomas Frank

    Denunciations of populism had been commonplace for years but flowered into a full-blown panic in 2016, when commentators identified it as the force behind the unlikely presidential bid of celebrity billionaire Donald Trump. Then came Brexit. Populists were charged with misleading people about globalization, with …

  • Sen. Ed Markey at Jan. 10 press conference was joined by MAPA's Jonathan King, Mike Burns, Cole Harrison, Brian Garvey, and Susan McLucas

    Support our 2020 Fund Drive!

    Massachusetts Peace Action runs on your contributions! In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and consequent economic distress, Massachusetts Peace Action continues to press for progressive, pro-peace votes in Congress and the State House. We believe the diversion of national wealth to the war machine …

  • Cries from Every Corner: Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    by Susan Mirsky From leafy town commons to crowded urban shopping centers, cries rang out in 17 municipalities across the Commonwealth September 26th, as people raised their voices, signs, and banners in a call for the government to abolish nuclear weapons and invest in meeting …

  • Protect the Results

    Rally: Protect the Results & Count Every Vote – Boston

    With every tweet and refusal to commit to accepting the legitimate results of the 2020 election, Trump seeks to stoke chaos and fear. But we will be ready. If Trump undermines the election results, the Protect the Results coalition will activate nationwide mobilizations to demand …

  • Ed Markey for Senate

    Ed Markey Wins! Here’s how our candidates did on Sept 1

    On Tuesday Senator Ed Markey withstood a primary challenge, beating his opponent Joe Kennedy III by over 10 points. This means that the leading advocate on environmental issues and nuclear disarmament in the US Senate will almost assuredly be back there next year. He ran and won on progressive issues, highlighting …

  • What Would Four More Years of Trump Bring?

    What Would Four More Years of Trump Bring?

    We asked the Mass. Peace Action working groups to describe what they believed four more years of a Trump presidency would mean for the issues they work on. While the range of issues was broad – climate change, nuclear disarmament, racial justice, Latin America, immigration, …


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