• Ayanna Pressley for Congress

    Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress

    Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for re-election in Massachusetts’ 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real …

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    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Warns of National Security State

    The former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered a searing indictment of the US national security state to more than 100 people gathered for the Mass. Peace Action Annual Meeting at the Harvard- Epworth Methodist Church on March 9th. In a …

  • Code Pink

    Hands Off Venezuela!

    This year, Venezuela has faced a US-backed coup attempt, severe economic sanctions, millions in aid to opposition forces, and threats of military intervention. The country continues to resist US pressure for regime change and private seizure of its oil and other natural resources. Juan Guaidó, …

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    Why It’s Time for a Real Reset With Russia

    In April, the long awaited report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election was released. The report repeated earlier accusations that Russians had hacked into and released emails of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 and had used …

  • Moving Mountains for Peace

    Moving Mountains for Peace

    Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund 2019 Annual Dinner Saturday, September 28 4-7 PM First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St We have been voting, phoning, demonstrating, petitioning, lobbying, writing, and tweeting for peace.  That’s why we’re called Massachusetts Peace Action. On Saturday, September 28, our members will …

  • Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda

    Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda

    Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda for 2019-2020 The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to submit a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, Middle East wars, military spending, legislative ethics, and the design of the state …

  • Waging Peace in Vietnam

    Waging Peace in Vietnam: Opening and Book Launch

    U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War The William Joiner Institute Presents a New Exhibit: Sept 3 to 20, 2019.  Contact mitch.manning@umb.edu for more information. Opening Reception and Companion Book Launch: Sept. 12, 4-6pm, Grossman Gallery, 5th floor Healey Library Intergenerational Veterans Panel Discussion: …

  • Green new deal legislators in front of the capitol

    The Green New Deal Moves Forward

    The Green New Deal catapulted into public awareness in February of this year, when newly elected US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution in Congress calling for a massive national program to address both climate change and deep economic and political inequities. Sen. Ed Markey …

  • The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

    The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons: Film and Responses

    Join us for the Boston premiere of the documentary film The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons.  View the trailer here.  Jerald Ross Sofia Wolman Sofia Wolman, who just received her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and is ministerial consultant for congregational care at the First …

  • Hiroshima - Nagasaki Week 2019

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts We Stand Firm to Prevent Another Nuclear War August 4-11, 2019 74 years have passed since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 225,000 people;  49 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) …

  • Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton

    Is War with Iran on the Horizon?

    The Trump administration seems bent on regime change and war with Iran. Using harsh, hyperbolic and often absurd rhetoric, the Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo trio continue to tighten sanctions, deploy additional military forces, and threaten war. They have learned nothing from past US military blunders—not  …

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Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy.

Through grassroots organizing, policy advocacy and community education, we promote human rights and global cooperation, seek an end to war and the spread of nuclear weapons, and support budget priorities that re-direct excessive military spending to meeting human and environmental needs in our communities. 

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