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  • Alex Morse for Congress

    Alex Morse for Congress

    Massachusetts Peace Action proudly endorses Alex Morse for Congress in Massachusetts’ first district, which includes Springfield, Holyoke, and the Berkshires.  Morse is challenging incumbent Richard Neal, who has held the office for thirty-one years. Alex Morse will be a leader on peace. He is committed …

  • Cuban doctors with child

    Cuba’s Internationalist Response to Covid-19

    by Andrew King As the coronavirus has spread across the globe, infecting more than 3.2 million people so far, the United States today leads the world with more than a million confirmed cases and 61,000 deaths.  The Trump Administration has responded to the crisis with …

  • Ed Markey for Senate

    Ed Markey for Senate in 2020!

    by Cole Harrison

    Mass. Peace Action has endorsed Sen. Edward Markey for reelection in 2020. Markey has a strong progressive track record on issues of peace and foreign policy. He is the unquestioned leader in the US Senate on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the US and Russia are tearing up the few remaining arms control treaties. For years, Markey has championed legislation to cut our insane nuclear weapons arsenal and to put controls on their use. Now, he a leader in the efforts to prevent war with Iran.

  • Carol Doherty and Danillo Sena for State Rep

    Danillo Sena and Carol Doherty for State Rep

    Massachusetts Peace Action is proud to endorse two progressive candidates for the State Legislature Special Elections, scheduled on June 2, 2020. We support Carol Doherty  in the 3rd Bristol district Danillo Sena in the 37th Middlesex . Carol Doherty (3rd Bristol – Taunton, Easton area) …

  • Israel must not be allowed to annex West Bank land with impunity

    by Jeff Klein The Israeli government is getting ready to formally annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank, apparently with the assent of the Trump administration. This action would culminate decades of settlement building, land seizures and dispossession of Palestinians in the territories where …

  • Donald Trump and William Barr

    Authoritarianism Study/Action Group

    Armed militias threaten elected officials in Democratic states, with open Administration encouragement.  As Trump faces potential defeat in November due to his bungling of the COVID pandemic, he is firing inspector generals, assaulting the rule of  law, distributing PPE based on political criteria, and whipping …

  • Protester’s sign decries sanctions, “a silent war”. Photo: Campaign for Peace and Democracy, 2013

    Sanctions are War

    by Tanuja Joshi Sanctions are often presented as valuable, non-violent tools of foreign policy. The argument goes: Sanctions allow countries to put pressure on other governments or individuals without engaging in military warfare or harming civilians. To the headline-skimming, casual observer, sanctions may seem like …

  • Protecting Public Health Requires COVID-19 Treatments to Be Patent Free

    Originally published in Truthout The U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are furiously mobilizing to develop vaccines and drug therapies against COVID-19, as rapidly as possible. As of May 12, more than 1,400 clinical trials were underway to evaluate potential COVID-19 drugs and vaccines. Unfortunately, the fully …

  • Donna Kelly-Williams, Gladys Vega, Savina Martin, Vaughn Goodwin, Pam Adelstein, and Julie Levison

    Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines

    by Jackie Dee King An elderly man with a 103-degree fever and other Covid-19 symptoms was told by his daughter and son-in-law he had to leave their crowded family house in Chelsea because they had a three-month-old baby. The man had been denied tests and …

  • The tribe’s battle to secure federal recognition for its land has hinged on the legal interpretation of the Indian Reorganization Act, a landmark 1934 law sometimes known as the “Indian New Deal. ”STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Mashpee Wampanoag Emergency

    2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Mayflower and is also one of the largest pandemics in our history. The Department of Interior (DOI) chose this time of hardship and confusion to attack the very Native American tribe that helped the Mayflower …


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Sat 30

Rally against US sanctions

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fresh Pond Mall
Sat 30

Authoritarianism Study/Action Group

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Invest in Peace Fundraiser

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organizer: Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Jun 25