• 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.

  • No War with Iran rally, Cambridge, Jan 9, 2020. Quinton Zondervan photo

    Cambridge Protesters Call for “No War with Iran!”

    by Val Moghadam

    Protests swept the US last week in response to the illegal assassination of Iran’s top military general Qassem Suleimani by the Trump administration. In just two of eleven demonstrations across Massachusetts: some 500 people marched in Boston on Saturday Jan. 4 and 300 gathered in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Thursday Jan. 9 to demand that the US stop attacks on Iran, end sanctions, pull its troops out of Iraq and engage in diplomacy to resolve differences in the Middle East.

  • No War with Iran rally, Boston, Jan 4, 2020

    Murder, Inc.? An Assassination in Baghdad and the Risk of a Wider War in the Middle East

    by Jeff Klein

    Donald Trump began the new year with a reckless move that pushed the world closer to a dangerously widened war in the Middle East. The killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – along with 8 other Iraqis and Iranians — by drone missiles in Baghdad on January 2 was an aggressive and criminal act, no matter how much the White House tries to spin it as a “defensive measure.”

  • Immigration detention facility overcrowding

    No Human Being is Illegal!  Close All Detention Sites!

    by Jeanne Gallo

    The United States government maintains the largest immigration detention system in the world. This barbaric practice did not begin with Donald Trump, though he has magnified its cruelty to extremes. Over the last four decades, US lawmakers have helped create a multi-billion-dollar industry for the incarceration of immigrants. Forty years ago, this system did not exist. Why are people from Central America seeking asylum here? Their answer: “We are here because you were there.”

  • We endorse Bernie Sanders for President 2020

    Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

    Massachusetts Peace Action proudly announces its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President and vows to work hard for his victory in the Massachusetts March 3 Democratic primary and beyond. “In a crowded Democratic field, Senator Sanders is the leading voice for a foreign policy based …

  • Organize to Win

    Massachusetts Organize To Win 2020 Summit

      As Bernie says “Not me. Us.” Organize to Win Summit Our Revolution members in Massachusetts will gather to hear about the issues that matter most in the Bay State, hear from people fighting to address those issues, and talk about the next steps and …

  • How to Be an Antiracist

    Reading Group: “How to Be an Antiracist”

    Historian Ibram Kendi identifies only three stark choices for each of us as to how we will relate to the omni- present reality of racism in our society and in our daily lives.  We can be segregationists or assimilationists- two different presentations of racism; or, …

  • Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda

    State House Lobby Day for Peace

    Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda Lobby Day – Wednesday, January 15 Come advocate for the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda at the State House. The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda is a set of bills prepared by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network that address …

  • 1200+Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    1200+: A Film on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    A documentary by Sheila North & Leonard Yakir ~ followed by a panel discussion Panelists   Leonard Yakir– Director and co-producer  Shelia North ( bio following) Mahtowin Munro– United American Indians of New England Join us for a screening and fundraiser to support the film …

  • Ed Markey for Senate

    Ed Markey for Senate in 2020!

    This article appeared in our Fall 2019 newsletter Mass. Peace Action endorses Sen. Edward Markey for reelection in 2020. Markey is being challenged by Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Shannon Liss-Riordan.  Some in the press say Markey and Kennedy are both progressive, with little difference …


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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.

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