• 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 …

  • The Verona Quartet and Paul Katz

    Music for Peace: The Verona Quartet with Paul Katz

    Join us for the first concert of the 2019-2020 Music for Peace Series with the prize-winning Verona Quartet and world renowned cellist Paul Katz.   The featured work will be the much beloved Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D 956, which many consider the …

  • Pyongyang Street Scene. Keumjoo Armstrong photo

    Korea: Prospects for Peace in a changing world

    US-North Korea peace talks seem to be stalled, but Trump has pushed out the hawkish John Bolton, who had been blamed for the lack of progress.   South Korea and Japan are escalating their rhetoric, the US-China trade war continues to deepen, and Hong Kong has …

  • State House with Peace Sign

    Hearing on State Flag & Seal and Right to Boycott

    The state legislature’s Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will hear testimony on the Change the State Flag and Seal bill, which is supported by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network as part of the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda , and also on …

  • Alexandria Villaseñor, 13, speaks at the climate strike in City Hall Park, New York City, on March 15, 2019. Millions of students across the world walked out of class that day to protest climate change.

    Rising Up for a Livable Future

    Rising Up for a Livable Future Against Endless War, Climate Emergency, and Injustice One Day Conference Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9am – 5pm Washburn Auditorium, Brattle Campus, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138 Confirmed speakers: Michael McPhearson is a veteran, peace and antiracist movement leader, …

  • 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 …

  • Syria Protest at the State House

    On Trump’s Proposed Withdrawal from Syria

    On President Trump’s announcement yesterday that he will withdraw U.S. troops from Northeast Syria: The situation is complicated and has been worsened by US policy over the years.  The short response is that we never had a legal right or legitimate purpose to intervene in …

  • 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 …

  • Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy III

    Markey and Kennedy Have Big Differences on Peace Issues

    With Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s challenge to Ed Markey for Senate, many are saying that there is no difference between the two men’s positions and that both are progressive.  But on peace issues, Massachusetts Peace Action does not agree. Markey is a peace leader, though …

  • MAPA Actions 2019

    Support our 2019 Fund Drive!

    In 2019 we have been voting, phoning, demonstrating, petitioning, lobbying, writing,  tweeting, and risking arrest for peace.  That’s why we’re called Massachusetts Peace Action.  We are the leading political presence in Massachusetts pushing for Peace, Diplomacy and Nuclear Disarmament. This is only possible with your active participation …

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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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