• 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.

  • 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

    Threat of War with Iran: Why we need Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

    by John Ratliff

    Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has come out unequivocally and forcefully against War with Iran. While other Democratic candidates have reinforced Trump’s narrative about the “just” death of a supposed monster and criticized only the failure to consult Congress or the impulsiveness of the timing, Sanders has staunchly opposed the drive to war itself and called for negotiations and a return to the Iran nuclear deal. This stance is a continuation of his lifelong commitment to peace and opposition to US imperial wars abroad.

  • No War with Iran rally, June 2019, Watertown, MA

    2020 Annual Meeting: The Struggle for Peace Intensifies

    The Struggle for Peace Intensifies Massachusetts Peace Action 2020 Annual Meeting Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden Street As we enter a pivotal election year, the US/Israeli/Saudi drive for supremacy in the Middle East and control of the world’s oil supply is intensifying, most clearly shown …

  • Build the movement in 2020. Join Mass. Peace Action! (or renew your membership)

    Pay Membership Dues Online Membership type Individual $40.00 USDFamily $65.00 USDStudent/Low Income $10.00 USD Make your membership donation to Massachusetts Peace Action today! Mass. Peace Action is a grassroots organization first. We believe that our strength comes from our members, activists, and volunteers. That’s why …

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Vernon Walker

    Our Taxes, Our Choices: Tax Day Protest

    Wars, Military Spending and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Hurting Our Communities – And Destroying the Planet! Fix the T – Free Bus Service in Boston Make UMass Tuition Free Full Funding for Boston Schools Housing for All End Homelessness in Massachusetts Green New …

  • US intervention = forced migration

    A Cry for Justice

    by Sunny Robinson

    Nearly all the immigration policies the Trump administration has put in place are not only inhumane, but also violations of the United States’ own asylum laws and international protocols on asylum to which the U.S. is a signatory. What then are those policies? And what do we do about them? US policy says that any “alien” who is physically present in the US, whatever their status, may apply for asylum. The UN defines a refugee as a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future due to race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion.

  • James Buswell, Eliot Fisk, and Carol Ou

    Music for Peace: “The Dawn of Hope” with the BFO Trio

    El Jaleo, John Singer Sargent, 1882 Niccolo’ Paganini, Terzetto Concertante for viola, violoncello and guitar; Terzetto for violin, cello and guitar J. S. Bach, Sonata for violin in E Major, BWV 1016; Ciaccona from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 José Elizondo, “La Alborada …

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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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Upcoming Events

Thu 20

Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 22

Boston Rally and March for Bernie

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Organizers: Massachusetts Peace Action, Boston Socialist Alternative, Tufts for Bernie, UMass Boston for Bernie, Northeastern – Huskies for Bernie, Boston DSA, and Harvard Students for Bernie Sanders
Wed 26

President Moon’s Vision for Korea Peace

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 27

No Nuclear Weapons! Love is the Power

February 27
Love Station
Groton
Organizer: Love Station Foundation
(860) 961-8995
Fri 28

Screening: Harvest of Empire

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Organizer: Theodore Parker Unitarian Church
http://www.tparkerchurch.org/