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Rally for a Healthier Tomorrow: Laying the Foundation for a 21st Century Local Public Health System

Rally for a Healthier Tomorrow: Laying the Foundation for a 21st Century Local Public Health System

Thu May 26 11:00 am EDT
Boston
Advocates and local public health supporters will be gathering to celebrate our recent progress and to call for the creation ...
Noam Chomsky: Ukraine and Beyond

Noam Chomsky: Ukraine and Beyond

Thu May 26 8:00 pm EDT
"Meanwhile, by extending the conflict instead of seeking to end it, we impose severe costs on Ukrainians, drive millions of ...
MLK Public Reading: Our God is Marching On

MLK Public Reading: Our God is Marching On

Sat May 28 1:00 pm EDT
Boston
Each year, rain or shine, hundreds of Boston residents have gathered to read portions of the Reverend Martin Luther King's ...
Drop the Charges on Julian Assange: Standout at Harvard Commencement

Drop the Charges on Julian Assange: Standout at Harvard Commencement

Sun May 29 8:00 am EDT
Cambridge
Sunday, May 29th @ 8:00am-10:30am Mass. Ave and Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA Supporters of Julian Assange will go to the ...
Can we have Solidarity without Militarism? Views from Ukraine, Europe, and the USA

Can we have Solidarity without Militarism? Views from Ukraine, Europe, and the USA

Sun May 29 11:00 am EDT
Join Shelter & Solidarity on Sunday, May 29, from 11am-12:30pm for our second show on the unfolding and devastating war ...
“Is There a Purpose for Memorial Day?” with Matthew Hoh

“Is There a Purpose for Memorial Day?” with Matthew Hoh

Sun May 29 11:00 am EDT
What purpose can Memorial Day serve in a nation whose politicians, media and industry are addicted to war? • Matthew ...
Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Mon May 30 1:00 pm EDT
Boston
VETERANS FOR PEACE SMEDLEY D. BUTLER BRIGADE Gather at Park St. Station at 1:00 and hand out flyers. Step off ...
Move the Money (now more than ever)

Move the Money (now more than ever)

Tue May 31 8:00 pm EDT
As the US shovels billions of dollars into its proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, the urgent needs of people ...
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The People’s Summit–Progressive Wave in Latin America

Tue May 31 8:00 pm EDT
Join CODEPINK Congress and Massachusetts Peace Action As Chair of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, the United States refuses to ...
Boston Palestine Solidarity Concert

Boston Palestine Solidarity Concert

Fri Jun 3 12:00 am EDT
Jamaica Plain
Boston's FIRST-EVER Palestine Solidarity Concert is less than 3 weeks away! RSVP to join us on Friday, June 3 at ...
Concert for Ukraine and Yemen

Concert for Ukraine and Yemen: All-Mozart Chamber Orchestra

Sat Jun 4 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
All Mozart Program We present the final concert of Music for Peace’s 2021-2022 season, to benefit humanitarian relief for victims ...
“Gangsters of Capitalism” with Jonathan M. Katz

“Gangsters of Capitalism” with Jonathan M. Katz

Sun Jun 5 11:00 am EDT
Smedley Butler was the most celebrated war-fighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever ...

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$40 Billion War Fever Grips Congress as U.S. Escalates Ukraine War

$40 Billion War Fever Grips Congress as U.S. Escalates Ukraine War

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Contact:  Cole Harrison (617) 466-9274, Louise Coleman (617) 817-6706 May 11, Cambridge – The House of Representatives last night approved $40 billion of aid to Ukraine 368-57.  All Democrats and all Massachusetts representatives voted yes.  Massachusetts Peace Action’s executive director, Cole Harrison, issued the following statement: Yesterday, previously antiwar Democrats … Read More
Abortion in Cuba vs US shows which country is truly democratic

Abortion in Cuba vs US shows which country is truly democratic

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by Calla Walsh Originally published in Multipolarista on May 23, 2022. When I connected to wifi for the first time in five days, a notification appeared on my phone announcing that the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Like most people when they heard the news, I … Read More
WILPF Boston at Islamic Cultural Center of Boston, August 19, 2017 for anti-fascist march. L to R: Barbara Stahler-Sholk, one of the imams of the mosque, Joan Ecklein, and David Rothauser. Photo courtesy Barbara Stahler-Sholk

Tribute to Joan Ecklein

by Val Moghadam, WILPF Member and MAPA Board Member April 2022 Joan’s passing came as a shock because she and I had talked on the phone in late February, and we had planned to meet for lunch in April when the weather improved. Between spring break and the Persian New … Read More
Paul Shannon delivered a eulogy for Joan Ecklein, May 21, 2022, First Unitarian Society of Newton. Photo: Cole Harrison/MAPA

Joan Ecklein, in memory

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Presented at the Celebration of Life for Joan Ecklein, May 21, 2022, First Unitarian Society of Newton When i think of Joan, I am reminded of a part of another eulogy given long ago by a young Chilean man at the memorial service for a friend who had died fighting … Read More
Social Welfare Versus Raytheon

Social Welfare Versus Raytheon

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by Rami Derbel

  • 51.28 million vaccines
  • 846.8 thousand children receiving medical care
  • 556.3 thousand adults receiving medical care
  • 189.5 thousand veterans receiving medical care
  • 227.4 thousand units of public housing
  • 3.2 million houses with solar energy
  • 3.4 million houses with wind power
  • 27 thousand clean energy jobs
  • 227.4 thousand … Read More
A New Approach to American National Security: Fund Healthcare not Warfare

A New Approach to American National Security: Fund Healthcare not Warfare

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By Ryan Kiel Zabel In 2022, defense spending in the United States is drastically high, three times more than the next highest defense spender, China1. A big part of the increase in spending in the twenty-first century has come as a result of the United States’ involvement in the Middle … Read More
Poor People’s Campaign — A new incarnation

Poor People’s Campaign — A new incarnation

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by Pat Hynes This article originally appeared in the Greenfield Recorder. As a young woman in 1968, I was deeply inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s passion to stir the conscience of America about widespread poverty among people of all colors.  With the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and other activists, … Read More