MAPA Update, October 19, 2015

IT’S CRUNCH TIME!  Raise Up Massachusetts’ FaireShareTaxcampaign to gather signatures for the Fair Share Millionaire’s Tax is on!  It’s an amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that will ask Massachusetts families with incomes over $1 million a year to pay a little more to cover needed improvements to public transportation and education.  We have less than 4 weeks to go and Mass. Peace Action needs YOUR help to meet our goal!  Contact the office or 617-354-2169 to get your petition forms and instructions.

Shut Pilgrim Speakout

Entergy has announced that Pilgrim Nuclear will close in 4 years, but it remains extremely unsafe and will become more so.  Join Boston Downwinders as we speak out at the State House for immediate action.

Thursday, October 22, 2015- 1:00pm

Massachusetts State House, Boston

Palestinian Villages: Erased from Space and Consciousness

Hundreds of Palestinian villages throughout the Israel were depopulated after the 1948 war, and for the most part physically erased.  Author Noga Kadman presents her new book.

Thursday, October 22, 2015- 7:00pm

3 Church Street Cambridge

Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

Public Transit is a Public Good that Deserves and Requires Public Funding.  The Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum on the state of public transit in Eastern Massachusetts, investments needed for a modern and efficient public transportation system, the impact of public transit privatization on riders, and more.

Saturday, October 24, 2015- 9:30am

SEIU Local 32BJ/ District 615 Boston

Mushroom CloudNuclear Weapons: Hiroshima to Iran

Aron Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT, simply and objectively presents the basic issues of nuclear weapons — how they work, their destructive potential, their history, and how to reduce the probability that they will be used.

Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:30 pm

Cambridge Public Library

Rally and Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!

You voted for a “Budget for All”. Now it’s time to have the Massachusetts Legislature send your message to Congress and the President In the big 2012 election.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  Rally 12:30 pm, Hearing 1:30 pm

Massachusetts State House, Boston

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

Screening of the exposé of the U.S. H-bomb tests on the Marshall Islands in the 1950s and their tragic effects on the Marshall Islanders, which continue to this day. Discussion follows.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 7:00pm

Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, Cambridge

US-Saudi AllianceThe U.S.-Saudi Alliance: Disaster for the Middle East

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, speaking on the corrupt US-Saudi alliance, and Rabyaah Althaibani, on war & human rights abuses in her homeland of Yemen

Friday, November 13, 2015 – 7:00pm (Rally 5:00 Harvard Square)

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St

A New Day? Organizing to Change US Policy on Israel and Palestine

How can we impact the political process? Half-day conference with Palestinian-American journalist Rami Khouri, former AIPAC staffer M.J. Rosenberg, and human rights campaigner Nadia Ben-Youssef.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 12:30pm

Harvard University – William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge

Building Sustainable Security

Following up our “Foreign Policy for All” conference last year, we ask how “domestic” issues such as Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration, economic inequality, corporatization of education, and climate change are linked to issues of war and peace.  Noam Chomsky, Michael McPhearson, Carl Williams, Cassandra Bensahih, Barbara Madeloni and much more.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Cambridge

Early warning!