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Stop the War in Ukraine

Protest for Peace in Ukraine: Boston

Sat Jun 25 1:00 pm EDT
Boston
We call for the withdrawal of Russian troops and an immediate ceasefire.  NATO should commit not to expand and Ukraine ...
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by Rami Derbel

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Stop the War in Ukraine

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

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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 who should know better have uncritically embraced the Administration’s escalating war against Russia … Read More