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Racism in Action: The January 6, 2021, Attack on the Capitol

Racism in Action: The January 6, 2021, Attack on the Capitol

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In 2020, millions of Americans were involved in an antiracism protest sparked by the vicious police murder of George Floyd. This upsurge in antiracist awareness and action precipitated a predictable white supremacist backlash that BU Professor Philippe Copeland describes as a “racist relapse”. The most violent manifestation of this relapse … Read More
Nuclear disarmament: Latin America Sí, NATO No

Nuclear disarmament: Latin America Sí, NATO No

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by Joshua Peck The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the single most significant international agreement addressing the survival of the planet, was voted into force as of January 22, 2021. Latin America played a key role in promoting this treaty. For example, on February 14, 2014, Mexico … Read More
Garrett Connelly of Greenfield and Nan Davies of Amherst held a sign in remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August on the Greenfield Commons, calling for a ban on nuclear weapons. Greenfield Recorder/ Ella Adams photo

Remembering Hiroshima: Occupy the Airwaves

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Hear an engaging and informative Anti- Nuclear Occupy the Airwaves program.  OTA hosts Paki Wieland and Stephen Linsky sit down with Pat Hynes, Traprock, and Merri Ansara, Mass Peace Action, who share information about events commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki and beyond. Broadcast July 31 on Occupy the Airwaves, Valley Free … Read More
Antiwar Opera: Roger Waters Rocks the Garden with “This is not a Drill”

Antiwar Opera: Roger Waters Rocks the Garden with “This is not a Drill”

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by Brian Garvey Those familiar with the music of Roger Waters know that the creative force behind Pink Floyd is an outspoken activist. But just to make sure everyone knew the score going in the performance began with a simple announcement broadcasted over the loudspeakers and typed out on huge … Read More
The First Meeting of the States Parties to the TPNW opened with a video message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: Soka Gakkai Global

The First Meeting of States Parties to the Nuclear Ban Treaty: A New Era for Nuclear Abolition

by Sofia Rose Wolman The First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) to the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), held June 21-23, 2022, in Vienna, Austria, marked a new era in the movement to abolish nuclear weapons.  As a result of tremendous diplomatic and civil society efforts, the Treaty on … Read More
Ukraine Peace Rally, Boston, May 7, 2022

Reaching the Public on Ukraine: Peace Talks Now, Not Weapons Shipments!

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While the Russian invasion is a criminal act, the U.S. and NATO did much to provoke it, and are now using Ukraine as a pawn to bleed Russia and weaken it.  There is plenty of blame to go around. But you wouldn’t know this by watching the news or reading … Read More