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Cuba: Breaking the Blockade

Cuba: Breaking the Blockade

Tue May 17 8:00 pm EDT
On Tuesday, May 17, join CODEPINK Congress and MAPA for a Capitol Calling Party focused on breaking the blockade on Cuba ...
Global Repercussions: The Ukraine War, Russia, and U.S.-China Relations

Global Repercussions: The Ukraine War, Russia, and U.S.-China Relations

Wed May 18 7:00 pm EDT
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is having global repercussions. Aside from reordering the security architecture in Europe, it is having ...
How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis

How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis

Wed May 18 7:00 pm EDT
Join us on May 18, at 7pm Eastern Time for a webinar on How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis ...
Standout at Representative Stephen Lynch's Office: Tell Representative Lynch to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians.

Standout at Representative Stephen Lynch’s Office: Tell Representative Lynch to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians.

Thu May 19 3:30 pm EDT
Quincy
Join Activists @ 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 19th at Representative Lynch's Office, 1245 Hancock, Quincy.  Do you know Israel has ...
Meeting with Representative Moulton’s Regional Director: Ask Representative Moulton to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians

Meeting with Representative Moulton’s Regional Director: Ask Representative Moulton to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians

Fri May 20 9:15 am EDT
Salem
Join Activists @ 9:15 am  at Representative Moulton’s Office, 21 Front Street, Salem. Do you know Israel has designated 6 Palestinian human rights organizations ...
Vigil Honoring Shireen Abu Akleh & Commemorating 74 Years of Nakba in Palestine

Vigil Honoring Shireen Abu Akleh & Commemorating 74 Years of Nakba in Palestine

Fri May 20 6:00 pm EDT
Boston
Facebook event here On May 11th, 2022, Al-Jazeera's Palestinian correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot and killed by the Israeli ...
Concert for Ukraine and Yemen

Concert for Ukraine and Yemen: Piano Quintet

Fri May 20 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund presents a special crisis concert to benefit humanitarian relief for the victims of the wars ...
Cuba 2022 - Eyewitness Accounts from the International May Day Brigade & Peace Delegations

Cuba 2022 – Eyewitness Accounts from the International May Day Brigade & Peace Delegations

Tue May 24 7:00 pm EDT
Boston
CUBA 2022- EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM INTERNATIONAL MAY DAY BRIGADE AND OTHER DELEGATIONS Please join us on Tuesday, May 24th 7-9 PM, to ...
PPC Webinar: Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington!

PPC Webinar: Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly and Moral March on Washington!

Wed May 25 7:00 pm EDT
Calling all peace activists: sign up for the Poor Peoples Campaign June 18th national mobilization! A generationally transformative and disruptive mobilization ...
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 ...
Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Mon May 30 1:00 pm EDT
VETERANS FOR PEACE SMEDLEY D. BUTLER BRIGADE Gather at Park St. Station at 1:00 and hand out flyers. Step off ...

What’s New

NATO Enlargement Map. The Economist, Jan 8th 2022

Stop the War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No to NATO expansion

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The war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and Russia, and a grave threat to every person on the planet. Massachusetts Peace Action condemns the Russian invasion and calls for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire, the speedy withdrawal of all Russian troops and an immediate return … 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
Women to the Rescue: Review of “Hope but Demand Justice” by Pat Hynes

Women to the Rescue: Review of “Hope but Demand Justice” by Pat Hynes

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by Nick Mottern This article originally appeared in Informed Comment (Special to Informed Comment) – The basic conclusion that I came to after reading Pat Hynes’ “Hope, But Demand Justice” is this: If we humans are to survive, women must achieve decisive roles in governments, on an emergency basis, supported by an … Read More
Our Military Budget: A Scandal

Our Military Budget: A Scandal

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by Hayat Imam These remarks were delivered at the Tax Day March and Rally against Boston Financiers of Raytheon on April 19th, 2022 Our military budget is a scandal. It is 54% of our discretionary spending, a staggering $740 billion dollars. This is more money than the military spending of … Read More
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