Articles by Alex Plowden

An Open Letter to Presidents Trump and Moon

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

An open letter to the leaders of USA, South Korea and North Korea, signed by Massachusetts Peace Action along with more than 100 US civil society groups, was released at the UN March 28 by Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation.  The letter expressed …

“Know Nukes” Panel Discussion in Cambridge

March 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, March 10, the Ikeda Center’s program coordinator, Lillian I, participated in Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) Next Gen’s first event, “Know Nukes.” Lillian (left) joined a panel alongside Max Tegmark (right) from the Future of Life Institute and Michelle Cunha (center) of MAPA to …

Annual Meeting Recap

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Thank you to all of our members who produced an overflow crowd at our Annual Meeting this past Saturday! We held a very successful gathering, packed with rousing speeches, engaging workshops, and, of course, good food! Jefferey Sachs kicked off our keynote addresses with an …

Annual Meeting Workshops

February 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

The following workshops will be run during our Annual Meeting on March 17th; each has been designed by one of our working groups in an attempt to empower members to take action for peace in 2018.      Resisting the Trillion Taxpayers Dollar Nuclear Weapons …

JVP Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine recently led a campaign that won a spectacular victory against anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts.   On February 7, 2018, a legislative committee voted 11 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to send an anti-BDS …

Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel. The …