Articles by Carol Coakley

Beyond Boston: Peace Activism Around the State

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter The Pilgrim Coalition, the Boston Downwinders and several other anti-nuclear power groups sponsored Power Struggle, a full-length documentary, at the Brattle Theater on September 15th.  The movie recounted the long struggle to close Vermont Yankee …

Kennedy Town Hall Report

April 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Recent town halls across the country have been very well attended since the November election and Representative Kennedy found out last Sunday that his constituents care a lot about foreign policy. The average citizen may not talk about foreign policy at the dinner table, but …

Who says that Israeli settlements in occupied territory are illegal?  The International Court of Justice, the countries pledged to uphold the Geneva Convention, the International Red Cross, the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council – and the U.S. Government.  Every administration, Democratic and Republican, …

Medea Benjamin gave a fascinating talk on Wednesday night at First Parish UU in Framingham.  Those who attended were fortunate to hear her insights into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and current U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.  We have been selling weapons to …

Beyond Boston

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Winter 2016 Massachusetts Peace Action Newsletter. Newton Ballot question wins! The Boston Downwinders carried the message to shut down Pilgrim nuclear power plant now.  The question on the ballot was, “..shall Governor Charles Baker instruct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to …

Beyond Boston

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Carol Coakley Outside Boston, regional peace and justice groups are keeping up their work. Here is a sampling of their activities. Merrimack Valley People for Peace celebrated their 30th anniversary in …

CD5 Candidates Call for Military Budget Cuts

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

At the CD5 debate in Framingham last night I noticed a shift in the conversation: candidates were talking openly about cuts to the military.    The Chairman of the Democratic Party, John Walsh, was the moderator and said he received most of his questions from …