Articles by Carol Coakley

Needham Takes a Stand for Nuclear Disarmament

June 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Peace activists Peter Metz, Linda Davis, Joe McCabe and others in Needham are celebrating an important victory! Their Town Meeting voted on Monday May 13 to endorse the “Back from the Brink” Resolution. Needham now joins a growing list of towns, cities and organizations that …

Yesterday’s U.S. move to deploy ships into the Persian Gulf follows multiple provocations by the Trump administration towards Iran:  we withdrew from the Iran deal a year ago, designated the Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization three weeks ago, and then said we will end …

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 …

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