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Fall Concert with Victor Rosenbaum

September 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Mr. Rosenbaum, who has been chair of the piano department at the New England Conservatory and president of the Longy School of Music, will present a Schubert Evening. He and friends will perform pieces for piano solo, piano four hands, and piano, soprano and clarinet, …

Frances Crowe profiled

September 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

Legendary Northampton peace activist Frances Crowe was profiled in a front page Boston Globe story Monday. The story is a nice one, but at the same time it perpetuates the stereotype of the peace activist as harmless, eccentric crank.   In fact, there are thousands …

Afghanistan Study Group report favors de-escalation

September 17, 2010 // 0 Comments


An Afghanistan study group report written by Matthew Hoh, the Tufts-educated former Marine who resigned from the Foreign Service over Afghanistan policy last year, has generated significant controversy in the past week.


The report, signed by some 50 former officials, scholars and policy analysts, savages the US war policy in Afghanistan, saying that it does nothing to hamper Al Qaeda and in fact strengthens the insurgency, driving Islamic groups to unite against the US, and complaining of the huge cost of the war for little or no gain.

New START Treaty Advances

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, in a bipartisan vote, voted for the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the U.S. and Russia.   New START would cut deployed, strategic nuclear weapons.    It is …

Peace Legislative Update with Paul Kawika Martin

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Where: First Church Congrational • 11 Garden St • Room 204 • Cambridge Join Massachusetts Peace Action and the UJP Legislative Task Force as we review Congressional developments relating to peace issues. Paul Kawika Martin, …

Fall newsletter!

September 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Mass Peace Action’s fall newsletter was mailed to our members and supporters this week.   Look for it in your mailbox soon!   In the meantime, you can read the newsletter online here.

Countdown to Zerø Returns!

September 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

For those who missed Countdown to Zero in August, there will be a special showing at the Harvard Kennedy School on Friday, October 1 at 7pm, as part of the Global Voices film festival sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. Click here …

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