Articles by Jeff Klein

Syria, the Kurds, Turkey, and the US

October 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Earlier this week I heard from the chief of staff of a Massachusetts member of Congress who asked about my take on Trump’s decision to partially pull back US troops in Syria to clear the way for a Turkish invasion. My initial response of our …

On Trump’s Proposed Withdrawal from Syria

October 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

On President Trump’s announcement yesterday that he will withdraw U.S. troops from Northeast Syria: The situation is complicated and has been worsened by US policy over the years.  The short response is that we never had a legal right or legitimate purpose to intervene in …

Not long ago, Boston Mayor Walsh addressed a meeting of housing advocates in Dorchester. Recognizing the precarious situation of many Dorchester renters but citing the limited options available to address the crisis, the mayor complained that his hands were tied because “there is no federal …

Stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar!

March 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

This article appears in the Winter 2019 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter. Newly elected US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was attacked on Feb. 11 by leaders of both parties for pointing out what is obvious to anyone who follows politics in Washington: that …

Palestine-Israel in 2018 Massachusetts Elections

August 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Don’t Forget to Vote on September 4! It’s rare that voters have the chance to weigh in directly on US policy toward Palestine-Israel.  Unlike in New York, Michigan and Minnesota, Massachusetts does not have any candidates who openly champion Palestinian rights and advocate for a radical change in US …

In the flurry of last-minute activity before the end of the Massachusetts legislative session, one item in the proposed bonding bill H.4732 remains in question: SECTION 2A. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Office of the Secretary 7008-1116 For the commonwealth’s local economic development projects; provided that …

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