Articles by Jeff Klein

by Jeff Klein

Donald Trump began the new year with a reckless move that pushed the world closer to a dangerously widened war in the Middle East. The killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – along with 8 other Iraqis and Iranians — by drone missiles in Baghdad on January 2 was an aggressive and criminal act, no matter how much the White House tries to spin it as a “defensive measure.”

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 …

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