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Understanding Syria

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trying to understand what’s going on in Syria – and the continuing intervention there by the US and its allies is challenging. The mainstream press is uninformed and riddled with distorted propagandistic themes that reflect official US government position rather than serious analysis.  Here is my take …

War, War Everywhere

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

It used to be easier, in the good old days, when our country tended to fight just one war at a time.  Forty years ago, “US Out of Vietnam” had a certain focus that is hard to recapture today, when our military power spans the …

Blues for M’sieur Charlie?

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Remarks similar to these were delivered by MAPA board member Jeff Klein at a worldwide vigil for Pakistani victims of terror, January 16, in Copley Square. Jeff Klein All lives matter but, in societies like ours where the color line still rules, some lives matter more than …

The Colonial Roots of Middle East Conflict

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jeff Klein During a post-armistice stroll in London on December 1, 1918, French wartime prime minister Georges Clemenceau turned to his British counterpart and asked: “What do you want?” “Mosul,” replied Lloyd George. “You shall have it,” Clemenceau declared. “and what else?” “Palestine.” “You shall …

Charlie Hebdo: Wars Abroad, Wars At Home

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

The past few days have been dominated by reports about the massacre of journalists and cartoonists at the weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris — and now there is news about further attacks in Paris.  These are very troubling events and raise a lot of issues. Simply put, nothing justifies …

Jeff Klein Over 20 Massachusetts Peace Action members participated in a meeting to develop our Palestine-Israel work last Sunday, March 23.  This was a meeting aimed at potential organizers, so we were impressed with the turnout and the commitment of those who attended. As explained …

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