Articles by John Ratliff

After the Election

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the 2016 Fall Newsletter John Ratiff, Cambridge, November 2, 2016 As the 2016 election stumbles to its conclusion, most traditionally relied upon pollsters predict a victory for former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Campaign debate became a huge tornado of calumny …

Massachusetts Peace Action is proud to announce our endorsements of Jack Patrick Lewis, Moses Dixon and Matt Patrick in the November 2016 general election.  Our endorsed candidates Pat Jehlen, Mike Connolly, and Marjorie Decker won their primaries and face no opposition in the general election.  Donate to one or more …

Primary Victories 2016

October 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

All of our endorsed candidates won on September 8 in the Democratic primary. In addition to mobilizing to vote no on 2, the charter school question, now is the time to give our endorsed candidates the support they need to insure they win in the …

The legislation would make employees eligible for paid leave to recover from a serious illness or injury, to care for a seriously ill or injured family member, or to care for a new child. It prohibits employer retaliation against workers who take time off under …

No on 2: Save Our Public Schools

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

A fully funded system of free public schools to provide an equal, quality education for every child of the Commonwealth is one of the foundations of a democratic society and an essential building block to a healthy community. It helps make possible a Commonwealth valuing …

Peace Victories in 2015 Must Be Defended in 2016

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

2015 ends and 2016 begins on a note of cautious hope. After the New York U.N. Conference on Syria, chaired by Secretary John Kerry, the U.S. and Russia mounted a visible concerted push encouraging each country’s allies (many of whom have objections) to implement the …

Peace and the Presidential Race for 2016

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter, Fall 2015, published on August 20, 2015. What are the prospects that the 2016 contest will advance the cause of peace and begin a shift from the failed policies of endless conflict? The answer to …

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