Articles by Paul Shannon

Calling Raytheon to Account

November 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter The war in Yemen may seem far away, but key material support for that war is being manufactured right in our own back yard.  The Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company is supplying billions …

Boston Rally Calls for Korea Peace Treaty

August 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

On Thursday August 30 twenty Korean-Americans and allies rallied at Park Street Station to build support for serious negotiations to both end the Korean war and to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula. “We Korean-Americans from the Peace and Unification Action of Boston rally for a lasting …

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter On Saturday, April 15, two thousand people gathered on a sun-drenched Cambridge Common to send some clear messages to Washington: “President Trump, release your tax returns; stop your attacks on our families …

Why a Tax Day Rally?

April 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Boston area’s Tax Day Rally will be held Saturday, April 15, 1pm at Cambridge Common.  Read about the plans here.   What’s it all about?   Taxes: Who pays them?   Already large corporations and billionaires pay far below their fair share of taxes. Hundreds …

Challenging U.S.-Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paul Shannon, Somerville.   Published in the Fall 2016 newsletter; adapted from an article in the AFSC Newsletter While the U.S. media focus on Syria, another disaster is unfolding in Yemen. In Yemen, the U.S. is collaborating with Saudi Arabia to do the killing. Yemen …

Getting things straight about the Iran deal

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cambridge Chronicle, September 18, 2015 Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake. First, what is the alternative? Clearly the alternative to this agreement …

Budget for All Campaign Prepares for 2015

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter The Budget for All campaign began as the US was trying to climb out of a recession and end two long wars. It provided a framework that allowed peace, community, labor …