Articles by Renae Reints

The United Nations finalized a landmark treaty earlier this month, moving to eliminate the disastrous threat nuclear weapons pose to the world. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, once ratified, declares that each State party “would never, under any circumstances, develop, test, produce, …

New Massachusetts state legislation – introduced by the Jewish Community Relations Council and backed by senators across the aisle – aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement under an anti-discrimination guise. The BDS movement uses nonviolent economic practices to …

As Congress enters its summer session,  a bill implementing harsher sanctions on Iran and Russia could be on the table. Senate passed these new sanctions by an overwhelming majority in mid-June, but the House has yet to give its approval. The bill, known as the Countering …

The use of weaponized drones has become a large component of United States intervention in the Middle East, but with lack of oversight, the methods have become contentious with reason for concern. Thousands have been killed, including unidentified civilians and children. National Bird, a documentary …

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Matthew Hahm was accustomed to hearing about war and its inevitableness, but it wasn’t until he took a certain course during his junior year as an undergraduate at Boston College that he …

Tweeting for Peace: Kripa Solanki

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

First published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Kripa Solanki isn’t old enough to vote, but that isn’t stopping her from making her voice heard. The 17-year-old Wellesley resident is one of the youngest interns at Massachusetts Peace Action, running …

“We have to be able to make our own choices, and you don’t make a choice to be bombed,” said Michelle Cunha, Assistant Director of Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA). This is the ideology that led Cunha, a longtime reproductive rights activist, to join the peace …

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