Commentary

Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

December 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action proudly announces its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President and vows to work hard for his victory in the Massachusetts March 3 Democratic primary and beyond. “In a crowded Democratic field, Senator Sanders is the leading voice for a foreign policy based …

Originally published in Truthout Latin America’s groundbreaking experiment in 21st century socialism has suffered another devastating setback with the recent right-wing coup which ousted President Evo Morales of Bolivia, who was democratically elected for a fourth term in October, when he defeated his right-wing challenger 47 percent …

Letter from Ramallah

November 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hello from Ramallah in the West Bank! This week’s violence against Palestinians in Gaza is deeply disturbing for many people here, and, I’ve heard, in the US.  And there is a briefing on November 20 (info at the bottom) that I hope everyone asks their …

Dani Dayan: Ambassador for Apartheid

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

“The Legal Strategy of Settlements” was a talk by the Israeli Consul General, Dani Dayan, a leader in the settlement movement, at the Harvard Law School on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, and other activist …

How to Testify at a State House Hearing

November 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Every bill submitted to the State Legislature is assigned to a committee, and the committee will schedule every bill for a hearing, often with several bills in the same hearing.  Hearings typically occur from April to December of the year in which the bill is …

Congress Watch: Pressing the Case for Peace

November 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ayanna Pressley and the “Squad” Rep. Ayanna Pressley The election to the House of Representatives of the four progressive women of color known as “The Squad” has marked a turning point for Congress. These new reps –Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, …

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