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by Jerald Ross Massachusetts joined celebrations around the world to recognize the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (1/22/21). From marches, standouts and speeches, from banners and bell ringing from church towers, and with articles and letters in publications …

by Chrisana Panzica Originally published in Truthout Since 2015, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country, creating what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Half the country’s people are on …

The Hill We Climb

January 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

by Amanda Gorman When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and …

by Kathy Kelly This article first appeared at The Progressive. In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder created “The Massacre of the Innocents,” a provocative masterpiece of religious art. The painting reworks a biblical narrative about King Herod’s order to slaughter all newborn boys in Bethlehem for fear that a messiah had …

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A New Chance

January 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

by H. Patricia Hynes Previously published in Portside A nuclear darkness has engulfed the world for seven decades, with only intermittent breakthroughs of light when treaties among nuclear nations were negotiated.  Some treaties have been violated for decades; others, walked away from by Trump.  Any …

by David Detmold A commission will be created to recommend a new seal and motto for Massachusetts, after Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday, January 11th, 2021 signed (S.2848) – the Resolve calling for the creation of a special commission to study and recommend a new …

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