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, …

2020 Presidential Race Heats Up

November 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2020 Presidential candidates, particularly Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are increasingly discussing foreign policy positions. Massachusetts Peace Action and national Peace Action are currently evaluating the candidates and deciding whether to make an endorsement in the 2020 Presidential race.

Ending the Endless Wars

November 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter October 7th marked the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the longest in American history. It is now possible for young men and women to fight and die in this …

Peace Bills Urged at State House Hearing

November 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

by Andrea Burns and Jonathan King This article appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter Massachusetts legislators and peace advocates spoke out forcefully at a State House hearing Sept. 24 about the urgent need for nuclear disarmament, curbing Pentagon spending, …

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