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Celebrate our Work for Peace this Holiday Season

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Today, December 1, 2015, Massachusetts Peace Action kicks off the holiday season by participating in Giving Tuesday, a national day of charitable giving.   Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate generosity and give to the non-profit organizations – like Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund …

This article originally appeared in the Dorchester People for Peace Update, November 27, 2015 Most of us have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving.  On the one hand, it has become the family holiday par excellence, when adult children return home and relatives we don’t often see are …

This Web of Racism

November 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter, Fall 2015, published on August 20, 2015. Video records of murders of un­armed black people by the police, the massacre of 9 black people at a church prayer meeting by an avowed white suprem­acist, and the arrest …

“Praying for Peace”

November 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Praying For Peace” was written by Nigerian-born, Berklee College of Music student, Kayode Ajayi (Kayo Musiq). The song is inspired by current turmoil in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and unrest throughout the world.   Kayo wrote: “I have seen a lot of countries go …

Accounting for Gaza 2014: Balance and Bias

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter, Fall 2015, published on August 20, 2015. In June the US administration reacted with calculated scorn to the report of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) established by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate last …

Peace and the Presidential Race for 2016

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter, Fall 2015, published on August 20, 2015. What are the prospects that the 2016 contest will advance the cause of peace and begin a shift from the failed policies of endless conflict? The answer to …

A talk presented at “Responding to Mass Violence in the Aftermath of Beirut and Paris“, Novemer 18, 2015, Northeastern University Let me begin by saying how very saddened I am by the recent ISIS atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane. The media …

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