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2020 Annual Meeting: The Struggle for Peace Intensifies

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$10 – $30
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran".

The Struggle for Peace Intensifies

Massachusetts Peace Action 2020 Annual Meeting

Location TBA (Boston/Cambridge)

As we enter a pivotal election year, the US/Israeli/Saudi drive for supremacy in the Middle East and control of the world’s oil supply is intensifying, most clearly shown by the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  The Trump administration continues to stonewall on Korea negotiations, successfully orchestrated a coup in Bolivia while it continues to squeeze Venezuela, and is building up U.S. military power, including new nuclear weapons, and has added a Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces.

The peace and progressive movement is expressing a vision of a more peaceful foreign policy most clearly through the Bernie Sanders campaign and also through the contributions of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Ed Markey, and the four Congresswomen of color called “the Squad”, who include Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley; in the State Legislature through the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda; and through large street protests after the Soleimani killing.

Join us in to build the movement to militarism and turn the U.S. towards peace and justice.  At Massachusetts Peace Action’s 2020 annual meeting, we will present the organization’s program plan for members’ approval, hear from our keynote speaker, discuss in small breakout groups how to take action, elect board members, and hear a financial report.  Register today!

Not a member yet?  Pay your 2020 dues to ensure voting rights at the meeting, receive newsletters, and support our work (or you can pay dues as part of the meeting registration process).

Keynote Address by Max Blumenthal

Max BlumenthalMax Blumenthal is an award-winning independent journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, the Independent Film Channel, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and other publications. He is the author of the bestselling book Republican Gomorrah. His new book, just published, is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (Nation Books).

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican GomorrahGoliath: Life and Loathing in Greater IsraelThe Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Daily BeastThe Nation, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and other publications.  His video reports and documentaries include Killing Gaza.

Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.  He co-hosts the Moderate Rebels podcast and video show with Ben Norton.

Recent posts include

Trump escalates US war on Iran and Iraq with execution of top general Soleimani

How National Security Mandarins Groomed Pete Buttigieg 


Tentative Schedule

12:00 noon – Registration and literature tables open;   Lunch

1:00 pm – Program Presentation and discussion

2:00 pm – Keynote Speaker – Max Blumenthal

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm – Breakouts.  See breakout topics

4:45 pm – Business meeting

                  Board Election; candidates and process will be posted soon.

                  Finance and Fundraising Report

Register: mapa-annual-meeting-2019.bpt.me/ $15 for members, $10 students and low income, $25 for all others.  Literature table $25, includes one person’s admission. 




March 28
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$10 – $30
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