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People's Climate March

Stop the Wars, Save the Planet: March for Climate, Justice, and Jobs

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. To change everything, we need everyone. STOP THE WARS, SAVE THE PLANET! Join the Peace Movement at the March for Climate, Jobs…

Stpp the Wars Stop the Warming

Boston People’s Climate Mobilization

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On April 29, the #PeopleClimate March will bring together hundreds of thousands of people from across the country to demand JOBS, JUSTICE, and REAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. Here in Boston, we'll have a full day of workshops and activities to build and grow our movement, starting with an energizing rally at 12pm on Boston Common. Join us! Can you join us?  Mass. Peace Action members and other peace activists will gather in the Common at the bottom of the steps leading…

Music for Peace: The Ultimate Prodigy

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

featuring the Mendelssohn Octet and works of Haydn and Dvorak In the final concert of our Music for Peace 2016-2017 series, the Omer Quartet and Soovin Kim, with other musicians, perform Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings, Dvorak Drobnosti (Miniatures) Op. 75a, and Haydn's String Quartet in G Minor.  The Octet, composed when Mendelssohn was 16, was described by Conrad Wilson as "one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music". Soovin Kim, violin Robyn Bollinger, violin Dimitri Murrath, viola Jonah Ellsworth, cello Omer Quartet:…

War and Peace in the Trumpian Era with Michael Klare

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Even if Donald Trump had not been elected, the world would probably be experiencing a greater risk of great-power conflict due to a variety of pressures (China’s rise, Russia’s adventurism, America’s fear of decline), but with his ascension to the presidency the risk is increasing. This talk will assess the forces that make friction and conflict among the great powers more likely, and consider what can be done to minimize these risks. Author of 14 books, Michael Klare is the…

May 1 Workers Day

May Day: International Workers’ Day of Action

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

International Workers Day of Action May 1st, 2017 Day of Action Schedule: Everett/East Boston/Chelsea Actions: 4:00 PM Rally and March to Chelsea @ Everett City Hall then March to Chelsea 4:00 PM Rally and March to Chelsea @ East Boston Maverick Station then March to Chelsea 5:30 PM Rally@ Chelsea City Hall Boston Actions: 12:00 PM Rally @ State House Steps for Safe Communities Act#HereToStay 5:00pm Rally @ Boston Common Bandstand (Boston Action) On May Day, coalition community and immigrants’…

US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress

Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

May 6 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

The growing hostility between the US and Russia, North Korea and Iran makes it more urgent to reduce the risk of nuclear war, as do plans to spend a trillion dollars replacing US nuclear weapons by new ones more suited for first-strike. Nuclear war can be triggered on purpose or through miscalculation, terror or error, and this conference aims to advocate and organize toward reducing this danger. It is not an academic conference, but rather one that addresses the political…

Join Us at the Wake Up the Earth Festival!

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come see Mass Peace Action at Jamaica Plain’s annual Wake Up the Earth Festival and have a good time while spreading the message of peace and justice!  We will distribute literature on war & peace issues and gather petition signatures.  We’ll have our Nuclear Globe on display, too!  Everyone is invited and welcome. When: Saturday, May 6, 2017,  12:00 to 6:00 pm Where: Jamaica Plain (near Stony Brook MBTA station) The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a…

Raise Up Massachusetts: Progress as Resistance Conference

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us on May 6th for Progress as Resistance, a statewide organizing conference to move forward a progressive agenda in Massachusetts! Come together with members of the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition and activists from across the Commonwealth as we use resistance to make progress on economic, racial, and immigrant justice at home. This event will feature a briefing on how activists can engage in our campaigns and other allied progressive issues against the Trump agenda, including campaigns for a $15…

Alison Weir

“The Hidden History Of  How The U.S. Was Used To Create Israel”with Alison Weir

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Journalist and author Alison Weir will discuss her book on the history of the U.S.-Israel “special relationship,” analyze media coverage of the issue, and report on why the U.S. gives Israelis 7,000 times more aid than to others around the world. Learn about the real roots of the violence in Israel-Palestine and the region in general as Weir covers the history and context ignored by mainstream media, including background information on President Trump’s travel ban. Copies of her book “Against Our…

Aerial View of the Pentagon in Virginia

The Military-Industrial Complex Revisited: the Trump Administration and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

William Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.  He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008).  Previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr.…

PEACE PARTNERS 2017: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Massachusetts Peace Action and the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF – Boston Branch), who join as proud partners working for peace at home and abroad. We are inspired by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and recognize the very important work it does to prevent violence and the services it provides to people affected by violence in Boston and beyond.  We look forward to joining the walk and raising funds and congratulate the institute on its 21st…

Peace Quest 2017

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Friends Peace Teams working all over the world for a day of reflection, dialog and discernment. Keynote speaker: Nadine Hoover, Coordinator of Friends Peace Teams Asia West Pacific Initiative “The Power of Friends Peace Witness Today” 8:00 - 9:00 Registration and refreshments 9:00 - 9:30 Meeting for Worship 9:30 - 10:45 Keynote by Nadine Hoover, The Power of Friends Peace Witness Today 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 12:30 Discussions on Living Our Testimonies Saying Yes to Peace and…

Rally for Public Education

Rally for Public Education

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Last year, we won a landslide victory in Massachusetts against the forces of privatization, defeating a dangerous ballot initiative that would have drained hundreds of millions of dollars from our public schools. Now, the struggle continues. We must stand together to resist the plans and policies of Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Governor Charlie Baker. It is time to demand the public schools and colleges our communities deserve. By uniting our struggles, we can build a movement for…

Outreach with Us at Cambridge River Festival!

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Volunteers needed!  Our next summer tabling date will be the Cambridge RiverFest on Saturday afternoon, June 3, from 12-5 pm.  The location this year is again at Cambridge Parkway, near the corner of Edwin Land Blvd. and Binney Street (see map at right), talking to passersby and gathering  signatures on our two current petition campaigns in cooperation with Boston WILPF. Call 617-354-2169 or write info@masspeaceaction.org to help out!    Sign up for an hour or two anytime between 12-5 pm. See more info on…

Stolen Generations Rally and March

June 5 @ 5:00 pm

As of June 2017, Palestinian men, women and children have endured 50 years of military occupation of their lands in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as well as an ongoing siege and blockade of Gaza. Since the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian lands and established hundreds of illegal settlements, off-limits to Palestinians. Israel has forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and subjected these victims to harsh conditions in refugee…

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