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A Moral Budget

February 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

A Moral Budget AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE MORAL BUDGET TO REVIVE, REPAIR AND REBUILD OUR ECONOMY (SD. 2247 / HD.2617) This Act calls on Congress to pass a federal MORAL BUDGET that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves …

by Jonathan King Three national movement leaders wrapped up our day-long conference “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War” on Jan. 23 with calls for nuclear disarmament and abolition, cutting the Pentagon budget, and organizing for political power. “We musts challenge this war economy,” the Rev. …

Biden’s First 100 Days: The New Terrain

February 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

by Cole Harrison and Jackie King After a tumultuous year of global pandemic, economic crisis, racial justice protests, and a violent insurrectionary attempt to overturn the American presidential election, President Biden’s first days in office offer some reason for hope. Progressives should be proud of …

Demilitarize the Police, Abolish the 1033 Program

February 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

Mass. Peace Action supports this key Black Alliance for Peace demand to the Biden Administration   by Rosemary Kean Ajamu Baraka, the national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), describes the Biden administration’s plan to “alter” the 1033 program as “an affront.” This …

The Cambridge Police Department Should Demilitarize

February 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

In the wake of nationwide protests last year of police violence against communities of color, some municipalities in Massachusetts have begun to tackle police reform. Two Cambridge city councilors, Quinton Zondervan and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, have led hearings about militarization of the city’s police department. The …

Massachusetts Moves to Change its Racist State Flag

February 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

by David Detmold   After 36 years of delay, the Massachusetts legislature has finally taken a significant step toward changing the racist, insulting imagery and wording of the state’s flag and seal. Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law on January 11 that paves …

by Shaghayegh Christine Rostampour and Maryellen Kurkulos   Nearly four years after 122 countries voted in its favor at the United Nations, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) became international law on Friday January 22, 2021. The treaty makes nuclear weapons illegal …

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