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Mobilize for Peace

March 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

by Jonathan King and Aron Bernstein This editorial was published in Science Magazine, March 1, 2019 Fifty years ago, on 4 March 1969, research and teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came to a halt as students, faculty, and staff held a “research …

Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda for 2019-2020 The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to submit a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, Middle East wars, military spending, legislative ethics, and the design of the state …

Prevent US military intervention in Venezuela

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

HR.1004 (Cicilline (D-RI)).  Cosponsors: McGovern, Moulton, Pressley, Keating.  Total: 54 Introduced 02/06/2019-This bill blocks funds for an intervention and prohibits the administration from taking military action without Congressional approval. MAPA Position: YES Read Coalition letter in support of HR1004 Non-violent, Democratic Solutions to the Venezuela …

Directing the Removal of United States Armed Forces from Yemen H.J.Res 37 (Khanna (D-CA)). Cosponsors: McGovern, Kennedy, Clark, Moulton, Pressley. Total: 96.  Passed the House, Feb. 13, 2019, 248 – 177; all nine Massachusetts Reps. voted Yes, but Moulton and Keating also voted for an …

Peace Treaty to End the Korean War

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Formal End to the Korean War H.Res 152- (Khanna (D-CA)) Cosponsors: 22 This resolution is a call for a  “Formal End to the Korean War” while also advocating for ongoing diplomacy.  MAPA Position: YES Keep Active U.S. Troops in Korea HR.889 (Gallagher (R-WI)). Cosponsors: Total: 8 …

No First Use and Restricting First Use

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

No First Use Policy H.R.921 (Smith (D-WA)). Cosponsors: McGovern Total: 22. S.272 (Warren (D-MA)). Cosponsors: Markey. Total: 5. This act would declare that it is the policy of the U.S. not to use nuclear weapons first. MAPA Position: YES Click Here to Learn More about …

Campus Protests Confront War Profiteers

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the MAPA Winter 2019 Newsletter. As the Saudi-led war on Yemen approaches its fourth year, a new movement of students and young activists in Massachusetts has sprung up to oppose US involvement and call out the arms manufacturers that are …

Peace and Justice Bills Filed on Beacon Hill

March 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in the MAPA Winter 2019 Newsletter. Peace and justice advocates from across the state have launched a campaign to bring the urgent issues of nuclear disarmament, the bloated military budget, and endless wars abroad into the Massachusetts Legislature. Mass. Peace Action …

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