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Video PSA’s

July 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

We have two new PSA’s, one advertising the Countdown to Zero premiere and the other calling on Scott Brown to ratify the New START treaty.  (Updated versions, July 22)   Enjoy!

Frank, Paul Push Military Cut

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Unlikely allies Barney Frank and Ron Paul joined forces yesterday on WBUR’s On Point to make the case for major cuts in the military budget. They argued for ending the U.S. role as world policeman, closing military bases in Europe and Okinawa, and avoiding wars …

On Thursday, July 1, the House of Representatives approved an $80 billion supplemental appropriation including $33 billion to fund the escalation of the Afghanistan war.   100 representatives voted to fund only withdrawal of troops, and 162 voted to require an exit timeline.   The combined bill, HR.4899, passed the House on a 215-210 procedural vote and now goes back to the Senate.

The votes on the two war related amendments show continued political progress and strengthening of the antiwar caucus in the House. The withdrawal amendment was offered by Barbara Lee of California.   The 100 votes for it compare favorably to the 65 votes for the Kucinich resolution in March.   Of the 10 Massachusetts representatives, all voted for the Lee amendment except Lynch.

July events

July 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

“Disarmament in the Age of Obama” • When: Thursday, July 8, 2010, 7:00 pm Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park • walk down Brattle St from Harvard Sq T • Cambridge • Join us to learn more about how the Obama Administration’s …

Ratify the New START Treaty

June 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

COMING SOON: Critical vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the New START Treaty. Urge your Senator to vote yes for ratification!  The treaty could come to the floor any time after the committee holds a vote, so the next few weeks are a …

Music For Peace: Great Success!

June 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

All our gratitude goes out to Ben Warsaw and Susanna Porte, as well as our lovely hosts, who put on a great night of classical piano and cello music last Thursday. Mass Peace members filled the beautiful house, socialized, learned about peace issues, and heard …

Fund Human Needs, not War

June 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Check out this very well written op-ed on the 25% solution by John Maher,  longtime Peace Action member and activist. If you are interested in writing an op-ed on the 25% solution, this is a great model. Let us know if yours gets published! Call …

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