Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda

The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda has been filed in the State Legislature, Congress has voted to end the Yemen war and is considering anti-nuclear bills, the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign is putting heat on the war profiteers, and Venezuela crisis committees have sprung up and are working …

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 …

2019 Annual Meeting Breakouts

February 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

The following breakouts will be run during our Annual Meeting on March 9, from 3:15 to 4:35 pm. The Green New Deal—how should the peace movement respond? Facilitators: Rosalie Anders and John MacDougall, co-conveners, MAPA Peace & Climate working group; Rosemary Kean,  convener, MAPA Racial Justice …

Build Bridges, Not Bombs

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Build Bridges, Not Bombs RESOLVE ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION ON SHIFTING FUNDS FROM NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO TRANSPORTATION This resolutions forms a commission to study the impact on state finances if the US Congress cancelled the proposed $trillion dollar nuclear weapons upgrades, and instead invest the funds …

Change the State Flag and Seal

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Change the State Flag and Seal RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE SEAL AND MOTTO OF THE COMMONWEALTH H.2776, S1877 This resolution will form a commission to redesign the state flag, seal, and motto, which currently depict the conquest …

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Divest from the Yemen War/Raytheon  AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENSION DIVESTMENT FROM COMPANIES SELLING WEAPONS TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA H.2349 This act divests state pension funds from companies selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Divest from the Yemen War Raytheon Fact Sheet Read the …

Nuclear Weapons Divestment

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nuclear Weapons Divestment AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE DIVESTMENT OF STATE PENSION FUNDS FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS H.2202; S.1516 This act would divest state pension funds from corporations involved in the manufacture or maintenance of nuclear weapons. Nuclear Weapons Divest Fact Sheet #DivestNuclearWeapons Read the Bill …

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