Foreign policy

Summary of remarks by Duncan McFarland, United for Justice with Peace (Boston) at the April 19, 2014 conference in Cambridge (“Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific”) on the US Pivot to Asia/Pacific and the Trans Pacific Partnership Rising China Today The rise of China is one …

The following article appears in MAPA’s spring newsletter Shared Security: New Vision for U.S. Foreign Policy At the Annual Meeting, a question was posed to Andrew Bacevich and Barney Frank: We have considered the two extremes of global dominance vs. isolationism. What other options are …

Toward a Just & Cooperative U.S. Foreign Policy

February 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action 2014 Annual Meeting What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere). The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more social investment, …

Autumn Convergence for a New National Agenda

November 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Read the Report on the Autumn Convergence, with links to a variety of follow-up projects, at http://masspeaceaction.org/4168! With: SEIU state political director Harris Gruman      Peace, GLBT and justice organizer Leslie Cagan           BU professor of political science Neta Crawford   …

Striking Syria would impede diplomatic efforts

October 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Tomás Aramburu and Dan Solomon   The last two months have been chaotic in the Middle East. In August, President Barack Obama advocated for a strike on Syria, which dissipated under overwhelming public opposition and a Russian-brokered plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons. In …

America after hegemony

August 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

The peace movement needs to make it clear not only what we are against, but what we are for. With the Iraq war fading into memory even as the country still simmers, the U.S. peace movement faces the need to reframe its message. We have …

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