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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Linda Sarsour, and Other Prominent Activists to Visit UMass for Panel on Backlash Against Pro-Palestinian Voices April 10, 2019 Contact: Sut Jhally, Email: notbackingdowninfo@mediaed.org AMHERST, Mass. – Legendary rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame, who has emerged as one of …

A Victory for Free Speech

October 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter Should the right to assemble and to express political views be subject to “fees” in our democracy? Mass. Peace Action (MAPA) established a precedent for free speech when we contested fees imposed by the City …

BOSTON – The ACLU of Massachusetts and the City of Cambridge today announced that a settlement has been reached between the City and Massachusetts Peace Action and Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, two organizations that helped the January Coalition plan the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March event …

Download a Printable Copy of this Fact Sheet As President Trump continues to trample on basic rights, Senator Creem and Representative McMurtry have introduced a bill in the State House (S.1689/H.1685) deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation, which in fact is a dangerous attempt to restrict our …

Caution: Controversy (may be) Detected

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kimia Tabatabaei, student intern and head of Newton South Peace Action  The Latin phrase, “Bona mens omnibus patet”  — “A good mind is open to all things” —  wraps around South’s school seal. For a school that takes pride in fostering an environment of …

Remarks delivered by Lena Shapiro of Wellesley Jewish Voice for Peace at the Protect Our White House rally on December 9 Hi, I’m Lena and I’m with Wellesley Jewish Voice for Peace. Jewish Voice for Peace is a national organization with chapters on college campuses …

Earlier this year, “Combating BDS Act of 2016” (S.2531 and H.R.4515) bills were introduced to Congress in order to undermine the right of people to participate in non-violent advocacy for Palestinian rights. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is a direct product of the Palestinian …

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