Israel/Palestine

Sheila Katz, author of Connecting with the Enemy: a Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence will speak at Friends Meeting at Cambridge on October 29, Sunday, 1:15. Her groundbreaking research about efforts to build a just peace in Palestine-Israel by Israeli and Palestinian groups working nonviolently together inspires …

Israel, Palestine: Song and Struggle — Voices 21C

September 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

This month, VOICES 21C is overjoyed to present “Israel, Palestine: Song and Struggle,” in reflection of our latest tour. With distinguished forum panelists and fresh program structure, join us at Arlington Street Church on Sunday, September 24th, 1:30pm. [Facebook Event] VOICES 21C is singing a collage of songs, poetry, and anecdotes on …

“Open Bethlehem” Movie Showing

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Documentarian Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem in 2005 to film a tribute to her late father, the founder of Bethlehem University. She found a city of astonishing beauty, but with a diminishing Christian community expected to be unsustainable in a generation living in a city …

Boston, July 18 — Legislators, lawyers, faith leaders and business people testified today at a State House hearing that a proposed bill will not combat discrimination but is instead an unconstitutional attack on the right to boycott in Massachusetts. Those testifying against the legislation raised …

Anti-BDS Legislation Hearing

July 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will be hearing public testimony about legislation that aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The hearing will be in the Gardner Auditorium. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An …

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Summer 2017 newsletter The Massachusetts Democratic Party passed its most progressive platform ever at its convention in Worcester June 3. Single-payer healthcare, a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, forgiveness of student loan debt, a ranked-choice voting system, …

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