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Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 I will not repeat all the other good arguments made against this bill.  Instead, I want to address the claim made by proponents of this legislation – especially State Treasure Deb Goldberg earlier — that …

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 My name is Cole Harrison, the executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action. Massachusetts Peace Action is the state affiliate of Peace Action, the largest grassroots peace organization in the country. We are celebrating our …

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 …

New Massachusetts state legislation – introduced by the Jewish Community Relations Council and backed by senators across the aisle – aims to penalize supporters of the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement under an anti-discrimination guise. The BDS movement uses nonviolent economic practices to …

As Congress enters its summer session,  a bill implementing harsher sanctions on Iran and Russia could be on the table. Senate passed these new sanctions by an overwhelming majority in mid-June, but the House has yet to give its approval. The bill, known as the Countering …

In January 2016, the Iran Deal strengthened the world’s belief in diplomacy. The union forged between the United Nations Security Council states, Germany, the European Union, and Iran promised to create a more peaceful world, providing sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for the scaling …

After years of sanctions, suspicion, war threats, and negotiations, six world powers and Iran announced a comprehensive deal this morning to resolve disputes over Iran’s nuclear program and roll back sanctions.   Massachusetts Peace Action welcomes the deal, which will reassure those who feared Iran …

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