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August 2020

From Stormtroopers in Portland Streets to November’s Election

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Demonstrators march during a Black Lives Matter protest Friday in Portland, Oregon.

This summer's nationwide struggle against racist police violence takes place at a time when the racist, reactionary forces led by Donald Trump fear repudiation and expansion of democracy on behalf of a multinational movement. What is at stake in the struggle to defund the police, keep the military and Border Patrol out of the streets of U.S. cities, and ensure a fair election in November?   To answer these questions we turn to  military scholar and critic Lawrence Wilkerson and Portland…

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Peace Phone Bank for Ihssane Leckey

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ihssane Leckey for Congress

Mass. Peace Action supports Ihssane Leckey for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, for a seat being vacated by Joe Kennedy III. As a former regulator of Wall Street banks, Ihssane understands the intersection between unregulated corporate greed and the many ills in our society, including militarism, an inhumane health care system, climate change, and environmental degradation. Her progressive platform calls for cuts to the military budget, Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, and removing corporate money from our political system.…

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StillHere: A National Virtual Event

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
StillHere

Our coalition is excited to host a national virtual event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. thursday, august 6, 2020 sunday, august 9, 2020 We envision this virtual gathering as a creative, intersectional way to shine a spotlight on local events nationwide, to highlight the stories of survivors, to look toward the future of a world free from nuclear threats, and to amplify the voices of activists, experts and others beyond their typical audience. This…

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial 2020

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - August 9 @ 9:00 pm
Peace Memorial

Virtual peace event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. About this Event (Updated on 7/19/20) 4th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial in Boston 2020 virtual ceremony Online Event @7:30pm ~ 9:00pm on 8/6/20, 8/7/20, 8/8/20 & 8/9/20 (possibly longer) Theme: "...Lovingly" (Act with love) Prologue Mariko Kanto, founder HNPM in Boston Peace Art Exhibition (not necessarily in order) Bug Warriors (drawing; ink on paper) Pet Love Lisa (collage on paper cutouts; digital manipulation) Dog Cat…

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StillHere: A National Virtual Event

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
StillHere

Our coalition is excited to host a national virtual event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. thursday, august 6, 2020 sunday, august 9, 2020 We envision this virtual gathering as a creative, intersectional way to shine a spotlight on local events nationwide, to highlight the stories of survivors, to look toward the future of a world free from nuclear threats, and to amplify the voices of activists, experts and others beyond their typical audience. This…

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Magical Thinking and the US War in Afghanistan

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
U.S. Army Captain talks with the Nurgaram district sub-governor in Nuristan, AfghanistanPhoto by Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen/U.S. Air Force

Why is the U.S. still in Afghanistan? When did it first get involved, and why? What is the truth behind the so-called “Soviet invasion”? What have been the long-term consequences – for the Afghan people, the region, and the world – of the Carter administration’s fateful decision in 1978-79 to support and arm a tribal-Islamist rebellion against Afghanistan’s left-wing, modernizing, pro-women's rights government? What can progressives do to finally put an end to the sorry record of U.S. disinformation and…

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Peace Phone Bank for Robbie Goldstein

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Robbie Goldstein

Mass. Peace Action supports Robbie Goldstein for Congress in District 8. He is challenging incumbent Stephen Lynch. Dr. Goldstein is an internist and infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where for the past five years, he has been the medical director of the Transgender Health Program. He cites healthcare as his primary issue, drawing contrast with Lynch, who was the only member of the Mass. delegation to vote against the Affordable Care Act. At this event, join other peace…

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Peace Phone Bank for Jamie Zahlaway Belsito

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamie Zahlaway Belsito

Mass. Peace Action supports Jamie Zahlaway Belsito for Congress in district 6. She has lived in her district her entire life and been a powerful force in strengthening the maternal health system in her region. Massachusetts Peace Action believes it is important to challenge Representative Moulton, who prides himself on his military record and his knowledge of international relations but who has proven to be hawkish on foreign policy and out of step with the needs of a progressive foreign…

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Peace Phone Bank for Ed Markey

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sen. Ed Markey at Jan. 10 press conference was joined by MAPA's Jonathan King, Mike Burns, Cole Harrison, Brian Garvey, and Susan McLucas

Massachusetts Peace Action is #StickingWithEd.  He's in favor of nuclear disarmament, cuts to Pentagon spending, against military interventions, and is the co-author of the Green New Deal. At this event, join other peace supporters as we gather virtually to reach out to Mass. Peace Action members and enlist their support for Ed Markey's campaign. How can they help?  We'll ask them to commit to vote for Ed, create a personal web page, volunteer, and organize a house party! Sign up…

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