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From the Freeze to Back to the Brink

Sun Dec 4 5:00 pm EST
Amherst
In the early 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, Western Massachusetts helped birth the Nuclear Weapons Freeze movement, ...
Julian Assange Rally

Julian Assange Rally

Mon Dec 5 11:00 am EST
Boston
On Monday, December 5, from 11am to noon, supporters of Julian Assange will hold their next rally for him at Park Street ...
Down with the War, War Economy, & War Governments!

Down with the War, War Economy, & War Governments!

Sat Dec 10 1:00 pm EST
Rescheduled from Dec 3 to Dec 10 due to rain Let’s join together in protest against the US and NATO’s ...
Climate Change and Nuclear War. Cartoon by Joe Kandra

Converging Crises & Collaborations to Fix Them!

Sat Dec 10 3:00 pm EST
Boston
Join members of Extinction Rebellion Boston, XR Solidarity, Boston May Day Coalition, the Green-Rainbow Party, the Revolutionary Blackout Network, Boston ...
Children of Our Environments: US-Cuba Solidarity

Children of Our Environments: US-Cuba Solidarity

Sun Dec 11 11:00 am EST
Having just returned from the historic US-Cuba Youth Friendship Meeting in Havana, speaker and MAPA Board Member Calla Walsh will ...
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is seen outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar, Ukraine, August 22, 2022. Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko

Zaporizhzhia: Facing the Dangers of Nuclear Plants in War and Peace   

Sun Dec 11 1:00 pm EST
As we learned from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, dangers are inherent to the generation of nuclear power.  These ...
Russia & Europe: The Ukraine War and Possibilities for Euro-Atlantic Peace

Russia & Europe: The Ukraine War and Possibilities for Euro-Atlantic Peace

Wed Dec 14 4:00 pm EST
Reiner Braun is a leading European peace advocate and, until recently, the Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau. He ...
Cuba is our Friend Not our Enemy

Cuba is our Friend Not our Enemy

Sat Dec 17 11:00 am EST
Join our monthly standout against the US embargo! See also Cuba standout on December 18, Brookline Call for an End ...
Survivors of the USA's War on Terror

Survivors of the USA’s War on Terror

Sun Dec 18 12:00 pm EST
Boston
The 2022 Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Award The Community Church of Boston presents the 2022 Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Award ...
Cuba is our Friend Not our Enemy

Cuba is our Friend Not our Enemy

Sun Dec 18 2:00 pm EST
Join our monthly standout against the US embargo! See also Cuba standout on December 17, Greenfield Call for an End ...
Crossings: Women Across the DMZ

Crossings: Women Across the DMZ

Mon Dec 19 7:00 pm EST
After a whirlwind tour this year of 13 major showings at film festivals across the U.S., now it's your opportunity ...
Thousands of people marched in Madrid on June 26 to protest the NATO summit. Photo: Countercurrents

Washington’s New National Security Strategy: Seeking to Reinforce U.S. Hegemony

Wed Dec 21 7:00 pm EST
The catastrophic Ukraine War is about much more than Ukraine. As the recently released U.S. National Security Strategy tells us, ...

Support our 2022 Fund Drive!

Massachusetts Peace Action runs on your contributions! As we reach MAPA’s 65th year of organizing, advocacy, and actions for a more just world, the MAPA community is stronger than ever! With your support, MAPA has completed a year of intense efforts for peace and justice. We could not have done it without you! Support our 2022 fund drive today!

Peace/ Progressive Strategy Conference

What's next for peace/progressive strategy after the 2022 election? Join us online on Dec. 3 to hear political updates from John Nichols, Sen. Jamie Eldridge, and others, and join discussions with other progressives! Register here!

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Breakout

Breakouts: Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times

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The following breakouts will be run during the afternoon session of the Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times conference, December 3, 2022. Building Political Power with the Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda For the past two legislative sessions, Indigenous leaders, organizations, tribal governments, and non-Indigenous community based organizations worked in coalition … Read More
Sanctions: Another form of war on designated enemies

Sanctions: Another form of war on designated enemies

by Kathie Malley-Morrison The Charter of the United Nations (UN), established in San Francisco in 1945, begins with noble goals, including saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war, and reaffirming faith in fundamental human rights. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), proclaimed in Paris in 1945, noted … Read More
Afghanistan: A failed humanitarian effort in wake of protracted militarism

Afghanistan: A failed humanitarian effort in wake of protracted militarism

By Alison Cedarbaum In January of this past year, Massachusetts Peace Action posted an article by Jean Athey, Vice Chair of the Board of Maryland Peace Action, detailing the destruction that has overcome Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. Athey discussed the economic war waged by the western world in response … Read More
Thousands of people marched in Madrid on June 26 to protest the NATO summit. Photo: Countercurrents

Washington’s New National Security Strategy: Seeking to Reinforce U.S. Hegemony

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by Joseph Gerson Originally published in Common Dreams The catastrophic Ukraine War is about much more than Ukraine. As the recently released U.S. National Security Strategy tells us, “The post-Cold War era is definitely over, and competition is underway between the major powers to shape what comes next.” The war is … Read More
MAGA Tide Rebuffed, but Gridlock Ahead

MAGA Tide Rebuffed, but Gridlock Ahead

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by Cole Harrison, Glen Cote, and Bonnie Gorman Progressive policy dodged a bullet on November 8 as the predicted “red wave” did not materialize.  The collaboration between women, labor, people of color, liberal democrats and progressives out-organized and out-mobilized opposition in some significant ways. Nonetheless, Washington will see a divided … Read More
Fund Healthcare not Warfare Presents at American Public Health Association

Fund Healthcare not Warfare Presents at American Public Health Association

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by Jonathan King In November, the American Public Health Association celebrated its 150th Anniversary at its national Conference in Boston. Every state in the union has a state Public Health Association, all chapters of APHA.The Massachusetts Public Health Association has joined MAPA’s Fund Healthcare not Warfare campaign, and with their … Read More