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The Rise and Fall of World Hegemonies, with Alfred McCoy

The Rise and Fall of World Hegemonies, with Alfred McCoy

Wed Dec 1 7:00 pm EST
Wednesday, December 1st @ 7:00 pm Empires rise and empires fall. With the benefit of hindsight this is easy to ...
Lebanon: Economic Crisis, Political Gridlock -- with Rania Khalek

Lebanon: Economic Crisis, Political Gridlock — with Rania Khalek

Thu Dec 2 4:00 pm EST
Thawra.. (Revolution). On October 17, 2019 the people of Lebanon took to the streets to fight for their basic human ...
Coming Together

Coming Together: Building Progressive Political Power

Sat Dec 4 9:00 am EST
Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, 2021 by Zoom Rep. Ayanna Pressley Keynote Address State Rep. Nika Elugardo Closing ...
Remembering, Repenting, Restoring: Pax Christi State Assembly

Remembering, Repenting, Restoring: Pax Christi State Assembly

Sat Dec 4 9:30 am EST
Mining the wisdom of Pope Francis as we confront the challenges of Racism, Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons/War through his ...
Danny Sjursen. Photo: Fortress on a Hill

Danny Sjursen: Beyond Afghanistan: Patriotic Dissent Against U.S. Militarism

Sun Dec 5 11:00 am EST
Maj. Sjursen will begin with the current hot topic, to an extent, of the relatively recent Afghanistan withdrawal and the ...
USA, Russia, NATO

The USA, Russia, NATO: Arms Races, Confrontations, Common Security Alternatives

Tue Dec 7 1:00 pm EST
“The risk of an accidental war breaking out between Russia and the West is greater than at any time during ...
Hype Man

Hype Man: Film and Panel Discussion

Sat Dec 11 7:00 pm EST
The Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series presents Hype Man, the film based upon Idris Goodwin’s acclaimed play which was originally ...
Innocent Until Proven Muslim

Innocent Until Proven Muslim

Mon Dec 13 7:00 pm EST
When we analyze the events of the 9/11 Attack, and its aftermath, one legacy that usually remains invisible and unacknowledged ...
MAPA 2021 Holiday Party

MAPA 2021 Holiday Party

Sun Dec 19 1:00 pm EST
Somerville
After a year of hard work for peace and justice, let's gather together and celebrate each other and our work ...

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Despite pandemic setbacks, Massachusetts Peace Action has continued to thrive and grow throughout the last year. We’ve expanded our reach through digital organizing, increased the scope of our work with new advocacy groups, produced more educational programs than ever before, and added new interns, co-op students, and even another full time staffer to our team! Donate to our Fall 2021 Fund Drive today!

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Latin America

Simonds Jilamito Rally: an Action Report

By Derek Sexton On November 15, in a Global Day of Action members of Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) and Boston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) traveled to Simonds Saws’ headquarters in Leominster to demand that Simonds cancel the Jilamito hydroelectric project in Honduras or divest […]

US/Canadian delegation to Nicaragua visits the Foreign Ministry, October 2021
Latin America

Nicaragua through My Own Eyes

by Yoav Elinevsky The country and people I saw in October 2021 were not what is presented about Nicaragua by the US government and the mainstream media. The Nicaraguans my delegation met with–from officials to workers–expressed pride in the country’s socio-economic achievements during the past […]

Armistice Day Parade, 2015, Boston - Veterans for Peace/ Smedley Butler Brigade photo
Middle East Wars

Armistice Day reflections

by Jim Anderson Reminiscing out loud heading towards yet another eleventh hour on the eleventh day of another eleventh month… big deal!? Yes yes Armistice Day is a big deal, and so is Veterans Day, which by the way are one and the same. Armistice […]

Nuclear Disarmament

Making Another World Possible with the Nuclear Ban Treaty

As planetary dynamics interact with the COVID-19 pandemic, social, political, economic, internal, and relational dynamics have been laid bare and found wanting. We have collectively witnessed and experienced glaring inequities and precarities in the institutions and structures that govern, shape, and claim authority over our […]