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    Travel Conflict of Interest. Graphic: Kaitlyn Locke / WGBH News

    Hearing on Travel Conflict of Interest

    Tue Oct 19 10:30 am EDT
    Graphic: Kaitlyn Locke / WGBH News The state legislature’s Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will hear testimony on ...
    The Murder of JFK: Why It Happened and Why It Matters

    The Murder of JFK: Why It Happened and Why It Matters

    Tue Oct 19 7:00 pm EDT
    The assassination of John F Kennedy was a monumental moment in history with deep implications, even today. The subsequent, closely ...
    Central America's Forgotten History

    Central America’s Forgotten History: Aviva Chomsky

    Wed Oct 20 7:00 pm EDT
    Aviva Chomsky, historian, author and activist, will speak at a virtual event sponsored by the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project. Professor ...
    Pine Barrens clear cut for solar project

    Solar Gone Wrong: Solar v. Forests– A False Choice

    Wed Oct 20 7:00 pm EDT
    In Southeast Massachusetts on the traditional territory of the Wampanoag Nation, globally rare Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens forests are being clear-cut ...
    Opposing Militarism: A Key Task For Climate Justice

    Opposing Militarism: A Key Task For Climate Justice

    Sat Oct 23 12:00 pm EDT
    Graphic by Andrew Flaherty The climate crisis is an imperialism issue. It’s one of the first lessons we learn as ...
    Veterans Forum on the War in Afghanistan

    Veterans Forum on the War in Afghanistan

    Sat Oct 23 4:00 pm EDT
    Boston
    Saturday, October 23rd @ 4pm Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St. Boston, MA What does the U.S. withdrawal mean ...
    Source: Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/bill-provide-1-billion-israel-iron-dome-system-introduced-us-congress-2021-09-22/

    The Iron Dome: A Panel on US-Israel Relations

    Sun Oct 24 1:00 pm EDT
    Boston
    Sunday, October 24th 1:00 pm-2:00pm (ET) Boston University (College of Arts and Sciences room 211) 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 ...
    The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

    The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange

    Mon Oct 25 2:00 pm EDT
    Cambridge
    ‘The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange’ is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of - "democratic" states ...
    State Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Massachusetts speaks at a rally at the State House just before he introduces single-payer legislation. (Photo: Rebecca Klein / MassCare)

    Hearing on the Massachusetts Medicare for All Act

    Tue Oct 26 11:00 am EDT
    The COVID crisis has amplified the critical need for a new Massachusetts healthcare single-payer financing system.  The time is now ...
    The John Lennon Wall is located in a building in the Malá Strana district, in the city of Prague, Czech Republic.

    Peace, Activism, and the Arts: Contested Terrain, Possible Pathways

    Tue Oct 26 7:00 pm EDT
    The arts – music, poetry, theatre, visual arts, and more – have been proclaimed as a way of achieving peace ...
    The Nuclear Weapon Button: Presidential Power and Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

    The Nuclear Weapon Button: Presidential Power and Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

    Wed Oct 27 12:00 pm EDT
    Join us for this virtual conversation examining the dangerous situation in which the sitting president of the US can launch ...

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    Sr. Megan Rice accepted Mass. Peace Action's Peacemaker Award in 2019 with Michael Walli and Christopher Spicer on behalf of Transform Now Plowshares.
    Nuclear Disarmament

    Nuclear Resister Megan Rice

    Sr. Megan Rice, a visionary and steadfast anti-nuclear resister who painted peace slogans on the nuclear bomb factory in Oak Ridge, TN, in 2012, has died. Megan spoke for Mass. Peace Action on multiple occasions, including at an event in 2017 with Dan Zak, the […]

    Racial Justice and Decolonization

    We Need a Prison Moratorium

    by Cole Harrison Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, October 5, 2021 Thank you, co-chairs Eldridge and Cabral, for convening this hearing.  I am Cole Harrison, executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action.  Peace Action was formed in 1957 as the Committee for a […]