• No War with Iran rally, Cambridge, Jan 9, 2020. Quinton Zondervan photo

    Cambridge Protesters Call for “No War with Iran!”

    by Val Moghadam

    Protests swept the US last week in response to the illegal assassination of Iran’s top military general Qassem Suleimani by the Trump administration. In just two of eleven demonstrations across Massachusetts: some 500 people marched in Boston on Saturday Jan. 4 and 300 gathered in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Thursday Jan. 9 to demand that the US stop attacks on Iran, end sanctions, pull its troops out of Iraq and engage in diplomacy to resolve differences in the Middle East.

  • Immigration detention facility overcrowding

    No Human Being is Illegal!  Close All Detention Sites!

    by Jeanne Gallo

    The United States government maintains the largest immigration detention system in the world. This barbaric practice did not begin with Donald Trump, though he has magnified its cruelty to extremes. Over the last four decades, US lawmakers have helped create a multi-billion-dollar industry for the incarceration of immigrants. Forty years ago, this system did not exist. Why are people from Central America seeking asylum here? Their answer: “We are here because you were there.”

  • No War with Iran rally, Boston, Jan 4, 2020

    Murder, Inc.? An Assassination in Baghdad and the Risk of a Wider War in the Middle East

    by Jeff Klein

    Donald Trump began the new year with a reckless move that pushed the world closer to a dangerously widened war in the Middle East. The killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi general Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – along with 8 other Iraqis and Iranians — by drone missiles in Baghdad on January 2 was an aggressive and criminal act, no matter how much the White House tries to spin it as a “defensive measure.”

  • 1200+Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    1200+: A Film on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

    A documentary by Sheila North & Leonard Yakir ~ followed by a panel discussion Panelists   Leonard Yakir– Director and co-producer  Shelia North ( bio following) Mahtowin Munro– United American Indians of New England Join us for a screening and fundraiser to support the film …

  • James Buswell, Eliot Fisk, and Carol Ou

    Music for Peace: “The Dawn of Hope” with the BFO Trio

    The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, 1903-04 Niccolo’ Paganini, Terzetto Concertante for viola, violoncello and guitar; Terzetto for violin, cello and guitar J. S. Bach, Sonata for violin in E Major, BWV 1016; Ciaccona from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 José Elizondo, “La Alborada …

  • Climate Change and War

    Climate Change, Pentagon Fuel Use, and the Costs of War

    A talk by Neta Crawford Comments following talk by members of the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion Neta Crawford Neta Crawford is Professor and Chair of Boston University’s Department of Political Science and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study …

  • We endorse Bernie Sanders for President 2020

    Threat of War with Iran: Why we need Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

    by John Ratliff

    Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has come out unequivocally and forcefully against War with Iran. While other Democratic candidates have reinforced Trump’s narrative about the “just” death of a supposed monster and criticized only the failure to consult Congress or the impulsiveness of the timing, Sanders has staunchly opposed the drive to war itself and called for negotiations and a return to the Iran nuclear deal. This stance is a continuation of his lifelong commitment to peace and opposition to US imperial wars abroad.

  • Build the movement in 2020. Join Mass. Peace Action! (or renew your membership)

    Pay Membership Dues Online Membership type Individual $40.00 USDFamily $65.00 USDStudent/Low Income $10.00 USD Make your membership donation to Massachusetts Peace Action today! Mass. Peace Action is a grassroots organization first. We believe that our strength comes from our members, activists, and volunteers. That’s why …

  • Do More Greenfield

    Poor People’s Campaign: We Must Do M.O.R.E.

    Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Greenfield, Massachusetts for the 11th stop of the We Must Do M.O.R.E. National Tour as we Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate. The tour stop in Massachusetts will culminate with a Mass Meeting on …

  • US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran".

    2020 Annual Meeting: The Struggle for Peace Intensifies

    The Struggle for Peace Intensifies Massachusetts Peace Action 2020 Annual Meeting Location TBA (Boston/Cambridge) As we enter a pivotal election year, the US/Israeli/Saudi drive for supremacy in the Middle East and control of the world’s oil supply is intensifying, most clearly shown by the assassination …

  • Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at Boston University

    Join BU Students against Imperialism and the Raytheon AntiWar Campaign as we standout against war profiteers at Boston University’s campus career fair. One of the world’s largest arms manufacturers, Raytheon is headquartered right here in Massachusetts. They’re making billions of dollars a year selling weapons …


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