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Standout: Cuba is our Friend not our Enemy

Standout: Cuba is our Friend not our Enemy

Sun Nov 27 2:00 pm EST
Holyoke
End the U.S. Embargo & Blockade of Cuba  Sunday, November 27th, 2:00 PM Cambridge - Harvard Square (next to MBTA ...
Thomas Suarez

Palestine Hijacked: Book Launch with Live Arabic Music

Mon Nov 28 7:00 pm EST
Northampton
NOV. 28th/IN-PERSON BOOK LAUNCH WITH LIVE ARABIC MUSIC Palestine Hijacked: How Zionism Forged an Apartheid State from River to Sea A Conversation with ...
What's War Got to Do With It? Fund Human Need Not Pentagon Greed

What’s War Got to Do With It? Fund Human Need Not Pentagon Greed

Mon Nov 28 8:00 pm EST
This webinar will address the widening "guns v. butter" trade-off.  Considered will be the ways in military and national security ...
Dissenting POWs

Trump’s Appeal in ‘Lost-Cause’ America: The roots of MAGA in the lost war in Vietnam

Tue Nov 29 7:00 pm EST
Some observers find Trumpist roots in the 1990s' broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh and the political voice of Pat Buchanan. Jerry ...
Skirting History and Eva Moseley

Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley

Wed Nov 30 7:00 pm EST
Eva Moseley was on the MAPA board from 1987, when she moved to Cambridge from Medford, until 2022.  She was ...
In an April, 1971 protest, a Vietnam veteran throws his war medal at the Capitol. Photo: Operation Dewey Canyon III, Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Successes, Failures, and Legacies

Thu Dec 1 7:00 pm EST
W. D. Ehrhart Author, Educator, Vietnam Veteran Carolyn Eisenberg Professor of History, Hofstra University Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Nguyet ...
Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex

Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex

Thu Dec 1 8:00 pm EST
Thursday December 1st @ 8:00pm The first casualty of war, and militarism, is the truth. And the corporate mainstream media ...
Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times

Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times

Sat Dec 3 9:00 am EST
Saturday, December 3, 2022 9:30 am to 5:00 pm All Virtual Event *** NOTE: The Event has been changed from ...
Music for Peace 2022-23 - Trio L'Eveque

Music for Peace: Trio L’Eveque with Mana Tokuno

Sat Dec 3 7:30 pm EST
Cambridge
Music for Peace is Back for the 2022-23 season, under the direction of Carol Ou! In the opening concert of ...
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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, ...
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, Community Church of Boston and ...
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 ...

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Peace/ Progressive Strategy Conference

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What’s New

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
Saudi Arabia and the Energy Crisis

Saudi Arabia and the Energy Crisis

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by Paul Shannon In October a wave of rage went through the White House and members of Congress when Saudi Arabia joined other major oil producers to cut production, thereby driving the already high cost of oil even higher. Based on his earlier friendly visit to Saudi Arabia, President Biden … Read More