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  • Black Lives Matter protesters at Peter's Park march, Boston, late May, 2020 (photo: Claire Gosselin/ MAPA)

    Challenging Policing, Reimagining Safe Communities

    by Claire Gosselin Nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism remained strong over the summer, fueled by new instances of police violence and a widespread recognition that the time for the country’s reckoning with its legacy of slavery and Jim Crow has come due. …

  • Cries from Every Corner: Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    by Susan Mirsky From leafy town commons to crowded urban shopping centers, cries rang out in 17 municipalities across the Commonwealth September 26th, as people raised their voices, signs, and banners in a call for the government to abolish nuclear weapons and invest in meeting …

  • Music for Peace with the Balourdet Quartet

    Music for Peace: Balourdet String Quartet

    Music of Mozart and Beethoven In the first concert of our 2020-2021 season, Music for Peace presents the Balourdet String Quartet playing two masterpieces, Mozart’s quartet K.465 in C Major (“Dissonance”) and Beethoven’s quartet Op.131 in C# minor. The Balourdet String Quartet: Angela Bae, Violin …

  • Sen. Ed Markey at Jan. 10 press conference was joined by MAPA's Jonathan King, Mike Burns, Cole Harrison, Brian Garvey, and Susan McLucas

    Support our 2020 Fund Drive!

    Massachusetts Peace Action runs on your contributions! In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and consequent economic distress, Massachusetts Peace Action continues to press for progressive, pro-peace votes in Congress and the State House. We believe the diversion of national wealth to the war machine …

  • A Message of Hope from Bolivia

    The Movement for Socialism, MAS, Victory in Bolivia On October 18, Luis Arce, the candidate of former President Evo Morales’s political party, the MAS, appears to have won a decisive victory in Bolivia’s presidential elections. The results of the twice-postponed election were confirmed today. Carlos …

  • What Would Four More Years of Trump Bring?

    What Would Four More Years of Trump Bring?

    We asked the Mass. Peace Action working groups to describe what they believed four more years of a Trump presidency would mean for the issues they work on. While the range of issues was broad – climate change, nuclear disarmament, racial justice, Latin America, immigration, …

  • Nuclear Ban conference president Elayne Whyte Gómez of Costa Rica gives a victory salute after ban treaty is approved

    The Promise of the Treaty for Prevention of Nuclear Weapons

    by Joseph Gerson Originally published at Eurasia Review  The Treaty on the Prevention of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has received its 50th ratification and will go into force in 90 days – January 22. Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bomb survivors, activists from ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) …

  • Indian-American voters in Washington, DC celebrating removal of Trump on Nov. 7. DW.com photo

    Defeat of Trump Is a Crucial Victory, but Our Work Has Just Begun

    by Cole Harrison A broad-based, democratic people’s movement and voter turnout of historic proportions defeated Donald Trump’s bid for a second term and elected Joe Biden president and Kamala Harris vice-president in early November. The faux-populist, openly racist, authoritarian politics of Trumpism were beaten back, …

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