Issues

Peace & Justice Calendar

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 ...
Down with the War, War Economy, & War Governments!

Down with the War, War Economy, & War Governments!

Sat Dec 3 1:00 pm EST
Let’s join together in protest against the US and NATO’s continued escalations of the war in the Ukraine. We will ...
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 ...
FREEZE-TO-BFTB-FUNDRAISER-BANNER-FINAL-FOR-REAL-5

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, the Revolutionary Blackout Network, Community ...
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 ...
Russia & Europe: The Ukraine War and Possibilities for Euro-Atlantic Peace

Russia & Europe: The Ukraine War and Possibilities for Euro-Atlantic Peace

Wed Dec 14 4:00 pm EST
Reiner Braun is a leading European peace advocate and, until recently, the Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau. He ...
Music for Peace - Postcards from Paris

Music for Peace: Postcards from Paris

Sat Feb 18 7:30 pm EST
Cambridge
Internationally acclaimed pianist Meng-Chieh Liu and Silkroad Ensemble violist Nicholas Cords join violinist Amy Galluzzo and music director, Carol Ou, ...
Bill Fletcher

None of Us Is Free Unless All Are Free: Anti-Imperialism and the Black Radical Tradition

Thu Feb 23 6:00 pm EST
Amherst
Bill Fletcher Jr. Principal at Common Forces, LLC, former president of TransAfrica Forum, longtime trade unionist and writer The James ...
Music for Peace: Big Bad Dog!

Music for Peace: Big Bad Dog!

Fri May 19 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
Naumberg Prize winner Lydian String Quartet joins Artistic Director Carol Ou for an exuberant program celebrating the music of Brahms, ...

Support our 2022 Fund Drive!

Massachusetts Peace Action runs on your contributions! As we reach MAPA’s 65th year of organizing, advocacy, and actions for a more just world, the MAPA community is stronger than ever! With your support, MAPA has completed a year of intense efforts for peace and justice. We could not have done it without you! Support our 2022 fund drive today!

Peace/ Progressive Strategy Conference

What's next for peace/progressive strategy after the 2022 election? Join us online on Dec. 3 to hear political updates from John Nichols, Sen. Jamie Eldridge, and others, and join discussions with other progressives! Register here!

What’s New

Breakout

Breakouts: Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times

/
The following breakouts will be run during the afternoon session of the Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times conference, December 3, 2022. Building Political Power with the Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda For the past two legislative sessions, Indigenous leaders, organizations, tribal governments, and non-Indigenous community based organizations worked in coalition … Read More
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

/
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

/
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

/
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