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Holyoke Standout - Support Julian Assange and Peace

Holyoke Standout – Support Julian Assange and Peace

Wed Feb 21 11:00 am EST
Holyoke Standout - Support Julian Assange and Peace Holyoke MA, corner of Northampton and Beech Streets, 11am - 1pm The ...
South Korea Election Preview

South Korea Election Preview

Thu Feb 22 7:00 pm EST
U.S. Imperialism, Northeast Asian Security Crisis, and the Politics of Repression in South Korea Since the launching of far-right President ...
Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Sat Feb 24 1:00 pm EST
Boston
On the 2nd Anniversary of the Ukraine War and the 140th Day of the Destruction of Gaza: Rally to demand ...
Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Sat Feb 24 1:00 pm EST
Boston
On the 2nd Anniversary of the Ukraine War and the 140th Day of the Destruction of Gaza: Rally to demand ...
Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Rally for Ceasefire in Gaza and Ukraine

Sat Feb 24 1:00 pm EST
Boston
On the 2nd Anniversary of the Ukraine War and the 140th Day of the Destruction of Gaza: Rally to demand ...
Seeking Women's Health Justice: Reproductive Rights

Seeking Women’s Health Justice: Reproductive Rights

Sun Feb 25 7:00 am EST
Since the fall of Roe last June in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health U.S. Supreme Court decision, every week brings new court rulings and ...
Silencing dissent: an Israeli civics teacher and a member of Knesset speak out

Silencing dissent: an Israeli civics teacher and a member of Knesset speak out

Thu Feb 29 6:30 pm EST
Date: Thursday Feb. 29 6:30pm (please note the special time) Challenging dominant narratives in Israeli society can sometimes get you ...
On March 2 Join MAPA at the Boston Assembly of the Poor People's Campaign!

On March 2 Join MAPA at the Boston Assembly of the Poor People’s Campaign!

Sat Mar 2 11:00 am EST
Boston
March 2 is a day of nationally coordinated simultaneous direct action at 31 State Capitals, including the Massachusetts State House ...
Seeking Women’s Health Justice: At the Crossroads

Seeking Women’s Health Justice: At the Crossroads

Thu Mar 7 7:00 pm EST
Seeking Womens Health Justice: At the Crossroads Tuesday March 7, 2024 7:00 - 8:00pm EST Achieving women’s health justice has ...
Music for Peace 2024-03 - Trio Flamecrest with Mia Chung - 2x

Music for Peace: Trio Flamecrest with Mia Chung

Sat Mar 23 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
This concert marks the second in the 2023-24 Music for Peace series. Virtuoso ensemble Trio Flamecrest, with violinist Jean Huang, violist ...
Music for Peace: Brahms Birthday Bash

Music for Peace: Brahms Birthday Bash

Sat May 11 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
This concert marks the third and final concert of the 2023-2024 Music for Peace series. For our third and final ...

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Raytheon rally for a ceasefire in Gaza, Nov 3, 2023. Photo: Cole Harrison/ MAPA

Ceasefire Now – in Ukraine and in Gaza!

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by Jeanne Trubek and John Berkowitz It’s 2024. It’s time to call for a ceasefire, stop the bloodshed, and work for a negotiated end to the war. Which war? BOTH! We need two ceasefires and negotiations now. Feb. 24 is the 2nd anniversary of Russia’s direct intervention in the civil … Read More
Bombing of Gaza, drawing by Palestinian artist Maisara Baroud, shared by Majed Bamya, deputy permanent observer of the state of Palestine to the UN, Dec. 22, 2023

Genocide in Gaza — Enabled by the U.S.

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This is an updated version of this earlier article. by Jeff Klein In a historic January 26 ruling, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague judged “plausible” that Israel’s assault on Gaza since October constitutes Genocide. This could be a sign that Israel – and its US backers … Read More
Ceasefire Now rally at offices of Sens. Markey and Warren, JFK Federal Bldg, Boston, Jan 30, 2024. Photo: Cole Harrison/ MAPA

Statewide Rallies Demand Ceasefire

by Rowan Sporte Ehn MAPA organized rallies across Massachusetts on Tuesday January 30.  In light of the International Court of Justice rulings on January 26, we demanded that the U.S. end its complicity in Israel’s genocide, stop sending arms to Israel, and ensure delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid. The … Read More
U.S. Must Adhere to World Court Findings

U.S. Must Adhere to World Court Findings

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In Light of the World Court Findings, We Demand the U.S.: End Its Complicity in Israel’s Genocide Stop Sending Arms to Israel Ensure Delivery of Urgently Needed Humanitarian Aid In  a historic, near unanimous decision this morning, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled it is plausible that at least some … Read More
Activists Demand U.S. Attorney Enforce Leahy Law

Activists Demand U.S. Attorney Enforce Leahy Law

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by Nick Mottern On Tuesday, January 23rd, rallies took place at federal courthouses in Worcester, Springfield, and Boston to employ Massachusetts representatives to enforce the Leahy Law, which refers to U.S. law stating that the U.S. government cannot use funds to aid foreign entities engaging in potential human rights abuses. The calls … Read More
International Court of Justice judges filing into the courtroom to hear the South African genocde case against Israel, January 11, 2024. Photo: frame capture from ICJ video

Will World Court’s Ruling in Genocide Case Signal the End of International Law?

by Michel Moushabeck This article was originally published in TruthOut There is very little more we can say that the thousands of reports and images of death, destruction and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza have not. Israel, without a doubt — its genocide watched globally in real time — has already … Read More