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Cuba: Breaking the Blockade

Cuba: Breaking the Blockade

Tue May 17 8:00 pm EDT
On Tuesday, May 17, join CODEPINK Congress and MAPA for a Capitol Calling Party focused on breaking the blockade on Cuba ...
Global Repercussions: The Ukraine War, Russia, and U.S.-China Relations

Global Repercussions: The Ukraine War, Russia, and U.S.-China Relations

Wed May 18 7:00 pm EDT
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is having global repercussions. Aside from reordering the security architecture in Europe, it is having ...
How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis

How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis

Wed May 18 7:00 pm EDT
Join us on May 18, at 7pm Eastern Time for a webinar on How US Militarism Worsens the Climate Crisis ...
Standout at Representative Stephen Lynch's Office: Tell Representative Lynch to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians.

Standout at Representative Stephen Lynch’s Office: Tell Representative Lynch to stand up for human rights for all, including Palestinians.

Thu May 19 3:30 pm EDT
Quincy
Join Activists @ 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 19th at Representative Lynch's Office, 2045 Hancock, Quincy.  Do you know Israel has ...
Concert for Ukraine and Yemen

Concert for Ukraine and Yemen: Piano Quintet

Fri May 20 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund presents a special crisis concert to benefit humanitarian relief for the victims of the wars ...
Cuba 2022 - Eyewitness Accounts from the International May Day Brigade & Peace Delegations

Cuba 2022 – Eyewitness Accounts from the International May Day Brigade & Peace Delegations

Tue May 24 7:00 pm EDT
Boston
CUBA 2022- EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM INTERNATIONAL MAY DAY BRIGADE AND OTHER DELEGATIONS Please join us on Tuesday, May 24th 7-9 PM, to ...
Poor People’s Campaign: Open House

Poor People’s Campaign: Open House

Wed May 25 7:00 pm EDT
Join us for an Open House to learn more about the campaign, share resources to mobilize for June 18, 2022, ...
Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

Mon May 30 1:00 pm EDT
VETERANS FOR PEACE SMEDLEY D. BUTLER BRIGADE Gather at Park St. Station at 1:00 and hand out flyers. Step off ...
Boston Palestine Solidarity Concert

Boston Palestine Solidarity Concert

Fri Jun 3 12:00 am EDT
Jamaica Plain
Boston's FIRST-EVER Palestine Solidarity Concert is less than 3 weeks away! RSVP to join us on Friday, June 3 at ...
Concert for Ukraine and Yemen

Concert for Ukraine and Yemen: All-Mozart Chamber Orchestra

Sat Jun 4 7:30 pm EDT
Cambridge
All Mozart Program We present the final concert of Music for Peace’s 2022-2023 season, to benefit humanitarian relief for victims ...
Inspired By Our Past, Organizing for Our Future

Inspired By Our Past, Organizing for Our Future

Sun Jun 12 12:00 pm EDT
The Commemoration of the Historic June 12, 1982 Demonstration for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Needs June 12, 2022 marks the ...
Poor People's Campaign Assembly

Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington

Sat Jun 18 10:00 am EDT
Washington
The June 18, 2022 Mass Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers' Assembly & Moral March on Washington and to the Polls ...

What’s New

NATO Enlargement Map. The Economist, Jan 8th 2022

Stop the War in Ukraine. Russian Troops Out. No to NATO expansion

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The war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and Russia, and a grave threat to every person on the planet. Massachusetts Peace Action condemns the Russian invasion and calls for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire, the speedy withdrawal of all Russian troops and an immediate return … Read More
Social Welfare Versus Raytheon

Social Welfare Versus Raytheon

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by Rami Derbel

  • 51.28 million vaccines
  • 846.8 thousand children receiving medical care
  • 556.3 thousand adults receiving medical care
  • 189.5 thousand veterans receiving medical care
  • 227.4 thousand units of public housing
  • 3.2 million houses with solar energy
  • 3.4 million houses with wind power
  • 27 thousand clean energy jobs
  • 227.4 thousand … Read More
A New Approach to American National Security: Fund Healthcare not Warfare

A New Approach to American National Security: Fund Healthcare not Warfare

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By Ryan Kiel Zabel In 2022, defense spending in the United States is drastically high, three times more than the next highest defense spender, China1. A big part of the increase in spending in the twenty-first century has come as a result of the United States’ involvement in the Middle … Read More
Poor People’s Campaign — A new incarnation

Poor People’s Campaign — A new incarnation

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by Pat Hynes This article originally appeared in the Greenfield Recorder. As a young woman in 1968, I was deeply inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s passion to stir the conscience of America about widespread poverty among people of all colors.  With the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and other activists, … Read More
Women to the Rescue: Review of “Hope but Demand Justice” by Pat Hynes

Women to the Rescue: Review of “Hope but Demand Justice” by Pat Hynes

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by Nick Mottern This article originally appeared in Informed Comment (Special to Informed Comment) – The basic conclusion that I came to after reading Pat Hynes’ “Hope, But Demand Justice” is this: If we humans are to survive, women must achieve decisive roles in governments, on an emergency basis, supported by an … Read More
Our Military Budget: A Scandal

Our Military Budget: A Scandal

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by Hayat Imam These remarks were delivered at the Tax Day March and Rally against Boston Financiers of Raytheon on April 19th, 2022 Our military budget is a scandal. It is 54% of our discretionary spending, a staggering $740 billion dollars. This is more money than the military spending of … Read More
Stop the War in Ukraine

$40 Billion War Fever Grips Congress as U.S. Escalates Ukraine War

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The House of Representatives last night approved $40 billion of aid to Ukraine 368-57.  All Democrats and all Massachusetts representatives voted yes.  Massachusetts Peace Action’s executive director, Cole Harrison, issued the following statement: Yesterday, previously antiwar Democrats who should know better have uncritically embraced the Administration’s escalating war against Russia … Read More