Raytheon Protest, Harvard Square, Nov 14, 2018

Stop the War in Yemen

Remarks delivered at a protest at Harvard Square, November 14, 2018 Millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of starvation – a child dies every ten minutes, 130 children per day and at least 50,000 children have died during the past 3 years […]

MNA executive director Julie Pinkham, Yes on 1 organizer Jared Hicks, and MNA president Donna Kelly-Williams

Six Post-Election Thoughts (Q1 edition)

1) To the nurses of the Massachusetts Nurses Association and non-union nurses across the Commonwealth who have endured so much and worked so hard to finally achieve safe staffing—including RNs who traveled here to help from around the country—I deeply thank you for your efforts and the […]

Antiwar Rally at Raytheon BBN Technologies, Oct 16, 2018

Calling Raytheon to Account

This article appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the Massachusetts Peace Action newsletter The war in Yemen may seem far away, but key material support for that war is being manufactured right in our own back yard.  The Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company is supplying billions […]

Sept 28 rally at Rep. Kennedy's Newton office

Beyond Boston: Peace Activism Around the State

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter The Pilgrim Coalition, the Boston Downwinders and several other anti-nuclear power groups sponsored Power Struggle, a full-length documentary, at the Brattle Theater on September 15th.  The movie recounted the long struggle to close Vermont Yankee […]

Nika Elugardo and Jo Comerford

Report on our Peace Voter Campaign

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter Can a politician be progressive without being pro-peace?  As the nationwide resistance to Trumpism challenges Republican control of Congress Nov. 6, Peace Action is insisting that peace is a critical part of the progressive agenda. […]

Children of Iran, December 2017. Wikicommons/ Mostafameraji. Some rights reserved.

Trump’s Iran Sanctions

This article appeared in Massachusetts Peace Action’s Fall 2018 newsletter The Trump administration has launched a barrage of verbal attacks against Iran in recent weeks that seem to signal a willingness, even an eagerness, to go to war. The president used hysterical tweets to threaten […]