Sen. Bernie Sanders claims victory at a primary night election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
Peace Voter

Bernie Won New Hampshire! On to Massachusetts and Beyond!

by John Ratliff

Last week we celebrated an historic victory in New Hampshire. For many, the fact that Sen. Sanders stood apart from the rest of the field as the most resolute and outspoken champion of Peace in the aftermath of Trump’s murder of Iranian General Suleimani encouraged a rise in support for him which has not stopped.

Thousands of volunteers from Massachusetts made the journey to the Granite State to knock on doors in the rain, the snow, and the cold to make the victory possible. Thousands more made calls or chipped in a few dollars. Thanks to the strategy, “Not Me. Us.” Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the most progressive and pro-peace presidential candidate, is now the frontrunner in the race to unseat the most dangerous president in the history of the United States. But it will only happen if we don’t let up now… […]

Indigenous woman, holding wiphala flag representing native peoples, joined massive anti-coup protests that erupted across Bolivia last November
Latin America

Bolivian Coup Reflects Long History of US Intervention in Latin America

by Brian Garvey
The right-wing coup in Bolivia that ousted indigenous President Evo Morales in November is threatening to roll back “one of the most successful social projects in modern Latin American history,” according to Stephen Kinzer, award-winning foreign correspondent and author. It is an attack on a country that is attempting to control its own resources, determine its own destiny and build a more egalitarian society. Kinzer and UMass, Boston Prof. Steve Striffler, an expert on US-Latin American solidarity, spoke to more than 50 people at a forum organized by Mass. Peace Action and other groups at the Community Church of Boston December 8th. […]

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Board Election Process 2020

Mass. Peace Action’s 2020 board election will be held during our Annual Meeting, which was originally scheduled for March 28, but due to COVID-19,  will be held as an online meeting on April 18. The Board is responsible for directing MAPA’s work between Annual Meetings. […]

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2020-2022 Board Nominees

Massachusetts Peace Action directors serve for a 2-year term.  The following candidates have been nominated by the Executive Committee for election in March 2020.  Elections will take place on March 28, 2020 at the MAPA annual meeting. Any member may nominate him or herself or […]

US intervention = forced migration
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A Cry for Justice

by Sunny Robinson

Nearly all the immigration policies the Trump administration has put in place are not only inhumane, but also violations of the United States’ own asylum laws and international protocols on asylum to which the U.S. is a signatory. What then are those policies? And what do we do about them? US policy says that any “alien” who is physically present in the US, whatever their status, may apply for asylum. The UN defines a refugee as a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future due to race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion. […]

Marcelle Grair and Bernie Sanders
Peace Voter

The Candidate We Have Always Deserved

by Marcelle Grair

If you are a worker or poor person in this country, then Bernie Sanders is your candidate. I come from a family of sharecroppers, domestic workers, retail employees, postal workers, and sanitation workers. Their work was directly connected to their quality of life. My maternal grandfather, a sanitation worker, left very early every morning and got home late. My grandfather retired at the age of 64, and one year later he died. Sanitation workers have a dangerous and stressful job. As a union organizer, I hear stories every day of workers not being valued, being overworked and underpaid. The working class and poor deserve better. We deserve Bernie Sanders. […]