Nuclear Disarmament

Twin Existential Threats

By Ira Helfand and Asha Asokan Today, the world lives in the shadow of two grave and deeply related existential threats. There is a growing awareness of the danger posed by the climate crisis and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit […]

Adolescent Mental Health
Action Report

Youth Mental Health is a Crisis

by Susan Mirsky, David Mirsky, and Liz Walters How has the pandemic affected adolescent mental health, and what resources do adolescents have and lack during this time? On December 16th, 2021, Mass. Peace Action’s Fund Healthcare Not Warfare Campaign held its first in a series […]

A family take bread and tea with milk, in northeast Afghanistan. Almost 23 million people, more than half the country, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Photo: World Food Program/Jon Dumont
Middle East Wars

What we Must Do for Afghanistan

by Jean Athey I have a beloved 4-year-old granddaughter.  If I lived in Afghanistan, my family would be facing the likelihood that she would die. My heart breaks in pieces to think of this. It is estimated that a million children under the age of […]

The Rev Martin Luther King stands with Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine motel in Memphis on 3 April 3 1968, a day before he was assassinated. Photograph: Associated Press
Racial Justice and Decolonization

Getting to where we are today

by Rev Dr Doe West When I was just a young teen, Reverend Dr Martin Luther King helped shape my whole life by his “I have a dream” speech (August, 1963), when he said: “Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we […]