No New Cold War

Can sanctions ever be just — let alone effective?

 *First published by Fellowship of Reconciliation* As a result of its brutal invasion of Ukraine, Russia is now the most sanctioned country in the world, leading one former Obama administration Treasury official to describe the situation as “financial nuclear war.” Western European countries, however, depend […]

No New Cold War

What do you want? Blame game or common ground?

by John Blumenstiel John Blumenstiel’s Commentary on Brian Garvey’s Counterpunch article. Congratulations to Brian Garvey on his thoughtful article published in Counterpunch. He has articulated what many of us are feeling regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine—including dismay at the strongly divergent views within the […]

Joan A. Ecklein
Massachusetts Peace Action

Joan A. Ecklein (1935-2022)

Joan A. (Levin) Ecklein, a longtime member and leader of Massachusetts Peace Action, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the age of 86.  She was a Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts and author.  She was an expert on community organization. She co-founded Women’s Strike […]

Massachusetts Peace Action

Board Election Process 2022

Mass. Peace Action’s 2022 board election will be held during our Annual Meeting, which will be held as an online meeting on April 26. The Board of Directors is responsible for directing MAPA’s work between Annual Meetings. As Massachusetts Peace Action works to grow and […]

L to R: Merri Ansara, Hayat Imam, Avery J, Alec Neilly, Calla Walsh
Massachusetts Peace Action

2022-2024 Board Nominees

Most Massachusetts Peace Action directors serve for a 2-year term.  The following candidates have been nominated by the Executive Committee for election.  The election will take place on April 26, 2022 at the MAPA annual meeting. New members running for election Merri Ansara – Easthampton […]