Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda
Legislation and Policy

State Legislature Bills Advance

by Cole Harrison Four bills supported by MAPA are moving forward in the state legislature. The bill to establish a Special Commission Relative to the Existential Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons to Massachusetts. (H.3688 / S.1555) reflects growing concern about nuclear war in the context of the Russia/Ukraine […]


Veterans for Peace: Memorial Day Program

For Immediate Release: Contacts:  Louise Coleman,, 617-817-6706 Nate Goldshlag,, 617-548-3588 When: Monday, May 30th @ 1:00pm EDT Where: Park St. Station, Boston, MA Our Message: Today, Memorial Day, activists will gather to honor and remember all victims of war. The program will begin at […]

Cartoon used in "War and Peaceniks", a 2007 article in Rhode Island Monthly that interviewed Mark Stahl.
Our People

Mark Stahl – ¡Presente!

Mark Stahl died of heart failure May 26 at Rhode Island Hospital. Mark was a life long antiwar/peace activist. In the Spring of 1965, he, along with Jerry Rubin, Stephen Smale, and others founded the Vietnam Day Committee in Berkeley, CA. The Vietnam Day Committee […]

WILPF Boston at Islamic Cultural Center of Boston, August 19, 2017 for anti-fascist march. L to R: Barbara Stahler-Sholk, one of the imams of the mosque, Joan Ecklein, and David Rothauser. Photo courtesy Barbara Stahler-Sholk
Our People

Tribute to Joan Ecklein

by Val Moghadam, WILPF Member and MAPA Board Member April 2022 Joan’s passing came as a shock because she and I had talked on the phone in late February, and we had planned to meet for lunch in April when the weather improved. Between spring […]