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Breakouts: Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times

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The following breakouts will be run during the afternoon session of the Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times conference, December 3, 2022. Building Political Power with the Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda For the past two legislative sessions, Indigenous leaders, organizations, tribal governments, and non-Indigenous community based organizations worked in coalition … Read More
Sanctions: Another form of war on designated enemies

Sanctions: Another form of war on designated enemies

by Kathie Malley-Morrison The Charter of the United Nations (UN), established in San Francisco in 1945, begins with noble goals, including saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war, and reaffirming faith in fundamental human rights. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), proclaimed in Paris in 1945, noted … Read More
Afghanistan: A failed humanitarian effort in wake of protracted militarism

Afghanistan: A failed humanitarian effort in wake of protracted militarism

By Alison Cedarbaum In January of this past year, Massachusetts Peace Action posted an article by Jean Athey, Vice Chair of the Board of Maryland Peace Action, detailing the destruction that has overcome Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover. Athey discussed the economic war waged by the western world in response … Read More
Thousands of people marched in Madrid on June 26 to protest the NATO summit. Photo: Countercurrents

Washington’s New National Security Strategy: Seeking to Reinforce U.S. Hegemony

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by Joseph Gerson Originally published in Common Dreams The catastrophic Ukraine War is about much more than Ukraine. As the recently released U.S. National Security Strategy tells us, “The post-Cold War era is definitely over, and competition is underway between the major powers to shape what comes next.” The war is … Read More
MAGA Tide Rebuffed, but Gridlock Ahead

MAGA Tide Rebuffed, but Gridlock Ahead

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by Cole Harrison, Glen Cote, and Bonnie Gorman Progressive policy dodged a bullet on November 8 as the predicted “red wave” did not materialize.  The collaboration between women, labor, people of color, liberal democrats and progressives out-organized and out-mobilized opposition in some significant ways. Nonetheless, Washington will see a divided … Read More
Fund Healthcare not Warfare Presents at American Public Health Association

Fund Healthcare not Warfare Presents at American Public Health Association

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by Jonathan King In November, the American Public Health Association celebrated its 150th Anniversary at its national Conference in Boston. Every state in the union has a state Public Health Association, all chapters of APHA.The Massachusetts Public Health Association has joined MAPA’s Fund Healthcare not Warfare campaign, and with their … Read More