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Peace & Justice Calendar

An introduction to the Baystate Reentry Network

An introduction to the Baystate Reentry Network

Tue Feb 7 6:30 pm EST
Cambridge
Reintegrating a despised population into our communities under the banner: "No more victims of sexual offenses" An introduction to the ...
People's State of the Union

People’s State of the Union

Tue Feb 7 8:00 pm EST
On Tuesday, February 7, join CODEPINK Congress for the next Capitol Calling Party - our People's State of the Union. An ...
Peace in Ukraine (a War Industry Resisters Network webinar)

Peace in Ukraine (a War Industry Resisters Network webinar)

Wed Feb 8 8:00 pm EST
Wed. February 8th 8:00 pm (ET) The war in Ukraine tragically goes on and on, creating enormous suffering, most intensely ...
JFK Peace Speech

John F. Kennedy’s Peace Speech

Fri Feb 10 7:30 pm EST
Video Showing & Discussion Register to attend ...
The Plight of Haitian Migrants

The Plight of Haitian Migrants

Sun Feb 12 4:00 pm EST
Join this online event on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 PM for an important discussion on The Plight of Haitian ...
President Biden spoke in Warsaw, March 26, 2022. (Office of the President/Wikimedia Commons)

Challenging the Cold War Narrative with Journalist Joe Lauria

Wed Feb 15 7:00 pm EST
Joe Lauria is Editor-in-Chief of Consortium News and co-host of the CNLive! podcast.  A former correspondent for the Wall Street ...
L3Harris Teach-In

Teach-in about L3 Harris

Thu Feb 16 5:30 pm EST
Amherst
Major US Weapons Manufacturer located in Northampton, MA Speakers to include student activists, faculty, and local residents. Thursday, Feb. 16, ...
Black Religion in the Public Square

Black Religion in the Public Square

Fri Feb 17 6:00 pm EST
Dorchester
A Conversation with Dr. Earle J. Fisher on the Rev. Albert Cleage Jr. & the Black Messiah ...
Music for Peace - Postcards from Paris rev2

Music for Peace: Postcards from Paris

Sat Feb 18 7:30 pm EST
Cambridge
Internationally acclaimed pianist Meng-Chieh Liu and Silkroad Ensemble violist Nicholas Cords join violinist Amy Galluzzo and music director, Carol Ou, ...
Rage Against the War Machine

Rage Against the War Machine

Sun Feb 19 12:30 pm EST
Washington
Join us at the Lincoln Memorial at 12:30 pm on Sunday, February 19th, on the anniversary of the Ukraine War ...
Ukraine... one year later

Ukraine, One Year Later…

Tue Feb 21 8:00 pm EST
On Tuesday, February 21, join CODEPINK Congress and special guests to discuss what has transpired in the one year since Russia's ...
The Holy Land 5

Holy Land 5 Film Screening

Wed Feb 22 7:00 pm EST
Boston
Join us on February 22, at 7pm Eastern Time for a LIVE film screening, as Massachusetts Peace Action, the Community ...

Thank you for a successful fund drive!

Massachusetts Peace Action runs on your contributions. Thank you for a 2022 Fund Drive which surpassed our goal! As we reach MAPA’s 65th year of organizing, advocacy, and actions for a more just world, the MAPA community is stronger than ever.

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Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda

Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda

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2023 Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to submit a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, transparency in politics, and the budget. Below are the 6 bills that we have submitted to the state legislature … Read More
Limiting the Right to Asylum

Limiting the Right to Asylum

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By Sunny Robinson A note: by necessity, this article focuses on policy issues because humanizing policy is what is required of us in the US for  solidarity and justice. As you read, try to imagine what it is like to be a migrant, all your worldly belongings in a small … Read More
Archbishop John Wester, Shailly Gupta Barnes, and Rep. Jim McGovern spoke at the conference on Nuclear War danger, January 21, 2023

Conference Exposes the Social and Economic Costs of the Nuclear Weapons Buildup

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by Jonathan King Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester’s cathedral sits across from a branch of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, part of a vast operation responsible for the production of nuclear warheads in the United States. The archbishop has been a consistent and leading voice in the faith community … Read More
Justice for Faisal protest, Somerville High School, Jan. 29, 2023 (Cole Harrison/MAPA photo)

On the Killing of Arif Sayad Faisal

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by Hayat Imam As a Bangladeshi American, I am still reeling from this tragedy in our community. The officer involved shooting death of a young man of 20 will have irreparable consequences. His parents, who took the chance to emigrate to the USA just a few years ago, have had … Read More
Justice for Faisal rally, Cambridge, Jan. 9 (photo: Jonathan King/MAPA)

Justice for Sayed Faisal!

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by Jackie King Three weeks after the police killing of a young Bangladeshi man who was experiencing a mental health crisis in a Cambridge neighborhood, an outpouring of community grief and outrage has continued to roil the city. Hundreds of people have attended rallies, city council meetings, and other community … Read More
Peace in Ukraine protest on Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA, near Rep. Jim McGovern's office. MAPA photo

“Tanks? No Thanks”, say Rallies Across Massachusetts, as Biden Escalates War

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About eighty people rallied at six Massachusetts Congressional offices Thursday, January 26, to protest President Biden’s decision to send US Abrams battle tanks to join the fight in Ukraine.   At four of the six offices they met with Congressional staff and turned in letters and petitions. In Worcester, twelve people … Read More