Middle East Wars

Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan

This article was updated on April 14th, 2021 to reflect new developments by Val Moghadam and the Massachusetts Peace Action’s Middle East Working Group For nearly two decades, MAPA has called for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. We continue to call for a complete […]

Middle East Wars

IRAQ: Occupation, Governance, Protests

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Since then, Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, Da’esh (Islamic State/ISIS) terrorism, and several protest waves (e.g., […]

No War with Iran rally, Boston, Jan 4 2020
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“Impeach the Assassin!” – Anti-war Rally in Boston

Protests swept the US last week in response to the illegal assassination of Iran’s top military general Qassem Suleimani by the warmongering Trump administration. In Massachusetts, some 500 demonstrators marched in Boston on Saturday Jan. 4th and 300 gathered in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Thursday Jan. 9th to demand that the US stop threats and attacks on Iran, end sanctions, pull its troops out of Iraq and engage in diplomacy rather than aggression to resolve differences in the Middle East. These were two out of 11 actions that took place in communities across the Commonwealth. At least 375 protests involving more than 20,000 people erupted throughout the country, according to MoveOn.org. […]

Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton
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Is War with Iran on the Horizon?

The Trump administration seems bent on regime change and war with Iran. Using harsh, hyperbolic and often absurd rhetoric, the Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo trio continue to tighten sanctions, deploy additional military forces, and threaten war. They have learned nothing from past US military blunders—not  […]