Beyond Boston

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter.

Carol Coakley, Millis

The Walpole Peace and Justice Group continues to hold vigils – most recently against the President’s executive orders on illegal immigrants, with the next one scheduled for March 3. Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar will address Climate Change at the Walpole Library at 7pm on March 8th and there will be a talk on Immigration on Mar 15th.

Dr. Ambarish Karmalkar

Metrowest Peace Action joined forces with others to show our support for the mosque in Wayland after it received a threatening letter. We sup-ported the Peace Abbey’s anti-inaugural protest and civil disobedience in Sherborn, attended a teachout and vigil concerning recent ICE activities in Framingham, and attended a book talk at Temple Beth El in Sudbury by Dr. Sheila Katz on Israeli-Palestinian peace partnerships. In February we hosted a public meeting with Rep. David Linsky to discuss local government in the post-election era.
In Dedham, St. Susanna’s Faith in Action Formation sponsored Sr. Megan Rice, Prof. Elaine Scarry and Dan Zak to discuss nuclear resistance.

Merrimack Valley People for Peace held their annual pot luck at North Parish, screened the video of “We the People, The Market Basket Effect” and also hosted Rice, Scarry and Zak at St. Michael’s Parish in North Andover.
Milton for Peace hosted Dr. Andrew Bacevich and Kade Crockford of ACLU at an event on drones and continue to hold peace vigils in East Milton Square.

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment sponsored a “Window into Syria” film series, presented Stephen Kinzer’s book talk on the origins of U.S. empire, and sponsored a “Watertown Welcomes Immigrants” forum and vigil on February 26.
Berkshires residents have participated in BDS actions against Ben and Jerry’s, a company that produces ice cream in illegal West Bank settlements and the Negev.