MAPA Update, Nov. 11, 2015

This is the LAST WEEK to gather signatures for the FaireShareTaxFair Share Millionaire’s Tax which will collect more revenue from those with incomes over $1 million a year to fund transportation and education. Join us Thursday, Nov 12, 7:30-9:30 am at Porter Square as we gather signatures from passersby.  Please turn in any signatures you have gathered to the office or call to arrange pickup.

The Bells Call for PEACE!

March with Veterans for Peace on Armistice Day today, November 11.  Gather at 12:30 at Boston Common, Beacon & Charles Streets, and attend solemn observance at Faneuil Hall at approximately 2pm.

MaxTegmarkThe Future of Life and Nuclear Weapons from a Cosmic Perspective

A talk by MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark.  Sponsored by Harvard Peace Action.  
Thursday, November 12, 7pm, Harvard Science Center.

US-Saudi Alliance

The U.S.-Saudi Alliance: Disaster for the Middle East

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, speaking on the corrupt US-Saudi alliance, and Rabyaah Althaibani, on war & human rights abuses in her homeland of Yemen

Friday, November 13, 2015.   Rally 5pm Harvard Square; public forum 7pm, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St

Brunch Saturday 10:00 am in Newton

NewDaySpeakersA New Day? Organizing to Change US Policy on Israel and Palestine

How can we impact the political process? Half-day conference with Palestinian-American journalist Rami Khouri, former AIPAC staffer M.J. Rosenberg, and human rights campaigner Nadia Ben-Youssef.   Read more background.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 12:30pm

Harvard University – Jefferson Hall 250, 17 Oxford St (New Location), Cambridge

Details and Registration

Flush-the-TPP#FallRising: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

November 14 @ 8:00 am – November 18 @ 5:00 pm
The TPP will expand global corporate rule, harm the planet and people everywhere, and destroy democracy. Protest in Washington, DC.   Transportation available.  


Ann Wright: Middle East Update

Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright gives an update on the crisis in the West Bank and Gaza.

Tues., Nov. 17, 7pm – Great Barrington Friends Meeting

Women CrosWomen Cross DMZs DMZ: Report Back from a Historic Walk in the Koreas

Christine Ahn, Dohee Lee, M. Brinton Lykes and Ramsay Liem report back on the historical women’s walk for peace and reunification in the Koreas.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 pm

Episcopal Divinity School, St. John’s Chapel, 99 Brattle St., Cambridge

We Are ManyBuilding Sustainable Security

How are “domestic” issues such as mass incarceration, Black Lives Matter, economic inequality, corporatization of education, and climate change linked to issues of war and peace, and how can movements combine their efforts? Noam Chomsky, Michael McPhearson, Carl Williams, Cassandra Bensahih, Barbara Madeloni, Chung-Wha Hong, and many more.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

This Changes EverythingThis Changes Everything

The new documentary based on the Naomi Klein book of the same name weaves together threads of climate, racial and economic injustice and the movement of movements already rising for a new, non-extractive economy.  Potluck, screening and discussion

Sunday, Nov 22, 5pm

First  Parish Cambridge, 3 Church St. 

Jobs Justice Climate

Jobs, Justice, Climate: Rally to Defend New England’s Future!

December 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Boston Common

From November 29 to December 11, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty, but we already know it will be too little, too late. Come together to call for bold climate solutions that create secure union jobs, strengthen community power and help build a more resilient future. 

Details and Registration

It’s That Time of Year!   Massachusetts Peace Action members pay dues on a calendar year basis.  Pay your 2016 dues now and you’ll be a member in good standing through December, 2016.  $40 for an individual, $65 for a family or $10 for students and low incomes.   Tax-deductible donations are needed in any amount to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund.  Thank you for keeping the peace movement strong!