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May 2021

Stop the Money Pit Missile

Thu May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Say No to the Money Pit Missile

Plans for a new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) carrying nuclear warheads are underway. Dubbed the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), or more properly the Money Pit Missile, this exorbitant boondoggle is meant to replace the Minuteman III missiles housed in silos in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska,…

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Lloyd Austin: Secretary of the Defense Industry, with Jeremy Kuzmarov

Fri May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, May 7th @ 6pm (Eastern) The head of the United States military, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, has a major conflict of interest. Before he was confirmed by the US Senate he sat on the Board of Directors for Raytheon Technologies, one of the…

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Study/Action Group: Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism

Sat May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Twilight of Democracy

An armed insurrection in Washington on January 6 threatened our democracy, with open encouragement from Donald Trump.  While Trump was defeated in November due to his bungling of the COVID pandemic and his general incompetence, he assaulted the rule of law, whipping up his reactionary,…

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Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

Sun May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mother's Day Walk for Peace

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities.  It is the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s (LDBPI) largest fundraising event to grow and sustain our services, advocacy and training. We are honored…

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US Sanctions and Venezuela’s Economy

Mon May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Government supporters in Caracas, Venezuela protest against US sanctions. (Federico Parra / AFP)

Monday, May 10th @ 3:30pm As of January 22, 2021, the Treasury Department had imposed sanctions on roughly 166 Venezuelan or Venezuelan-connected individuals and the State Department had revoked the visas of more than 1,000 individuals and their families. A 2019 study by economists Jeffrey…

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What Next for Peace in Korea?

Mon May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What Next for Peace in Korea

The Biden administration has not fully engaged with Korea peace issues, but the initial signs are worrisome, wrote Timothy Shorrock in The Nation on February 15.  What is the status of inter-Korean peace talks, of US-South Korean war games, and of the regional situation with the US,…

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Perspectives from Havana: The Next Generation — David Faya & Isabel Rodriguez (Week 5 of 6)

Tue May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Perspectives from Havana

Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo – A Series of Weekly Conversations What has Cuba been like in the past year? What is like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements? Like the rest of the world, Havana and…

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Film Screening: The War Game by Peter Watkins

Wed May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Thursday May 12th at 7pm for a showing of The War Game, by Peter Watkins. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this 45 minute film envisions an escalating war between NATO and the USSR resulting a nuclear attack on…

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Prohibiting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons

Sat May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A nuclear exchange between the US and Russia would incinerate hundreds of millions of people immediately, and lead to a Nuclear Winter which would slaughter an estimated 7 billion of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, mostly through starvation.  Building back civilization would require over 1,000…

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Perspectives from Havana: Do Cuba-US relations have a future? (Week 6 of 6)

Tue May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Perspectives from Havana

Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo – A Series of Weekly Conversations What has Cuba been like in the past year? What is like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements? Like the rest of the world, Havana and…

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Walk for Water 5K: in Support of Palestinian Refugees

Sat May 22
Walk for Water 2021

1for3 is a 501c(3) charity registered in Massachusetts. We are 1 organization that supports 3 Palestinian rights to water, health, and education by developing 4 interrelated programs. 1for3 meets communities at the nexus of environmental outreach, community health support, urban agriculture, and early childhood education.…

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Confronting Central America Realities: Militarism, Human Rights, Immigration, Guns

Sat May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
US Intervention = Forced Migration

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 2-3:30 pm ET zoom Please  join Prof. Aviva Chomsky, Lulu Matute of SOAWatch &  John Lindsay Poland of Global Exchange, with Massachusetts Peace Action's Latin America Working Group, for an exploration of these issues. Central American Dry Corridor. Source: (Estudio de…

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Nina Turner: Everything We Love is On the Line

Wed May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nina Turner for Congress

Massachusetts supporters will raise funds and recruit volunteers for Nina Turner, a special election candidate for the House of Representatives in Cleveland who is enthusiastically endorsed by Peace Action.   Sign up to donate and attend! “‘We can’t afford it,’ is a popular refrain among politicians…

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Why people engage in war and other atrocities

Thu May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Military-Industrial Complex

Why do people wage war and commit atrocities? The field of peace psychology has given considerable attention to the dynamics of moral and immoral thinking as expressed in peaceful or violent behavior. Waging war violates the most universal moral code ever evolved by human beings—the…

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June 2021

Forum: Fund HealthCare not Warfare – Pressing Needs for the Public’s Health and Pandemic Protection

Sat June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Healthcare Not Warfare

The healthcare, public health and pandemic prevention sectors remain very diverse, often somewhat siloed. Hospital physicians, hospital staffs, hospital nurses; nursing home staffs; local public health authorities; biomedical researchers; biotech staffs; personal care attendants; patients in the different facilities; diverse communities suffering higher levels of…

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Centroamericanos Speak:  On Migration and Struggle

Sun June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Socorro Leiva, grandmother of the Nicaraguan migrant child found at the Texas border, upon learning through the news that her daughter, Meylin Obregón, is kidnapped by Mexican mafias. By: Carlos Herrera | Divergentes.

with Members of the Central American News Melissa Vida is a freelance journalist and filmmaker from Belgian and Salvadoran descent. Melissa has had her work published in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, World Politics Review and America Magazine and has been hired by the…

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Pressuring the Nuclear Weapons Profiteers

Sat June 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pressuring the Nuclear Weapons Profiteers

Divestment, Direct Action, Media, & International Law Register to attend.  

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