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Action Alert: Stop anti-immigrant budget amendments & fight for key investments!

 

The Massachusetts House will debate its proposed FY 2019 budget next week, including several amendments affecting immigrant communities. Time to call your Representative!

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Code Pink: Tell Congress US air strikes on Syria are illegal and unconstitutional

Veterans for Peace: PROTEST THE U.S. ATTACK ON SYRIA!

The U.S. has launched a military attack on Syria, along with NATO allies France and the United Kingdom.

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Support the Global Days Against Military Spending !

Steps to Move Away from Nuclear War

A Victory for the Right to Boycott in Massachusetts

by Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel.

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Divest from the War Machine Campaign

Dear United , UFPJ is excited to be part of kicking off the Divest from the War Machine Campaign with a week of national action, February 5 to 11. We are encouraging all our member groups and all activists to become part of this vital effort to take on the massive, global, U.S. military apparatus that is fueled by the alliance between policy makers and the arms industry.

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Lorde is only the latest: How touring in Israel thrusts musicians into controversy

Lorde is only the latest: How touring in Israel thrusts musicians into controversy
This article shows the increasing power of the BDS campaign, now embraced by a growing number of mainstream pop musicians.
 
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China, Xi Jinping and the Nineteenth Party Congress

 
 

By Duncan McFarland

Center for Marxist Education (Cambridge) and CCDS Socialist Education Project

November 2017

West Newton, Mass.

 

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Afghanistan, the Endless War and Our Torn Flag

by Joseph Gerson

Speech delivered at the October 4 protest in Boston over more US troops in Afghanistan

printed in Truthout

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On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

 

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SUPPORT THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT

Immigrant residents of Massachusetts are terrified by Pres. Trump’s assault on their lives and liberties and ICE’s stepped up efforts to detain and deport them.  State action to reaffirm immigrants’ constitutional rights and to protect against detention and deportation is more urgent than ever.

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Marco Rubio introduces Senate bill attacking BDS movement

Obama Stands Up to Trump (and Israel); UN Condemns Settlements

by Phyllis Bennis

Just a few hours ago, the Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, demanding a complete end to settlement activity, and holding the settlements a violation of international law. For the first time, the US allowed such a resolution to pass – abstaining rather than vetoing the resolution as it always had in the past. The resolution's passage was a huge slap in the face to Donald Trump’s overnight efforts, with Israel and Egypt, to seize control of Middle East diplomacy weeks before he is inaugurated as president. 

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UNITE TO MOBILIZE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STOPPING THE WARS

Statement by United for Justice with Peace (Boston) 

UJP calls on the peace and antiwar community to support both local and national protests of the Trump presidency during inauguration week and the women's rights march in January.  We need to oppose racist appointments and many other actions and policies, and promote our alternative vision of peace and social justice.

The 2016 presidential campaign barely mentioned the wars abroad; both candidates had a pro-war stance disregarding considerable public skepticism about the wars.  The massive war economy and war budget is a major contributor to the income inequality that fueled the anger and discontent of much of the electorate, both Democratic and Republican.

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