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Jewish Voice for Peace statement on the ceasefire in Gaza

Bombing stopped, but violence continues

Only economic pressure on Israel can lead to a true and just peace.

Hours ago, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire.

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Against a Major New US War in the Middle East: UJP Statement

  • No US military intervention or bombing of Syria and Iraq!
  • Bring all the troops home
  • No arms or training to parties to the conflict
  • Support a political solution including all concerned parties and governments based on self- determination of the people
  • Support genuine and neutral humanitarian aid such as UN efforts endorsed by the entire Security Council; oppose false aid used as a cover for military intervention
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Boston Protests New War On Iraq and Syria

Boston Common-Sept. 13, 2014: About 75 peace activists gathered at Park St. in Boston today to protest Obama's new phase of the long US war against Iraq (from 1991-the present). Also protesting US war against Syria. This was in response to Obama's announcement wed. of his re-invading Iraq to supposedly destroy ISIS, when in fact the many US invasions of Iraq created the civil wars there by destabilizing the Iraq government and placing US puppets in power.
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A Teacher in Kabul

by Kathy Kelly

August 25, 2014

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life’s harsh lessons.

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Fasting in solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers

I have been fasting in solidarity with the hunger strikers at the detention center at Guantanamo every Friday since April 25, along with at least 47 others around the country.  Witness Against Torture in Washington is organizing the fast.  

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Borderfree

by Kathy Kelly

August 18, 2014

Here in Kabul, Sherri Maurin and I are guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ recently formed live-in community for young women. 

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“No to wars!”

We’re human fodder caught in the crossfire of armed groups and armed governments

“No to wars!”

By Dr. Hakim  12th August 2014

“Her father was killed in Helmand amidst fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan/U.S.-NATO forces,” said a relative about Gul Jumma, who looked down, shy and full of angst, sensing a future that’s not promising.

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Climate Change AND Nuclear Disarmament/Abolition

Posted at Truthout, under "Speakout" on July 26, 2014

Humanity is at a crossroads, faced with dual threats. One is the growing climate crisis and the other is the ever-present, albeit submerged threat of nuclear annihilation that has been part of daily reality since 1945. Each threatens all life on Planet Earth.

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2000 People March in Boston to Stop Attack on Gaza

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of Boston on July 22, rallying to stop the attack on Gaza.  From Copley Square to the State House, the streets were flooded with people.  The chants were loud: "Free Gaza" -- "Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israeli crimes" -- and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." 

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Fracked Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts?

On July 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there will be a rally at the State House in Boston to welcome and join the “rolling marchers” who are walking to protest a proposed pipeline of fracked gas running through their communities. 

This is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run from New York, to Richmond in Berkshire County and through to Dracut, north of Boston. 

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Almost 70 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joseph Gerson, AFSC's disarmament coordinator, answers questions about the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings.   Originally posted at http://afsc.org/story/almost-70-years-after-bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki

Why do people each year commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

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Boston Protest Against War On Gaza

Appeal to the Peace and Climate Movements

Can the US Keep the Water Flowing?

Long in the making, the water crisis in Detroit—with hundreds of thousands having their water supply threatened—has rightfully focused national and global attention on an ongoing human rights violation in the United States.

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Protesters march to support Palestine and Boycott, Divestment and Santions

On July 9 in Boston over 100 people chanted to end apartheud in Israel and to “Free Free Palestine."   With more than twenty different organizations represented, including UJP, the spirited group started at Park Street and walked through downtown, stopping  at different BDS campaign target sites:

o Macy’s, to demand that they stop selling SodaStream,

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