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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.
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.
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.
Tell Governor Baker:
DON'T SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN TO SILENCE POLITICAL ADVOCACY For Human Rights!
REJECT THIS ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE FREE SPEECH!
Israel backers are trying to recruit Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to their slanderous campaign against advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
We need to tell the Governor: DON’T BUY IT!
Call Governor Baker: 617.725.4005
! It was US overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 that led to the crisis in Libya today. Will we ever learn our lesson that US military intervention is not the answer?
Note: UJP is active in both the Water Justice coalition and the BDS campaign.
Boston activists protesting water rights violations by Israel also urged lawmakers to reject an anti-BDS bill in the Massachusetts state senate, 14 July. (Barbara Wilhelm)
An anti-boycott amendment was withdrawn in the Massachusetts senate on 14 July following a campaign by Palestine solidarity groups.
Amendment 133 was withdrawn within just a few hours of being proposed by Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia Creem.
No to Nato! No to War: July 9 Rally in NYC
Message from United for Peace and Justice: In response to rising tensions between the U.S. and its NATO allies and Russia, UFPJ has continued to advocate for an end to all combat, support for an arms embargo, nuclear disarmament, and a commitment to diplomacy and aid for the civilian victims of conflict around the globe.
Venezuela Solidarity Committee Launched in Boston
Boston-area activists founded the Venezuela Solidarity Committee on March 5, 2016 at a meeting at Encuentro 5 in downtown Boston. The new group will support self-determination and the rights of all historically oppressed peoples in Venezuela and oppose any form of US intervention. In addition to serving as a media resource, activities will include education, lobbying, sister-city programs and campaigns such as supporting the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program in Massachusetts.
2016 has already proven to be a very active year for the peace movement, as groups around the country take action on urgent issues like the Syrian Crisis, US weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, and the catastrophic War on Yemen.
Please scroll down to learn about 3 significant mass mobilizations that United for Peace and Justice is endorsing in April.
Film Review/Flyer: "Eye in the Sky," A Sugar Coated Picture of Killer Drones reviewed by Marilyn LevinSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/25/2016 - 8:06pm
The new drone film Eye in the Sky presents a dishonest, sugar-coated view of the U.S. killer drone operation. It claims that they can precision-drop their bombs, only on selected known targets who will kill innocent people, so, of course, they are saving many lives. When one child wanders into the kill zone, they agonize about the possibility of killing her, and kick it up to the U.S. Secretary of State and the British Prime Minister to get the okay. The not-made-in-Hollywood reality is one of killing hundreds, if not thousands, of children in many countries to satisfy U.S.