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Urgent: MA bill to open gates to water privatization

Hi All, 

 
As everyone is in the midst of actions to stop the violence in Palestine right now, I am hoping some of you have bandwidth for one more action.
 
I just found out that language has been inserted into a MA bill introduced by Charlie Baker for climate change adaptation that would open the door to water privatization in MA. 
 
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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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Standing for Justice with Ahed Tamimi and Betty McCollum

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi and 63-year-old Rep. Betty McCollum don’t have much in common but they do share this: they have both courageously focused attention on Israel’s criminal behavior, and have been vilified for doing so.
Ahed was arrested in the middle of the night on December 19, when the Israeli army invaded her home in the tiny West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.  Three days earlier she had been videotaped by her mother Nariman slapping an Israeli soldier five seconds after the soldier slapped her and shortly after her 14-year-old cousin Mohammad had been seriously wounded by being shot point blank in the face by a rubber bullet.  The army had just fired tear gas at the family’s home, as it has done on numerous occasions during Ahed’s childhood.  
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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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Yemen? Where on Earth is Yemen? Paul Shannon (from Counterpunch)

At the end of last week the United Nations humanitarian chief warned that unless the blockade of Yemen was lifted, the country woul face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims”. 

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Armistice Day with VFP Smedley Butler Brigade

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was the day that the Armistice between WWI Allies and Germany went into effect in 1918. 

World War I or the War To End All Wars was fought from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 mobilizing 70 million military personnel.  Sixteen million died in this war (9 million combatants and 7 million civilians).

As WW II and subsequent wars bear out, including the Endless Wars of today, wars are still with us, fueled by a global arms industry and competing international interests seeking resources and hegemony.

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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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