People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice
Unite, Participate, Celebrate
Assemble: 1pm. Parade start: 2pm Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!
There are several DIVISIONS marching in the parade, as well as two marching bands, Duck Boats, bagpipers, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.. The DIVISIONS are: Veterans groups; Peace groups; LGBT groups; Faith groups; environmental groups; social and economic justice groups; labor groups; political groups. Please invite your group(s) to come! Contact: Veterans for Peace, Pat Scanlon, email@example.com, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, email@example.com.
Please join us for our Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade, the Alternative People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social and Economic Justice.Filed under:
Testimony presented at State House Hearing on the Drone Privacy Act, March 5, 2014
I am Susan McLucas and I’m a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network. We support the Drone Privacy Act.
by Kathy Kelly
February 5, 2014
Two weeks ago in a room in Kabul, Afghanistan, I joined several dozen people, working seamstresses, some college students, socially engaged teenagers and a few visiting internationals like myself, to discuss world hunger. Our emphasis was not exclusively on their own country’s worsening hunger problems. The Afghan Peace Volunteers, in whose home we were meeting, draw strength from looking beyond their own very real struggles.
APV’s learn about world hunger. Photo by Abdulhai Safarali
With us was Hakim, a medical doctor who spent six years working as a public health specialist in the central highlands of Afghanistan and, prior to that, among refugees in Quetta, Pakistan. He helped us understand conditions that lead to food shortages and taught us about diseases, such as kwashiorkor and marasmus, which are caused by insufficient protein or general malnutrition.
We looked at UN figures about hunger in Afghanistan which show malnutrition rates rising by 50% or more compared with 2012. The malnutrition ward at Helmand Province’s Bost Hospital has been admitting 200 children a month for severe, acute malnutrition — four times more than in January 2012.
A recent New York Times article about the worsening hunger crisis described an encounter with a mother and child in an Afghan hospital: “In another bed is Fatima, less than a year old, who is so severely malnourished that her heart is failing, and the doctors expect that she will soon die unless her father is able to find money to take her to Kabul for surgery. The girl’s face bears a perpetual look of utter terror, and she rarely stops crying.”
A Conversation on Palestinian and African American Solidarity
with Mel King, Irene Nasser, and Fadi Quran
Sponsored by The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Centre for Faith, Art, and Justice, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, Dorothy Cotton Institute, The City School, Americans Friends Service Committee, Mass Peace Action, and Grassroots InternationalFiled under:
By Citizens Trade Campaign
Labor, environmental and consumer advocates within Citizens Trade Campaign (CTC) and beyond are voicing unified opposition to Fast Track legislation introduced by Representative David Camp (MI) and Senator Max Baucus.
The Camp-Baucus bill seeks to revive the 2002 Fast Track mechanism that would allow pacts such as the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be signed by the Executive Branch before the public has an opportunity to review any texts, and then be rushed through Congress circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. CTC member organizations, Congressional leaders and allied organizations pledged to defeat this legislation.
“Unfettered fast track, as the Camp-Baucus proposal calls for, is a recipe for continued outsourcing and offshoring of jobs. The American people are sick and tired of one-way trade. The USW will vigorously oppose the proposal and any efforts to provide preferential and expedited treatment for trade deals that fail to reform and update our nation’s trade policies and allow negotiations to continue to be cloaked in secrecy,” said United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.