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Syria • ISIS • Middle East Violence • and the Next President

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room • 120 Tremont St • near Park Street MBTA • Boston

How can the US stop destabilizing the Middle East and lay the foundation for peace?

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

From the September 18 Cambridge Chronicle - By Paul Shannon


Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

Paul Shannon's Guest Column in the Cambridge Chronicle, September 18, 2015


Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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Arlington Peace Vigil in support of the Iran Agreement

Arlington United for Justice with Peace responded to the call for local peace vigils in support of the Iran agreement that is currently before Congress for a vote. 

Despite the rain, twenty people stood out for an hour at Arlington Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 7 pm.

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Yes to the Iran Deal: Vigils for Peace & Diplomacy

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Boston (Park Street), Cambridge, Arlington, Newton, Plymouth, Peabody, Haverhill, Fall River, Pittsfield

Arlington Peace Vigil

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Arlington Town Hall • 730 Mass. Ave. • Arlington

Arlington United for Justice with Peace will vigil in response to's call for vigils to support the Iran agreement.


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The Iran Deal: A Step Toward Re-imagining the Middle East

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Where: Christ Church Cambridge • Zero Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

The Iran nuclear deal, if it is not blocked by Congress in the next weeks, is a step towards reducing hostility between the United States and Iran and potentially a step towards a more peaceful Middle East.  

Journalist and author Stephen Kinzer, academic Stephen Walt, physician Shahin Tabatabaei, and humorist Jimmy Tingle will unpack the issues and engage in discussion with attendees.   $10 donation requested, no one turned away.  Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action

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Debate: Should Congress Approve the Nuclear Agreement with Iran?

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard University - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor • Cambridge

Panel Discussion

Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series

Discussants: James Walsh
  William H. Tobey
Moderator: Matthew Bunn

Congress is entering the final phase of its review of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”—the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. A vote on the agreement will take place in a matter of days. In this debate, nonproliferation experts William Tobey and Jim Walsh will engage in a formal debate of the resolution “Congress should approve the nuclear agreement with Iran,” moderated by Prof. Matthew Bunn. The debate will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments provided.

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Support the Iran Deal in Boston

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 5:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boston


If you support the #IranDeal and want to show the world that you support peace, join us Saturday in Copley square. 

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Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Webex • national conference call

Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement:
featuring Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, &
Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council

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Outreach for the Iran nuclear agreement

When: Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:00 pm to Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
Where: Harvard and Park Street MBTA stations • Cambridge

Free film screening, double header: "AMIA Repetita" & Alan Sabrosky interview on 9/11

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

AMIA Repetita

AMIA bombing

[shades of 9/11: plants on the ground & USRael immediately - before the dust settles -  blaming Iran, destroying evidence, railroading an investigation...; days prior to the attacks, work crews are going in and out of the buildings; higher-ups who would normally be at these sites are diverted to other locations; witness testimony is ignored;  cui bono?  etc, etc ... ]

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Rally to Welcome the Iran Nuclear Deal

When: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Park Street MBTA Station • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston
Join us to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal as a step towards a more peaceful Middle East and towards a Mideast WMD Free Zone.   
Congress has 60 days to approve or disapprove the deal. We will call on Massachusetts members of Congress to speak out strongly in favor and vote to approve.
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Diplomacy Triumphs as Historic Iran Deal Relaxes Mideast Tensions

After years of sanctions, suspicion, war threats, and negotiations, six world powers and Iran announced a comprehensive deal this morning to resolve disputes over Iran's nuclear program and roll back sanctions.  

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Bring the Troops Home; No War with Iran; No CMRR Bomb Factory

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square (corner of Cambridge & New Chardon Streets) • Bowdoin or Government Center T • Boston

11 years after the US attack on Afghanistan, 73,000 US troops remain there.  Bring the troops home now - not in 2024 as the Administration proposes.

Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel is again beating the drums for a war with Iran. Tell Senator Kerry that we can't afford another Middle East War!

The Senate has yet to vote on the $5.8 billion plan for a new nuclear bomb factory, called the CMRR, in New Mexico.   Tell Sen. Kerry to vote no.

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