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On November 8, Massachusetts voters approved Question 4 which will make possession and cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana
legal in the Commonwealth as of December 15. Provisions in the new legislation will have significant impacts on Massachusetts’ medical
marijuana program. Dr. Keith Saunders will discuss why patients may opt to no longer participate in the medical program.
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FRIENDS, COME SEE AND DISCUSS
BROKEN ON ALL SIDES
DISSECTS “GET TOUGH” RHETORIC & CRIME POLICIES & EXPLORES POSSIBLE REFORMS & SOLUTIONS TO ENDING MASS INCARCERATION & THIS NEW RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
285 DERBY ST.
Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting
Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive.
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Pastor for Formation and Justice, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy
As the Wars Wind Down... Are We Nearing a Turning Point?
Massachusetts Peace Action 2014 Annual Meeting
What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere). The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more social investment, and the Autumn Convergence showed that we can connect peace, climate, and economic and social justice into a single progressive agenda.
Why is the U.S. the world’s policeman and what is the alternative? How can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy? We present two important voices to solve these riddles and shape our work in 2014.
Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A constant campaigner to cut the military budget by 25%, he formed the Sustainable Defense Task Force in 2010 to propose practical ways to do so, and criticized U.S. support for NATO . The primary architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform act, Frank is now at work on a book.
Andrew Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, he is author of The New American Militarism, Washington Rules, andBreach of Trust. Read an important recent article. Bacevich urges the U.S. to abandon its hegemonistic foreign policy and focus on rebuilding its society at home. His books will be available for signing.
Let's all get together with each other again.....
On Saturday June 13 from 1-5 in the afternoon, all of us in UJP will gather for our next strategy conference. Once again, we will be meeting at the Cambridge Friends Center in the Harvard Square area.
The Palestine/Israel Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action invites you to
An Evening of Discussion with Professor Stephen Walt
After 9 months of mediation by Secretary Kerry, Palestine and Israel remain locked in occupation and conflict. There has not been & will not be a genuine peace process unless the US changes its policy. Find out how an effecrttive lobby for a just peace for all peoples of the Middle East might bring that change about.
This forum will revolve around Ballot Question 2, a statewide initiative to legalize assisted suicide. How would this impact lower income and vulnerable people in Massachusetts? Only 2 out of 25 states who have considered this measure voted it in- Oregon and Washington. Are things working out as well as proponents say they are, for the 99% in Oregon and Washington?
Vote for the Peace and Justice Referendum on Election Day, Nov. 6!
Mass Alliance invites you to Progressive Prospects 2012 with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Please join us as we celebrate we’ve done together and recommit to our progressive future as we look toward to 2012.
Fellow progressive organizations, activists, and legislators will be coming together to celebrate and plan for the future. Mark your calendar to be there with progressive champion Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as hundreds of other like-minded community leaders from across the Commonwealth.
Progressive Mass. -- Kickoff Meeting
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, October 2nd, 2 to 6 pm
Lasell College, Newton, MA
Please mark your calendars for a conference call with Congressman Raoul Grijalva, Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Call info coming later, meanwhile, save the date.
Perspectives from Steve Cobble, Progressive Political Strategist
Now that the midterm election is over and we know the outcomes for most races, it's time to look more closely at what happened and what we can expect in the coming months and year. Join Steve Cobble, trusted political strategist for the left, as he navigates us through the results of the mid-term elections, current political culture and how progressive issues may/may not move forward. This will be followed by a discussion of how the movement can effectively engage in the new political context.