The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

By engaging in highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action, over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia between May 13 and June 23, the Poor People’s Campaign will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Vigil against the War Economy, Militarism, and Gun Violence Monday, … Continue reading The War Economy: Militarism and the Proliferation of Gun Violence

The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival

Read my latest op-ed, published on the Common Dreams website and the Baystate Banner.  The mass meeting at Boston’s historic Trinity Church on October 19 was packed with men, women, and children, rich and poor, of all races and ethnicities. The jazz band warmed up, a piano, bass guitar, and drums. And we sang, call and response: Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on … Continue reading The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival

No War 2017: War and the Environment

September 22-24 Conference in Washington, D.C. World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We aim to create awareness of popular support for ending war and to further develop that support. We work to advance the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution. We strive to replace a culture … Continue reading No War 2017: War and the Environment

No to War with North Korea

Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea

Iraq: Civilians killed by airstrikes in their homes after they were told not to flee Mosul

Hundreds of civilians have been killed by airstrikes inside their homes or in places where they sought refuge after following Iraqi government advice not to leave during the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), said Amnesty International. Survivors and eyewitnesses in East Mosul said they did not try to flee as the battle got underway … Continue reading Iraq: Civilians killed by airstrikes in their homes after they were told not to flee Mosul