Massachusetts Activists Are Changing The Conversation On Israel

By Michael Arria , Mondoweiss. -

Rep. Betty McCollum’s (D-MN) historic Palestinian Children & Families Act still lacks a companion bill in the Senate. At a recent event local JVP Action leader named Jill urged Senator Elizabeth [...]

Massachusetts Lawyers Are Challenging Law Enforcement Seizures

By Shannon Dooling And Saurabh Datar, ProPublica. -

Lawmakers and criminal justice advocates in Massachusetts are calling for changes to the laws that govern how law enforcement seizes, and keeps, cash and property confiscated in suspected drug [...]

Nurses Association Seeks End To Saint Vincent Nurses’ Strike

By Mike Ingram, WSWS. -

The press release says Monday’s talks ended with Tenet presenting a “disappointing” proposal that “failed to provide what the nurses need to end the strike.” It notes that it was “a proposal that [...]

Three Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Large Sit-In At Energy Giant’s Offices

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com. -

Three activists who refused to leave the Waltham offices of the pipeline company Enbridge were arrested by police Wednesday afternoon, ending a more than 27-hour occupation in protest of the [...]

How A US Congressman Took On The US Blockade Against Venezuela

By Celina della Croce, Peoples Dispatch. -

On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted US-backed coup in Venezuela. More than two years later, in the wake of [...]

End To ICE Contracts In Bristol County, Massachusetts

By FANG Collective and Steve Ahlquist, UpriseRI. -

The FANG Collective is happy to announce that ICE will be cancelling all contracts with Bristol County, Massachusetts. This includes their 287(g) contract which trains deputies to collaborate [...]

Nurses In Massachusetts Are Waging The Longest Current Strike In The US

By Nora De La Cour, Jacobin Magazine. -

After two months on the picket line, over seven hundred unionized nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, are still out on strike. The walkout, which began on March 8, is [...]

Massachusetts House Rejects Distorted Definition Of Antisemitism

By Massachusetts Peace Action, Popular Resistance. -

Cambridge, MA - The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment to the state budget which would have Massachusetts adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, a [...]

New Massachusetts Law Paves Way For Police-Free Schools

By Rachel M. Cohen, The Appeal. -

In Massachusetts, those who want police out of public schools are one step closer to making it happen. Lawmakers recently struck down a requirement that all school districts in the state have at [...]

Public Health Council Unanimously Passes Motion Opposing Biomass Plant

By Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

The Public Health Council of Springfield on Saturday, November 21, sent a letter to the chairs of the House-Senate Climate Change Conference requesting that there be no incentives written into [...]

Produce For The People

By Jacquelyn Voghel, Daily Hampshire Gazette. -

Hatfield, MA - For many farmers, the 2020 season has posed numerous difficulties: an ongoing drought, early frost and a need for extra public health precautions amid the pandemic, to name a few. [...]

Springfield Says “No” To Biomass Power Plant

By Peter Goonan, Mass Live. -

Springfield, MA - More than 75 people gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday calling for an end to a long-proposed biomass project in East Springfield, saying it is a threat to public [...]

Koch Academic Influence Returns To Massachusetts With New Tufts University Think Tank

By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog. -

When a new Massachusetts think tank housed at Tufts University launched earlier this year, Boston-based media described it as a “CBO-like center” (referring to the Congressional Budget Office) [...]

Activists Camp At State House For Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

By Lucas Phillips, Boston Globe. -

Two groups urging state legislators to include a provision that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses have been encamped outside the State House gates since Friday [...]

Boston May Day 2020 Car Rally

By Yoav Elinevsky, Popular Resistance. -

The Massachusetts Peace Action, MAPA, organized a car rally in Boston today to support national and international solidarity as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the globe.  More than 50 cars [...]

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