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Why 100 Massachusetts Groups Oppose the Anti-Boycott Bill

by JVP Boston
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Despite its progressive-sounding title, 100 organizations in Massachusetts oppose An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts.  Among the reasons for this opposition  are the following: » The bill is unnecessary. S.1689 /H.1685, An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts, purports to combat discrimination.  But Massachusetts already has robust laws to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s race, […]

Ten Reasons to Oppose “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts”

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

The Freedom to Boycott Coalition is led by Boston Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, and Massachusetts Peace Action As Trump continues to trample on basic rights, Senator Creem and Representative McMurtry have introduced a bill (now renamed S.1689 / H.1685)  deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation, which in fact is a dangerous attempt to restrict our right […]

Boston Faith Communities Protest Meeting Between Trump & Netanyahu

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Covered in the Boston Globe, Fox27, WHDN 7 News, and Boston Desi Connection Boston Faith Communities Protest Meeting Between Trump & Netanyahu Over 50 march to Israeli consulate as part of national mobilization in 16 cities Boston, MA (Thursday, February 16th) – An interfaith coalition gathered last night to protest the “shared values” of racism […]

Mass Against HP: Resisting Apartheid Technology from Palestine to Cambridge (PHOTOS)

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Contact: Noah Habeeb, noah.habeeb@jewishvoiceforpeace.org Photos below! Mass Against HP: Resisting Apartheid Technology from Palestine to Cambridge Activists Condemn HP’s Complicity in Racism; Call on Cambridge to End Contract Cambridge, MA (February 8, 2017) – Last Sunday, over 60 community members gathered to discuss Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) participation in human rights abuses in the United States and […]

CALL NOW: Support the Right to Boycott for Palestinian Rights in Massachusetts!

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

Across the US, supporters of Israeli occupation are coordinating an attack on our right to organize for human rights in Palestine and beyond. Call now- don’t let them silence us in Massachusetts. Senator Creem’s and Rep. McMurtry’s bills, SD.922 and HD.779, are deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation.  But in reality they would forbid the state […]

Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

An Open Letter to the Massachusetts Legislature From the Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition “Non violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding…It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Why We Can’t Wait,’ 1963 The Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition asks […]

300 Bostonians Train to Resist Islamophobia Under Trump

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Contact: Liza Behrendt, (603) 397-2412, liza@jvp.org Photos included below 300 BOSTONIANS ATTEND TRAINING TO RESIST ISLAMOPHOBIA & RACISM UNDER TRUMP Members of the Jewish community and allies learned civil disobedience and active bystander intervention skills, in response to rise in bigotry under Trump Boston, MA (January 26, 2017) – As news circulated that President Donald […]

ACT NOW: Defend the Right to Boycott in Massachusetts

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Tell your Massachusetts State Senator to defend the right to boycott by opposing SD922. The first days of the Trump administration have been as dire as anyone could have imagined – with Executive Orders attacking Muslims, Arabs, immigrants, and refugees expected today on top of attacks on women and indigenous people. Our resistance must continue […]

FOR RELEASE: HUNDREDS MARCH AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA IN BOSTON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liza Behrendt, (603) 397-2412, liza@jvp.org OVER 400 JEWS, MUSLIMS, AND ALLIES MARCH THROUGH BOSTON TO END ISLAMOPHOBIA In honor of Chanukah, similar protests took place in over 25 cities Boston, MA: On Wednesday evening over 400 Jews, Muslims, and allies marched through downtown Boston to protest Islamophobia and racism. Drawing on […]

Media Advisory: Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia

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MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Liza Behrendt, (603) 397-2412, liza@jvp.org HUNDREDS OF BOSTON JEWS TO MARCH IN SOLIDARITY WITH MUSLIMS Days before Chanukah, similar protests planned in over 25 cities WHAT: Beginning at 5 PM on Wednesday, hundreds of Jewish Bostonians and allies will march through Downtown Boston to protest Islamophobia and racism. Days before Chanukah, they […]