Posts by JVP Boston

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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 […]

MARCH AGAINST TRUMP APPOINTEE STEPHEN BANNON

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Contact: Eli Gerzon, eligerzon@gmail.com, (339) 223-3185 JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE-BOSTON TO JOIN MARCH AGAINST TRUMP APPOINTEE STEPHEN BANNON Dozens of groups mobilize after Harvard Kennedy School of Government invites white nationalist Stephen Bannon; March still on after Bannon cancels appearance WHAT: White nationalist Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News, recently appointed as a chief […]

Celebrating Jewish New Year, Envisioning Radical Jewish Future

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On Sunday, October 2nd, 40 Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston members gathered on a cold, rainy day in Cambridge to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5777. We adapted traditional rituals to envision a future where the Jewish community has ended its support for racism and violence, from Boston to Palestine. Tashlich is a a Rosh […]

Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston Condemns Ehud Barak’s Harvard Fellowship

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Ask Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean to Disinvite Ehud Barak: (617) 495-1122,  doug_elmendorf@hks.harvard.edu. Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston joins six student organizations from Harvard College, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Law School in opposing the Kennedy School’s hosting of Ehud Barak, former Israeli Minister of Defense (2007 – 2013), in a fellowship this Fall. During his time as Minister […]

Against the Israel Exception

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The following letter was submitted to the Boston Globe by local activist Eleanor Roffman, in response to an op-ed by Alan Dershowitz. Alan Dershowitz’s August 15, 2016 editorial (“Black Lives Matter must rescind anti-Israel declaration”) raises an important concern for me. I have often wondered over the years when someone criticizes Israel, why they are […]

PRESS RELEASE: Boston coalition to protest prison industry conference

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The Palestine Contingent at a mass rally in Ferguson on 11 October. (sarah-ji/Flickr)

Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston supports Boston March! Imagining a World Without Prisons or Police on Sunday, August 7th (3 PM, Old South Church). As organizers for justice in Palestine, we cannot fully separate Israeli apartheid from an American form of apartheid which polices and incarcerates black people, indigenous people, other people of color, and poor people at […]

Human Rights Groups Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Human Rights Advocates Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment: Proposal Would Have Impeded First Amendment Rights Contact: Eli Gerzon, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston: (339) 223-3185, eli@eligerzon.com Boston, MA: After pressure from advocates for Palestinian rights, Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Creem of Newton withdrew amendment 133 of Economic Development Bill S.2423 around 5 pm yesterday.  If passed, 133 would […]

EMERGENCY ACTION: The right to boycott in MA is under attack TODAY.

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The Massachusetts Senate will vote TODAY on legislation to penalize supporters of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) strategy for justice, as well as other social movements that employ economic pressure.  This is part of a national right-wing strategy to silence Palestinians and support Israeli policies by limiting our first amendment right to protest; […]