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Organizing Against State Level Anti-BDS Legislation: the Massachusetts Experience

by JVP Boston

JVP-Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine recently led a campaign that won a spectacular victory against anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts. On February 7, 2018, a legislative committee voted 11 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to send an anti-BDS bill to study, effectively killing it for this session. According to […]

A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts.

by JVP Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott […]

Beyond Displacement: William Ruhm Reports Back on IFPB Delegation

by JVP Boston

Beyond Displacement  May 18, 2017 William Ruhm, member of JVP-Boston and Massachusetts Against Hewlett Packard As our delegation traveled around East Jerusalem yesterday, my heart repeatedly sank with grief. My heart sank with grief as we learned about Israel’s persistent efforts to expel the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem from their homes and neighborhoods, in […]

Demonstration Against AIPAC Support for Deadly Police Exchanges

by JVP Boston
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 Contact: William Ruhm wruhm123@gmail.com 336-455-2580 — Boston MA – While AIPAC New England supporters attended an annual $300 per plate fundraiser, members of Jewish Voice for Peace Boston and local racial justice organizations demonstrated outside against AIPAC’s promotion and coordination of US-Israel police partnerships. Over 40 community members turned […]

New JVP Book: On Antisemitism

by JVP Boston
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A collection of essays on antisemitism, edited by Jewish Voice for Peace. Purchase here! With Trump and Bannon in the White House, empowering antisemites while claiming their love for Israel, how do we talk about antisemitism in the present moment? How have false charges of antisemitism been used to stifle criticism of Israeli policy and […]

Help JVP recruit 4,000 New Members by the end of May!

by JVP Boston
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Set up your own Peer-to-Peer page to recruit your networks to become JVP members! And check your own membership status to make sure it’s up to date! WHAT IS JVP MEMBERSHIP? Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and […]

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
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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

by JVP Boston
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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)

by JVP Boston
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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 […]