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MARCH AGAINST TRUMP APPOINTEE STEPHEN BANNON

by JVP Boston
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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

by JVP Boston
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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

by JVP Boston
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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

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

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

by JVP Boston
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

by JVP Boston
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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.

by JVP Boston
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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; […]

Boston Multifaith Letter Supporting Unitarian Universalist Divestment

by JVP Boston
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To the Massachusetts Bay District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, As members of a multifaith group in Boston committed to a just peace in Israel/Palestine, we are gratified to hear that the Unitarian Universalist Association is divesting from companies that profit from human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories. We know that your initiative […]

Why I’m with JVP and Against Hate

by JVP Boston
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By Mark Golden  . Last month, JVP-Boston released a statement condemning the actions of Islamophobic hate group Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) at a Newton community meeting.  An APT staffer then published an op-ed in the Newton Tab denying our claims and smearing us.  (We won’t link to their op-ed because it promotes hateful […]

ACTION ALERT: Support the #MakeGEpay Budget Amendment

by JVP Boston
Protesters display placards outside the location of a news conference by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Boston. The protest was held to highlight the millions of dollars in tax breaks and public incentives, including the prospect of free rent on city-owned land, used to lure the company to the city. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

MA Senator Eldridge filed a budget amendment calling for a percentage of any subsidy going to corporations be spent on affordable housing. It’s also sponsored by Senators Barbara L’Italien (Lawrence area) and Mark Montigny (New Bedford area). You can read it here. If we want this budget to pass, we need to mobilize fast. JVP-Boston is part of […]