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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 […]

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 […]

ACT NOW: Defend the Right to Boycott in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston
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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 […]

Media Advisory: Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia

by JVP Boston
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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOR RELEASE: Over 60 Massachusetts Organizations Protest Anti-Boycott Legislation

by JVP Boston
"July 22, 2014. Boston, MA.
Hundreds of people supporting Palestinians rallied at Copley Square and marched to the Massachusetts State House where they held a "die-in." Protesters chanted “Free Palestine” in response to Israel’s actions in Gaza and called for Israel to “end the siege of Gaza."  A smaller group of pro-Israeli protestersheld counter-rally nearby. 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lauren Jappe (laurenjappe1@gmail.com), Nancy Murray (numurray@comcast.net, 617 – 470 6300) Over 60 Massachusetts Organizations Protest Anti-Boycott Legislation Plan to Deliver Open Letter to Commonwealth Senators and Representatives Tuesday Morning Over 60 organizations across the Commonwealth have formed the Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition, including groups representing Muslims, Christians, Jews, American Indians, students, professors, […]

ACTION ALERT: From Boston to Palestine, hold Airbnb Accountable

by JVP Boston
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#StolenHomes: Gentrification in Boston, Apartheid in Palestine . Global tourism giant Airbnb has drawn backlash from housing rights activists, who find that the website’s unregulated apartment rentals are rapidly driving up housing prices in cities across the US. The company accelerates gentrification in neighborhoods where communities of color are already battling developers to remain in […]