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Why 100 Massachusetts Groups Oppose the Anti-Boycott Bill

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is Massachusetts Attorney General Healey Visiting Israel?

by JVP Boston
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What could Massachusetts’ highest-ranking legal officer learn from one of the world’s leading violators of international law? Today, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is in Washington, DC, to address gun violence. But local community leaders are concerned about her next stop on the trip: Israel. On Sunday the Associated Press reported that Healey would take […]

MASS AGAINST HP Campaign Launches in Cambridge

by JVP Boston
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 19, 2016 Contact: Ibraheem Samirah, (202) 492 – 0034, ibraheem.samirah@gmail.com (Photos below) . MASS AGAINST HP LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO END PUBLIC CONTRACTS WITH HP Releases report exposing local contracts & company’s role in global human rights violations Cambridge, MA (May 18, 2016) – Last night 75 community members gathered to […]