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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 18, 2016: Mass Against Hewlett-Packard Campaign Launch!

by JVP Boston
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Join us to launch our campaign calling on Massachusetts and its municipalities to boycott Hewlett-Packard (HP) until it agrees to end its corporate complicity in Israeli occupation of Palestine, U.S. Deportation of immigrants, and Mass incarceration. We need you to make this campaign a success! . Speakers will include Caroline Hunter, who led the successful boycott […]

Jewish Institutions Must Condemn Hate Group, in Newton and Beyond

by JVP Boston
Newton public schools forum

Jewish Institutions Must Condemn Hate Group, in Newton and Beyond Last week Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), a known hate group dedicated to undermining Muslim organizations and spreading Islamophobia, disrupted a community forum addressing instances of racism, homophobia, and antisemitism in Newton Public Schools. The disruptors, identifying themselves as “Jewish activists,” insisted that antisemitism was the only form of bigotry […]