Posts tagged with ‘coalition’

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Boston Faith Communities Protest Meeting Between Trump & Netanyahu

by JVP Boston

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 […]

CALL NOW: Support the Right to Boycott for Palestinian Rights in Massachusetts!

by JVP Boston

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

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 […]

300 Bostonians Train to Resist Islamophobia Under Trump

by JVP Boston

Contact: Liza Behrendt, (603) 397-2412, liza@jvp.org Photos included below 300 BOSTONIANS ATTEND TRAINING TO RESIST ISLAMOPHOBIA & RACISM UNDER TRUMP Members of the Jewish community and allies learned civil disobedience and active bystander intervention skills, in response to rise in bigotry under Trump Boston, MA (January 26, 2017) – As news circulated that President Donald […]

Human Rights Groups Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston

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 […]

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

by JVP Boston

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, […]