Posts tagged with ‘Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)’

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 
© 2014 Marilyn Humphries"

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, […]