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Anti-Racist, Human Rights, Immigrant, Peace, And Jewish Groups Protest Boston/Israel Police Partnership

by JVP Boston

Protestors march from Boston Common to Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offices demanding end to the ADL-funded Deadly Exchange between Boston law enforcement officials and Israeli security apparatus.  Boston, Dec 23, 2019-  Chanting “From Palestine to Mexico, the Deadly Exchange has got to go” and “Police training in an Apartheid State will only increase racist hate,” seveny-five […]

JVP Boston stands with Kashmir

by JVP Boston

JVP Boston was proud to be invited to join the Boston area Kashmiri community on Saturday, August 17, 2019 to protest India’s occupation of Kashmir. We highlighted the direct ties between the Israeli and Indian governments in our remarks: JVP Boston joins the Palestinian call for solidarity with Kashmir following the Indian government’s move to […]

Organizing Against State Level Anti-BDS Legislation: the Massachusetts Experience

by JVP Boston

JVP-Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine recently led a campaign that won a spectacular victory against anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts. On February 7, 2018, a legislative committee voted 11 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to send an anti-BDS bill to study, effectively killing it for this session. According to […]

A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts.

by JVP Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott […]

Beyond Displacement: William Ruhm Reports Back on IFPB Delegation

by JVP Boston

Beyond Displacement  May 18, 2017 William Ruhm, member of JVP-Boston and Massachusetts Against Hewlett Packard As our delegation traveled around East Jerusalem yesterday, my heart repeatedly sank with grief. My heart sank with grief as we learned about Israel’s persistent efforts to expel the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem from their homes and neighborhoods, in […]

New JVP Book: On Antisemitism

by JVP Boston

A collection of essays on antisemitism, edited by Jewish Voice for Peace. Purchase here! With Trump and Bannon in the White House, empowering antisemites while claiming their love for Israel, how do we talk about antisemitism in the present moment? How have false charges of antisemitism been used to stifle criticism of Israeli policy and […]

Help JVP recruit 4,000 New Members by the end of May!

by JVP Boston

Set up your own Peer-to-Peer page to recruit your networks to become JVP members! And check your own membership status to make sure it’s up to date! WHAT IS JVP MEMBERSHIP? Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and […]

Why 100 Massachusetts Groups Oppose the Anti-Boycott Bill

by JVP Boston

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

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 […]