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Army Makes Case Against Enlisting

By David Swanson, from http://warisacrime.org/content/army-makes-case-against-enlisting Remarkably, the U.S. Army War College has published a report (PDF) that makes an overwhelming case against enlisting in the U.S. Army.  The report, called “Civilian Organizational Inhibitors to U.S. Army Recruiting and the Road Ahead,” identifies counter-recruitment organizations that effectively discourage young people from joining the military. This is the…

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Civil Disobedience Training

Do you want to be involved in direct action? Want to train on how to engage in civil disobedience? Join Paki Wieland, Molly Hale, and Jeff Napolitano for a civil disobedience training on March 29, from 10am to 3pm, at Campus Center 205 at Smith College in Northampton. The training will be for newcomers, and…

Jobs Not Jails Press Conference

Jobs Not Jails Press Conference

On Tuesday, March 4, a contingent of community groups and people in Western Massachusetts came together to announce their endorsement of the Jobs Not Jails campaign and forthcoming rally in Boston. The Jobs Not Jails campaign calls for a halt to the proposed $2.1 billion slated to be spent in the state for 10,000 new…

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TPP and Fast Track Rally at Rep. Neal’s Office

On Friday, January 31, a number of organizations held a rally outside Representative Richard Neal’s office, urging him to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Fast Track authority to pass TPP. The rally was part of a “National Day of Action” to oppose Fast Track, and in Western Massachusetts AFSC, MoveOn, the Enviro Show,…