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We walked in
the Armistice / Veterans Day (cold) in Boston
We wrote about refugees individually and as a group.
-gov. Baker backed down some
At our stone soup supper, John and Carrie Schuchardt, described
the heroic mission of the House of Peace.
Haley Kosek added a brief description of the new to Lowell organization
at our Stone Soup Supper. Brian later posted their web site: http://www.nejb.us/
The Quaker vigil
at Textron had 50 people. (every 3rd Sunday 11am)
Thurs. Oct 8 the Raytheon 7 am vigil was part of Global Network's
campaign to keep space for peace.
the Maine Walk for Peace
Wed. Oct 28
speakers came from Cuba to Merrimack College
Sept 7 Our table
was at the Bread and Roses Festival on a very hot day, but we enjoyed
the energy of the Bread and Puppet theater.
Sept 12: Andover
Days table gave away many paper cranes
The MVPP Fundraising Concert was lightly attended, but a great time.
Thurs. Ag 6
our Hiroshima vigil was well attended. There were others in greater
Many of us attended
the Ag 9 vigil for race relations at North Parish UU church
were at two meetings where amazing things happened on the same night.
Some were at the Lawrence City Council meeting where the council
passed two measures that would help undocumented imigrants (and
be good for the rest of us). In Dracut a hearing for the proposed
fracked gas pipeline was filled with voters and elected officials
opposed to the pipeline.
We were pleased with Congressman Seth Moultons stance regarding
the pending multi-national agreement with Iran. He was able to speak
succinctly to a skeptical audience in Marblehead and is in agreement
with President Obamas hope to have Congress agree to the terms.
Moulton is reaching out to many local communities for individuals
to voice their concerns about this deal as well as with other more
The July 20
Rolling Ridge Summer Peace Conference featured Dr. Susannah Heschel,
who talked about her father's relationship with Dr. Martin Luther
Our table at
the Lowell Folk Festival was busy.
of Beyond War spoke at the MVPP Annual Meeting
for Peace Memorial Day service in Boston kept our issues alive.
Reading's Good Friday vigil against the Death Penalty; and reported
a good turnout and that it was well received (Awareness was high
as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the marathon bomber, was facing sentencing.).
that activities by ISIS and the Taliban are making life difficult
in Pakistan. US drones are questionable too.
on the launch of the Arredondo Family Foundation, to support victims
of the marathon bombing.
had a good turnout for global warming awareness.
Walk for a New
Spring did not come through Lawrence this year but John, Barbara
and Niki supported them from Amesbury to Ipswich.
for Peace St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade was cancelled by red tape,
but the parade did allow the gay contingent.
meetings and activities for a few weeks.
Mass Peace Action's Annual meeting and workshops concerning Ferguson,
the environment, and Syria.
1/9 At our annual
potluck, we remembered founding member and long time president,
Click for highlights in 2002 - 2003, 2004,
People for Peace meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday,
at 7:30 pm, at
North Parish Church, North Andover.
Merrimack Valley People for Peace (978) 685-1389
P.O. Box 573
North Andover, MA 01845
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