Thousands March On for Palestine

In a series of rallies at Copley Square, Boston, and elsewhere, activists, led by young Palestinians, have brought home the issue of Israeli Zionist apartheid and violence. Cries of "Free, free Palestine," and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" filled the streets May 12, 15, 18, and 22. In Boston, thousands marched to the Israeli consulate, some holding a huge Palestinian flag above their heads. Continue reading

Update on the Democratic Party’s Attempt to Crush Dissenting Voices

The so-called “For the Peoples” Act, more properly called the “For the Party Leaders’” Act, has hit a snag in Congress.  Republicans have refused to vote it out of the Senate Rules Committee. Although the House version, known as HR.1, sailed through the House of Representatives with its newly elected Democratic majority, on March 3rd, the Senate bill (S.1) has stalled. The Senate is evenly divided, with 50 seats held by Republicans, 48 seats held by Democrats, and two seats held by independents Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine, who caucus with the Democrats. Thus the Democrats lack the votes to override a filibuster if they try to force a Senate vote on the bill in its present form. Continue reading

Greens Applaud Bristol County Coalition for Justice and AG Maura Healy

Based on years of community demands, the jailing of student protestors, and a scathing report by Attorney General Healy, the U.S Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has shuttered the notorious ICE detention facility at the Bristol County Jail, run by the even more nationally notorious Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson.  Tom Hodgson, it may be remembered, was the honorary chairman of Massachusetts’ presidential election campaign for Donald Trump in 2020.  More significantly, Sheriff Hodgson had offered to send Bristol County inmates "to build Trump's Mexico wall" Continue reading

Mother’s Day: A Day of Peace?

Too few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother’s Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. Continue reading

GRP calls for full investigation on behalf of Mikala Miller

Sixteen year old Mikayla Miller was found dead tied to a tree with a belt wrapped around her neck in a wooded area near her home in Hopkinton, MA on April 18. Her death appears to be highly suspicious and it was premature for the Hopkinton DA's office to comment, April 20, that Mikayla's death was "...not considered suspicious" before conducting a thorough and transparent investigation. Continue reading