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December 2013

November 2013

Some of us marched with the Veterans for Peace on Armistice Day.

At our Stone Soup Supper, Cole Harrison outlined the activities of Mass. Peace Action and Budget For All.

Boryana attended a filming of Ross Caputi's film, "Fear Not the Path of Truth, a Veteran's Journey After Fallujah". It is now available on line at

October 2013

Space for Peace Week. Oct. 10-19:
-Some of us augmented Arthur's presence at Raytheon on Oct. 10,

-Mary Kate Small and Bobbie Goldman walked with parts of the Maine Drone Peace Walk.

September 2013

Despite rain, the Bread and Roses festival brought many to our table.

To oppose war in Syria, there were letters, visits to congress people, and vigils in Newburyport, Andover, and Lowell.
see youtube of Newburyport vigil.


August 2013

Our commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima was a vigil of about fifteen people.


July 2013

At our table set up at the Lowell Folk Festival we met many interested in our literature, buttons and bumper stickers.


June 2013

Our annual meeting was graced by many singers and great food.
Dan and Faith Senie, Ruth Canonico,Woody Carpinella, Pat Scanlon, Mary Kate Small Dodson


May 2013

Dee attended the Mothers' Day Walk for Peace, in Boston. The walk encourages people to live together peacefully in their communities. The Arredondos were there.

The Veterans for Peace Memorial Day presentations remembered fallen soldiers and civilians, including the late Charlie Richardson leader of Military Families Speak Out and member of VFP.


April 2013

Carlos Arredondo was one of the first responders when the Boston Marathon was bombed. That rectangular tag is a red cross ID.

facebook: Marine tribute


March 2013

3/6 Wednesday,Tommy and Fionan Sands, songs and stories at Ipswich High School, in Ipswich. Boryana set up our table and Brian piped.

3/17, Veterans for Peace St. Patrick's Day Parade. Was very well attended despite cold weather.

3/29, Six of us attended the Good Friday vigil in Reading, opposing Capital Punishment.

Mary Kate fasted in solidarity with the prisoners fasting in Guantanimo.


February 2013

Several of us watched together the full series of the video, "A Force More Powerful."

Walk For a New Spring. Some of us joined the Budhist monks for the Andover and the Amesbury-Ipswich parts of their larger walk. One evening, from Charmaine Whiteface, we learned of the damage to lands in South Dakota from nuclear mining.


January 2013

At our Annual January Potluck at, January 11 we watched part of the dvd "A Force More Powerful," about Danish peaceful resistance in WWII.



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Merrimack Valley People for Peace meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday,
at 7:30 pm,
at North Parish Church, North Andover.

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            P.O. Box 573
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