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December 2018

People from Boston and Lowell joined us in front of Raytheon
December 13 with signs advising Raytheon to stop supporting Saudi Arabia's bombing in Yemen.

November 2018

We supported Veterans For Peace commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI

MVPP Stone Soup Supper was only for locals, there being bad driving.

October 2018

People from Boston and Lowell joined us in front of Raytheon October 11 to remind people to keep space for peace.

September 2018

Heat reduced attendance at the Bread and Roses festival but we were there.

We greeted many at Andover Days.

Big vigil in Newburyport in memory of Niki Rosen's life, especially at that corner.

August 2018

Hiroshima remembered August 6

Members joined a hundred others at the Jericho Walk at Ice offices in Burlington, Ag 21.

July 2018

MVPP members attended "Jerricho Walks" outside of ICE office in Burlington, MA to draw attention to immigrants being incarcerated and families separated from each other.

Members were impressed at the Rolling Ridge Peace Conference

June 2018

Andover and Newburyport had vigils against taking kids from families at the Mexican border.

Annual meeting: Adelina Janiak, lawyer, described immigrant issues.  photo R. Canonico

May 2018

May 3. first vigil in front of ICE building in Burlington.

April 2018

The Tax Day rally was cold, but there were good speakers, including some from the Poor People's campaign.

March 2018

Walk for a New Spring. Buddhist monks from the Peace Pagoda in Leverett, MA stayed a night with MVPP.

Bruce Gagnon's hunger strike publicized Maine tax breaks to Bath Iron Works making war ships.

Our peace flags were present at Boston's Walk for Our Lives, 3/24.

February 2018

Feb. 3 Mass Peace Action meeting in Worcester. Themes: Antinuclear, Korean Olympic truce, working with other justice groups.

Kathy Kelley spoke in Boston Feb. 18

Feb 25.   75 People stood in the rain at Newburyport's vigil against gun violence. photo from The Daily News of Newburyport 2/26/18 -JIM VAIKNORAS

January 2018

At our annual potluck, we watched videos by Tom Gale, North Shore activist who died January 5.

Some of us went to the Million Womens Marches in Cambridge Saturday (5000), and Andover Sunday (300+).

Barbara and Friends in Cambridge

Todds and Boryana at the Andover Womens' March Vigil at Shawsheen Square
See the whole Eagle Tribune article (photo by Eagle Tribune: Ryan Hutton)


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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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            North Andover, MA 01845

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