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December 2020

Our Thursday and Sunday vigils, and Reading's Saturday vigils kept the message out there.

November 2020

Brian attended the VFP Armistice Day vigil at Boston Common.

October 2020

We dedicated our Oct 8 Raytheon vigil to Keep Space for Peace.

Some attended Indivisible Andover Black Lives Matter vigils.

September 2020

We lost Ruth Bader Ginsberg September 18, 2020

Some, especially Boryana, wrote postcards to encourage Southern voters to vote early.

Some attended Indivisible Andover Black Lives Matter vigils.

August 2020

We had twenty people at our vigil for Hiroshima, including sisters from Pax Christi, Veterans For Peace, and Mass Peace Action.

Photos thanks to Tim Jean of the Eagle Tribune (article)

Some attended Indivisible Andover Black Lives Matter vigils.

July 2020

Some attended Black Lives Matter vigils on Saturdays at 10, organized by Andover Area Solidarity Group.

Individuals attended Zoom meetings and signed internet petitions.

June 2020

June 1. Black Lives Matter demonstration at Shawsheen Sq June 1, organized by Andover Area Solidarity Group (many pictures) and others, had a thousand peaceful people, keeping six feet apart. The Eagle Tribune said 500 people.


June 5 and June 7. Lawrence had Black Lives matter rallys. Brian had seen the National Guard vehicles Friday, literature warning of looting, and stores boarded up. There was no violence. I attended the one Sunday arranged by Mayor Rivera in front of City Hall. The only sound system was bullhorns, covered by helicopters and people yelling. About 200 attended.

Annual meeting June 19 on line

May 2020

VFP Memorial Day commemoration was online.

April 2020

Covid-19 very little activity

Peter Cameron died from other causes, not Covid. Here he is with Boryana in 2014
March 2020


February 2020

impeachment hearings

January 2020

1/4/2020 Vigil at Shawsheen Square to say no war with Iran or Iraq. Code Pink called for a vigil after protests in Iraq and US military buildup. After this was organized, the US blew up general Soleimani. On schedule the next day, 21 people braved the rain (which held off till 11:50).

Phil and Allan joined about 35 people at a demonstration against Elbit , a large construction fabricator of drones, at its headquarters in Merrimack, New Hampshire. There were many young people, mainly from Jewish Voice for Peace.


Click for highlights in 2002 - 2003,  2004,  2005,  2006,  2007,  2008,  2009,  2010,  2011,  2012,  2013,  2014,  2015,  2016,  2017,  2018,  2019,  2021  2022,  2023


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

Contact Merrimack Valley People for Peace       (978) 685-1389
            P.O. Box 573
            North Andover, MA 01845

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