People at Mass Democratic Convention

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 02:29
People come to political events with their fears and their hopes. Here are glimpses of some supporters of Bernie, Liz, and Markey. Along with the chants, the printed shirts, the signs came the feeling of a rally. Some faces were serious, some showed pain, and some showed something close to ecstasy. All radiated a hunger---of hope for action to save the planet and address national priorities as well as personal needs.

Obama confronts reality at last

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:20

In last year's State of the Union, President Obama stated that political opposition to dealing with climate change made it impossible to discuss. This year, he finally brought up the subject. And while the administration has been taking steps on greenhouse emissions, and has begun to make international agreements, we need a much more intensive national effort.

Housing Committee Advances Commission to Prevent Bullying

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 01:48

On Wednesday, 18 June 2014, the Joint Committee on Housing of the Great Court of Massachusetts reported out a "resolve" S2329 creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying and to protect elderly and disabled tenants living in subsidized, multi-family housing from bullying. Jerry Halberstadt, Coordinator of the Stop Bullying Coalition believes this resolve "to be the first effort in the nation seeking legislation to protect elderly and disabled tenants—urgently needed because bullying is truly harmful and deprives people of their human rights and their civil rights." UPDATES & NEWSLETTER AT