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February 2020

Screening: Harvest of Empire

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Theodore Parker Unitarian Church, 1859 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132 United States
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Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Friday Night Justice Film Series  Free admission, popcorn, and beverages “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” Juan González, Harvest of Empire At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face…

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Rally in Springfield with Bernie Sanders

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield Rally with Bernie Sanders

RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/249283/ The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. WHERE: MassMutual Center Exhibition A/B 1277 Main St Springfield, MA 01103 WHEN: Friday, February 28 Doors at 6:00 pm Event at 7:30 pm RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/249283/BerniBBece

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Boston Rally with Bernie Sanders

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Common, Tremont and Park Streets
Boston, MA United States
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Boston Rally with Bernie Sanders

RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/248805/ The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. WHERE: Boston Common 139 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111 WHEN: Saturday, February 29 Doors at 10:00 am Event at 12:00 pm RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/248805/ Massachusetts Peace Action members:  Wear Bernie shirts or buttons; Gather at Park Street station at 10:00.  We'll gather petition signatures on a "Bernie = Peace" petition…

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“Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women” (Film Screening)

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston University — College of Arts and Sciences Rm. 552, 725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Followed by moderated Q&A Session with filmmaker Miki Dezaki On February 29th, attend film screening of the movie, “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue”, at BU. Japanese-American director Miki Dezaki’s film Shusenjo takes a different approach to the ‘comfort women’ issue. Instead of simply dividing the issue into ‘victims vs perpetrators’, the movie breaks the prejudice that one’s nationality defines one’s perspective on the ‘comfort women’ issue. Furthermore, it focuses on the core of this issue that has…

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March 2020

Vote Bernie Sanders on March 3!

March 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bernie Sanders Massachusetts

Vote for Bernie Sanders in the Massachusetts Primary, March 3! Why? To stop a war with Iran.   Because he's the best candidate for peace.    How to get involved? Join the MA Volunteer Team! Make your own home a local campaign HQ   The Campaign is looking for staging areas to mobilize volunteers and canvassers. Can you help? Find Volunteers in your Area Click Here!       Get things Started in your Neighborhood  Phonebank for Bernie at Mass. Peace Action office   Every…

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Protest Raytheon at Girls Scouts’ Leading Women Awards

March 4 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Raytheon Girl Scouts

Local weapons manufacturer, Raytheon, is sponsoring this year's Leading Women Awards hosted by the Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (https://www.gsema.org/en/support-us/special-events.html). Raytheon and the Girls Scouts have a long standing partnership to promote women in STEM to "help make the world a better, safer place." Meanwhile, Raytheon profits off of the devastation from the ongoing, five-year long war in Yemen. Despite knowing of the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where at least 85,000 children under age five have died from starvation…

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Local Environmental Action

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$15 – $45
Local Environmental Action 2020

We believe that change happens when people come together, form a plan, and take action. That’s why we bring together hundreds of activists from across the region to share the skills you need to make change, learn more about the problems facing our world today, and be inspired to keep up the fight. Register for Local Environmental Action 2020 today! Tickets are available at https://tpin.webaction.org/c/72/t/12705/shop/shop.jsp?storefront_KEY=14 Agenda: http://www.localenvironmentalaction.org/agenda.html For the past 33 years, we’ve brought together hundreds of community leaders for…

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Reese Erlich: A Report on Iran

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston College – Devlin 008, 255 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Iran's parliamentary elections are a measure of popular support for confrontation with the U.S.

The US assassination of Iranian General Suleimani sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Over a million Iranians commemorated his death, and tens of thousands of Iraqis demanded withdrawal of US troops from their country. The US and Iran came close to war. Peabody award winning freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich, who has reported from Iran since 2000, will offer his first hand observations on the current crisis and how US foreign policy must change. Erlich will have just returned from…

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70 Years Too Long: National Action to End the Korean War

March 15 - March 17
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No War Peace Treaty Now Korea

Join the national grassroots effort for peace in Korea Schedule: 3/15    March and rally at the White House 3/16    Annual Korea Peace Network conference 3/17     Korea peace advocacy on the Hill Organized by Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, and the Korea Peace Network Info: koreapeacenow.org Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign: info@masspeaceaction.org

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Film Screening:  Gaza Fights For Freedom by Abby Martin 

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Gaza Fights for Freedom

Remembering Rachel Corrie on the Anniversary of her Death This film shows you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018.  

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Understanding Islam: Introductory Course

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Worker’s Circle, 6 Webster St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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$65
Understanding Islam

A Muslim Woman’s Perspective on the Essence of Islam, the Diversity of the Muslim World, and its Relationship with the West Instructor: HAYAT IMAM Back by popular demand, we are excited to offer this introductory course again! By some accounts, over 60% of US citizens say they have never met a Muslim or know much about the religion of Islam. Yet, despite the lack of contact and interaction, a majority of Americans continue to define all Muslims as “fanatics”, “violent”…

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Tax Day Planning meeting

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124 United States
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Vernon Walker

Wars, Military Spending and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Hurting Our Communities – And Destroying the Planet! Fix the T – Free Bus Service in Boston Make UMass Tuition Free Full Funding for Boston Schools Housing for All End Homelessness in Massachusetts Green New Deal Medicare for All Jobs Not Jails A Moral Budget for Massachusetts Join a meeting to plan a Tax Day event on April 15 - Codman Square health Center Almost 60% of the US budget…

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Sanctions are War

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Harvard University (Room TBD) Cambridge, MA 02138 Thursday, March 19th 6:30-8:30pm  Economic sanctions levied by the United States government are often described a morally preferable and non-violent alternative to war.  But are they actually moral and non-violent, or are they merely a way for the US government to promote foreign regime change without using headline-grabbing bombs that could galvanize the US anti-war movement?  On  March 19th, the anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, join Massachusetts Peace Action as we…

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Resist Militarism and Military Spending on Steroids!

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Teleconference United States

A Nationwide GDAMS Briefing Call with Bill Hartung and Lindsay Koshgarian Hold the Date - Time and Details to be Announced In preparation for the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, we are happy to announce that Lindsay Koshgarian and Bill Hartung will serve as our expert resource analysts. They will provide background on the Trump and Congressional budgets, U.S. military spending, what is at risk and the alternative ways our tax dollars can and should be spent. William…

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Music for Peace: “The Dawn of Hope” with the BFO Trio

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
James Buswell, Eliot Fisk, and Carol Ou

El Jaleo, John Singer Sargent, 1882 Niccolo' Paganini, Terzetto Concertante for viola, violoncello and guitar; Terzetto for violin, cello and guitar J. S. Bach, Sonata for violin in E Major, BWV 1016; Ciaccona from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 José Elizondo, "La Alborada de la Esperanza" and "Otoño en Buenos Aires” In the second concert of the 2019-2020 Music for Peace Series, we present the ravishingly beautiful sounds of the classical guitar for the first time in the…

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