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January 2020

Class Warfare: The Future of Left Politics

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Students for Bernie presents Class Warfare: The Future of Left Politics RSVP>> http://bit.ly/rsvpharvardleft Donate>> http://bit.ly/donateharvardleft In 1912, Harvard armed its students to break a strike, using the motto “Defend Your Class.” On January 28, 2020, prominent progressives will gather at Harvard to discuss the past, present, and future of class struggle, and to envision the leftist movement that will arise from it. The 2020 primary is shaping up to be a referendum on the Democratic party, an ideological battle…

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Peace Phonebank for Bernie Sanders

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Massachusetts Peace Action office, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, corner of Mason (Basement)
Cambridge, 02138

Senator Bernie Sanders has proven himself to be a tireless champion for peace. Join us and together we'll make this man Commander in Chief! Come together with activists to call voters in support of Bernie! Phonebanking is one of the most important things you can do to help the Sanders campaign win. Every call helps us grow our movement, turn Bernie supporters out to vote, and win this election in a landslide. Click the link and join us Thursday night!…

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February 2020

Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at Boston University

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Metcalf Hall, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Join BU Students against Imperialism and the Raytheon AntiWar Campaign as we standout against war profiteers at Boston University's campus career fair. One of the world's largest arms manufacturers, Raytheon is headquartered right here in Massachusetts. They're making billions of dollars a year selling weapons of war that kill innocent civilians around the world. These weapons are being used by Saudi Arabia in the U.S.-backed War on Yemen, and will surely be used in a war with Iran. Raytheon is…

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Say No to the Coup in Bolivia!

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Office of Sen Elizabeth Warren, 1550 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Bolivia's Wiphala flag

We will hold a rally outside of Senator Warren and Markey’s offices to ask both Senators to condemn the coup in Bolivia and the sanctions in Venezuela. We have previously met with both of their offices; Warren’s office has been unwilling to condemn the coup in Bolivia and sanctions in Venezuela, and we are still in conversation with Markey’s office and hope to have a response by the rally – we have asked for a public statement by that time.…

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Poor People’s Campaign: We Must Do M.O.R.E.

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Congregational Church, UCC, 16 Court Sq
Greenfield, MA 01701 United States
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Do More Greenfield

Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Greenfield, Massachusetts for the 11th stop of the We Must Do M.O.R.E. National Tour as we Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate. The tour stop in Massachusetts will culminate with a Mass Meeting on Wednesday, February 5th. The Mass Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Second Congregational Church at 16 Court Square in Greenfield, MA. (NOT the Episcopal Church of Sts. James & Matthew as previously announced) …

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Understanding Islam: Introductory Course

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Worker’s Circle, 6 Webster St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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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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1200+: A Film on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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1200+Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

A documentary by Sheila North & Leonard Yakir ~ followed by a panel discussion Panelists   Leonard Yakir- Director and co-producer  Shelia North ( bio following) Mahtowin Munro- United American Indians of New England Join us for a screening and fundraiser to support the film entitled, ‘1200+’, which focuses on a region in Canada where the Indigenous community has been tragically impacted by women and girls being victims of violence and murder. The documentary was created and produced by journalist…

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Climate Change, Pentagon Fuel Use, and the Costs of War

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Climate Change and War

A talk by Neta Crawford Comments following talk by members of the Sunrise Movement and other local groups Neta Crawford Neta Crawford is Professor and Chair of Boston University’s Department of Political Science and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at BU.  She is co-director and co-founder of the Costs of War project at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, which has recently been expanded with the…

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Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at Northeastern University

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot Gym, 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join the Raytheon AntiWar Campaign as we standout against war profiteers at Northeastern’s campus career fair. One of the world’s largest arms manufacturers, Raytheon is headquartered right here in Massachusetts. They’re making billions of dollars a year selling weapons of war that kill innocent civilians around the world. These weapons are being used by Saudi Arabia in the U.S.-backed War on Yemen, and will surely be used in a war with Iran. Raytheon is at this campus career fair to…

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March 2020

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

March 15 - March 17
Washington, DC Washington, DC, + Google Map

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

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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

The Old Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, 1903-04 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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2020 Annual Meeting: The Struggle for Peace Intensifies

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$10 – $30
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran".

The Struggle for Peace Intensifies Massachusetts Peace Action 2020 Annual Meeting Location TBA (Boston/Cambridge) As we enter a pivotal election year, the US/Israeli/Saudi drive for supremacy in the Middle East and control of the world's oil supply is intensifying, most clearly shown by the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  The Trump administration continues to stonewall on Korea negotiations, successfully orchestrated a coup in Bolivia while it continues to squeeze Venezuela, and is building up U.S. military power, including new…

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April 2020

Invest in Minds, not Missiles

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MIT Stata Center (Room 32-123), 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Invest in Minds not Missiles

Fourth New England Conference on Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War  

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Tax Day Protest

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorchester TBA Dorchester, MA United States + Google Map
Vernon Walker

Our federal budget priorities are out of whack.  We spend some $1 Trillion on the military but we are told we can't afford health care, housing, transportation, or a Green New Deal.  On Tax Day, we will come together to protest and call for a new look at our budget choices.

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L’eau est la vie: From Standing Rock to the Swamp

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston College, Higgins 300, Higgins Hall 300
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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L'eau est la vie

With filmmaker Sam Vinal, for film commentary and Q&A. L’EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP follows water protector Cherri Foytlin as she leads us on a no nonsense journey of Indigenous resistance to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) in the swamps of Louisiana. At the film’s opening, viewers are introduced to the Atchafalaya Basin, which was once a Maroon colony--a critical hub of Indigenous and black resistance. Cherri recounts her first-hand experience with the…

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