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February 2017

Is Trump threatening War with Iran?

February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Gareth Porter

Talk and Discussion with Gareth Porter Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian and the winner of the 2012 Gellhorn Prize for journalism, named after the highly respected 20th century American foreign correspondent Martha Gellhorn.  From 2004 until 2015, Porter covered U.S. military policy and intelligence operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Syria as well as the drone wars in Pakistan and Yemen for Inter Press Service, Truthout, Consortium News, The Nation, Truthdig and Middle East Eye.  He…

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February 2018

Olympic Truce Demonstration

February 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Park Street Station, Tremont St and Park Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Join us Saturday Feb. 10 at Park Street Station, Boston at 1:00pm to celebrate the Olympic Truce, call for peace with North Korea, and demand that Trump stop provoking Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. We are very encouraged that the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has persuaded Trump to put off the military games that the US and S. Korea would be performing around now.  They have called an Olympic truce and we hope to build on that and encourage the…

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Film Screening: National Bird

February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St
Watertown, MA 02472
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Please join us on Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Streets, for the showing of NATIONAL BIRD. Why is our government killing thousands of people around the globe they can't even identify? See NATIONAL BIRD, a film directed by Sonia Kennebeck about the secret US drone assassination program. Plagued by PTSD and guilt over participating in the killing of thousands of faceless people, including children, three whistleblowers courageously decide to speak…

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Film Screening: The Occupation of the American Mind

February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adams Street Branch, Boston Public Library, 690 Adams St
Dorchester, MA 02122
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Join us on February 26th for a screening of The Media Education Foundation's film The Occupation of the American Mind. This event is free, and drinks & light refreshments will be served. Why does the US support a racial Apartheid system in Israel where its Arab minority has only second-class citizenship and millions of Palestinians have no rights at all? Why do we give Israel more than $4 billion in aid every year to maintain its violent military rule over occupied Palestine…

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March 2018

Potluck and Discussion of Action on Imminent Nuclear Threats

March 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting, 280 State Road
Great Barrington, 01230
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Free

The public is invited to welcome the Grafton Peace Pagoda Walkers to Great Barrington at the South Berkshire Friends Meeting House as they arrive on foot from Lenox Tuesday March 6, at 5PM. The group consists of 6 walkers including Japanese Buddhist Nun Jun-san Yasuda who has crossed the country five times on foot and logged several thousand additional miles for the cause of peace. They are walking to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to bring awareness to the protecting the planet and its people…

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21st Annual Boston-Area International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Simmons University, Paresky Conference Center, 300 the Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speaking Up and Out: Women Reshaping the Media Narrative Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day with an informative discussion among leaders in women’s advocacy. Our panelists will explore women-centered media, the challenges inherent in the absence of women’s representation, and what we achieve when we elevate women’s voices. Karen Holmes Ward - Moderator Panelists: Jaclyn Friedman, Writer, Speaker, and Activist Saun Greene, Program Director, GRZL Radio Dr. Nada Mustafa Ali, Professor, University of Massachusetts-Boston Tickets are $12 and payable at…

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Ilan Pappe: Zionism and the Creation of the Biggest Prison on Earth

March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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Ilan Pappe

The event will be moderated by University of Massachusetts Boston Professor LEILA FARSAKH.   Ilan Pappe is a peace activist and one of the leading Israeli 'new historians' who have been re-writing the history of Israel's founding in 1948.  He is the author of a dozen books.  The expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians was the subject of his 2008 path-breaking volume, 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.'  On March 10, he will be addressing some of the themes of his 2017…

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17th Annual Walk for a New Spring

March 14, 2018 - April 16, 2018

This is our 17th year of walking from winter to spring.     The walk begins March 16th  in Leverett, MA at the Peace Pagoda.  We will spend two weeks visiting communities in Massachusetts, one week moving by foot/car to Washington, DC, the last week in DC and returning to the Boston/Lexington area to finish up our 32 day walk.  While in DC we will connect to Capital Hill through Congressman McGovern and celebrate the "Birth of the Buddha" at the DC Temple.  …

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Film Screening: The Occupation of the American Mind

March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join us on March 26th for a screening of The Media Education Foundation's film The Occupation of the American Mind.  The Occupation of the American Mind critically examines the role of the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby in shaping media narratives about Israel/Palestine. This event is organized by Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston and Massachusetts Peace Action. UUJME-MA works for a peaceful and just resolution of…

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April 2018

Minds Not Missiles: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MIT Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St
Cambridge, 02139
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Campus Organizing for Peace & Justice Join us for our third annual conference! Saturday sessions: 9:30 am - Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons: Prof. Aron Bernstein, Prof. Elaine Scarry, Stephanie Savell. 10:45 am - International Initiatives Toward Disarmament: Joseph Gerson, Hon. John Tierney, Charles Knight; Chuck Johnson; Jim Anderson, Chair. 1:30 pm - Political Initiatives: John Tierney; Medea Benjamin; Kristina Romines; Jonathan King; Andrea Miller, Chair. 2:30 pm - Campus Organizing for Peace & Justice: What Works? What Doesn’t? Where next? Campus Peace leaders…

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October 2018

Jasmine Gomez: The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Come hear the politics and history of Puerto Rico by one of the Puerto Rican attorney and organizer, Jasmine Gomez, with great music and company! Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people. Jasmine Gomez is a queer,…

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Water and Land: a Human Right, not a Commodity

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
GreenRoots, 227 Marginal Street, Suite 1
Chelsea, MA 02150 United States
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Join GreenRoots in Chelsea on October 25 for a Forum entitled Water and Land: a Human Right, not a Commodity. This will be a bi-lingual event with English and Spanish, with the participation of speakers from 3 organizations: Grassroots International, Clean Water Action, and CISPES. Come to learn more about our environment, water-land and the future! 

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May 2019

Yemen Anti-Famine Team at Boston’s Walk for Hunger

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Common – Beacon & Charles, Beacon St & Charles St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Raytheon, headquartered right here in Massachusetts, is one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world and is a leading sponsor of the Walk for Hunger in Boston. At the same time they are a major supplier of bombs to Saudi Arabia whose 4 year war in Yemen has created the worst famine in the world today. We need to expose this hypocrisy and demand that Raytheon cease all weapons sales to Saudi war criminals. A coalition led by Saudi…

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July 2019

Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Free
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Detention Camps

Inspired by a national call to action, the Boston Lights for Liberty vigil will bring hundreds -- maybe even thousands -- of people together to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Join us on the steps of the MA State House - or even in front of your own home - to hold a candle and share a moment of silence. We will hear testimonies from immigrants, educators, health worker testimonies. We'll also have mini teach-ins, songs/chants, a reading…

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August 2019

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial 2019

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacred Heart Parish, 1317 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Week 2019 This year's Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial will be held on Friday, August 9th, 2019. It will be our 3rd year, and will be held at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton Centre, MA. The service starts @ 7:30pm. The program will feature: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, as well as Message of Peace from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Paper Lantern Ceremony of Peace. This year's theme is "IMAGINE PEACE." Highlights include: the New "Imagine" by Sarah Infini Takagi, world music improv on peace, love and…

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