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December 2018

Evaluating the Relationship Between MIT and the Saudi Monarchy

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Room 1-190, 33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against the Saudi flag

Please join us for this substantive forum that will explore ethical questions and potential conflicts of interest generated by the recent agreements between the Saudi monarchy and the MIT Administration.   The assassination of journalist Jamal Kashoggi and the military  role of the Saudi Monarchy in Yemen call for a thorough examination of this relationship. The forum will include an authority on the Saudi monarchy, Helen Whiston of Human Rights Watch, and MIT faculty and graduate student panelists addressing questions of…

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Rally to Boycott Elbit / Elbit Out of New Hampshire

December 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Elbit Systems Corporate Office and Factory, 220 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054 United States
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Stop Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer. They provide technology for surveillance drones that transmit the location of activists at the Great March of Return in Gaza to Israeli snipers, and provide radars for F-35 fighter jets that fly over Gaza. Elbit’s drones have been used in all major Israeli assaults on Gaza. Elbit is also cashing in on contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build surveillance towers along the U.S-Mexico border.  From Palestine to Mexico, Elbit is responsible for death and repression. On…

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The Yemen Catastrophe: Origins and Actors with Valentine M. Moghadam

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign to dislodge the Houthis has created a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yemeni people and an international headache for Saudi allies. Is an end in sight? The presentation will provide a brief historical overview and a description of the local, regional, and international actors involved and complicit. Val Moghadam is Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She has previously held posts at Purdue University and Illinois State University, and at the WIDER…

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Peace Vigil for migrant caravan

December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Walpole Common, 5 West st
Walpole, MA United States
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Walpole vigil 2017

Joining with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), faith leaders and communities across the country, the WP&J Group is holding a vigil in Walpole on Monday, December 10, to stand in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S.  “We are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.”  December 10th is International Human Rights Day and we urge all governments…

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Stephen Kinzer: Questioning the US-Saudi Alliance: Yemen and the Politics of Famine

December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BU College of Communication, Room 209, 640 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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MBS and Trump

Observing Human Rights Day - December 10 Topics of discussion include: A Genocide turned into the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe US military intervention and weapons sales to Saudi Arabia Recent developments in Congress on the War Powers Resolution The role of the younger generations in the Anti-War movement   Presenter: Stephen Kinzer Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents.  Author of All the Shah’s Men as well as other…

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Andover Rally Against the Raytheon-Saudi Alliance

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Raytheon Andover, 350 Lowell St
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Antiwar Rally at Raytheon BBN Technologies, Oct 16, 2018

Raytheon is the largest supplier of weapons to Saudi Arabia for the Yemen War. Raytheon bombs have been used in many of the Saudi attacks on civilians during the war.   Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe with bomb deaths, one million cases of cholera, and widespread famine. Peace Protest at Andover Raytheon, 2011 Join Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action, Cambridge Friends Meeting, Raytheon Antiwar Campaign, Christ Church United- Lowell, and the Lawrence Friends Meeting for…

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14th Annual First Night Against the Wars

December 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Copley Square, Boylston St and Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02115
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First Night Against the Wars

Join us at our 13th annual First Night Against the Wars! To be held across from Copley Square, Boston, MA. ****NOTE: We will be right in front of the Boston Public Library, facing the park.**** Invite your friends, make Boston history. We are fighting the biggest war of all against Washington. Stop the Wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Russia, Iran; wars against workers, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ folks, women, the environment...this list goes on and on, so bring…

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January 2019

Change the Massachusetts Flag and Seal

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
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Massachusetts Flag analysis

Take Note: Location Changed! In the year 1675 English colonists beheaded Metacom, the supreme sachem of the Wampanoag people. For years afterwards his head was displayed on a pike in the town center of Plymouth. Four centuries later, the state of Massachusetts embraces that history of genocide through their state flag and seal where the sword of Miles Standish still hangs above the Native people's head. The policies to push aside and disinherit Native people of their lands also continue…

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Rising US pressure in Latin America and Reportback from Venezuela

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Reptile from the north -Cartoon by Jack Chen

Tensions in Latin America continue to rise as the US opposes Venezuelan President Maduro's inauguration for a second term on Jan. 10.  Rumors swirl about US cutting diplomatic relations or taking other actions.  Meanwhile, Russian military aircraft landed in Caracas as part of expanded military cooperation with Venezuela.     The US Congress passed harsh new sanctions against Nicaragua, and in Miami, national security advisor John Bolton denounced the Latin "axis of evil" including Cuba.  Brazil's new right wing President Bolsonaro…

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NO to the Border Wall – Fund Humanitarian Aid for Migrants

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Walpole Common, 5 West st
Walpole, MA United States
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Walpole Vigil

Join the Walpole Peace and Justice Group for a peace vigil on Saturday, January 12 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM to say NO to the Border Wall – Fund Humanitarian Aid for Migrants.  The vigil will be on the Walpole Common at the corner of Main and West Streets, across from the Walpole Cooperative Bank. We will have signs but you may bring your own. By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate non-violently and peacefully.  You also acknowledge that…

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The Wage Gap: How we can help the working poor

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
All Souls Church Braintree, 196 Elm St
Braintree, MA 02184
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Inequality Graphic

Social Action Conference We will discuss the Inequality Gap as it applies to wages of workers who can’t make it with one 40-hour job: what is the Gap, effects of the Gap, which classes of workers are affected (a lot of us!), and what individuals and local groups can do to reduce the Gap. Speakers: Neenah Estrella-Luna, Assoc. Prof. Sociology, Salem State University Harris Gruman, Executive Director, SEIU Mass Council Fabricio DaSilva, Organizing Director, UFCW local 1445 Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Faith-based Organizer, Berachah Church Plus Workers suffering…

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2019 Boston Women’s March: Until All Voices Are Heard

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Common – Beacon & Charles, Beacon St & Charles St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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2019 Boston Women's March

Massachusetts Peace Action is posting this event to provide information to our supporters.  We are a member of the January Coalition which has posted this statement. With a coalition of intersectional feminist organizations, March Forward Massachusetts is proud to announce the 2019 Boston Women's March returns to Boston Common on January 19, 2019. On this worldwide day of action, we show up together in solidarity with women and allies, in service of those who are most at risk from an…

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2019 Unity Breakfast

January 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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2019 unity breakfast

The 2019 Unity Breakfast at the Hellenic Center will be the nineteenth annual celebration in Watertown.  2019 Keynote Speaker Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program, Mass ACLU We anticipate that it will once again be an inspiring and thought-provoking program that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy, but also challenges us to re-commit to his ideals of racial, social and economic justice.    Highlights of the upcoming 2019 Unity Breakfast include: Honorary Host, Officer Tony Physic of…

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Cambridge 2019 MLK Day Commemoration & Remembrance

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Join the City of Cambridge as we celebrate and remember the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM: Celebration of Dr. King’s Life and Work for Peace, Justice, and Transformation. • 12:45 to 1:45 PM: Informal lunch and community gathering in the undercroft (basement) at St. Peter’s. We will gather as a community to hear readings from Dr. King’s words calling for peace, justice and transformation, music by Véronique Epiter, Christina DeVaughn and…

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35th Annual MLK Day Celebration

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edwards Church, 297 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060
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MLK at the Mall

Please save this date as we're starting to organize our annual Dr Martin Luther King celebration. At 10am Steve Strimer will lead the Afro-American Heritage Tour in Florence https://bit.ly/2PVpjW2 We hope to hold various activities for children as well. There will be Celebration Assembly at 1 pm at Edwards Church of Northampton followed by community workshops. MC, Myra Lam (The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice) During our general assembly (starting at 1pm at Edwards Church) we will feature a…

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