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June 2019

Voices from the Border: A Cry for Justice

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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Border Wall

Please join Jeanne Gallo, Sunny Robinson and Sr. Linda Bessom for a presentation on and discussion of current US immigration policy. Having been to the US-Mexico border in the fall of 2018, they met with other human rights workers, the families of the disappeared, DACA and other youth, as well as visited Annunciation House.  This year being the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, they will use the Declaration as the framework for how US immigration policy…

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10th Anniversary of Honduran Coup – Rally

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 15 New Sudbury St.
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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June 28 marks 10 years since the U.S.-backed coup in Honduras. Since then, hundreds of environmental defenders, land defenders, journalists, LGBT leaders and members of the resistance movement have been murdered, beaten and jailed. For the past few weeks, the popular movement, especially organized students, teachers, doctors, & nurses, have organized powerful protests in the streets against privatize health care and education. Despite forcing the right-wing legislature to back down, the protests have continued, calling for an end to the…

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Wajib

June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA United States
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GRALTA Israel-Palestine summer film series The GRALTA Foundation will be continuing their third annual Israel/Palestine summer film series with the film Wajib on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 30th, at 2:00 PM. Wajib is a 2017 film by Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir. This comedy-drama tells the story of a father who must come together with his estranged son in order to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations. All films will be shown in the downstairs screening room in…

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The End of the Myth, Common Read First Meeting: Brookline

June 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brooline Public Library – Coolidge Corner Meeting Room, 31 Pleasant Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Grandin: End of the Myth

Cambridge Common Read First Meeting! Sunday June 30th 2:30PM-4:30PM Brookline Public Library, Coolidge Corner Meeting Room 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446 Looking for a good book to read this Summer? Concerned about the structural barriers to peace like empire, capitalism, white supremacy, and colonialism? Would you like to discuss these issues with friends, then meet the author? Sign up to join the Common Read! The End of the Myth, by Greg Grandin, explores the effect that constant expansion has had on…

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July 2019

Close the Camps!

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JFK Federal Building, 15 Sudbury St
Boston, MA 02203 United States
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Close The Camps Protests

Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande. We've seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren't an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to…

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Anti-Imperialist Picnic

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1071 Soldiers Field Rd, 1071 Soldiers Field Rd
Allston, MA 02134 United States
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Anti-Imperialist Picnic

Tired of the red, white, and blues on July 4th? Instead of glorifying militarism and empire let’s come together and celebrate the resistance to jingoism and oppression worldwide. Enjoy grilling and relaxing with friends? Well then, the Anti-Imperialist Picnic is for you! On July 4th at 12 Noon come on out to the Allston/Brighton Charles riverside. It will be right next to the canoe and kayak rental place. We always have two grills going. One for vegans and another for…

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“Collective Punishment” Art Exhibit Opening

July 6 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MUSA Collective, 119 Braintree St
Allston, MA 02134 United States
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The opening of Roya Amigh's collaboration with ten artists at Boston's MUSA Collective will take place on Saturday, July 6th, from 4:30-7:00 PM. Amigh's collaboration, entitled Collective Punishment, will be open from July 6th to July 27th on Monday-Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM, or by appointment. Here is Amigh's own take on the collection: "The US imposed its first sanctions on Iran a few years before I was even born; I’ve been living through them my whole life. The subject has recently…

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Why Raytheon: Working to end the war in Yemen and to prevent war with Iran

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Rep Jim McGovern joined Raytheon Antiwar Campaign protesters at the Walk for Hunger May 5, 2019

A Forum on the Raytheon Anti-war Campaign Speakers and video from Campaign activities will inform you about: How arms sales by Raytheon and other military companies are devastating Yemen How the Campaign works to end the war in Yemen and to prevent war with Iran The Campaign’s strategy to end Raytheon’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia The Campaign’s relationship with college students The numerous actions carried out by the Campaign over the past 9 months The Campaign’s bill in the…

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Calling on Rep. Kennedy to Support Palestinian Rights

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Newton District Office, 29 Crafts St, Suite 375
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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On July 10th at 4:00 PM, constituents of Representative Joseph Kennedy III will be gathering outside his Newton district office to call on Rep. Kennedy to support the McCollum Bill, H.R. 2407, ‘The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act,’ and take his name off H.R.246, “Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel.” H.R. 2407 ensures that US financial assistance to any country (including…

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Looking Back at the Vietnam War: Why Now?

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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$180

Looking back at the Vietnam War: But Why Now with everything else going on? We still are not getting very basic facts about the Vietnam War straight. The Ken Burns series on Vietnam included incredible footage, but it reinforced a framework about the war the prevents understanding those central facts. And yet the facts about Vietnam are critical to our understanding not only of our policies in Vietnam, but also to our understanding of U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America,…

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“The Settlers”

July 11 @ 7:30 pm
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA United States
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GRALTA Israel-Palestine summer film series The GRALTA Foundation will be continuing their third annual Israel/Palestine summer film series with the film The Settlers on Sunday, July 7th at 2:00 PM and Thursday, July 11th at 7:30 PM. The Settlers is a 2016 film by Israeli film director Shimon Dotan. This documentary gives viewers a look at Jewish settlers in Israeli occupied lands like the West Bank. All films will be shown in the downstairs screening room in Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford…

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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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Action for Immigrant Lives

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Episcopal City Mission / St Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Action for Immigrant Lives

Show up for Immigrant Lives. Until every cage is opened. Until every family is reunited. Until every child is free. Help us connect with community and organization leaders on the ground to ensure that this is a community-led effort.   Join us in a show of solidarity to reunite immigrant and migrant families. Sign up for the teach-in: https://actionnetwork.org/events/action-for-immigrant-lives A proud collaboration between community and immigrant-led organizations: ACLU AFSC Families Belong Together Jobs with Justice Not1More Deportation

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No War with Iran standout

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

No war with Iran!  Call on Congress to block military action against Iran and for the US to end sanctions and return to the Iran nuclear deal.   We'll leaflet commuters and hold signs.  Sponsored by the No War with Iran coalition.

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Breaking Down the Walls: Intersectionality of Climate, Migration, Housing, and Peace

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Intersectionality Panel

Featuring: Mea Johnson, Organizing Director at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Vignesh Ramachandran, 350 Mass Digital Organizer Maryellen Kurkulos, Board member, Massachusetts Peace Action John Harris, Boston Mayday Coalition Each speaker will talk about how their focus on social justice interacts with Climate Change.   There will be a Q&A session as well as a networking opportunity to dig deeper into the issues and the overlap of the issues following the panel. How do you see radical and systemic change happening in…

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