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June 2020

Boston Stands with Black Lives

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wednesday June 24th @3pm Boston Common - 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111 This rally is to show solidarity for the black community in the greater Boston area, and MA as a whole. The focus of this rally is to highlight the black community with black speakers. It is important to give the black community their narrative back and allow them to tell their story. Too many people in the white community, and beyond, have never heard someone from the…

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Covid’s Lessons on Climate: Listen to Science and fight Racism

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
African Americans march at the 2014 People's Climate March in NYC. (Photo: Flickr)

Craig Altemose will speak to two lessons we must learn from the COVID-19 about climate change. The first is that we ignore expert guidance – whether public health professionals or climate scientists -- at our peril. To do so, climate catastrophe awaits us as surely as did the pandemic. The second lesson is how the racial justice dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the climate movement's task to advance an explicitly anti-racist climate agenda. Finally he will share…

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The legacy of the Korean War on U.S. democracy, economy, and society

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Quincy Institute invites you to a Zoom webinar on the legacy of the Korean War on American democracy, economy, and society, on Thursday, June 25 from 4 to 5 pm ET. June 25 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, which technically is still ongoing. President Harry Truman defended U.S. participation in Korea as a “police action,” setting the stage for future presidents to circumvent Congressional declarations of war when sending U.S. troops overseas. The…

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Korea: The Unknown War. Prof. Bruce Cumings

June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Korea: The Unknown War

On the 70th anniversary of what is officially known as the start of the Korean War, preeminent Korea historian Bruce Cumings will discuss the neglected history of the unresolved war and how it continues to haunt the present. Bruce Cumings teaches modern Korean history, international history and East Asian political economy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1987 and where he is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor and the chairman of…

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Tenants Rising: Cancel Eviction Caravan

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - June 28 @ 2:00 pm
Tenants Rise, Cancel Evictions Caravan

**spanish below 20,000+ evictions pending late August. Landlords estimate much higher. This is an assault on human dignity. The anti-eviction movement is rising. WE are rising. On 2pm Saturday, June 27 and 2pm Sunday, June 28, a movement demanding Long Term Housing Stability for All, will hold a series of protests. 1.Over 20 tenant associations in multiple cities will do stand-outs in front of their buildings. 2.Car caravans will wind their way through the neighborhoods and drive by the tenant…

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Standout Against Raytheon! America is not a “Battlespace.” Yemen Shouldn’t be Either (Cambridge/Somerville))

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Porter Square Shopping Center, 101 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Saturday June 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Porter Square Shopping Center in North Cambridge “I think the sooner that you mass and dominate the battlespace, the quicker this dissipates and we can get back to the right normal.” These are the words of Mark Esper, our current Secretary of Defense and former top lobbyist for Raytheon, taken from a leaked call. After receiving widespread criticism, including from one of his predecessors General Jim Mattis, Esper publicly took a step back.…

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Peace Town Hall with Sen. Ed Markey

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ed Markey Town Hall

All are invited to join Massachusetts Peace Action as we talk about the issues with Sen. Ed Markey! After opening remarks, Mass. Peace Action members will question Markey on issues such as: Police violence and militarized policing Responding to COVID Turning the COVID crisis into opportunity The Green New Deal Nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, new nuclear systems, and arms control treaties. Military budget cuts for FY2021 Relations with Iran Sanctions:  do they do more harm than good? Israeli annexation: is…

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No war at home: End the use of military force against protestors

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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No war at home skillshare

It's past time for Congress to take meaningful action on police reform. Just one of the many things that need to be done now is is to stop the program that allows the U.S. military to sell outdated equipment to local law enforcement agencies — called the 1033 program. Militarized policing particularly affects black and immigrant populations, and we continue to see evidence of this in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Join Massachusetts Peace Action, Friends Committee…

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Authoritarianism or Democracy: Chomsky, Van Gosse, dePass

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Athens-Clark County police officers in riot gear and backed up by a military vehicle move in on the protesters to remove them from Broad Street in downtown Athens, Ga. The May 31 protest was organized to demonstrate the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking demonstrations and riots around the country. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

RECENT AUTHORITARIAN ACTIONS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: • Sending the military to attack peaceful anti-racist protesters • Launching armed thugs against state governments & encouraging police violence • Firing Inspectors General without cause • Lying about the Corona Virus • Assaulting Truth & Science • Packing the Courts with Right-Wing “Judges” • Refusing to accept the oversight of Congress • Undermining the independence of a free press Register now for a webinar featuring Noam Chomsky, Van Gosse, and Ty dePass. Please join…

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Launch Rally for Renew New England

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday, June 30th; 6-7:30PM Register now to help launch progressive New England candidates who'll fight for racial equity, a just recovery, and a green economy! On June 30th at 6PM ET, join us as we launch Renew New England – a new coalition of leading racial justice organizations, labor unions, and environmental advocates fighting for a region wide Jobs Guarantee to tackle mass unemployment, economic and racial inequality, the coronavirus pandemic, and climate change! We’ll announce our slate of…

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Online Town Hall with Ihssane Leckey and Nichole Mossalam

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday June 30th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Ihssane Leckey, candidate for Congress in the Massachusetts 4th District Nichole Mossalam, candidate for State Rep. in the 35th Middlesex Massachusetts Peace Action has proudly endorsed Ihssane Leckey for Congress in the Massachusetts 4th district and Nichole Mossalam for State Representative in the 35th Middlesex. Ihssane and Nichole are both progressive champions, running for office to make change at in the US Congress and the Massachusetts State House. We at Mass. Peace Action…

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July 2020

Resistance and Dissent in the Military, with Danny Sjursen and Dan Luker

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Resistance and Dissent in the Military, with Danny Sjursen and Dan Luker Wednesday, July 1st 7:00 pm In the past several weeks, as large-scale protests against police brutality and racism have swept the country, many Americans have seen heavily-armed troops patrolling the streets. Police around the country cracked down with brutal methods, shooting unarmed protesters with rubber bullets, extensively using tear gas, and brutally attacking and beating protesters. President Trump has incited this violence, and in a memorable incident sent…

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America’s endless wars come home: the militarization of the police

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Military police

The use of military equipment against Americans protesting police brutality demonstrates the link between militarization abroad and at home. The War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the bloated Pentagon budget, pork barrel politics of Members of Congress, have all led to systematic militarized violence against Americans. If police see themselves as soldiers, and the neighborhoods they patrol as battle space, then ordinary American citizens are the enemy. This Thursday, the Quincy Institute will host a virtual panel, “America’s endless…

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Iraq: Occupation, Governance, Protests

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gather in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Thousands of supporters of an influential, radical Shiite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened anti-US sentiment after a drone strike ordered by Washington earlier this month killed a top Iranian general in the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo)

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, ISIS terrorism, and several protest waves. A new government was formed in May 2020 but protests continued, and the country now faces health challenges on top of economic, environmental, and security threats. This webinar will examine the structural and institutional defects that have generated citizen frustration…

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Say Her Name March & Rally: Boston

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Saturday, July 4 @4pm On Saturday, July 4th, we will gather to center and uplift the lives of ALL Black womxn in a march from Nubian Square to Boston Common, followed by a celebratory rally in the Common where we will share music, food, the arts. There will be radical joy and dancing because, as Audre Lorde wrote, "it is better to speak/remembering/we were never meant to survive." Womxn hold up half the sky all over the world and have…

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