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March 2019

The Crisis in Venezuela and the Role of the US

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northampton Friends Meeting, 43 Center St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Crisis in Venezuela and the Role of the US

Featuring: Vijay Prashad Vijay Prashad Executive Director of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research and Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, just back from Caracas.  Read his recent article from Venezuela, "We are the Invisible. We are the Invincible. We will Overcome".  Hector Figarella Hector Figarella Local Venezuelan-American social justice activist. What is at issue: Democracy or oil? The role of US sanctions in the economic crisis. Who has the right to choose a President? How can we counter Washington’s disinformation?  

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Eyewitness Palestine: Moving to the Brink

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BU College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 313 MA United States + Google Map

A conversation, lecture, and discussion with Dr. Nancy Murray, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, and Hubert Murray After being given a green light by President Trump, Israel has accelerated its land and water grab, and settlement construction. How under these circumstances are Palestinians keeping hope alive? What can we do here to promote a just peace? Members of the recent Eyewitness Palestine delegation will describe what they saw and heard in meetings with farmers, refugees, workers, Israeli refusers, former political prisoners, and…

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2019 Annual Meeting: Sanctions + Regime Change + War = Empire

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $30
Sanctions + Regime Change + War = Empire

Sanctions + Regime Change + War = Empire Massachusetts Peace Action 2019 Annual Meeting Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge Two years into the Trump presidency, are we witnessing adjustments in the imperial U.S. foreign and military policy?  How should the peace movement focus its efforts?  Escalating threats of regime change against Iran and Venezuela,  continued war in Yemen and Somalia, greater support for Israel's oppression of  Palestinians, a rapidly growing military budget, and new nuclear weapon designs, all…

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International Working Women’s Day with Cindy Sheehan

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Service: This year’s Sacco/Vanzetti awardee. Cindy Sheehan is a peace and social justice activist who garnered international attention after her son Casey died in the USA’s illegal and immoral war in Iraq in 2004. In August of 2005, Cindy set up a peace camp just yards from then president George Bush’s Crawford ranch to ask him, “for what noble cause” people were dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. She never got her answer, but thousands came to Crawford to join her and tens…

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Remember Fukushima: In Memory of Paula Sharaga

March 11 @ 12:00 pm
Japanese Consulate, 600 Atlantic Ave
Boston,
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On Monday, March 11, at noon, Boston Downwinders will hold an event to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima triple disaster. This event will also serve to honor the memory of longtime activist, Paula Sharaga, who died last week in a tragic bicycle accident. This memorial will be in front of the Japanese Consulate, 600 Atlantic Ave, in Boston. Everyone is welcome to participate; speakers, signs, etc. are encouraged. Link to Paula Sharaga Memoriam: http://masspeaceaction.org/paula-sharaga-in-memoriam/ After the vigil, the group will…

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Saudi/US Complicity in the Humanitarian Crises in Yemen

March 12 @ 12:00 pm
MIT, Landau Building (66-168), 25 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Speaker: Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa Division Join us for the first in a continuing series exploring the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and MIT's relationship with the Kingdom. Sarah Leah Whitson will focus on Saudi Arabia's responsibility for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ms. Whitson is the Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division for Human Rights Watch. Sponsored by MIT Radius

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Music for Peace: Bach Sonatas, Arias and a Partita

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
Music for Peace - Bach

 *** NOTE! This concert is on a FRIDAY! ***  Dana Maiben, baroque violin Kay Ueyama, harpsichord Junko Watanabe, soprano Violin Sonata No. 4 in c minor, BWV 1017 Aria "Hört, ihr Völker" from BWV 76 Aria "Ich bin vergnügt in meinem Leiden" from BWV 58 Violin Sonata No. 5 in f minor, BWV 1018 Partita for Harpsichord No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 Aria "Die Schätzbarkeit der weiten Erden" from BWV 204 Violin Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 1019…

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Frances Crowe’s 100th Birthday

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Frances Crowe 100th Birthday
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Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at UMass Lowell

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tsongas Arena, 300 Arcand Dr
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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MIT Students protesting Saudi arms sales Feb 4 2019

Raytheon, headquartered right here in Massachusetts, makes billions of dollars a year selling weapons of war that kill innocent civilians around the world, including weapons being used by Saudi Arabia in the U.S.-backed War on Yemen. They're attending a campus career fair to recruit UML's students to come work for them. Join us as we give Raytheon a warm welcome and let students know exactly what kind of work they do.

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Yemen: What’s Happening and What Can We Do?

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MIT Room 66-144, 25 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Speaker: Kathy Kelly, Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence Join us for the second program in our series on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kathleen Kelly is the Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kathy is just coming off her fast to call attention to the need for the U.S. to end its joint war with the Saudis against Yemen. In addition to being the Co-Coordinator, Kathy is the founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and for many years has…

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World Water Day Stand Out

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

March 22 is 'World Water Day.' Join our World Water Day Stand Out to draw attention to the way Israel uses water as a weapon against Palestinians. We will have banners and signs - but feel free to bring your own highlighting other issues of water injustice!

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Kathy Kelly: Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan: What’s happening and what can we do?

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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Kathy Kelly with Afghan children; photographer unknown; courtesy thestreetspirit.org

Kathy is just coming off her fast to call attention to the need for the U.S. to end its joint war with the Saudis against Yemen. She is founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and for many years has visited the war-torn countries of the Middle East and supported those working for peace in those countries. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most committed and experienced peace organizers in the U.S. You will learn a great…

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A Conversation with Kathy Kelly

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kathy Kelly with Afghan children; photographer unknown; courtesy thestreetspirit.org

Pax Christi RI invites the community to have a conversation with Kathy Kelly, internationally renowned peace activist and founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The conversation will be focused on Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan: What’s Happening and What Can We Do? Kathy Kelly is touring the area having recently ended her fast to protest the U.S. war with the Saudi/UAE governments against Yemen. For years she visited the war-torn countries of the Middle East and supported those working for peace…

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Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State: Kathy Kelly

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Stop the Next War Now Service: Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging. • Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end military and economic violence.  She has visited Afghanistan 15 times since 2010. Voices activists…

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Internationalism or Extinction

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church United Lowell, 180 E. Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA United States
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Please join us for a talk by Harvard University professor Dr. Elaine Scarry author of Thermonuclear Monarchy , Body of Pain , Who Defended the Country?, and Rule of Law, Misrule of Men and a screening of Noam Chomsky’s newest film Internationalism or Extinction Brought to you by Blessed are the Peacemakers, a JustPeace Team of Christ Church United, UCC In partnership with Massachusetts Peace Action, Solidarity Lowell, the American Friends Service Committee, and Merrimack Valley People for Peace

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