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February 2020

1200+: A Film on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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1200+Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

A documentary by Sheila North & Leonard Yakir ~ followed by a panel discussion Panelists   Leonard Yakir- Director and co-producer  Shelia North ( bio following) Mahtowin Munro- United American Indians of New England Join us for a screening and fundraiser to support the film entitled, ‘1200+’, which focuses on a region in Canada where the Indigenous community has been tragically impacted by women and girls being victims of violence and murder. The documentary was created and produced by journalist…

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Climate Change, Pentagon Fuel Use, and the Costs of War

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Climate Change and War

A talk by Neta Crawford Comments following talk by members of the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and 350 Massachusetts Neta Crawford is Professor and Chair of Boston University’s Department of Political Science and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at BU.  She is co-director and co-founder of the Costs of War project at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, which has recently been expanded with the addition…

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Peace Phonebank for Bernie Sanders

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Massachusetts Peace Action office, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, corner of Mason (Basement)
Cambridge, 02138

Senator Bernie Sanders has proven himself to be a tireless champion for peace. Join us and together we'll make this man both Commander in Chief and Organizer in Chief!  Come together with activists to call voters in support of Bernie! Phonebanking is one of the most important things you can do to help the Sanders campaign win. Every call helps us grow our movement, turn Bernie supporters out to vote, and win this election in a landslide. Click here and…

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Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at Northeastern University

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cabot Gym, 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join the Raytheon AntiWar Campaign as we standout against war profiteers at Northeastern’s campus career fair. One of the world’s largest arms manufacturers, Raytheon is headquartered right here in Massachusetts. They’re making billions of dollars a year selling weapons of war that kill innocent civilians around the world. These weapons are being used by Saudi Arabia in the U.S.-backed War on Yemen, and will surely be used in a war with Iran. Raytheon is at this campus career fair to…

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Massachusetts Kickoff Rally for Bernie!

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Massachusetts Kickoff Rally for Bernie! After the New Hampshire primary we will only have 2 and a half weeks to win Massachusetts for Bernie! Let's hit the ground running with a rally in support of Sanders and the political revolution. After the rally there will be a nearby opportunity to canvass with the Bernie 2020 campaign. The link to the public canvass can be found here: https://www.mobilize.us/sandersma/event/222073/ Speakers: State Representative Nika Elugardo State Representative Mike Connolly Cosponsored by: Boston DSA…

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All In for Bernie! Kshama Sawant Speaks in Boston

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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All In for Bernie! Kshama Sawant Speaks in Boston Kshama Sawant, Seattle's famous socialist city councilor who just defeated Amazon and Jeff Bezos, will speak in Boston about why we need to go all in for Bernie, what strategy can win the primary, and how we can build a strong socialist movement. Speaking alongside Kshama will be: -- Mike Connolly, MA State Rep and member of Democratic Socialists of America -- Margaret Whittier-Ferguson, member of Somerville Teachers Association and Chair…

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Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harvard University, Emerson 105, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine

JHoin us at our launch event featuring a panel discussion with: CORNEL WEST—philosopher, activist and professor OMAR BARGHOUTI—founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement RAMI YOUNIS—cultural activist and fellow at the Harvard divinity school YARA DOUMANI and ANCHITA DASGUPTA: ORGANIZERS FROM BROWN DIVEST—a recent student movement at Brown University that saw success in getting the Brown Advisory Committee to vote in favor of divesting from companies facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine . RSVP: tinyurl.com/Harvardoop ------------- Palestinian land…

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Boston Rally and March for Bernie

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Bernie Sanders’ historic presidential campaign is mobilizing millions of people to fight for fundamental changes in our society. We need Medicare for All, the cancellation of all student debt, a Green New Deal, and to fight the billionaire class altogether. Like in 2016, there will be a big rally and March for Bernie in Boston on Saturday, February 22nd at 1pm. Students, workers, union members, and progressive activists will rally to show our support for Bernie and prove the strength…

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Mike Bloomberg: Will You Cut the $738 Billion Military Budget?

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mike Bloomberg Quincy Office, 100 Granite St
Quincy, MA 02169 United States
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US War Budget

The current U.S. military budget is $738 BILLION, yet few presidential candidates have spoken out about whether they plan to cut U.S. military spending-- and if so, where they will reallocate funds. Bloomberg has been especially quiet on this issue. Join the Elephant in the Room Project as we gather at Mike Bloomberg's surrogate event: "Actor Michael Douglas & Team Bloomberg MA Canvass Launch", and hold banners with the following messages: "U.S. WAR BUDGET: $738,000,000,000. IT'S AN ELECTION ISSUE" "WINDMILLS…

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Mike Bloomberg: Will You Cut the $738 Billion Military Budget?

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mike Bloomberg Malden Office, 287 Middlesex Ave
Malden, MA 02155-5056 United States
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US War Budget

The current U.S. military budget is $738 BILLION, yet few presidential candidates have spoken out about whether they plan to cut U.S. military spending-- and if so, where they will reallocate funds. Bloomberg has been especially quiet on this issue. Join the Elephant in the Room Project as we gather at Mike Bloomberg's surrogate event: "Actor Michael Douglas & Team Bloomberg MA Canvass Launch", and hold banners with the following messages: "U.S. WAR BUDGET: $738,000,000,000. IT'S AN ELECTION ISSUE" "WINDMILLS…

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Joe Kennedy and Liz Warren: How Will You Cut the $738 Billion Military Budget?

February 24 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 51 Inman St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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US War Budget

The current U.S. military budget is $738 BILLION, yet few presidential candidates have spoken out about whether they plan to cut U.S. military spending-- and if so, where they will reallocate funds. Bloomberg has been especially quiet on this issue. Join the Elephant in the Room Project as we gather as Rep. Joe Kennedy III supports Elizabeth Warren at an Early Vote event.  We'll hold banners with the following messages: "U.S. WAR BUDGET: $738,000,000,000. IT'S AN ELECTION ISSUE" "WINDMILLS NOT…

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Global Protest – Free Assange and Chelsea Manning

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
British Consulate New England, One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Global Protest - Free Assange and Chelsea Manning

Australian journalist and publisher, Julian Assange, has been imprisoned since April 2019 in London for publishing classified documents about US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan provided by Chelsea Manning, a former US Army private. For 7 years, Assange lived in asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London before being forcibly removed and placed into custody. Chelsea Manning is currently imprisoned for refusing to testify against Wikileaks and Assange. On February 24th 2020, Assange's extradition hearings will start at Woolwich…

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Rally- Free Assange and Chelsea Manning

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Office of Rep. Jim McGovern (Northampton), 94 Pleasant St
Northampton, MA 01060-3909 United States
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Free Assange and Chelsea Manning

This is not just about solidarity with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange who are imprisoned and tortured for revealing the ugly truth about wars, empire, torture and political corruption, it is also about our right to free speech and the protection of free press. This is especially significant to us, activists for peace, truth and justice. As she was being taken back into custody Chelsea Manning declared: “I will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to,…

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Jirga: Film Screening and Discussion

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Jirga

An ex-soldier returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system -- the jirga.  Shot in Afghanistan, director Benjamin Gilmour filmed in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan, using some non-actors, a few being former members of the Taliban itself.   Sponsors:  William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, Warrior Writers Boston, Veterans for Peace, Massachusetts Peace…

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President Moon’s Vision for Korea Peace

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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South President Moon delivers his “Singapore Lecture” during the last day of his state visit to Singapore, July 13, at the Grand Ballroom of the Orchard Hotel Singapore. The Singapore Lecture series is hosted by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies with support from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is a world-class event that invites leaders from around the world. (Yonhap News)

Lee Seung-hwan Lecture by Lee Seung-hwan, Secretary-General of the Korea Unification Advisory Council (KUAC)   The Boston Chapter of Korea Unification Advisory Council will present a workshop about the Korea peace process.   The Secretary General of Korea National Unification Council, Lee Seung-Hwan will present President Moon's vision for peace on the Korean peninsula, followed by a Q&A session.      Light refreshments will be served.  

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