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July 2020

Through the Eyes of the Frontline: Covid-19

July 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
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Wednesday, July 15, 8:45am - 4:45pm ET This free day-long webinar, which is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and Health Watch USA, will examine the global consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline workers. Healthcare and frontline professionals will discuss the challenges they faced during the initial surge of the virus. They will also offer recommendations for strategies to lessen the impact of a resurgence. Agenda/Speaker Overview The Perfect Storm: How We Got to Where We Are — Kevin Kavanagh,…

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On Tax Day, Invest in Our Recovery

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nubian Square, Dudley St at Washington St
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
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Invest in Our Recovery

Join us for this local launch of the statewide "Invest in Our Recovery" campaign led by Raise Up Massachusetts and powered by partner organizations across the Commonwealth. From Springfield to Lynn and Worcester to Revere, we're bringing this message to every corner of the state and we'll be calling on every elected official from your local city councilors to Governor Baker himself. Find and share more regional launches with your networks here: https://actionnetwork.org/campaigns/our-recovery To fight COVID-19, relieve the economic damage it…

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Fed Up with Climate Injustice

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Fed Up with Climate Injustice

Fed Up With Climate Injustice! On Tax Day, Wednesday July 15, Extinction Rebellion Boston will lead an action demanding that our government invest our taxes in our future! The federal government must stop giving tax breaks and subsidies to the oil, natural gas, and coal corporations that are fueling global destruction. We demand that these funds are redirected to individuals and communities on the frontline of the climate and ecological emergency and toward a rapid transition to clean, renewable sources…

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Change the State Flag and Seal; Ban the Use of Native Mascots

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Indigeous Agenda Rally, Nov 2019

Rally and press conference at the State House Steps to pass legislation this month to Change Massachusetts' Racist State Flag and Retire All Native American Mascots After 400+ Years of Genocide and Colonialism, the Time has Come! Assemble 10:30 am Rally 11:00 am Speakers will Include: Mahtowin Munro - UAINE Jean-Luc Pierite - NAICOB Kevin Peterson - New Democracy Coalition Representative - Massachusetts Peace Action Representative - Mass. Mascot Coalition Sen. Jason Lewis Rep. Nika Elugardo Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa Rep.…

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Discussion on Restorative Justice with Senator Jamie Eldridge

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Thursday, July 16, 5:30-6:30PM Please join co-hosts: Gary & Judy Budiansky, Nancy & Chris Duggan, Walter Foster, Steve Gutherz & Rachel Sagan, David Martin & Miriam Lezak, Lauren Rosenzweig-Morton, Bill & Christine Ryan, Susan Tordella, and Ellen Valade For a discussion on Restorative Justice with Senator Jamie Eldridge, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Judiciary with Special Guest, Erin Freeborn, Executive Director, Communities for Restorative Justice To join via Zoom, visit: https://us02webzoom.us/j/87649556789?pwd=eUZBUnAvdzQINzBodGFTNmRiTkRPZz09 Contribute online here or mail checks made out to…

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Peace Phone Bank for Ed Markey

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sen. Ed Markey at Jan. 10 press conference was joined by MAPA's Jonathan King, Mike Burns, Cole Harrison, Brian Garvey, and Susan McLucas

Massachusetts Peace Action is #StickingWithEd.  He's in favor of nuclear disarmament, cuts to Pentagon spending, against military interventions, and is the co-author of the Green New Deal. At this event, join other peace supporters as we gather virtually to reach out to Mass. Peace Action members and enlist their support for Ed Markey's campaign. How can they help?  We'll ask them to commit to vote for Ed, create a personal web page, volunteer, and organize a house party! Sign up…

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Protest Raytheon Weapons Sales for the War in Yemen

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waltham Common, 610 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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Protest Raytheon Weapons Sales for the War in Yemen Saturday July 18th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Waltham Common, 610 Main St. Waltham MA 02452 For five years, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE has been bombing the country of Yemen, routinely striking hospitals, schools, food-storage facilities and water-treatment plants. The coalition is also using man-made famine as a weapon of war. Over 14 million people, half the population, now live on the brink of starvation. The…

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Concert for Cuba

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 19 @ 10:00 pm
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July 18 & 19, 7PM CST This two-day cultural event will broadcast live from Havana's Instituto Cubano de la Música. With little more than a week to go, artists Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, and African Pop Star Ricardo Lemvo, have added their names and music to the already all-star line- up of musicians that are gathering for the Concert for Cuba the two-night musical event to be held on July 18th and 19th. To be broadcast from the Instituto Cubano…

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Strike for Black Lives

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St
Boston,
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Monday, July 20th @ 9:00 am Join us at the Massachusetts State House, or show your support at home, at work, or on social media! Feel free to STRIKE WHERE YOU ARE if you are unable to make it to the state house, STRIKE IN YOUR YARD, ON YOUR PORCH OR AT YOUR JOB.  Take 8:46 seconds and join with us on Monday July 20th., Please meet us in front of the Massachusetts State House to STRIKE FOR BLACK LIVES!!  24 Beacon St. 02133,…

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Online Town Hall with Alex Morse and Jordan Meehan

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday July 20th 7:00 - 8:00 pm Massachusetts Peace Action has proudly endorsed Alex Morse for Congress and Jordan Meehan for State Representative. To make real change in this country we need to elect progressives to Washington DC and Beacon Hill.     Morse and Meehan are both progressive challengers running against incumbents that have been in office for decades. for office to make change at in the US Congress and the Massachusetts State House. We at Mass. Peace Action…

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Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan, with Matthew Hoh

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan, with Matthew Hoh Tuesday July 21st 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm "Of course, these dangerous accusations come at a time when peace efforts have reached a point in Afghanistan not seen since the early 1990s. Such an attempt to stop efforts to end a war with a continued value to the U.S. military industry, and elements within the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, should be expected." - Matthew Hoh. As America's longest war nears its 19th…

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Meet and Greet with Jamie Zahlaway Belsito

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamie Belsito in the center

Sunny Robinson writes: Jamie Zahlaway Belsito Please join me to meet Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, Candidate for Congress from the 6th Congressional district. I have devoted time and effort to begin to get to know her and her positions and priorities, and now, enthusiastically, share with you my support for her. Her concerns are mine to a great degree. I hope you will join us! The priorities and details on her web site say a great deal about her. You may…

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Preparing for the Pandemic in Honduras

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wednesday, July 22, 7PM "Preparing for the Pandemic in Honduras" with Sendy Suazo, Omar Suazo, and Alba Bodden Sendy Suazo will give an overview of her home towns history and Garifina culture. Omar Suazo will report from Honduras about his communities’ efforts to organize to prepare and protect themselves in the light of the coming pandemic. The mostly Garifina community of about 1000 homes is self-organizing to prepare for the coming storm. Alba Bodden is a leader in a Boston based…

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Peace Phone Bank for Alex Morse

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alex Morse for Congress

In a race of national significance, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is challenging 31-year incumbent Richard Neal of Springfield for the Massachusetts First Congressional District seat. Morse is committed to a peace agenda: from shrinking the Pentagon budget, to protecting the right to boycott, to supporting immigrants rights in Massachusetts, Morse is the progressive we need in congress. At this event, join other peace supporters as we gather virtually to reach out to Mass. Peace Action members and enlist their support…

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Race Relations in Revolutionary Cuba: A Personal Story

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Havana Times photo/ Emilio Suarez

What happened to George Floyd simply does not happen in Cuba. In a recent article the distinguished scholar August H. Nimtz pointed out that “ If the murder of George Floyd has its origins in the institution of racial slavery, as some would argue, then we should expect to see similar outcomes in Cuba. It existed there almost a century before being planted in what would become the United States. And it outlived America’s “peculiar institution” by two decades. But…

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