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February 2020

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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No Nuclear Weapons! Love is the Power

February 27
Love Station, 231 Gungywamp Road
Groton, CT 06340 United States
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No Nuclear Weapons! Love is the Power

Join our peace event to be held on 27th February 2020. A no nuclear weapons campaign will start in our headquarters located on 231 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT. There is no better place to start it. Groton is the world capital of nuclear submarines. We can not allow a new nuclear player in the world. No more countries with nuclear weapons! No more new countries with nuclear weapons! With love, peace and harmony we invite people from all countries of…

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The Occupation of the American Mind (Film Screening)

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheelock College of Education, Rm. 130, 2 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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About the Film: Polling shows strong global opposition to Israel’s illegal 50-year occupation of Palestinian land, and mounting outrage over Israel’s ongoing slaughter of unarmed Palestinian civilians who are fighting for their rights. Nevertheless, public sympathy and support for Israel within the US continues to hold strong. The Occupation of the American Mind zeroes in on this critical exception, breaking down the devastatingly effective public relations war that Israel and right-wing pro-Israel advocacy groups have been waging for decades in…

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Screening: Harvest of Empire

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Theodore Parker Unitarian Church, 1859 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132 United States
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Harvest of Empire

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Friday Night Justice Film Series  Free admission, popcorn, and beverages “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” Juan González, Harvest of Empire At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face…

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Rally in Springfield with Bernie Sanders

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield Rally with Bernie Sanders

RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/249283/ The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. WHERE: MassMutual Center Exhibition A/B 1277 Main St Springfield, MA 01103 WHEN: Friday, February 28 Doors at 6:00 pm Event at 7:30 pm RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/249283/BerniBBece

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Boston Rally with Bernie Sanders

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boston Common, Tremont and Park Streets
Boston, MA United States
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Boston Rally with Bernie Sanders

RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/248805/ The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. WHERE: Boston Common 139 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111 WHEN: Saturday, February 29 Doors at 10:00 am Event at 12:00 pm RSVP HERE: https://events.berniesanders.com/event/248805/ Massachusetts Peace Action members:  Wear Bernie shirts or buttons; Gather at Park Street station at 10:00.  We'll gather petition signatures on a "Bernie = Peace" petition…

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“Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women” (Film Screening)

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston University — College of Arts and Sciences Rm. 552, 725 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Followed by moderated Q&A Session with filmmaker Miki Dezaki On February 29th, attend film screening of the movie, “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue”, at BU. Japanese-American director Miki Dezaki’s film Shusenjo takes a different approach to the ‘comfort women’ issue. Instead of simply dividing the issue into ‘victims vs perpetrators’, the movie breaks the prejudice that one’s nationality defines one’s perspective on the ‘comfort women’ issue. Furthermore, it focuses on the core of this issue that has…

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