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October 2013

Rosalie Riegle Reading from “Doing Time for Peace”

October 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oral historian Rosalie Riegle reads from her two new books: Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community and Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace in an evening of education and inspiration. Recipient of the 2013 Vox Populi Award from the Oral History Association, "for outstanding achievement in using oral history to create a more just and human world," Riegle interviewed more than 173 peaceworkers "called to civil disobedience." From the Plowshares Movement - the Berrigans, Sisters…

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November 2013

POSTPONED: Louise Bruyn – Reading from “She Walked For All Of Us”

November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This event has been postponed.  Stand by for the new date! Join United for Justice with Peace for an evening with Louise Bruyn reading from her recently published book She Walked For All Of Us - One Woman's 1971 Protest Against an Illegal War and music to lift our spirits with Chris Nauman. Someone ought to walk to Washington to tell the government to stop this war!  Louise Bruyn did just that 1971 - America has been at war in…

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Stopping the Next Middle East War

November 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
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A UJP forum: Syria, Iran, Israel and the US; and an update on Arab Spring The peace movement helped stop the US attack on Syria but the underlying causes of conflict in the Middle East remain.   Already, warmakers want more pressure on Iran instead of responding to the Iranian initiative to relax tensions.  Israel's repression of the Palestinians continues, Saudi Arabia wants regional power, the military rules in Egypt and US sanctions hurt the people.   Publlic opinion is…

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February 2014

A Conversation with Kathy Kelly

February 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Afghanistan Present and Near Future - Will the US really Leave? What are the conditions for women and ordinary people? What are the effects of the US drone war on people in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan? What should we be doing in response? Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-violence, has recently returned from Afghanistan where, as a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, she lived in a working class neighborhood of Kabul. This was her 13th trip to…

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How can we build a peaceful, just and sustainable world?

February 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
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Join us for a presentation by Joseph E. Schwartzberg Distinguished International Professor Emeritus University of Minnesota; author, Transforming      the United Nations System: Designs for a  Workable World.  Moderator: Winston E. Langley Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston. Global problems we face--including the existential threats of climate change and nuclear attack-- require global solutions. However, the United Nations, as presently constituted, is incapable of addressing many global problems effectively.…

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March 2014

Manufactured Crisis: the Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

March 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Investigative journalist Gareth Porter will unravel the whole web of lies and fabrications out of which the U.S. and Israeli governments have constructed their "story" about Iran's lengthy and active pursuit of a clandestine nuclear weapons program.  Gareth Porter's book Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare has just been published by Just World Books. In the book, Gareth The book pulls together the results of several years of his work on this topic. The books will…

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April 2014

Campaign Nonviolence Training

April 12, 2014 @ 9:00 am - April 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
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Dear Comrades in Nonviolence and movements for justice and peace , Thank you for your work over these past years and maybe decades. I don’t know how many of you are aware of Pace e Bene and their current “Campaign Nonviolence”.  (See below for much more information).  They have launched an effort to connect the dots of peace, economic justice and environmental restoration, with nonviolence as the bedrock. There is a Pledge which has been circulating for people and organizations to sign…

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Pivoting for Peace in Asia-Pacific

April 19, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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CHALLENGING US MILITARISM AND CORPORATE DOMINANCE: Amidst the crisis over Ukraine, President Obama is returning to Asia and the Pacific in April to press a military, economic and diplomatic “Pivot” to Asia and the Pacific. The goal: to “manage China’s rise” in ways that ensure continued U.S. dominance. 60% of the Air Force and 60% of the Navy are being deployed to the region. Military alliances are being deepened, new military bases built, and hundreds of billions of dollars diverted…

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May 2014

Taking On the Israel Lobby: Opportunities and Obstacles

May 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Palestine/Israel Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action invites you to An Evening of Discussion with Professor Stephen Walt After 9 months of mediation by Secretary Kerry, Palestine and Israel remain locked in occupation and conflict. There has not been & will not be a genuine peace process unless the US changes its policy. Find out how an effective lobby for a just peace for all peoples of the Middle East might bring that change about. Stephen M. Walt is…

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August 2014

Midnight Voices

August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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Midnight Voices (the young dead soldiers do not speak, they have a silence that speaks for them at night when the clock counts) Calling all poets, slammers, word smiths, lyricists, rappers, misfits, musicians and anyone who has the gift of gab! We are hosting Midnight Voices, a monthly collaborative coffeehouse, spoken word, and open mic series on  3rd Thursdays of the month at Cambridge Friends Meeting. The next event will be this very 3rd Thursday, August 21st at 7pm.    This time, we are featuring Caleb…

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October 2014

David Hartsough: Waging Peace – Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

October 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, Castro’s Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines. Waging Peace is a testament to the difference…

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November 2014

Midnight Voices

November 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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“the young dead soldiers do not speak, Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?they have a silence that speaks for them at night when the clock counts”Archibald MacLeish Calling all poets, slammers, word smiths, lyricists, play writes, rappers, misfits, musicians and anyone who has the gift of gab! We are hosting Midnight Voices, a monthly collaborative coffeehouse, spoken word, and poetry series at Friends Meetinghouse Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park) 7pm Nov 20, 2014. This event is open to everyone. This…

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December 2014

Syria, Iraq and ISIS: Understanding the New War. How Should the Peace Movement Respond?

December 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
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     o Prof. Elaine Hagopian on understanding the war      o Activist views on the peace movement's response      o Discussion on what to do next  The US announced early in November that troop deployment in the war against ISIS will be doubled from 1500 to 3000 -- although they are supposedly not "boots on the ground." Meanwhile, thousands of air sorties have been flown and the Obama administration is again asking Congress for billions to fund…

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March 2015

21st Century Warfare: Pentagon Strategy and Activist Response

March 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
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Subrata Ghoshroy, research affiliate at MIT Judy Bello, NY State Coalition to Ground the Drones The Pentagon has a new strategy for 21st century warfare: overwhelm the enemy with high tech, "intelligent" forces.  Full Spectrum Dominance will utilize drones, space weapons and cyber attacks.  Covert operations are favored, invading with large armies is a thing of the past.  The antiwar movement needs a new response, activists opposing killer-drones have led the way. Subrata Ghoshroy will speak on "High Tech Wars…

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Film and Discussion on Jeju Island Struggle: The Wind is Blowing

March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
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JeJu Island: South Korean activists to speak and show film "Gureombi -- The Wind is Blowing" on struggle to oppose US militarism Two young Koreans active in the campaign to stop the construction of the  huge new naval base are touring to provide information and build support.  The new base will serve both South Korean and US warships such as guided missile destroyers and aircraft carriers. The base is key element of the "pivot" strategy to expand US military presence in Asia/Pacific. …

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April 2015

Dialogue with Japanese A-Bomb Survivors and Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists

April 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tadao Yamato (Left) and Shiro Kawamoto (Right) Space is limited- you MUST pre-register for the Potluck & Dialogue here:  http://goo.gl/forms/ZE5qNW9YWz 47 Japanese anti-nuclear weapons community activists, joined by two survivors of the 1945 A-bomb attacks (hibakusha), will visit Boston April 30 to educate and meet with students and community groups.  The two survivors are Mr. Tadao Yamato, age 74, and Mr. Shiro Kawamoto, age 78, both from Shizuoka, Japan. The activists will be in the U.S. because the world’s governments are…

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May 2015

Eyewitness Gaza: Life After the 2014 Israeli Invasion

May 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Alice Rothchild and Bill Slaughter visited the Gaza Strip in March 2015 with a medical delegation. They will share images and impressions of the devastation and extraordinary resilience that they encountered and the ongoing siege conditions. Alice Rothchild, Physician, activist, filmmaker, author ofBroken Promises, Broken Dreams and On the Brink, documentary film, Voices Across the Divide.  Bill Slaughter, Physician and activist who works with the Greater Boston Muslim Health Initiative, President, Gaza Mental Health Foundation Sponsored by the Peace & Social Concerns Committee…

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October 2015

‘Our Destiny is to Resist’: An Evening with Palestinian Human Rights Activist Bassem Tamimi

October 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
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Bassem Tamimi is a renowned Palestinian human rights activist from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, where, for the past 6 years, residents have opposed Israel’s illegal settlement construction and military occupation with weekly non-violent protests. Tamimi has been detained over a dozen times, at one point spending 3 years in an Israeli jail without charges or trial. In 1993, Shin Bet interrogators left him unconscious for 8 days and partially paralyzed for months to follow. He has been…

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March 2016

Potluck to Welcome Walkers for a New Spring

March 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us for a potluck and discussion to welcome the Walk for a New Spring to Cambridge.New England Peace Pagoda is initiating a 56 day walk, open to all interested people, starting in Leverett, Massachusetts on March 4, 2016 and ending in Washington, DC on April 27. This is the 15th annual “Walk for a New Spring”, first undertaken after September 11, 2001. This year the call of the walk will be for “Shared Security”.As we walk we carry the…

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May 2016

Palestinians under Siege from GAZA to HEBRON – Where’s the Outrage?

May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Speakers:ISSA AMRO, founder and director of Youth Against Settlements in Hebron who has been arrested dozens of times for leading non-violent popular resistance.and  NANCY MURRAY, activist and co-founder of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation who recently returned from a visit to the Gaza Strip. AMAHL BISHARA, Moderator Sponsored by: The Peace & Social Concerns Committee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston, Tree…

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Mass Against Hewlett-Packard: Campaign Launch!

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
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RSVP NowJoin us to launch a new campaign calling on Massachusetts and its municipalities to end contracts with Hewlett-Packard (HP) until it agrees to end its corporate complicity in: • Israeli occupation of Palestine • Deportation of immigrants • Mass incarceration  Speakers will include Caroline Hunter, who led the successful boycott of Polaroid due to their complicity in South African apartheid; Jason Lydon of Black & Pink; and Tarek Abu-Jbarah of Mass Against HP.  Why HP? • Provides technology for the Israeli military to continue its occupation of Palestine…

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June 2016

After Obama: Challenges Facing Peace and Justice Work at Home and Abroad

June 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join the Peace & Economic Security and Project Voice programs of the American Friends Service Committee in honoring the contributions of remarkable peace and justice activists who have served the 99% throughout the years. Six devoted activists, along with featured speaker and analyst Dr. Zia Mian, will be speaking on the challenges that are to come after the departure of the Obama Administration from the White House. Zia Mian (image above) is a director of the Project on Peace & Security in South Asia in the…

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October 2016

Greening the Global (and Massachusetts) Economy

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We can stop climate catastrophe  If we are up to the challenge!  Here’s How:  An Open Forum with Dr. Robert Pollin: Co-director, Political Economy Research Institute and Professor of Economics @ UMASS-Amherst;  Author: Greening the Global Economy (M.I.T. Press);   Come hear Robert Pollin lay out his economic plan for how we can meet the carbon reduction targets that will actually avert climate catastrophe, generate vast numbers of new jobs and protect those employed by fossil fuel energy companies. Great…

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Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

October 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Dr. John D. Liu in Cambridge John D. Liu, Documentary Videographer and Soil Scientist, will speak at Friends Meeting House during the day on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 and in the evening at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History. He is visiting this country as a guest of Global Friends and the Asia Society in New York. Dr. Liu is Director, Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) Visiting Fellow, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)…

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December 2016

Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine

December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Iyad Burnat

Iyad Burnat­ will be in Boston to speak about his ­­­new book: Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance Iyad Burnat is the coordinator for the Popular Committee in Bil'in, Palestine. For 10 years, Iyad and the Popular Committee of this small village have held weekly non-violent demonstrations against the confiscation of their land. They have repeatedly been met with violence by the Israeli military. Iyad is coming to the Boston area to describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village's ongoing struggle for…

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March 2017

Trump’s Global Policies: Russia, the world and implications for the peace movement

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Trump and Putin on phone

presentation by Mark Solomon followed by discussion   The bizarre Russian controversy complete with charges of influencing the presidential election has diverted attention from the existential dangers of Trump's foreign policy.  Trump and his right wing advisor Steven Bannon are pushing an aggressive "America First" policy driven by near unimaginably destructive nuclear weapons.  There is increasing danger of conflict and war with China and North Korea that could result in massive destruction.   This presentation will analyze the political and…

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April 2017

U.S. Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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David Swanson

Presentation by David Swanson followed by discussion and book signing. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. War Is A Lie: Second Edition(2016) -- widely praised best-selling classic. "WAR IS A LIE is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from…

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Noam Chomsky: Prospects for Democracy and Survival

April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Marking American Friends Service Committee’s 100th anniversary and benefiting AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security Program and continuing work for peace and justice. AFSC has been privileged to work with Noam Chomsky, among the world’s most courageous and widely quoted thinkers and activists, for many years. A man who needs little introduction, he is devoting himself to the struggles for democracy in the U.S. and worldwide, and for nuclear weapons abolition and environmental sustainability to ensure human survival. Reception 6:00 pm;…

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May 2017

The Military-Industrial Complex Revisited: the Trump Administration and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Aerial View of the Pentagon in Virginia

William Hartung is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy.  He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008).  Previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr.…

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October 2017

Background to Korean Crisis: Memory of Forgotten War Copy

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Memory of Forgotten War

“…if forced to defend itself or it’s allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea”       --- President Trump address to the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 19 The deepening confrontation over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is made even more dangerous because the media provides a false narrative about the crisis which supports the policies of our unhinged president. If we want to turn this tense standoff away from an avoidable war and…

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News is What Our Friends Tell Us: Solidarity and Peace Movement Struggles in Asia and Europe

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Okinawa Protest, Aug 2017 (Joseph Gerson photo)

Okinawa Protest, Aug 2017 (Joseph Gerson photo) What are South Koreans and Japanese activists thinking about Trump and the confrontation with North Korea? Will Jeremy Corbyn come to power in Britain, and if so, what steps will he take to fulfill his commitment to creating a nuclear weapons-free world? Will Prime Minister Abe revise Japan’s peace constitution? How will European disarmament movements build on ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize and the Ban Treaty? What are the implications of Germany’s turn to…

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Connecting with the Enemy: a Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence

October 29, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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Connecting with the Enemy

Sheila Katz, author of Connecting with the Enemy: a Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence will speak at Friends Meeting at Cambridge on October 29, Sunday, 1:15. Her groundbreaking research about efforts to build a just peace in Palestine-Israel by Israeli and Palestinian groups working nonviolently together inspires hope.  Her website: www.sheilahannahkatz.com/about. 

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February 2018

Film Screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

February 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Road 2 Apartheid

Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the comparison between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and apartheid in South Africa. In addition to being a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, this film also demonstrates why many Palestinians feel they are living under apartheid, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. Mass Against HP is calling on the City of Cambridge to end their contracts with Hewlett Packard Inc.…

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March 2018

An Evening on Korea: The Dangers of War and the Hopes for Peace

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Special Feature Film “The Game of Their Lives”, a film that provides a very exciting, heart-warming, and deeply humanizing look at the North Korea of the Cold War era that U.S. audiences can relate to. In 1966, DPRK won a berth at the World Cup held in England.  The story of the players, how they got there, how they were received at the height of the Cold War, the drama of the games, the totally unexpected embrace by the city of…

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Ilan Pappe: Zionism and the Creation of the Biggest Prison on Earth

March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ilan Pappe

The event will be moderated by University of Massachusetts Boston Professor LEILA FARSAKH.   Ilan Pappe is a peace activist and one of the leading Israeli 'new historians' who have been re-writing the history of Israel's founding in 1948.  He is the author of a dozen books.  The expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians was the subject of his 2008 path-breaking volume, 'The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.'  On March 10, he will be addressing some of the themes of his 2017…

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From Palestine to Detroit-Flint Photo Exhibit

March 25, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - April 30, 2018 @ 12:15 pm
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PARALLELS EXIST BETWEEN THE REGIONS of Palestine and two Michigan cities regarding water rights, namely access, testing, purity, pricing, sanitation, distribution, and disposal. Both regions have been dramatically afflicted with water problems, different but similar. I select photographs from both regions, in large part investigating the water situation in Palestine-Israel since 2003 (For example I’ve twice traced the Jordan River system from headwaters on Mt Hermon to the terminus in the Dead Sea.) and returning yearly to Detroit and Flint since…

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Welcome Walk for a New Spring

March 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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Welcome Peace Walkers

  Join Cambridge Friends and Massachusetts Peace Action in a welcome potluck and discussion this Sunday, March 25th, at 6pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. Join the conversation and bring your favorite dish! All are welcome.   Canadian-American-Yemeni grad student Shireen Al-Adeimi of Harvard will give a talk on the current crisis in Yemen, and connect the issue to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to MIT on March 24th.    For the last 17 years, the…

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April 2018

Recognizing Ourselves in Today’s Migrants and Refugees: The Need to Take Action Against Racism and Xenophobia

April 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Sunday, April 22, 1pm Friends Meeting at Cambridge 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge   A Talk with Oscar A. Chacón, Executive Director, Alianza Americas   Oscar A. Chacón is a co?founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, a Chicago- based national network of Latin American immigrant?led and immigrant-serving organizations in the US. Oscar is an immigrant from El Salvador. He has been an organizer and a leader on community justice issues at the local, national and international levels for over 30…

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June 2018

Korea: A Post-Summit Assessment of the Crisis

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Trump-Kim Summit

President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will meet in Singapore on June 12.  A peace treaty to end the Korean war, a non-aggression pact, and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula will be among the summit's agenda items.  With leading Democrats taking a hawkish stand and challenging Trump from the right, there are sure to be dueling interpretations of the summit results.    Join us as Joseph Gerson untangles these complex developments in the summit's aftermath.  Gerson's most recent…

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August 2018

Community reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb”

August 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Original Child Bomb

On August 6th, the Quakers of Friends Meeting at Cambridge will hold a collective reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb,” followed by a procession to the Charles River to float candles as is done throughout the world in commemoration of the atomic bombings.   The reading will begin at 7:00 at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park Cambridge).  For more information contact John Bach  (johnmbach@yahoo.com or 970 209-8346)

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January 2019

Change the Massachusetts Flag and Seal

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Massachusetts Flag analysis

Take Note: Location Changed! In the year 1676 English colonists beheaded Metacom, the supreme sachem of the Wampanoag people. For years afterwards his head was displayed on a pike in the town center of Plymouth. Four centuries later, the state of Massachusetts embraces that history of genocide through their state flag and seal where the sword of Miles Standish still hangs above the Native people's head. The policies to push aside and disinherit Native people of their lands also continue…

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March 2019

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

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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May 2019

Rise Up and Sing. Pete Seeger’s 100th

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$10 – $50
Pete Seeger

Come help us celebrate the life and work of Pete Seeger on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth! Pete was born on May 3, 1919.  Songleader performers. This concert will feature Annie Patterson & Peter Blood (the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again) along with Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) and Sally Rogers - all of whom worked closely with Pete during his lifetime. Singing together. We will be singing out of If I Had a Hammer, a new collection of songs…

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June 2019

“Dawnland” Screening, Talk, Potluck, and Welcome to Peace Walkers

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Welcome the Peace Walkers of "Listening to the Call of the Great Spirit" to Cambridge as they pass through on their three week walk across Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.    The group will spend the day walking from Concord to the Cambridge Friends Meeting House.   Join us for a potluck at 6pm and a screening at 7pm of the documentary "Dawnland", a powerful feature documentary film going inside Maine's truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans in foster…

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Voices from the Border: A Cry for Justice

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Border Wall

Please join Jeanne Gallo, Sunny Robinson and Sr. Linda Bessom for a presentation on and discussion of current US immigration policy. Having been to the US-Mexico border in the fall of 2018, they met with other human rights workers, the families of the disappeared, DACA and other youth, as well as visited Annunciation House.  This year being the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, they will use the Declaration as the framework for how US immigration policy…

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August 2019

Community reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb”

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Original Child Bomb

On August 6th, the Quakers of Friends Meeting at Cambridge will hold a collective reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb,” followed by a procession to the Charles River to float candles as is done throughout the world in commemoration of the atomic bombings.   The reading will begin at 7:00 at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park Cambridge).  For more information contact John Bach  (johnmbach@yahoo.com or 970 209-8346)

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November 2019

Hong Kong crisis: democracy protests, media coverage and US involvement

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hong Kong protest

The crisis in Hong Kong has riveted world attention for months and violence in the streets continues.  The movement is a complex mixture: nonviolent protesters and youth worried about their future and wanting more democracy, others promoting Hong Kong (capitalist) independence, and those collaborating with organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy. The forum will address a number of questions: What is the situation in Hong Kong and is the reporting of US mainstream media fair and accurate?  Will the Hong Kong government stop the violence?  Will there be dialogue and negotiations?  What will China do?  What is US policy…

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