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9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Encuentro 5 is on the ground floor.  It moved in August 2014 to the left hand doorway at 9 Hamilton Place.

April 2014

Mark Schneider talks about his latest book, Joe Moakley’s Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador

April 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Congressman Joe Moakley and El Salvador  April 10 Boston DSA meeting - Rescheduled from Snowed-Out Event DSA member Mark Schneider will discuss his latest book, Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador,  the first biography of South Boston’s popular, long serving congressman, Joe Moakley.  The book focuses on the personal and political awakening Moakley experienced when he was tasked with investigating the brutal murders of six Jesuit priests and their housekeepers in 1989 in El Salvador – a massacre the…

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August 2014

Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

August 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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We are at a crossroads, faced with a climate crisis that threatens to end our world as we know it. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war.  As peace activists we call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent.  Come to an…

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October 2014

Mid East In Flames: Israel, Palestine, Iran—and The Bomb

October 9, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Democratic Socialists of America October Forum SPEAKERS: Shelagh Foreman, Peace Action; Mitchell Silver, Workmen’s Circle Civil wars are currently  raging in Libya, Syria and Iraq, and the US and Iran now find themselves on the same side against ISIS---perhaps to their mutual dismay.  Gaza is struggling to recover from its recent decimation, and  there seems to be no realistic prospects for   Israeli-Palestinian peace in the foreseeable future.  So how should our movements for peace, justice and democracy respond to  these developments?  And what might a constructive US Mid East policy look…

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Understanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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With Prof. Robert Ross and Duncan McFarland “Competitive Interdependence” defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary “near-peer” competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions. To learn more about the forces driving U.S. and Chinese policies and ways that we can build toward…

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November 2014

The Immigration Crisis: Has US Foreign Policy Created It? What Can We Do About It?

November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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A forum cosponsored by United for Justice with Peace and Massachusetts Trust Act Coalition Featuring Prof. Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented, How Immigration Became Illegal (2014) Gabriel Camacho, of Massachusetts Trust Act Coalition and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) What is the "border crisis" and how does it affect Massachusetts What are the political and social consequences of terms like "illegal aliens"? How has US foreign policy contributed to the problem? How are local communities confronting the crimilization of immigration policies and…

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December 2014

Peace & Planet: No Nukes! No Wars! No Warming!

December 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Boston Area Organizing Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:00 pm encuentro 5 9A Hamilton Place, Boston across from Park Street T Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee Elaine Scarry, Harvard University, author, Thermonuclear Monarchy Yes, I'll be there! YOU can make a difference! The United States, U.K., Russia, China and France long ago signed onto a commitment to negotiate the elimination of their nuclear weapons, but after 44 years this group has yet to hold its first meeting. April 27, 2015…

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February 2015

A Briefing on the Federal Budget

February 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Featuring: Carolyn Federoff, AFGE Local 3258 and Vice President, Mass. AFL-CIO Doug Hall, Executive Director, National Priorities Project Michael Kane, Executive Director Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants  Budget decisions made in Washington this year could have a profound impact our quality of life for years to come. What’s going on in these tense budget discussions between the President and Congress? How will our constituencies be impacted by these discussions? What can we do to make sure that our priorities influence these…

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March 2015

Tax Day Organizing Meeting

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Please help us put together a tax day event that makes our budget priorities loud and clear: Tax Day Organizing Meeting Saturday, March 14   1pm - 3pm Encuentro 5 @ 9 Hamilton Place, Suite 2A  (across from Park Street T station in Boston) The Budget for All tax day event in April is a time for all of our community, peace and social change groups to come together to inform each other about our campaigns and to demand a federal budget…

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July 2015

A Voice from Inside Iraq: Sectarianism, ISIS, Kirkuk

July 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Join us for a Skype conversation with Daban Shadala, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 5 PM Encuentro 5, 9a Hamilton Place, Boston     Across from Park Street T Daban Shadala will answer your questions about Iraq today and yesterday Massachusetts Peace Action ~ Middle East Working Group   Questions we will discuss:   What is the political, cultural, social, and economic situation of Iraq today? What are the most important issues Iraqi…

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Global Zero Boston First General Meeting

July 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. We have just launched a chapter in the Boston area and invite YOU to attend our FIRST GENERAL MEETING!!  Have you ever wanted to meet some inspiring people, learn how to affect your political leaders, get free stuff, or help save the world from nuclear weapons? If you answered yes to any of the above, this event will tickle your fancy.  First General Meeting Breakdown:1. Introductions2.…

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January 2016

Eyewitness Occupation: Report Back from Palestine/Israel

January 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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In November 2015, as the media focused on an upsurge of violent attacks in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, several Massachusetts residents traveled to Israel and the occupied West Bank as part of an Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation. What does nearly a half century of Israeli occupation look like on the ground?  Where is the current dynamic of resistance and repression likely to lead?  What hopes are there for peace with justice in the region? The following IFPB delegates will…

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March 2016

MakeGEpay – Organizing Meeting

March 25, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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On Monday, April 4, tell Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker:#makeGEpay!WHAT: Organizing meeting for upcoming action -  #MakeGEpay - April 4, BostonWHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016, 4:30 pmWHERE: encuentro 5, 9B Hamilton Place, Suite 2A, Boston.  Hamilton Place is a dead end street directly across Tremont St. from Park Street MBTA Station.WHO: Coalition of Boston area social justice groups and leadersGE is getting $150 million in tax breaks from Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh. GE is all about tax dodging, polluting (including…

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September 2016

Elections 2016: What About War, Climate, and Social Justice?

September 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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ELECTIONS 2016 Humanity's Future in a Troubled World What About War, Climate, and Social Justice?The major parties present a belligerent war hawk running against a confirmed warmonger, yet the issue of U.S. never-ending wars is barely acknowledged. With Bernie no longer a candidate, should the Left support Hillary Clinton, back a candidate for independent politics, or is there another way?Come hear a discussion on the choices before us this election and the implications for movement building after November. Panelists:Vote Jill Stein:Danny…

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November 2016

Iyad Burnat: Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance

November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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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…

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November 2017

Diplomacy With North Korea Has Worked Before, and Can Work Again

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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The war hawks are wrong when they say that past negotiations, like the 1994 Agreed Framework, didn’t make a difference, says our guest speaker Tim Shorrock. Tim Shorrock is an investigative journalist and labor activist whose work has been featured in many publications such as Salon, Huffington Post, The Nation, Inter Press Service, The Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Policy in Focus. He is an expert on US-Korean relations, US intelligence and foreign policy. He is the author of Spies for…

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December 2017

Celebrate International Human Rights and Global Migrants Days in honor of Rosa Parks and Berta Cáceres

December 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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International Human Rights Day Peña

Please join encuentro5 community and friends to commemorate, celebrate and observe International Human Rights and Global Migrants Days (declared by the United Nations) in honor of Rosa Parks and Berta Cáceres. /Únete a la comunidad de encuentros5 y sus amistades para conmemorar, celebrar y observar los Días Internacionales de Derechos Humanos y Migrantes (declarados por las Naciones Unidas) en honor a Rosa Parks y Berta Cáceres. el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2017 7: pm hasta tarde. 9A Hamilton Pl. acruzar de la estación de Park St. (líneas verdes /…

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February 2018

Two Programs on Cuba

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Griselda Aguilera Cabrera

Alan West-Durán, A Cultural History of Cuba, book launch — reading, discussion, Q&A — Thursday, Feb 1, noon-2:00, Northeastern University, Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, 310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont St., across from the Ruggles MBTA station and parking garage, #63 on the campus map. Alan will host the Friday program. * * * * * Friday, Feb 2, 7:00 at Encuentro 5 close to the Park Street Station, next to the Orpheum Theatre at 9A Hamilton Place.…

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Venezuela: Updates from the Streets

February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Propaganda and revolution, imperial force and mass struggle, Venezuela is a contested nation. Cutting through sensational headlines, this community briefing features a firsthand report, an update on an innovative agricultural solidarity program, and organizing for a Boston delegation to the elections later this year. Join us for this lively conversation! Chair - Padma Balasubramanian Update - Jorge Marin Seeds - Omar Sierra, backup Dorotea Manuela Delegation - Jose Aleman SPONSORS: United for Justice with Peace, Venezuela Solidarity Committee, list in formation, contact vensol2016@gmail.com and sandra@encuentro5.net for more…

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March 2018

A Forum on the Threat to Indigenous Water Resources

March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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World Water Day is fast approaching.  The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine is marking the occasion with 2 events:   'The Arc of Water Injustice from Palestine to Standing Rock: A Forum on the Threat to Indigenous Water Resources'   Date: Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm   Place: encuentro 5  (9 A Hamilton Place - near the Orpheum Theater across from Park Street Station)   Speakers:    Nidal al Azraq A Palestinian refugee from the Aida Refugee camp who…

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May 2018

Venezuelan Election night streaming coverage from TeleSUR

May 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Vota Venezuela

  Sunday May 20 is election day in Venezuela.  Working for regime change, the US government says it will not recognize the results of the elections.  We will be gathering Sunday May 20 observe the election night coverage from Venezuela on TeleSUR, the TV network giving good coverage of Latin America. Also interspersed with the coverage will be some local and internationally skyped comments by Venezuelan solidarity activists. 6 to 9 PM 6 PM streaming starts 6:30 to 7:45 streaming with commentary…

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December 2018

Venezuela: Reportback from Boston Delegation

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Venezuela solidarity delegation

Venezuela is in crisis but mainstream media gives only one side of the story.  Boston activists visited Caracas and Lara State in November on a fact-finding mission.  They visited a community council, urban garden, rural agriculture cooperative and the Bolivarian socialist workers union.  The delegation talked with Afro Venezuelans, ecosocialists, government officials and people on the street. The Trump administration is waging economic war and laying the grounds for possible US military intervention.  US Left and progressives need to learn…

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January 2019

Rising US pressure in Latin America and Reportback from Venezuela

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Reptile from the north -Cartoon by Jack Chen

Tensions in Latin America continue to rise as the US opposes Venezuelan President Maduro's inauguration for a second term on Jan. 10.  Rumors swirl about US cutting diplomatic relations or taking other actions.  Meanwhile, Russian military aircraft landed in Caracas as part of expanded military cooperation with Venezuela.     The US Congress passed harsh new sanctions against Nicaragua, and in Miami, national security advisor John Bolton denounced the Latin "axis of evil" including Cuba.  Brazil's new right wing President Bolsonaro…

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February 2019

The Man Who Fell From the Sky 

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Bill Fletcher, Jr.

A Valentine's Day Book Launch & Discussion with Bill Fletcher, Jr. Join award-winning journalist and lifelong social justice advocate Bill Fletcher, Jr., for the launch of his first work of fiction: The Man Who Fell From the Sky, a crime novel. Bill will discuss his novel's exploration of racism and inequality through the eyes of a young journalist of Cape Verdean descent who investigates a murder in a small Cape Cod community in 1970 while covering the anti-Viet Nam War…

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May 2019

Telling the Truth About Venezuela

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Anti-Intervention Rally in Venezuela

EYEWITNESS REPORT BACKS FROM RECENT VISITORS   Hear from three recent visitors to Venezuela who went to learn firsthand the truth of how the government and population are responding to defend their country from the U.S. led attacks.  Their eyewitness accounts directly counter the false narratives coming from the Administration, Congress and the press, all supporting a discredited, unpopular opposition in order to impose regime change and wrest control of Venezuela’s oil and other resources.   Speakers: Bahman Azad is an…

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June 2019

Korea Update: Uncertain Future for Peace Process

June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Imagine Peace with North Korea

?? Join the Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign for an update on North Korea/ South Korea/ US peace negotiations and discussion on what we can do to bring lasting peace to the Korean peninsula. Keumjoo Armstrong Joseph Gerson We will view video of the musical performances accompanying the 2018 Olympic ceremonies, which leave any viewer with an unforgettable understanding of Koreans' wish for peace.    Sung-Min Ko, Consul, Korean Consulate General in Boston, will present an update on the South Korean…

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July 2019

Why Raytheon: Working to end the war in Yemen and to prevent war with Iran

July 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Rep Jim McGovern joined Raytheon Antiwar Campaign protesters at the Walk for Hunger May 5, 2019

A Forum on the Raytheon Anti-war Campaign Speakers and video from Campaign activities will inform you about: How arms sales by Raytheon and other military companies are devastating Yemen How the Campaign works to end the war in Yemen and to prevent war with Iran The Campaign’s strategy to end Raytheon’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia The Campaign’s relationship with college students The numerous actions carried out by the Campaign over the past 9 months The Campaign’s bill in the…

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Breaking Down the Walls: Intersectionality of Climate, Migration, Housing, and Peace

July 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Intersectionality Panel

Featuring: Mea Johnson, Organizing Director at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Vignesh Ramachandran, 350 Mass Digital Organizer Maryellen Kurkulos, Board member, Massachusetts Peace Action John Harris, Boston Mayday Coalition Each speaker will talk about how their focus on social justice interacts with Climate Change.   There will be a Q&A session as well as a networking opportunity to dig deeper into the issues and the overlap of the issues following the panel. How do you see radical and systemic change happening in…

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October 2019

Solidarity: Latin America, the US Left, & Human Rights

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
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Latin America and the US Left

This book talk features the author Steve Striffler and his fellow activist intellectuals, Aviva Chomsky and Jose Aleman. José Alemán is a public high school teacher in northern Mass. He is a former Consul General of El Salvador for the New England region and a founder of the leftist FMLN political party in 1992 in El Salvador. Aviva Chomsky's scholarly work can be traced back to her working for the United Farm Workers. That experience sparked her interest in the…

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