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Climate Prep Week 2020

Climate Preparedness Week 2020

September 24 - September 30

WHAT IS CLIMATE PREP WEEK? During September 24–30* each year, we mark Climate Preparedness Week, dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. By coming together to host events, we provide the resources and space to think about the ways that climate change disadvantages some communities more than others. *Sundown Sun 9/27 through sundown Mon 9/28 are Yom Kippur, and we advise hosts to avoid scheduling events during this holy time of year for…

Phonebank for Mike Siegel (D-TX-10)

Peace Action Day of Action for Mike Siegel

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the first of Mass. Peace Action's general election phonebanks as we support pro-peace candidates in critical swing states. Civil rights lawyer Mike Siegel believes that the American public should have more say than arms manufacturers, that foreign policy should be based on diplomacy and foreign aid not sprawling U.S. military campaigns, and that international human rights law should be advanced and defended in an effort to promote peace. Phonebanking Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 5:00-7:30pm Eastern time. Peace Action…

Wm Monroe Trotter Talk

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An online conversation with Kevin Peterson and Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, “Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter” We are pleased to announce that Kerri K. Greenidge, winner of the 2020 Mark Lynton History Prize for her biography on Boston’s William Monroe Trotter, will be our first speaker in the Black Author’s Series, hosted through the New Democracy Coalition’s Civic Literacy Project.  Register to attend. Kevin Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of The New Democracy Coalation, will…

Standout for Black Lives

Standout for Black Lives

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Dorchester People for Peace Friday, September 25 - Columbia Rd & Dorchester Ave. Dorchester People for Peace organizes this neighborhood show of solidarity every Month for the Black Lives Matter movement. Black people experience violence, deaths, and unjust incarceration at the hands of law enforcement personnel; and they suffer from a system that is stacked against them: lack of housing, access to health care, education, and a living wage Bring your own sign or use one of ours!…

No Cold War: An International Peace Forum

No Cold War: International Peace Forum

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

For our second international webinar, we’re bringing together peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium to discuss how to oppose the US-led New Cold War. The event will take place on Zoom, on Saturday 26 September, 2pm UK / 9pm China / 9am US Eastern / 6am US Pacific. To get a ticket to the Zoom event, register on Eventbrite. Registered users will receive a link within 24 hours of the event starting. The event will…

Cries from Every Corner

Cries from every Corner: Fund Healthcare, Housing, Jobs- Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

September 26, 2020 - The UN’s “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” "Nuclear weapons present an unacceptable danger to humanity. The only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons." - UN Secretary-General António Guterres Join us in this intersectional event demanding elimination of nuclear weapons releasing billions of federal dollars to fund life sustaining needs for people and the planet.  Nuclear warheads, weapons of mass destruction, threaten world security and…

Impact of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinian Science, Education, and Research

Impact of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinian Science, Education, and Research

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Conversation with Palestinian Colleagues on the infringements on the rights to science and education of the Palestinian people. Saturday, September 26 at 8PM Palestine Time/1PM Eastern Daylight Time Panelists: - Duha Barghouthi, medical student at Al-Quds University and daughter of imprisoned astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi. - Hanan Husein, acting director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development. - Carmen Kishek, information & publications officer at Birzeit University and collaborator with the Right to Education Campaign. - Prof. Rana Samara,…

Power to the Peaceful

Power to the Peaceful: Annual Movement Building Event

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Massachusetts Peace Action's Annual Movement Building Event As the reactionary, racist, and militaristic Trump administration seeks to hold on to power by any means necessary, we will gather to discuss our plans and to celebrate those who have made a difference for peace and justice in the political arena -- this year and over the long term. The event will be held online via Zoom. We'll present the 2020 Peace Leadership Award to Stephen Kinzer, and hear his thoughts on…

Healthcare Needs in the Pandemic: Fund Healthcare not Warfare

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Across the nation millions of healthcare workers are under great stress and direct danger, desparately in need of of increased resources, investment and income. Hundreds of articles, interviews, webinars and broadcasts call attention to the nation’s failure to properly invest in the healthcare and public health systems. But silence on the diversion of trillions of taxpayers’ dollars to the war machine continues. The covid pandemic has highlighted existing societal issues regarding access…


Is Third Party Mediation Necessary for Resolution of the Dispute in Kashmir?

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Hon. Shireen Mazari, Minister of Human Rights, Pakistan Is Third Party Mediation Necessary for Resolution of the Dispute in Kashmir? REGISTER HERE. First of a series of seminars on Global Peace and Insecurity.  Seminar Organizer and Moderator: Subrata Ghoshroy, Research Affiliate, MIT Program on Science, Technology and Society. Most meetings will be held Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.   See the full schedule. The world is facing an unprecedented crisis on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United…

Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

Trump Brings America’s Dirty Wars Home

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What are the roots of American police repression and what kind of movement could change it? A conversation with Stuart Schrader, a young scholar who locates the roots of America's militarized police practices in our half century of counter-insurgency and empire as the U.S. sought to control dozens of countries across the world through a combination of policing, irregular armed groups, and military force. Stuart Schrader is a Lecturer / Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching…

Garífuna Community Demands Return of Kidnapped Leaders (Photo: Ofraneh).

Stop the Campaign of Terror Against Honduras’ Garifuna People by the Coup Regime

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

IN SOLIDARITY WITH OFRANEH  The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras OFRANEH, and Garifuna communities in Honduras are fighting to defend their collective territories and communities, protect the environment, and improve access to healthcare and education. Because of this, they have been relentlessly attacked by powerful corporations and individuals with close ties to the Juan Orlando Hernández dictatorship. OFRANEH is demanding that the Garifuna activists kidnapped from Triunfo de la Cruz on July 18th be returned alive. Meanwhile, the Honduran regime…

Protest march in La Paz

The US Role in Bolivia’s Coup and What It Means for Latin America

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A discussion with Mark Weisbrot With elections scheduled in Bolivia for Oct. 18, we will look at how the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. government helped the Bolivian right to overturn the results of last year's election and install a right wing government.  Independent observers from various countries – outside of the OAS – will have to do their best in October to publicize any voter suppression or other illegal actions by which the unelected, de facto government…

National Medicaid March: Healthcare is a Human Right!

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Medicaid March: Healthcare is a Human Right! The Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign and Massachusetts Peace Action joins with Pennsylvania Nonviolent Medicaid Army and other state Nonviolent Medicaid Armies participating in the National Medicaid Marches (September 28 – October 4) to demand Healthcare for all Americans. Join us on October 2nd, for a socially-distant, car-caravan, Medicaid March, to demand Healthcare for all! We will be meeting at the Target Store in South Bay Mall for the March from 12 pm -…

Healing Art of Music

Healing Art of Music with Secretary William J. Perry

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2020 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music™ program. In this year of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with restrictions on large gatherings in effect in Boston, a special event will be streamed live on-line, beginning at 7 pm, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, with proceeds benefiting…

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