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September 2020

Climate Preparedness Week 2020

September 24 - September 30
Climate Prep Week 2020

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…

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Peace Action Day of Action for Mike Siegel

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phonebank for Mike Siegel (D-TX-10)

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…

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Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wm Monroe Trotter Talk

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…

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No Cold War: International Peace Forum

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
No Cold War: An International Peace Forum

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…

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

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Impact of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinian Science, Education, and Research

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,…

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Power to the Peaceful: Annual Movement Building Event

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10 – $50
Power to the Peaceful

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…

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Trump Brings America’s Dirty Wars Home

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

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…

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

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garífuna Community Demands Return of Kidnapped Leaders (Photo: Ofraneh).

IN DEFENSE OF OFRANEH The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras OFRANEH, and Garifuna communities In Honduras are doing amazing work to build community to support one another, protect the environment, strengthen traditional healing practices, and use of natural medicines. At the same time, the Honduran coup regime is using the Covid-19 crisis to increase its power through militarization, corruption, violence, and the criminalization of the population suffering from extreme levels of poverty and inequality. Presenters: Adrienne Pine is a militant…

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October 2020

The OAS/US Role in Overthrowing the Bolivian Government: What It Means for US Policy for Latin America

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Protest march in La Paz

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…

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Healing Art of Music with Secretary William J. Perry

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Healing Art of Music

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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Online Comedy Fundraiser to benefit the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

JOIN US!  October 4, 5 p.m. (EDT) Online Comedy Fundraiser to benefit the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security by Jimmy Tingle's Humor for Humanity Register Here   As of October 1, the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security will be fully independent, though we are fortunate to be able to continue our working relationship with the AFSC. We depend on our supporters’ financial contributions. Jimmy Tingle, the inspired and award winning political comedian has generously offered to do a benefit performance for us, October 4 at 5 p.m. (EDT). The campaign’s priorities are: • Pressing Common Security Diplomacy in place of U.S.-Chinese-Russian military threats and confrontations • Nuclear Disarmament • Preserving U.S. constitutional…

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Invest in our Recovery

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RaiseUp Mass

To fight COVID-19, relieve the economic damage it is causing for workers, families, and businesses, and tackle racial inequalities, we need a government response that rises to the needs of our communities, which are greater than ever. It's clear what the choice is: we can let deep budget cuts drive us deeper into a recession that deepens racial and economic inequities, or we can invest in public services that improve public health, grow our economy, and reduce racial inequality. Large…

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Defending the Election and Our Democracy

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
People waited in line to vote at Park Tavern in Atlanta on June 9, 2020. Credit...John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Associated Press

Constitutional democracy is on the line as we approach the November 3 election.  President Trump and his enablers are doing what they can to undermine the perceived legitimacy of the election: lying about the integrity of mail-in voting, undermining the ability of the U.S. postal system to deliver ballots in time to be counted, purging voter rolls, using the Covid-19 crisis to limit polling places – especially in communities of color, preventing Congressional briefings about foreign intervention to impact the…

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Force and Freedom, Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black Abolitionists

An online conversation with Kevin Peterson and Professor Kellie Carter-Jackson We are pleased to announce that Professor Kellie Carter-Jackson, winner of the James H. Broussard Best First Book Award for her book "Force and Freedom, Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence" will participate in the New Democracy Coalition's Civic Literacy Project Black Author's Series.   Register to attend. Her new book, examines the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe slavery might only be abolished by violent force. In…

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An evening with Dr. Peniel Joseph on Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peniel Joseph: MLK and Malcolm X

An online conversation with Kevin Peterson and Dr. Peniel Joseph on MLK and Malcom X. We are elated to announce that Dr. Peniel Joseph will join us for an evening of discussion about his new double biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. It is a stunning account of two men shaped and molded in Boston. Dr. Joseph is among our nation's top historians.   Register to attend. Popular accounts of the 1960s-era civil rights movement are often reduced…

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