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December 2018

Speakout at BU: Stop the War in Yemen

December 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Marsh Plaza Boston University, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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We will have a speakout at Marsh Plaza in Boston University in opposition to the ongoing genocidal war in Yemen. According to a recent UN estimate over 14 million people in the country are on the verge of famine. The war effort is led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the behest and direction of the US and UK. We will be speaking out in opposition to this war, the US government's relationship with Saudi Arabia, and the man-made…

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Evaluating the Relationship Between MIT and the Saudi Monarchy

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Room 1-190, 33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against the Saudi flag

Please join us for this substantive forum that will explore ethical questions and potential conflicts of interest generated by the recent agreements between the Saudi monarchy and the MIT Administration.   The assassination of journalist Jamal Kashoggi and the military  role of the Saudi Monarchy in Yemen call for a thorough examination of this relationship. The forum will include an authority on the Saudi monarchy, Helen Whiston of Human Rights Watch, and MIT faculty and graduate student panelists addressing questions of…

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Rally to Boycott Elbit / Elbit Out of New Hampshire

December 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Elbit Systems Corporate Office and Factory, 220 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054 United States
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Stop Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer. They provide technology for surveillance drones that transmit the location of activists at the Great March of Return in Gaza to Israeli snipers, and provide radars for F-35 fighter jets that fly over Gaza. Elbit’s drones have been used in all major Israeli assaults on Gaza. Elbit is also cashing in on contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build surveillance towers along the U.S-Mexico border.  From Palestine to Mexico, Elbit is responsible for death and repression. On…

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The Yemen Catastrophe: Origins and Actors with Valentine M. Moghadam

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign to dislodge the Houthis has created a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yemeni people and an international headache for Saudi allies. Is an end in sight? The presentation will provide a brief historical overview and a description of the local, regional, and international actors involved and complicit. Val Moghadam is Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She has previously held posts at Purdue University and Illinois State University, and at the WIDER…

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Peace Vigil for migrant caravan

December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Walpole Common, 5 West st
Walpole, MA United States
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Walpole vigil 2017

Joining with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), faith leaders and communities across the country, the WP&J Group is holding a vigil in Walpole on Monday, December 10, to stand in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S.  “We are calling on the U.S. to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, respect the human right to migrate, and end the militarization of the border.”  December 10th is International Human Rights Day and we urge all governments…

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Stephen Kinzer: Questioning the US-Saudi Alliance: Yemen and the Politics of Famine

December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BU College of Communication, Room 209, 640 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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MBS and Trump

Observing Human Rights Day - December 10 Topics of discussion include: A Genocide turned into the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe US military intervention and weapons sales to Saudi Arabia Recent developments in Congress on the War Powers Resolution The role of the younger generations in the Anti-War movement   Presenter: Stephen Kinzer Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents.  Author of All the Shah’s Men as well as other…

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Andover Rally Against the Raytheon-Saudi Alliance

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Raytheon Andover, 350 Lowell St
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Antiwar Rally at Raytheon BBN Technologies, Oct 16, 2018

Raytheon is the largest supplier of weapons to Saudi Arabia for the Yemen War. Raytheon bombs have been used in many of the Saudi attacks on civilians during the war.   Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe with bomb deaths, one million cases of cholera, and widespread famine. Peace Protest at Andover Raytheon, 2011 Join Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action, Cambridge Friends Meeting, Raytheon Antiwar Campaign, Christ Church United- Lowell, and the Lawrence Friends Meeting for…

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14th Annual First Night Against the Wars

December 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Copley Square, Boylston St and Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02115
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First Night Against the Wars

Join us at our 13th annual First Night Against the Wars! To be held across from Copley Square, Boston, MA. ****NOTE: We will be right in front of the Boston Public Library, facing the park.**** Invite your friends, make Boston history. We are fighting the biggest war of all against Washington. Stop the Wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Russia, Iran; wars against workers, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ folks, women, the environment...this list goes on and on, so bring…

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January 2019

Change the Massachusetts Flag and Seal

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
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Massachusetts Flag analysis

Take Note: Location Changed! In the year 1675 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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Rising US pressure in Latin America and Reportback from Venezuela

January 10 @ 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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Travel with CODEPINK on a Historic Peace Delegation to Iran

January 12 - January 20
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Codepink in Iran

We are deeply concerned by the U.S administration building a case for war with Iran. So we’ve decided to put together a group of activists, artists, journalists and other professionals to go on a trip to Iran that will help bring together our two nations from a place of hostility and military threats to a place of mutual respect and peace for one another. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime where we will explore the beautiful Iranian culture and…

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35th Annual MLK Day Celebration

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edwards Church, 297 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060
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MLK at the Mall

Please save this date as we're starting to organize our annual Dr Martin Luther King celebration. At 10am Steve Strimer will lead the Afro-American Heritage Tour in Florence https://bit.ly/2PVpjW2 We hope to hold various activities for children as well. There will be Celebration Assembly at 1 pm at Edwards Church of Northampton followed by community workshops. MC, Myra Lam (The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice) During our general assembly (starting at 1pm at Edwards Church) we will feature a…

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Our Revolution Massachusetts – Second General Assembly

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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ORMA Second General Assembly

Join us for our second statewide General Assembly! At this event we will plan our strategy and priorities for the next six months, build relationships with ORMA members and allies, and talk about key issues facing progressive politics in Massachusetts.

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February 2019

Nuclear Urgencies: Pilgrim and Beyond

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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COP 24 rally

Pilgrim Nuclear Plant is closing  in May but it won’t close safely unless we stay active and alert. Congress and state legislatures are voting to subsidize failing nuclear plants.  There is no place for endlessly accumulating waste and Fukushima remains out of control. Help map out our next action steps. Local  activists will fuel us with their  steadfast efforts to counter these crises as we map out Boston Downwinders’  next action steps. Speakers:    Diane Turco,  Director, Cape Downwinders: CDW…

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March 2019

Music for Peace: Sonatas and Arias of Bach

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
Music for Peace - Bach

 *** NOTE! This concert is on a FRIDAY! ***  In the second concert of our 2018- 2019 Music for Peace series, Dana Maiben (baroque violin), Kay Ueyama (harpsichord), and Junko Watanabe (soprano) will perform an All Bach program, including the Fantasia and Fugue in a minor (BWV 904), violin sonatas, and arias. Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for…

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