May Day Rally for workers and immigrant rights

When: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: East Boston • 95 Marginal Street • Boston

 MAY 1st DAY OF ACTIONS PLANNED FOR EAST BOSTON, CHELSEA, AND EVERETT BEGINNING AT 2:30 PM

WHAT: May Day Commemorations and Celebrations WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016

WHERE: Gather at Chelsea City Hall at 2:30 PM (Feeder marches from Everett to Chelsea and on to East Boston at 3:PM) Major Rally: Piers Park, 95 Marginal St., East Boston at 5PM.

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Boston Socialist Unity Conference

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston Street • Boston
Building Socialism. Building Our Movements"
 
Bringing together a broad range of socialists and social movement activists from the Boston area to increase our engagement with socialist ideas and the many struggles around our city, country and the world.
 
Featured Speakers:
  • Vijay Prashad, Trinity College CT, on US imperialism
  • Cynthia Peters, Left Roots, organizing in the US
  • Jorge Marin, Venezuela Solidarity Committee, on the Bolivarian Revolution and current situation in Venezuela
  • Patricia Montes, Centro Presente, on immigrant rights
  • Yamila Hussein, Boston Teacher Residency, on Palestine solidarity 
  • ...and others
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Film Review/Flyer: "Eye in the Sky," A Sugar Coated Picture of Killer Drones reviewed by Marilyn Levin

The new drone film Eye in the Sky presents a dishonest, sugar-coated view of the U.S. killer drone operation.  It claims that they can precision-drop their bombs, only on selected known targets who will kill innocent people, so, of course, they are saving many lives.  When one child wanders into the kill zone, they agonize about the possibility of killing her, and kick it up to the U.S. Secretary of State and the British Prime Minister to get the okay.  The not-made-in-Hollywood reality is one of killing hundreds, if not thousands, of children in many countries to satisfy U.S.

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Rally and March: Support Fossil Fuel Divestment in Somerville

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Davis Square • Highland Avenue • Somerville

WHAT: Rally in support of fossil fuel divestment in Somerville

WHO: Fossil Free Somerville and you!

WHEN: afternoon of Saturday, April 30, 2pm

WHERE: Rally in Davis Square, followed by march to City Hall

RSVP and updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1717044895178292/

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Film "Killer Drone" with analyst Christopher Aaron

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:45 pm to 8:50 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

Killer Drones

...an evening of information and reflection on our government’s drone assassination program

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:45 Central Square Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge

We will show excerpts from the film “Drone” and hear from Christopher Aaron, an ex-drone program analyst who will speak about his experiences working in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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What does Women's Equality have to do with Peace and International Security in the Middle East and Northern Africa?

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main Street • Watertown

During this time of dangerous political discourse and rising economic insecurity it is essential that we mobilize efforts to advance women’s equality as a foundation for future security for humankind. In her presentation, Preparing for Peace: International Security Rests on Advancing Women's Equality, Prof.

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Gaza: Eyewitness Report on Current Situation (April 2016)

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • (near Park Street Red Line T) • Boston

Nancy Murray will have just returned from her latest visit to Gaza, which is more and more difficult for foreigners to enter.  She will report on her observations, in the context of many years of experience in the region.  Nancy is a founder of the Gaza Mental Health Clinic and the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights.  

Cosponsored by Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights and United for Justice with Peace (list in formation).

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