The People Persist: Cambridge/Boston Women's March

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Common • Cambridge
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Standing for Justice with Ahed Tamimi and Betty McCollum

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi and 63-year-old Rep. Betty McCollum don’t have much in common but they do share this: they have both courageously focused attention on Israel’s criminal behavior, and have been vilified for doing so.
Ahed was arrested in the middle of the night on December 19, when the Israeli army invaded her home in the tiny West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.  Three days earlier she had been videotaped by her mother Nariman slapping an Israeli soldier five seconds after the soldier slapped her and shortly after her 14-year-old cousin Mohammad had been seriously wounded by being shot point blank in the face by a rubber bullet.  The army had just fired tear gas at the family’s home, as it has done on numerous occasions during Ahed’s childhood.  
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Freedom for Palestine! BDS and Socialist Solidarity

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 226 • Boston

Do you oppose racism and colonialism? Do you want concrete strategies to end the complicity of our universities, local and national governments with apartheid, war crimes and crimes against humanity abroad?

The Palestinian people have called upon us to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel for its brutal occupation of Palestine! Join the Boston chapter of Democratic Socialists of America for a day school on the occupation, oppression, and struggle for liberation of Palestine and its people.

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An Evening of Palestinian Music and Food (fundraiser)

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: The Loading Dock Restaurant • 11 Brighton Street • Belmont

Dear Friends,

 

Please join us for an evening of live Palestinian music and delicious Palestinian food to benefit JVP-Boston's sister organization, the Laylac Center located in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp.

 

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UNITE TO MOBILIZE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STOPPING THE WARS

Statement by United for Justice with Peace (Boston) 

UJP calls on the peace and antiwar community to support both local and national protests of the Trump presidency during inauguration week and the women's rights march in January.  We need to oppose racist appointments and many other actions and policies, and promote our alternative vision of peace and social justice.

The 2016 presidential campaign barely mentioned the wars abroad; both candidates had a pro-war stance disregarding considerable public skepticism about the wars.  The massive war economy and war budget is a major contributor to the income inequality that fueled the anger and discontent of much of the electorate, both Democratic and Republican.

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