Peace presence at Boston Climate March

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:45 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • steps leading to statehouse • Boston

Local peace groups/activists will meet at the Boston Common steps that lead to the State House on Saturday, April 29th at 11:45 am to gather and walk together with our peace flags, signs that make the links between the wars and the climate crisis, and banners to the climate crisis solidarity rally on Boston Common - if you are not going to DC.

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National Mobilization: People's Climate March

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: National Mall • gathering point and route to be announced • Washington D.C.

On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action.

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Containment - A Film by Peter Galison and Robb Moss

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: Falmouth Public Library • 300 Main Street • Hermann Foundation Room • Falmouth

Two showings of film:  Containment

Thursday April 27 at 7 pm Falmouth Public Library with Presenters, Karen Vale, Cape Cod Bay Watch, Heather Lightner, Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim and William Maurer, Cape Downwinders, Sponsored by Cape Downwinders and Engage Falmouth, Contacts:  Elise Hugus - engagefalmouth@gmail.com and Bill Maurer - wmmaurer@comcast.net

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Friday April 28 at 7 pm

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet MA

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Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War Conference

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT • 50 Vassar St. • room 34-101 • Cambridge

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.

Responding to the continuing risk of nuclear war or accident, this conference is intended to advocate and organize toward reducing the danger of nuclear war. It is not an academic conference, but rather one that addresses the political and economic realities of the new Trump administration, and attempts to stimulate and inform the kinds of social movement needed to change national policy. This year we mark the 50thanniversary of MLK Jr.’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church.

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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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