Hiroshima / Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts

When: Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:00 am to Sunday, August 9, 2015, 8:00 pm
Where: Across Massachusetts

70 Years: Never Again -- A Call to Observe Hiroshima & Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts

70 years after the United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and 45 years after the entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the 9 nuclear weapons states have not acted on  their solemn commitment to enter into serious negotiations to abolish nuclear weapons. 

The Peace & Planet mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World brought thousands of people from many countries to the streets of New York on April 26, and the Global Wave held over 100 actions around the world calling on governments to eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us.   

 

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NO to RE/MAX: Stop Selling Houses on Stolen Land

When: Monday, August 10, 2015, 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Hynes Convention Center • 900 Boylston St • Boston

RE/MAX Israel sells properties not only in Israel proper, but also in occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 

RE/MAX International and RE/MAX Israel profit from the continued dispossession of the Palestinian people.

Re/MAX is having a national convention here in Boston August 9th-August 11th.

Join us in saying NO to RE/MAX

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"The American Century" has plunged the world into crisis

‘The American Century’ Has Plunged the World Into Crisis

There’s something fundamentally wrong with U.S. foreign policy.

by Conn Hallinan and Leon Wofsy

Despite glimmers of hope — a tentative nuclear agreement with Iran, for one, and a long-overdue thaw with Cuba — we’re locked into seemingly irresolvable conflicts in most regions of the world. They range from tensions with nuclear-armed powers like Russia and China to actual combat operations in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Why? Has a state of perpetual warfare and conflict become inescapable? Or are we in a self-replicating cycle that reflects an inability — or unwillingness — to see the world as it actually is?

The United States is undergoing a historic transition in our relationship to the rest of the world, but this is neither acknowledged nor reflected in U.S. foreign policy. We still act as if our enormous military power, imperial alliances, and self-perceived moral superiority empower us to set the terms of “world order.”

While this illusion goes back to the end of World War II, it was the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union that signaled the beginning of a self-proclaimed “American Century.” The idea that the United States had “won” the Cold War and now — as the world’s lone superpower — had the right or responsibility to order the world’s affairs led to a series of military adventures. It started with President Bill Clinton’s intervention in the Yugoslav civil war, continued on with George W. Bush’s disastrous invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and can still be seen in the Obama administration’s own misadventures in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and beyond.

In each case, Washington chose war as the answer to enormously complex issues, ignoring the profound consequences for both foreign and domestic policy. Yet the world is very different from the assumptions that drive this impulsive interventionism.

It’s this disconnect that defines the current crisis.

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ABRAZOS

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00 pm
Where: SatV-Salem • 285 Derby St • Salem

Friends, Come See and Discuss ABRAZOS Tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. Citizen children who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time August, 4, 2014 - Tuesday 7:00 pm - Salem SATV - 285 Derby St., Salem, MA. Free film series on first Tuesday of month Sponsored by: Salem Peace Committee, North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom and Marblehead Peace Committee

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People's History Teach in on Vietnam War - Report by Duncan McFarland and Thea Paneth

A teach-in on the history of the Vietnam War, with a focus on resistance, was held on March 28, 2015 at MIT. The program was organized by United for Justice with Peace, the eastern Massachusetts coalition formed after 9/11 and hosted by MIT's Technology and Culture Forum.

Veterans For Peace put out a national call for programs to accurately reflect the events of the period in response to a major Pentagon effort to officially rewrite history and sanitize that war as a propaganda campaign to justify current wars.

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