Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 30, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave & Richmond St • Aquarium T • Boston

Annual event hosted by Veterans For Peace, Chapter 9 – Smedley Butler Brigade

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BDS campaign: Hewlett Packard Boycott Launch: get the word out!

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

While Massachusetts taxpayer dollars buy Hewlett-Packard (HP) products for local goverments, HP profits from institutionalized racism from here to Palestine.  Israeli checkpoints, US prisons, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement all use HP techology to control and segregate people.  Let's organize to end contracts with HP and pressure the corporate giant to ends its complicity with human rights violations.

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Upping the Nuclear Weapons Ante: Modernizing Doomsday

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church • 76 Eldredge Street • Newton Corner

"Upping the Nuclear Weapons Ante: Modernizing Doomsday" will be the subject of a presentation and discussion sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War on Sunday, June 5 at 7:00PM.  Few know that the US administration is making plans to spend approximately $1 Trillion over the next 30 years to modernize and upgrade our arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, at a time when we should be seeking to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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"At the Ballot Box, In the Streets: It's Time to Build the Mother of All Movements"

When: Sunday, May 29, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Building the Mother of All Movements,

talk by Mark Solomon

The Sanders electoral campaign, Black Lives Matter, the Movement for 15, the environmental upsurge, the defense of women's rights -- all portend the emergence of a progressive majority.  A converging movement of all progressive forces to set the country and the world on an irreversible path towards peace, justice, equality and security fo all.  How to build and nurture that convergence is the central topic of this talk.

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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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