People's History Teach In on the Vietnam War: the history the Pentagon does not want you to know or rememberSubmitted by tpaneth on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:40am.
People's History of the Vietnam War Teach-In
Resistance to the Vietnam War
The history the Pentagon does not want you to know or remember on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 teach-ins on the Vietnam War
featuring Noam Chomsky, Louise Bruyn, Carl Davidson and other resisters
Registration has ended! Seats still available at the door. 10/door, students/low income $5 - no one turned away due to lack of funds
A People's History - covering Draft Resistance, Resistance within the Military, a Vietnamese Perspective, SDS, Agent Orange, Vietnam today, building a movement, persevering and working for peace, justice and social changeFiled under:
Join the Nakba Education Project for a discussion on the ongoing Nakba ("Catastrophe" in Arabic) affecting Palestinians both in Palestine and in the diaspora.
Speakers from Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights will provide a historical overview of the Nakba and the Right of Return, the forcible displacement of Palestinians since before 1948 and continuing today, and the practicalities of return for refugees.
WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT! Was shouted over and over as a walking picket marched in front of the offices of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
But Israel uses water as a tool of political oppression and dispossession:
• Israel appropriates Palestinian water resources for its own residents. Illegal West
Bank settlements fill their swimming pools while water taps in Palestinian villages and
refugee camps run dry for months at a time.
• Israel has destroyed Palestinian wells, cisterns and irrigation and sewage systems and
prevented Palestinians from drilling new wells and irrigating their land.
• Tens of thousands of Palestinians do not have access to piped water and must pay up
to half their income to buy back their own water from tanker trucks.
What does this have to do with Massachusetts?
Origins and Future of ISIS
Note: Prof. Elaine Hagopian’s talk on Dec. 10 at a UJP sponsored program covered the historical origins of the conflicts in the Middle East, and also much information on ISIS, which is presented here in summary.
View video at youtube.com/watch?v=MQsVBH4BkJ4
ISIS developed out of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and is therefore one consequence of the US invasion and occupation starting in 2003. Local Sunni tribes cooperated with the US during the “surge” or “Arab awakening” in 2007 fighting Al-Qaeda. They expected to be rewarded by being part of the Iraqi government. However, the Shia regime under Maliki pursued sectarian policies and imprisoned and killed Sunni leaders. Al-Qaeda in Iraq was able to regroup and recruit Sunni support, and rebranded as ISIS. It grew into a decentralized but well organized group, with money from Saudis and captured US weapons including tanks.
Transfer Hundreds of Billions of our Tax Dollars from Dangerous Nuclear Weapons to Productive Investment in Housing, Healthcare, Education, Public Transit and Infrastructure!
Please join us for a talk by Jonathan King, professor of Biology at MIT and also chair of the Mass Peace Action nuclear abolition working group.
Achieving nuclear disarmament requires Congressional action. This will not happen until many millions of Americans make the issue part of their political agenda. Millions of Americans are already fighting for affordable housing, accessible healthcare, quality education and reliable public transit. They are blocked by the lack of the needed level of federal investment.
Historically most of the major advances in the US economy were driven by major federal investments – the interstate highway system, major public and regional transit systems, public housing, biomedical research, computers and telecommunications. These federal investments have been seriously cut over the past 25 years, and also discredited in the eyes of some elected officials. We have to rebuild support for increasing investment in the civilian economy, by making clear to Americans:
1. The largest sector of the federal budget is going toward weapons development and foreign wars;
2. These are our tax dollars;
3. The inability to have the housing, health care, education and transit we deserve reflects this aberrant budget choice;
4. Cutting the military expenditures and transferring to human needs, job creation, and infrastructure upgrades would improve the quality of life for tens of millions of Americans and their children, and
5. Increase national security.