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Film Showing of NATIONAL BIRD, Feb. 25 at 2:00 pm

Why is our government killing thousands of people around the globe they can’t even identify?  

See National Bird, a film directed by Sonia Kennebeck about the secret US drone assassination program.

Plagued by PTSD and guilt over participating in the killing of thousands of faceless people,

    including children, three whistleblowers courageously decide to speak out publicly, despite

    possible severe consequences.  The film also interviews people on the ground in Afghanistan

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A Victory for the Right to Boycott in Massachusetts

by Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Boston, MA, February 8 — Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel.

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Divest from the War Machine Campaign

Dear United , UFPJ is excited to be part of kicking off the Divest from the War Machine Campaign with a week of national action, February 5 to 11. We are encouraging all our member groups and all activists to become part of this vital effort to take on the massive, global, U.S. military apparatus that is fueled by the alliance between policy makers and the arms industry.

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Lorde is only the latest: How touring in Israel thrusts musicians into controversy

Lorde is only the latest: How touring in Israel thrusts musicians into controversy
This article shows the increasing power of the BDS campaign, now embraced by a growing number of mainstream pop musicians.
 
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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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China, Xi Jinping and the Nineteenth Party Congress

 
 

By Duncan McFarland

Center for Marxist Education (Cambridge) and CCDS Socialist Education Project

November 2017

West Newton, Mass.

 

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Yemen? Where on Earth is Yemen? Paul Shannon (from Counterpunch)

At the end of last week the United Nations humanitarian chief warned that unless the blockade of Yemen was lifted, the country woul face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims”. 

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Armistice Day with VFP Smedley Butler Brigade

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was the day that the Armistice between WWI Allies and Germany went into effect in 1918. 

World War I or the War To End All Wars was fought from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 mobilizing 70 million military personnel.  Sixteen million died in this war (9 million combatants and 7 million civilians).

As WW II and subsequent wars bear out, including the Endless Wars of today, wars are still with us, fueled by a global arms industry and competing international interests seeking resources and hegemony.

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Afghanistan, the Endless War and Our Torn Flag

by Joseph Gerson

Speech delivered at the October 4 protest in Boston over more US troops in Afghanistan

printed in Truthout

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On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

On the 16th Anniversary of the US War in Afghanistan: Will the US Ever Learn?

 

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"What we are faced with in this world...

Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Agape Community, October 7, 2017

“What we are faced with in this world is – man has gone too far,” spoke Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a Spiritual Leader, of the Lakota Nation on Saturday, October 7th at the intentional Christian community Agape in Hardwick, Massachusetts.

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Arms and the Babies: Unbridled Compassion for All the Casualties of War

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Arms and the Babies: Unbridled Compassion for All the Casualties of War

Posted By George Capaccio On April 10, 2017 @ 1:58 am In articles 2015 | Comments Disabled

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SUPPORT THE SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT

Immigrant residents of Massachusetts are terrified by Pres. Trump’s assault on their lives and liberties and ICE’s stepped up efforts to detain and deport them.  State action to reaffirm immigrants’ constitutional rights and to protect against detention and deportation is more urgent than ever.

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Marco Rubio introduces Senate bill attacking BDS movement

Obama Stands Up to Trump (and Israel); UN Condemns Settlements

by Phyllis Bennis

Just a few hours ago, the Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, demanding a complete end to settlement activity, and holding the settlements a violation of international law. For the first time, the US allowed such a resolution to pass – abstaining rather than vetoing the resolution as it always had in the past. The resolution's passage was a huge slap in the face to Donald Trump’s overnight efforts, with Israel and Egypt, to seize control of Middle East diplomacy weeks before he is inaugurated as president. 

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