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Feb. 21, 2015-Boston Common:
About 20 anti-war protesters held a speakout against Obama's request for authorization to use military force against Iraq and Syria.
Braving the cold sub-freezing temperatures, activists spoke out against the prospect of endless war this authorization would give the US.
About 50 peace activists held an anti-war speakout at Park St., then marched behind a model drone to downtown crossing, where a mock drones war "die-in" took place as street theater. It attracted a great deal of attention from downtown shoppers; a police car showed up, but allowed us to stay and continue our protest.
Boston, Mass.-July 19, 2014:
Boston, Mass.-Memorial Day-May 26, 2014:
About 100 peace activists gathered in Boston Waterfront Park for the annual Smedley Butler Brigade Veterans For Peace anti-war Memorial Day commemoration.
Boston, Mass.-March 22, 2014:
Boston, Mass.-Nov. 16, 2013:
About 50 anti-war activists in Boston protested the US use of drones in warfare and domestic spying.
From the organizers announcement:
Boston, Mass.-Nov. 11, 2013:
About one hundred members of Smedley Butler Brigade
Veterans For Peace and their supporters, marched on Veterans Day today.
Boston Common-April 6, 2013:
Boston area anti-war activists held a protest against US unmanned drone warfare. This was a preliminary protest to prepare for the national day of anti-drone protests on sat. April 13, culminating with a mass protest in front of the White House in Washington DC on April 13
at 12 noon. There will also be another larger anti-drone protest in Boston outside Park St. T Station
Boston, Mass.-Dec. 31, 2012:
About 20 peace activists braved the cold and held an anti-war informational
vigil in Copley Square right before the Boston First Night New Years Eve 2013 parade. Stop the War and Free Bradley Manning stickers were passed out to the crowds passing by, as well as very visible peace banners and signs displayed.
Boston, Mass.-Nov. 11, 2012:
About 150 members of Veterans For Peace and their supporters marched behind the official pro-war Boston Veterans Day parade.
Hundreds of May Day activists braved a heavy rain in Boston to rally for the rights of workers, immigrants, and all oppressed people--in solidarity with May Day protests internationally.