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St. Patricks Peace Parade - CANCELLED - Read Press Release for reasons

NEWS RELEASE
ACLU of Massachusetts :: 211 Congress St. Boston MA 02110 :: 617.482.3170 :: 617.451.0009 (f) :: www.aclum.org
Veterans for Peace cancels annual Saint Patrick's Peace Parade after judge's initial ruling allows City to deny noon start time on March 15

ACLU lawsuit on behalf of VFP will continue to challenge City's 11-month delay in acting on permit application, and favoritism for South Boston Allied War Veterans parade, which excludes most LGBT and veterans' peace groups.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Why are there two parades in South Boston on Saint Patrick’s Day?

Help Us Organize a First Class St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade

Hello all you wonderful peace, environmental, jobs, social and economic justice activists.

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OUTVETS Decision Applauded by Veterans For Peace

Veterans For Peace applauds the decision by the Allied War Veterans Council to allow OUTVETS, a fledging new LGBT veterans group, to walk in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

The LGBT community has been denied participation in the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for over twenty years. This certainly signals a step in the right direction.

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Carlos Arredondo: Grand Marshal of St. Patrick's Peace Parade

Carlos ArredondoBoston, Mass. – March 3, 2014 – Carlos Arredondo and his wife Melida will be the Grand Marshalls for the Saint Patrick Peace Parade, the alternative parade, in South Boston on Sunday, March 16. Carlos is well known as one of the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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St. Patrick's Peace Parade

A short film by Jesse Perrier on the 2013 St. Patrick's Peace Parade

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"Extremists"

Thanks to all Peace Parade marchers!

Pat ScanlonHi Smedleys, Samanthas, everyone who helped in anyway to make our parade a success and everyone who marched with us.
Please share this with your lists, we would like everyone who was with us in any capacity to receive this expression of gratitude.

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Why the Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade?

Peoples Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social and Economic Justice

Pat Scanlon

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 2pm - Broadway MBTA Station, South Boston - look for VfP Flags

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