How should we respond to the new US war in Iraq and Syria and the dangers this war may unleash in our violent world?
The U.S. attacks on Syria launched Sept. 22 are a disastrous setback for peace, for the rule of law, and for sound U.S. foreign policy. Why did the US launch them, how can we stop them, and what are the nonviolent alternatives we should advocate?
With Prof. Robert Ross and Duncan McFarland
"Competitive Interdependence” defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary “near-peer” competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions.
To learn more about the forces driving U.S. and Chinese policies and ways that we can build toward peaceful common security between these great powers, join us for a public forum with:Filed under:
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
Where: First Parish in Cambridge • (corner of Mass Ave and Church Street) • Harvard Square • Cambrige
The Gaza Mental Health Foundation presents:
Instilling Hope in Gaza: The Legacy of Dr. Eyad el Sarraj
A Memorial Tribute
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 PM
First Parish in Cambridge, Harvard Square (corner of Mass Ave and Church Street)
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|Understanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics||Tue Oct 21||7:00pm||Encuentro 5||Boston|
|Beheadings, Bombings and Bullets: Medea Benjamin on our New Wars in Syria and Iraq||Wed Oct 22||7:00pm||Harvard Science Center D||Cambridge (LOCATION CHANGE)|
|Gasland II||Thu Oct 23||7:07pm||SATV-Salem||Salem|
|Organizing Meeting for a Coalition Against the U.S. War in Iraq & Syria||Mon Oct 27||7:00pm||encuentro 5||Boston|
|Instilling Hope in Gaza: The Legacy of Dr. Eyad el Sarraj||Tue Oct 28||7:00pm||First Parish in Cambridge||Cambrige|
|A Foreign Policy for All||Sat Nov 8||9:00am||MIT Campus - Room 34-101||Cambridge|
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The U.S. attacks on Syria and Iraq are a disastrous setback for peace, the rule of law, and for a diplomatic resolution of the upheaval in the Middle East.
These wars divert attention and resources from the economic well-being of U.S. families and the need to address climate change. They undermine the kind of international cooperation that is needed to address urgent needs in the world community. The new war will consume all the money in Washington – there is no way funding will be available for climate change, housing, or jobs if the U.S. starts a new war.Filed under:
|Youth filled the streets at People's Climate March|
A huge march of 300,000 people wound through Manhattan's midtown on the westside on Sept. 21 demanding urgent and substantive action to deal with global warming. Peace activists from all over Massachusetts joined in, pointing to the overlap in issues and common cause. Organized labor also held a pre-march rally as did faith communities, and convergence of issues was a theme of the day. Hopefully UN General Secretary Ban Xi-Moon, who also marched, will feel lots of support from the people as he tries to pressure reluctant goverments such as the USA into action.