Harvard Heat Week Abbreviated Schedule
Full Schedule at: harvardheatweek.org/schedule/
Sunday April 12 - Heat Week Launch
10:30 AM Faith Service and Discussion with Tim DeChristopher: Climate Justice and the Moral Imperative Old Cambridge Baptist Church (1151 Mass. Ave.)
6 PM Heat Week Launch at First Parish in Cambridge (1446 Mass. Ave.) with Bill McKibben '82, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Sen. Tim Wirth '61, and many more.
Monday April 13 - Alumni Day Rally 10 AM, Mass. Hall in Harvard Yard
Tuesday April 14 - Justice and Labor Day 2:30 Rally Fight for $15, Harvard Sq. T Station
Wednesday, April 15 - Faith Day Interfaith Service 7 PM First Parish in CambridgeFiled under:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence
Vincent J Intondi on his new book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement
Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
About the Presenter
Vincent Intondi is an Associate Professor of history and founder of the Center for Black Studies at Montgomery College in Washington, DC. Intondi is also Director of Research for American University¹s Nuclear Studies. He is regular contributor to the Huffington Post and author of the book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement.
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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.
A teach-in on the history of the Vietnam War, with a focus on resistance, was held on March 28, 2015 at MIT. The program was organized by United for Justice with Peace, the eastern Massachusetts coalition formed after 9/11 and hosted by MIT's Technology and Culture Forum.
Veterans For Peace put out a national call for programs to accurately reflect the events of the period in response to a major Pentagon effort to officially rewrite history and sanitize that war as a propaganda campaign to justify current wars.
This year is a commemorative year, the 50th anniversary of the first antiwar teach-in at the University of Michigan and the 40th anniversary of the end of the war in 1975.
Doug Rawlings, one of the six co-founders of Veterans For Peace started the day with a moving poem, Walking the Wall: “if your nightmares wait for the night, you are a survivor.”
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?