A Pakistani-American journalist films people who live in the tribal areas of Pakistan under the constant presence of the US drones... and in the wake of their destruction. Q&A with director Madiha Tahir.
Sponsored by MIT Western Hemisphere Project; Eastern Mass. Anti-Drone Network Task Force of United for Justice with Peace; Boston United National Antiwar Coalition; Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia; and Mass. Global Action
People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice
Unite, Participate, Celebrate
Assemble: 1pm. Parade start: 2pm Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!
There are several DIVISIONS marching in the parade, as well as two marching bands, Duck Boats, bagpipers, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.. The DIVISIONS are: Veterans groups; Peace groups; LGBT groups; Faith groups; environmental groups; social and economic justice groups; labor groups; political groups. Please invite your group(s) to come! Contact: Veterans for Peace, Pat Scanlon, email@example.com, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, email@example.com.
Please join us for our Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade, the Alternative People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social and Economic Justice.Filed under:
By Citizens Trade Campaign
Labor, environmental and consumer advocates within Citizens Trade Campaign (CTC) and beyond are voicing unified opposition to Fast Track legislation introduced by Representative David Camp (MI) and Senator Max Baucus.
The Camp-Baucus bill seeks to revive the 2002 Fast Track mechanism that would allow pacts such as the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be signed by the Executive Branch before the public has an opportunity to review any texts, and then be rushed through Congress circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. CTC member organizations, Congressional leaders and allied organizations pledged to defeat this legislation.
“Unfettered fast track, as the Camp-Baucus proposal calls for, is a recipe for continued outsourcing and offshoring of jobs. The American people are sick and tired of one-way trade. The USW will vigorously oppose the proposal and any efforts to provide preferential and expedited treatment for trade deals that fail to reform and update our nation’s trade policies and allow negotiations to continue to be cloaked in secrecy,” said United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard.
A Conversation on Palestinian and African American Solidarity
with Mel King, Irene Nasser, and Fadi Quran
Sponsored by The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Centre for Faith, Art, and Justice, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, Dorothy Cotton Institute, The City School, Americans Friends Service Committee, Mass Peace Action, and Grassroots InternationalFiled under:
So far Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey haven’t signed onto this hawkish Menendez resolution, but they haven’t spoken out against it either. UJP urges everyone to call Sen. Warren and Markey to oppose S1881which seeks to impose new sanctions on Iran.
47 Senators Take AIPAC’s Word Over U.S. Intel Community
by Jim Lobe
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has published the list of senators who so far have agreed to co-sponsor the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, aka the Wag the Dog Act of 2014. You’ll recall that the initial list, which was introduced by its principal engineers, Sens. Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez, Dec 19, included 26 co-sponsors equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, to which newly elected New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker quickly added his name. Since then, 20 other senators — all Republicans, unsurprisingly — have added their names, for a grand total of 47 — still short of a majority, let alone one that could survive an Obama veto that the White House has already committed the president to cast if the bill is passed in its present form.