Ukraine Crisis: Origins of Conflict and Prospects for Peace
Date: June 7, 6 for potluck, 7pm for Ukraine discussion
Place: house party, Newtonville. RSVP required: contact Jane at gbjonah@AOL.com
The situation in eastern Ukraine is tragic and dangerous, with suffering and casualties for the people and the potential for US/NATO confrontation with Russia. Understanding the crisis requires knowledge of history and geopolitical strategic relationships.
Paul Christensen, political scientist at Boston College, will describe post Soviet history of Russia and Ukraine and how US interventions contributed to the rise of Putin. He will look at US policy including sanctions, and possible solutions such as confederation or autonomy. Discussion will follow.Filed under:
** Tom Hayden's talk has been postponed due to health issues **
The JP Forum welcomes Tom Hayden - one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism - for a book talk.
Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, "Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters" offers fresh insight into one of history’s most enigmatic relationships between nations. His was one of the few voices that predicted the release of the Cuban 5 and the move to reestablish diplomatic relations.
Tom writes both as an observer of Cuba and as a US revolutionary student leader telling his own story, someone whose efforts to mobilize political change in the US mirrored the radical transformation simultaneously going on in Cuba.
A book signing and reception will follow the discussion.
Co-sponsored by the International Committee for a Just Policy towards CubaFiled under:
Please join us for Watertown Citizens' Annual Meeting
5:30 PM - Potluck Dinner and Meeting
6:45 PM - Program:
The State of the Environmental Movement in Massachusetts: Information, Education, Advocacy.
Our guest speaker is Watertown resident, George Bachrach, President of the Environmental League of Massachusetts where he oversees the organization's environmental advocacy, its commitment to strengthening the voice of concerned citizens, and its collaboration with leaders in business and government to ensure that laws are properly implemented and enforced. He is a former State legislator and candidate for the US Congress.
Free and Open to the Public. Bring a dish for the Potluck!
People from all around the US and world attend the graduation.
We will ask them to oppose Israel’s accelerated settlement drive and demand freedom for Palestinians.
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights