Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming: Greater Boston Organizing Meeting

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9 Hamilton Place • across from Park Street T • Boston
2014 Aug 28 - 7:00pm

Organizing Meeting for the People’s Climate March in New York on September 21

Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

Time is urgent -- people are marching

Peace, environment, labor and justice -- movements converging

Will this be a turning point in people's history?


Featuring Boston College Prof. Charlie Derber and an organizer from 350MA

As peace activists we call on all who want to preserve our planet to join the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st and to form a Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming Contingent. We can’t afford the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the way we live and from war and preparation for war

(To see the full call to the peace movement to participate in the September 21 Peoples Climate March go to

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace, Mass. Peace Action, and American Friends Service Committee

For information: 617-354-2169

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The Gaza Crisis: First-hand view from the West Bank"

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Private Home • Newton
2014 Aug 17 - 6:00pm
2014 Aug 17 - 9:00pm

Invitation to a Special Report from the Occupied Territories: "The Gaza Crisis and Growing Palestinian Resistance: a first-hand view from the West Bank." a talk by Nora Murad.  Potluck Supper, 6:00 pm, presentation and discussion 7:00 pm.

Nora Lester Murad has lived in the Occupied Territories for more than ten years and has close contacts with youth in Gaza.  She was in Ramallah this July during th Israeli attack.  Nora will share her information about Gaza and directions observations from the West Bank.

Nora is founder of the Dalia Association with colleagues on the West Bank.  Dalia is committed to providing material aid directly to community projects formulated and organized by local people.  She has extensive first hand knowledge of the impact of the Occupation and grassroots resistance to it.  She is also well connected to Gaza residents struggling to survive under horrific conditions.

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2000 People March in Boston to Stop Attack on Gaza

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of Boston on July 22, rallying to stop the attack on Gaza.  From Copley Square to the State House, the streets were flooded with people.  The chants were loud: "Free Gaza" -- "Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israeli crimes" -- and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." 

At the State House there were over 20 people who risked arrest by staging a die-in.  With the violence by Israel escalating daily, more and more children and civilians are being killed, so something had to be done.  Drones are now flying over Gaza, killing children while they play at the beach.

Gaza has been under siege, surrounded by Israeli checkpoints where they have no place to go.  The siege must be lifted and Gaza must be free.  And so, "Free, free Palestine" was changed over and over to let everyone know what the protest was all about.

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March for Gaza - End the Israeli Siege - No more US Tax Dollars - March on HP

When: Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza • Cambridge St • Boston
2014 Aug 11 - 5:30pm
2014 Aug 11 - 8:30pm


  • End the Israeli Siege of Gaza
  • No more US tax dollars for Israel
  • Boycott, Divestment  and Sanctions
  • Join US to March on HP and let them know Occupation is a Crime

Hewlett Packard makes billions off the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  

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Almost 70 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joseph Gerson, AFSC's disarmament coordinator, answers questions about the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings.   Originally posted at

Why do people each year commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Joseph GersonCommemorations of the first atomic bombings held across the United States and around the world provide a means to remind ourselves, our communities and elected officials that we continue to face the danger of nuclear annihilation, and that action for nuclear disarmament is an urgent necessity. Commemorations open spaces to educate the public—especially young generations—about the human consequences of nuclear war.

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Fracked Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts?

On July 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there will be a rally at the State House in Boston to welcome and join the “rolling marchers” who are walking to protest a proposed pipeline of fracked gas running through their communities. 

This is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run from New York, to Richmond in Berkshire County and through to Dracut, north of Boston. 

Petitions in opposition to this project will be presented to the legislature and governor.  You can sign them here:

Brief Overview

The company planning this pipeline is Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.  The project is called the “Northeast Expansion Direct.”

The cost of this pipeline is estimated at 3 billion dollars (some of) which would be paid by a new tariff on electric ratepayers. 

This proposed pipeline would run through hundreds of private properties including farmland and apple orchards in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts!

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Fears of new conflict in Iraq spark protests

Photo by: John Wilcox
WAR-WEARY: Protestors such Thea Paneth from Arlington United for Justice with Peace, protest on Boston Common yesterday.
From the Boston Herald - Sunday, June 22, 2014

By: Antonio Planas

Anti-War Protesters Voice Opposition To U.S....

Opposition to a return of U.S. combat troops to Iraq is being voiced from Boston Common to Capitol Hill. WBZ-TV's Jim Smith reports

About 75 people opposed to U.S. military intervention in Iraq rallied on Boston Common yesterday as insurgents led by an al-Qaeda breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province, capturing three strategic towns.

The protest was organized by United for Justice with Peace and other affiliated groups who fear that President Obama’s decision to send 300 military advisers to join 275 U.S. troops already in Iraq to quell the insurgency may draw the country back into combat.

“I saw a lot of death and destruction for no reason,” said Iraq War veteran Michael Sullivan, 29, of Shirley. “We shouldn’t go back in because we’re causing more harm to ourselves — we need to let them settle it.”

Sullivan was deployed to Camp Liberty outside Baghdad for 10 months, beginning in 2005. Sullivan, with the group Veterans for Peace, said the U.S. intervention in Iraq created “false hope” among Iraqis and American military intervention didn’t change the instability in the country.

Protestors holding signs, some reading “No New War on Iraq” and “Don’t Bomb Iraq Again,” said they were concerned the limited intervention by the U.S. government might spread to all-out war.

Thea Paneth, 55, of Arlington, said the U.S. has been in and out of Iraq since the early 1990s and nothing has changed except far too many Iraqi civilian deaths.

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