Submitted by Dale Smoak on Sun, 05/03/2015 - 7:28am.
When: Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 am
to Sunday, May 10, 2015, 9:00 pm
Where: Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel • Seacaucus
2015 May 8 - 8:00am
2015 May 10 - 9:00pm
This historic conference, sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), brings together antiwar and social justice activists to challenge U..S. imperial wars abroad and poverty, racism and repression here at home.
It’s time for a massive, united and independent response!
STOP THE WARS AT HOME & ABROAD
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10 Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel, Secaucus, NJ (30 min. from NYC)
Where: Calvary United Methodist Church • 300 Mass. Ave. • Enter on Linwood Street • Arlington
2015 May 9 - 7:00pm
2015 May 9 - 10:00pm
Back by popular demand!
Chris Nauman and Kenny Selcer lead a Seeger Song Night with friends Liz Buchanan and Gordon MacFarland, Chris and Quinn Eastburn, Gail Rundlett Finnie, Anne Sandstrom and John Loretz, and J.B. Sweeney with Jackie Damsky. Join us for this great event!
Doors open at 7 pm, $10.00 requested donation
Fundraiser for ongoing peace and justice work - for United for Justice with Peace (Boston area), United for Peace and Justice (national network) and others.
Calvary United Methodist Church is not affiliated with Arlington United for Justice with Peace.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 9:28am.
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.”
Submitted by dmcfarland on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:58am.
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.
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.
Submitted by Ann Glick on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:23am.
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.