First Night Against the Wars: Stop Bombing Syria and Iraq

When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Boston Public Library • Dartmouth St side • Copley Square • Boston
2014 Dec 31 - 12:00pm
2014 Dec 31 - 6:00pm

First Night Against the Wars

Stop Bombing Syria & Iraq

Ring in the new year -- with a spirited rally against a new war!

Our war in Iraq destroyed that country and triggered the creation of ISIS.

Who knows what death and calamities our government’s bombing of Syria and Iraq might lead to -- unless we stop it!

President Obama is seeking Congressional authorization to bomb ISIS not only in Iraq and Syria – but anywhere he wants.

Join us on

New Year’s Eve 2014

for a First Night peace rally

anytime noon to 6pm

Copley Square, Boston

Dartmouth street side of Boston Public Library

Bring your signs or help hold our banners

 

After 6pm we will join in the First Night Parade with banners & signs

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Boston Protest Against U.S. Wars on Iraq/Syria

About 50 peace activists held an anti-war speakout at Park St., then marched behind a model drone to downtown crossing, where a mock drones war "die-in" took place as street theater. It attracted a great deal of attention from downtown shoppers; a police car showed up, but allowed us to stay and continue our protest.

See Photos and Video

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Stand for Justice in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and Beyond

When: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Watertown Square • Watertown
2014 Dec 14 - 6:00pm
2014 Dec 14 - 7:00pm

 Watertown Citizens and World in Watertown urge you to attend a special event this Sunday, December 14 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Watertown Square.


Join us with your family, friends and neighbors at a candlelight vigil and testimonials under the banner 

"Stand for Justice in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and Beyond"

6:00 PM Candlelight Vigil in Watertown Square
6:45 PM Testimonials from Community and Faith Leaders
7:00 PM Closing

Bring candles and holders, make a sign that expresses your sentiments, and dress warm.

If you have questions emailwatertowncitizens@gmail.com.

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ISIS: Then and Now

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

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Stand in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson

We share this important message from United for Peace & Justice with which we are in full accord. USLAW is affiliated with UFPJ. STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF FERGUSON “The senseless killing of Mike Brown is a movement moment for racial justice and an opportunity to advance economic and social justice for all. We in the peace movement have a special role to play in this struggle because our work is global. Our work is for peace at home and peace abroad. We know that war and militarism has no borders. If we are to have peace abroad we must confront injustice, violence and the militarization of police in our own communities. We must build peace at home. The struggle against violence and militarism in Ferguson continues, as it does around the world.
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Two Protests at RE/MAX

Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Boston-area activists initiated a new Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions project at RE/MAX real estate agency.

Protests were held at the RE/MAX offices in Davis Square, Somerville and in Jamaica Plain in Boston.  RE/MAX is selling homes in settlements that are widely accepted as violating international law.  Israeli settlements have displaced thousands of Palestinian families.  The settlements have been built on land that belongs to the Palestinian people.

The chairman of the Board of RE/MAX, Dave Liniger has been asked by the BDS campaign to halt the selling of these properties by RE/MAX's franchise in Israel, but thus far the company has failed to take action.  

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Kinder Morgan On The Run!??

The infamous Kinder Morgan company that wants to build a new pipeline from New York state to Dracut through woods, orchards, communities, and wetlands in Massachusetts has revised its route.

In a Boston Globe front page story dated 12/6/14, that begins, “Stung by intense local opposition…” -- one could almost think that a people’s victory was at hand!

However, the re-routing of the proposed pipeline still travels through several Massachusetts communities as well as southern New Hampshire. Hinsdale, MA – a small, rural, not wealthy, community dotted with lakes and cabins, Pittsfield, Shelburne, Cheshire, Hancock and Lanesborough are on the new list of towns to be invaded by the Houston energy company.

New England has a rich history of opposition to energy projects that outside corporations wish to site within our borders.

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