Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave & Richmond St • Aquarium T • Boston
2015 May 25 - 1:00pm
2015 May 25 - 4:00pm

Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace invites all to join us in remembering. This Memorial day we will be recalling the 70th anniversary of V-E, and the 40th anniversary of the end of Vietnam. Poets and speakers will help us remember. 

We will also recall names of fallen, and ceremoniously drop carnations into the sea with a toll of the bell.


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Ukraine Crisis: Origins of Conflict and Prospects for Peace

When: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: House Party • -- • Newtonville
2015 Jun 7 - 6:00pm
2015 Jun 7 - 9:00pm

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

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.

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Immigrant Rights Campaign Launch

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Park St T • Boston
2015 May 7 - 11:00am
2015 May 7 - 12:00pm

The Struggle Continues! La Lucha Sigue!

The MA Safe Driving Coalition and MA Trust Act Coalition unite
to advocate for better public policies in our state.

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Harvard Graduation Day Demonstration for Palestinian Rights

When: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Holyoke Center • Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square • Cambridge
2015 May 28 - 4:00pm
2015 May 28 - 6:00pm

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 

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Listen, Yankee! Why Cuba Matters with Tom Hayden

When: Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: First Church of Jamaica Plain, UU • 6 Eliot St. • Jamaica Plain
2015 May 29 - 7:00pm
2015 May 29 - 9:30pm

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 Cuba

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People's History Teach in on Vietnam War - Report by Duncan McFarland and Thea Paneth

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.”

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