Submitted by ujpadmin2 on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 5:16pm.
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:30 am
to 11:00 pm
Where: ONLINE • https://hsphevents.webex.com/
2012 Sep 11 - 9:30am
2012 Sep 11 - 11:00pm
An ONLINE Live Seminar
Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection
Targeted attacks from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have become an essential feature of American counterterrorism policy since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. U.S. officials praise drone warfare as the most effective way to eliminate top Al-Qaida and Taliban members, and therefore, combat terrorism. Conversely, human rights groups and legal scholars oppose this practice because drone technology confers an unprecedented power to kill away from the traditional battlefields and without the legal accountability and due process accorded in law enforcement settings.
Submitted by ujpadmin2 on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:46am.
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 8:46 am
Where: American Friends Service Committee Cambridge Office • 2161 Massachusetts Avenue • (8 minute walk from the Red Line T Stop) • Cambridge
2012 Aug 28 - 8:46am
Vote for the Peace and Justice Referendum on Election Day, Nov. 6!
The presidential election campaign this fall is a time when many Americans are talking politics, open to discussion and new ideas. Yet the two major national parties limit the debate and many proposals for real solutions are "off the table." A dynamic coalition of peace, labor, housing and community activists came together to address this problem. Working countless volunteer hours to gather signatures, the coalition has put the Budget for All policy referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. A "yes" vote advises our representatives to support jobs and social security, fair taxation, ending the Afghanistan War and cutting the military budget. Many people were surprised and pleased when they signed the petition. Now we need to engage the voters with a real discussion of how to put the country on the right track.