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Film: Catch-22

When: Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:40 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Note: our March film is on Saturday, the 28th,
in order to combine our monthly film with UPandOUT's 10th Anniversary pARtY!!!
Party starts at 5pm; film screens from 7-9; party renews 9-11pm
[In April, we get back to our regular schedule - every 3rd Thursday]


“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you” ~Joseph Heller

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Foreign Policy for All Discussion Workshops

When: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8:00 am to Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:00 pm
Where: Multiple locations • Natick, Watertown, Worcester, etc

Climate Change Challenges: Support the Environment or the U.S. Military

Having lived through the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, I tread carefully when speaking about any danger greater than war that children in our world might face.  I won’t forget children in Baghdadi hospitals whose bodies I have seen, wounded and maimed, after bombing campaigns ordered by U.S.

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Can Dignity Play a Role in US/Cuba Reconciliation?

When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: CGIS Knafel Building, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs • 1737 Cambridge Street • Room K-262 • Cambridge

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Can Dignity Play a Role in US/Cuba Reconciliation?


Elaine Diaz Rodriguez, Professor of Journalism at Havana University, Cuba

Nieman Fellow


Donna Hicks, Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

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Election Forum & Reception on the Future of National Security

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Hampshire House • 84 Beacon St • Arlington/Charles T • Boston

Council for a Livable World: Join us and notable experts for a lively discussion about what the election results mean for the new U.S. Congress and implications for current and future national security strategies.

John Isaacs, Susan Shaer, Tom Andrews, Angela Canterbury.  Invited: Senators Ed Markey & Elizabeth Warren

RSVP online:

Contact: Amanda Waldron, 202-543-4100 x2115,


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Stop the Killing

On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a U.S. military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brutality following graduation. That night, once the base's lights went out, the students of this school heard, coming down from on high, the voice of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

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Marina Sitrin: "New Global Movements for Real Democracy"

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Northeastern University • 310 Renaissance Park • Boston

Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.

Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can't Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).

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Bush & Obama: Age of Terror

When: Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Curry Student Center Ballroom - Northeastern University • 346 Huntington Ave • Boston
The Untold History of the United States 
Bush & Obama: Age of Terror

Film Screening and Discussion

  • Mr. Oliver Stone ,Writer and Director
  • Dr. Peter Kuznick, Professor of History, American University
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Free film screening: "The Last Word on the [JFK] Assassination - the Jim Garrison Tapes

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

The Last Word on the Assassination

The JFK Assassination: the Jim Garrison Tapes

view clip

The Last Word on the Assassination

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The Professor & the President: Who’s the Bully?

Free film screening: "American Empire - an Act of Collective Madness"

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:40 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

American Empire
an act of Collective Madness
watch the trailer!

Showing Thursday, October 16, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer]

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Appeal to the Peace and Climate Movements

Free film screening: "9/11 in the Academic Community"

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:40 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Bowe Bergdahl and the Moral Rot of American Exceptionalism

Ukraine, NATO and the World At Turning Points

Presented at the Sarajevo Peace Event, June 7, 2014

Joseph GersonFriends,

It is a privilege to be joining and learning from you here in Sarajevo. I especially want to thank Reiner Braun of IALANA and IPB and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung for this opportunity.

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