US foreign policy and empire

The 1% - What’s NATO Got to Do with It?

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
2012 Apr 4 - 7:00pm
2012 Apr 4 - 9:00pm

Afghanistan, Libya, Russia, Iran, China & Economic Injustice

A teach-in with Vijay Prashad, Elaine Bernard & Joseph Gerson

Peace and justice organizations, community based groups and Occupy are preparing to challenge militarism and austerity when the leaders of the NATO and G-8 nations meet in Chicago this May. Join us to learn what NATO and the G-8 have to do with the world’s wars, economic crises, and making the world safe for the 1%.

Vijay Prasahad Elaine Bernard Joseph Gerson
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Congo: The World Capital of Rape

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Conference Room 2nd Floor • 89 South Street • Boston
2011 Nov 2 - 4:30pm
2011 Nov 2 - 11:30pm

An event to explore the severity of rape and child slavery as a direct result of Mineral Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consumer activists will have the opportunity to learn and become active members in "NO Blood on my Cell phone", a campaign dedicated to spreading awareness about the illegal processes by which Coltan is collected and used to make the vast majority of cell phones and other technologies.

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Making Connections: Boston to NATO - UJP Strategy Conference

When: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge
2011 Jan 22 - 1:00pm
2011 Jan 22 - 5:00pm

Chuck Turner

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Chuck Turner: Here I Stand

Opening the conference will be a discussion with Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, whose sentencing hearing follows the conference by only a few days. Turner was recently removed from the City Council after being found guilty of bribery in an FBI operation which seemed strange and unbelievable to many of his supporters.

Turner is a long-time ally of UJP and leader in the movement for peace and justice. One of his priority projects was recently crowned with success with passage of a state level CORI reform bill. Turner will be introduced by Duncan McFarland, UJP planning group member, who will recount some of the history of work done together by Turner and UJP.

US Global Strategy for the 21st Century
Obama Policy, European and Asian Responses

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson will share some of what he learned as a participant in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, the NATO counter-summit conference and protests in Portugal, and the Japan Peace Conference, which brought together leading Japanese and other Asia-Pacific peace and anti-bases activists.

In addition to lessons about how the Obama Administration is working to create its "arrangement for the 21st century", and reflections about some of committed and inspiring people he met and worked with, Gerson will talk about plans for international campaigns to end the Afghanistan War, to cut military spending to meet human needs, for nuclear disarmament, and for the withdrawal of oppressive U.S. military bases.

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