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Veterans For Peace & Allies will be marching behind the Boston’s Veterans Day Parade on November 11th. The parade will form at the corners of Charles & Beacon Streets and step off around 1pm. The parade will end at Sam Adams Park (Faneuil Hall) and the Armistice Day program will begin shortly after. A variety of readers, poets, and musicians will bring a sense of Peacefulness surrounding Armistice day. After the program, Veterans and family are invited to Durgin Park restaurant for a free and hearty meal.
Friends Meeting at Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge) is honored to be able to show the documentary “Paying the Price for Peace” on Saturday evening, October 1st at 7:00. The film chronicles the life and witness of Brian Wilson who in 1987 during a protest was run over by a train carrying weapons from a naval weapons depot in California. The loss of both legs and nearly his life have not slowed him down, and the file contextualizes his stand for peace. Free and open to the public.
A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized.
Music by Terry Kitchen
Annual event hosted by Veterans For Peace, Chapter 9 – Smedley Butler Brigade
On Saturday, December 19, at 1pm, activists will gather at Park Street Station on the Boston Common to honor Chelsea Manning close to her 28th birthday.
Chelsea Manning will be celebrating her 6th birthday in prison on Dec 17. She was given a 35 year sentence for disclosing information through WikiLeaks that the US government considered “classified.” They haven’t contested one piece of information in the trove of documents and videos released by Manning, but they simply didn’t want the public to know what was happening in the “War on Terror.”
Annual Smedley Butler Brigade Fundraiser for Veterans For Peace (flyer attached)
Dinner 6:30 - 7 PM, Entertainment with the RPS Band and The Undercovers 7-10 or later!
Gigantic Raffle - win great prizes.
|Pat Scanlon and Tony Flaherty, two of the main parade organizers.|
Not being allowed to march in the "official" parade, for the second year Veterans For Peace and other groups (notably Massachusetts Peace Action with the leadership of Cole Harrison) organized the St. Patrick's Peace Parade (the People's Alternative Parade...). This year's parade was bigger than the first one, perhaps two or three times bigger (I don't have a good count yet).
There were several divisions in the Peace Parade, including: Veterans For Peace, GLBT groups, religious/faith-based groups, labor, peace groups, political groups, and Occupy.
People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social & Economic Justice
Please join Veterans For Peace and other Peace and social / economic Justice organizations for this historic 2nd Annual “People’s Peace Parade" in South Boston.
Hi Smedleys, Samanthas, everyone who helped in anyway to make our parade a success and everyone who marched with us.
Please share this with your lists, we would like everyone who was with us in any capacity to receive this expression of gratitude.
Please join Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out, United for Justice with Peace, Gold Star Families for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for Peace on Memorial Day.
Speakers to include:
John Schuchardt – House of Peace, Ipswich, MA
Ross Caputi – Marine veteran of the Iraq War (2003 – 2006)
President of Boston University Anti-War Coalition
|Veterans for Peace march on Veterans Day, November 10, 2010. Open Media Boston photo by Jason Pramas|
Themes for the Day:
· How is the War Economy Working for You
People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice
Unite, Participate, Celebrate
Assemble: 2pm. Parade start: 3pm Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!