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Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture with Prof. Edward Carson

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

U.S. Foreign Policy: Intervention or Restraint? What can we expect from President Trump?

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Library • 123 Main St. • Watertown

Stephen Kinzer, author and journalist, will answer these questions when he discusses his new book The True Flag.

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Journalist, Stephen Kinzer at Community Church of Boston

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Sunday, February 19, 2016 

"Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and
the Birth of American Empire" with Stephen Kinzer

 

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"War & Priests: Catholic Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution"

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"War & Priests" examines the establishment of the first Catholic colleges
in the United States in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
The first Catholic bishop, John Carroll, was able to fund the expansion
of the church from the reestablishment of the slave economy
after the war, and a stream of Catholic priests fleeing the revolutions
in France and Haiti staffed these new Catholic institutions.

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A History of Newton Dialogues BOOK now available

Linda and Steve Nathanson were among the early organizers and key leaders of Newton Dialogues on Peace and War. Linda has written an account of how Newton Dialogues came into existence and put that together with over two hundred pages of archival material (newspapers, photos, press reports, event flyers, etc) to create a BOOK - a case study of community anti-war organizing. 

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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.

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Boston's Unfinished March for Jobs, Freedom and Justice

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:30 pm
Where: 54th Regiment Statue in front of State House • Beacon St • Boston Common • Boston

An Event Marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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On Seeing the Movie SELMA

Last night members of Arlington United for Justice with Peace went to see the timely movie Selma that just opened at our hometown movie theater, The Capitol.

The actors give rather understated performances in a slow-paced film punctuated by violence. The bombing of the Birmingham church is set squarely at the beginning and although I knew what was coming I jumped at the horror of it: Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair.

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People's History Teach In on the Vietnam War: the history the Pentagon does not want you to know or remember

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: MIT, Stata Center • 32 Vassar Street • 32-141 (AM) and 32-123 (PM) • Cambridge

People's History of the Vietnam War Teach-In

Resistance to the Vietnam War

The history the Pentagon does not want you to know or remember on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 teach-ins on the Vietnam War

featuring Noam Chomsky, Louise Bruyn, Carl Davidson and other resisters

Registration has ended!  Seats still available at the door.  10/door, students/low income $5 - no one turned away due to lack of funds

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Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Anti-War Movement as Myth and Memory

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Where: MIT Bldg 6 Room 120 • 77 Mass Ave. • Kendall T • Cambridge

A book presentation by Dr. Penny Lewis

Introduction by Antonio “Tony” Molina, President of the Puerto Rican Veteran Monument Square Association, Boston, MA. 

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Noam Chomsky and Subrata Ghoshroy - Science at MIT from the Cold War to the Climate Crisis

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology • 77 Mass. Ave. • 10-250 • Cambridge

Noam Chomsky and Subrata Ghoshroy will be discussing how scientific research at MIT has been affected for the past 50+ years by it’s relationship with outside funding agencies, in particular the US military.

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Film - The Power of Media Deception

When: Sunday, March 22, 2015, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Watertown Public Library • 123 Main Street • First Floor • Watertown

New England Film Premiere:

The Power Of Media Deception

Demand Evidence, Think Critically

Sunday, March 22nd, 2pm - Watertown Public Library

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Nuclear Weapons and the Black Freedom Movement

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 am
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

Talks by Vincent Intondi

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Vincent Intondi: African Americans Against the Bomb

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 pm to Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:00 pm
Where: Multiple locations • Cambridge/Boston

Stephen Kinzer: The Dulles Brothers and Their Secret World War

When: Sunday, February 8, 2015, 6:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

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