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Is Trump threatening War with Iran?

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge • 11 Garden St • Hastings Room • Cambridge

Talk and Discussion with Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian and the winner of the 2012 Gellhorn Prize for journalism, named after the highly respected 20th century American foreign correspondent Martha Gellhorn.  From 2004 until 2015, Porter covered U.S. military policy and intelligence operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Syria as well as the drone wars in Pakistan and Yemen for Inter Press Service, Truthout, Consortium News, The Nation, Truthdig and Middle East Eye.  He has also been published in Foreign Policy, the National Interest and other journals and websites.  He has been interviewed frequently on al Jazeera English, RT, Democracy Now and the Real News Network. 

Mr. Porter was Saigon bureau chief of Dispatch New Service International in 1971, and from 1974 through 1976, he was Co-Director of the Indochina Resource Center, an anti-war educational and lobbying organization in Washington, D.C.  He received his PhD in Southeast Asian studies and international politics from Cornell University and taught international studies at City College of New York and American University.

He is the author of two books that present a new understanding of major episodes in U.S. foreign and military policy. Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, published in 2005, documents the fact that the top national security officials had pressured on Kennedy and Johnson to go to war in Vietnam.  Popular historian Andrew Bacevich called it "without a doubt, the most important contribution to the history of U.S. national security policy to appear in the past decade."

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Syria • ISIS • Middle East Violence • and the Next President

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room • 120 Tremont St • near Park Street MBTA • Boston

How can the US stop destabilizing the Middle East and lay the foundation for peace?

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

From the September 18 Cambridge Chronicle - By Paul Shannon

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Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

Paul Shannon's Guest Column in the Cambridge Chronicle, September 18, 2015

CAMBRIDGE

Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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Arlington Peace Vigil in support of the Iran Agreement

Arlington United for Justice with Peace responded to the moveon.org call for local peace vigils in support of the Iran agreement that is currently before Congress for a vote. 

Despite the rain, twenty people stood out for an hour at Arlington Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 7 pm.

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Yes to the Iran Deal: Vigils for Peace & Diplomacy

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Boston (Park Street), Cambridge, Arlington, Newton, Plymouth, Peabody, Haverhill, Fall River, Pittsfield

Arlington Peace Vigil

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Arlington Town Hall • 730 Mass. Ave. • Arlington

Arlington United for Justice with Peace will vigil in response to moveon.org's call for vigils to support the Iran agreement.

 

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The Iran Deal: A Step Toward Re-imagining the Middle East

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Where: Christ Church Cambridge • Zero Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

The Iran nuclear deal, if it is not blocked by Congress in the next weeks, is a step towards reducing hostility between the United States and Iran and potentially a step towards a more peaceful Middle East.  

Journalist and author Stephen Kinzer, academic Stephen Walt, physician Shahin Tabatabaei, and humorist Jimmy Tingle will unpack the issues and engage in discussion with attendees.   $10 donation requested, no one turned away.  Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action

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Debate: Should Congress Approve the Nuclear Agreement with Iran?

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard University - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor • Cambridge

Panel Discussion

Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series

Discussants: James Walsh
  William H. Tobey
Moderator: Matthew Bunn

Congress is entering the final phase of its review of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”—the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. A vote on the agreement will take place in a matter of days. In this debate, nonproliferation experts William Tobey and Jim Walsh will engage in a formal debate of the resolution “Congress should approve the nuclear agreement with Iran,” moderated by Prof. Matthew Bunn. The debate will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments provided.

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Support the Iran Deal in Boston

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 5:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boston

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If you support the #IranDeal and want to show the world that you support peace, join us Saturday in Copley square. 

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Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Webex • national conference call

Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement:
featuring Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, &
Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council

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Outreach for the Iran nuclear agreement

When: Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:00 pm to Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
Where: Harvard and Park Street MBTA stations • Cambridge

Free film screening, double header: "AMIA Repetita" & Alan Sabrosky interview on 9/11

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

AMIA Repetita

AMIA bombing

[shades of 9/11: plants on the ground & USRael immediately - before the dust settles -  blaming Iran, destroying evidence, railroading an investigation...; days prior to the attacks, work crews are going in and out of the buildings; higher-ups who would normally be at these sites are diverted to other locations; witness testimony is ignored;  cui bono?  etc, etc ... ]

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Rally to Welcome the Iran Nuclear Deal

When: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Park Street MBTA Station • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston
Join us to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal as a step towards a more peaceful Middle East and towards a Mideast WMD Free Zone.   
 
Congress has 60 days to approve or disapprove the deal. We will call on Massachusetts members of Congress to speak out strongly in favor and vote to approve.
 
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Diplomacy Triumphs as Historic Iran Deal Relaxes Mideast Tensions

After years of sanctions, suspicion, war threats, and negotiations, six world powers and Iran announced a comprehensive deal this morning to resolve disputes over Iran's nuclear program and roll back sanctions.  

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