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BDS campaign: Hewlett Packard Boycott Launch: get the word out!

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

While Massachusetts taxpayer dollars buy Hewlett-Packard (HP) products for local goverments, HP profits from institutionalized racism from here to Palestine.  Israeli checkpoints, US prisons, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement all use HP techology to control and segregate people.  Let's organize to end contracts with HP and pressure the corporate giant to ends its complicity with human rights violations.

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Water As A Weapon: Rights to Water in Palestine, Detroit, Flint and Globally

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre St. • Jamaica Plain

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine 
Working to End Injustice in Israel-Palestine

Israeli Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Water is the most important resource. It ties people to land. Our speakers will focus on the Israeli use of water as a weapon in their occupation of Palestinians in the West Bank.

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Report back: tapping into water in the West Bank

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Tufts • 574 Boston Ave • Rm 401 • Medford

Tufts graduate students will discuss their recent water quality project in a Palestinian refugee camp.

Facebook page: facebook.com/events/1026120724129974/

[See Jessica Norris photography, Palestine:  jessienorriss.com/#/palestine/]

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Palestinians Under Siege: From Gaza to Hebron

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • • Cambridge

Where's the Outrage?

Speakers:

Issa Amro, Founder and director of Youth Against Settlements in Hebron in the West Bank

Nancy Murray, Activist and co-founder of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation who reently returned from the Gaza Strip.

Hebron is a city under siege; Gaza is an open air prison.  The speakers will brief us on the current situation.

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The Gatekeepers

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: SATV-Salem, MA. • 285 Derby St., • Salem
  • FRIENDS, COME SEE AND DISCUSS
  • THE GATEKEEPERS
  • TELLS THE STORY OF THE ISRAELI INTERNAL SECURITY SERVICE, SHIN BET, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SIX OF ITS FORMER HEADS
  • APRIL 5, 2016 TUESDAY 7:00 SALEM SATV 285 DERBY ST. FREE FILM SERIES ON FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH
  • SPONSORED BY SALEM PEACE COMMITTEE NORTH SHORE COALITION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM MARBLEHEAD PEACE COMMITTEE
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Iyad Burnat speaks on Palestinian nonviolent resistance

When: Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church • 9 Ayer Road • Harvard

Palestinian Film: "Five Broken Cameras"

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church • 9 Ayer Road • Harvard

A screening of the film 5 Broken Cameras - on Saturday, March 19, at the UU Church, 9 Ayer Road, in the town of Harvard, MA.  The film will be in Fellowship Hall, at the end of the driveway, across from the Elm St side of the church.  Doors open at 7:00 PMthe film starts at 7:30 PM. The film is about the Occupation of the West Bank village of Bil'in and Palestinian and allied resistance to it.

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Walk for Water Justice

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
300 Athenaeum Street • (near Kendall Square red line stop) • Cambridge

From Flint to Chelsea to Palestine, water must be a basic human right.  But water in these communities is being used as a weapon for political purposes.

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Walk for Water Justice

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: 300 Athenaeum Street • (near Kendall Square red line stop) • Cambridge

From Flint to Chelsea to Palestine, water must be a basic human right.  But water in these communities is being used as a weapon for political purposes.  The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine and the organization 1for3 are teaming up to bring attention to this issue, especially Israeli control of the water supply used by Palestinians in the Palestinian territories and Gaza.

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Play "There is a Field" by Jen Marlowe

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Harvard University • Adams Pool Theater • Cambridge
 
The Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Transgender Task Force, RAZA, SLAM, Black Students Association, and Native Americans at Harvard College present:
 
There is a Field by Jen Marlowe
 
The play follows the life and death of Aseel Asleh, a 17 year old Palestinian citizen of Israel who, along with 12 other Palestinians, was killed by Israeli police while participating in a peaceful protest.
 
The post-play discussion
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Jeff Halper (Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) in Boston - Several Events

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm to Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:00 am
Where: Wellesley College • Pendleton Hall 239 • 106 Central Street • Wellesley

Jeff Halper Events - flyer attached

(CANCELLED) Wellesley College, Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm, Pendleton Hall 239, 106 Central St. Wellesley (Sponsored by Wellesley College Students for Justice in Palestine)

First Baptist Church, Sunday, March 13 at 7 pm, 633 Centre Street Jamaica Plain

Brandeis University, Tuesday March 15 at 7 pm, 415 South St. Waltham (Sponsored by Brandeis Univ. Students for Justice in Palestine)

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Alison Weir Speaking on: What Americans Need to Know About Palestine-Israel: The Context Behind the Headlines

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Common Street Spiritual Center • 13 Common Street • next to Natick Post Office • Natick
Speaker:  Alison Weir, peace activist for Palestine, author and journalist, will discuss her book Against Our Better Judgement about the real roots of the violence in Israel-Palestine, and the little known history of why American taxpayers currently give Israel over $10 million per day.
 
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
Common Street Spiritual Center   (next to Natick Postoffice)
13 Common St., Natick, MA.
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The Bedford Lyceum - Alice Rothchild presents: A personal journey on the historical and ethical challenges of Israel Palestine

When: Sunday, March 6, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: First Parish in Bedford • 75 Great Road • Bedford

The Bedford Lyceum 

March 6, 2016, 9:00-10:00 am, Alice Rothchild presents: A personal journey: Reflections on the historical and ethical challenges of Israel/Palestine, First Parish in Bedford, 75 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, books and DVDs will be available for purchase. 

Contact: David Packer: 508.423.0299

https://www.facebook.com/events/231689310502627/

50 minutes including Q&A

 
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Climate Justice and Palestine: The New Intersectionality

On February 9, 2016, the US Supreme Court in a troubling example of shortsighted hubris halted Obama’s latest climate change resolutions which had emerged from the December Paris Agreement on global warming, thus also threatening commitments made by other top polluters, India and China. While China has now surpassed the US as the number one polluter, the decades of fossil fuel use by the US stills makes us the largest contributor to the climate crisis.

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Justice for Palestine: How Jewish Communities & Churches Act in Solidarity

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Liza Behrendt will discuss how Jewish Voice for Peace organize its community while many Jewish institutions actively support Israeli violence? As well as, how church divestment has become a game-changer in national solidarity activism? And how does Islamophobia and racism factor into our organizing? Our focus will be on the role of U.S. Jews and churches.

Music by Aliya Cycon and Ghassan Salwahi

Please join us after the program for a friendly lunch.

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