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Protest against NATO & the G8

When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 9:00 am
Where: Petrillo Bandshell • 235 South Columbus Drive • Chicago

President Obama calls for continued war in Afghanistan through 2014 and beyond

Join the Protest against NATO & the G8 in Chicago on May 20  

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Counter-Summit: Say No to NATO!

Say No to NATO

There will be more than 50 heads of state participating in the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21.

The NATO Summit's agenda aims to:

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Drones: the New Frontier of Warfare and Spying

When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
Bruce Gagnon – Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space Bruce Gagnon
Nancy Murray – American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts Nancy Murray
Matthew Hoey – Military Space Transparency Project Matthew Hoey

How should we Respond?

U.S. use of drones for warfare and spying has become routine. The use of drones has increased dramatically under the Obama administration. Pentagon funding for drones is scheduled to increase by up to 60 percent while other programs are being cut. Drones have been used for targeted killings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. One in three U.S. warplanes are now drone piloted. Drones have also been used for surveillance in the U.S.

Kept under a cloak of secrecy, this new tool for international warfare and domestic surveillance, has far-reaching legal, financial and social ramifications. Learn more about this new instrument of war and plan together about how we can respond.

  • Why are drones the US military's weapon of choice for the future?
  • Are drones invulnerable to budget cuts?
  • Can drone warfare be conducted without the consent of Congress?
  • How can drones be used to spy on all Americans?
  • Is drone warfare legal?

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Boston Branch (617-244-8054)

United for Justice with Peace (617-383-4857)

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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street - Park Street T • Donahue Bldg. and C. Walsh Theatre • Boston

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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

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Conference Schedule    Conference Workshops    Post-Conference Rally

Noam Chomsky

Keynote speaker 
 
Noam Chomsky

The Arab Spring: 
Significance and Prospects

The Conference

Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War, and the founding of UJP. The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the series of wars. Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting worse. Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.

How did we get here and how can we change things?

What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?

How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial justice movements? 

We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing economic and human problems that must be solved.

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Malalai Joya, Noam Chomsky Denounce US Occupation of Afghanistan

Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya
Noam Chomsky and Malalai Joya at Memorial Church
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Protest at Nancy Pelosi's Harvard Speech

When: Friday, November 13, 2009, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Harvard Kennedy School • 79 JFK St. • Littauer Hall • Cambridge

Speaker Pelosi:

No Escalation in Afghanistan!

Bring the Troops Home Now!

Support Single Payer Health Care!

Stop CO2 Pollution –350 by 2020!

 

Protest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Friday, November 13,   4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Harvard U., JFK School, Littauer Bldg.
79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge
 
The Democrats won a majority in the House of
Representatives in 2006 on a popular mandate to bring the troops home and stop selling America to corporate interests. As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi sets priorities for Congress.
 
There is no military solution in Afghanistan.   The more U.S. troops that are sent to prop up the corrupt regime, the harder it will be to make peace. But under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership, Congress continues to support war and occupation. Congress must cut off the funds to bring all our troops home from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.  
 
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Malalai Joya - No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 10:00 am
Where: Suffolk University • 120 Tremont St • Law School Function Room • Boston

This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

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Malalai Joya - No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Tishman Commons, Lulu Wang Campus Center • Wellesley

This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

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Malalai Joya - No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:30 pm
Where: UMass Boston • • Campus Center, Ballroom C, 3rd flr • Boston

 This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

 

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Malalai Joya - No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 9:00 am
Where: Tufts University • Barnum 104 • • Medford

 This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

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Malalai Joya and Noam Chomsky: No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression

When: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian-Universalist • 3 Church St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Joya - Chomsky

This event marks the 12th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which started with a bombing campaign on October 7, 2001.

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Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Harvard University - Science Center B • 1 Oxford St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Jeremy Scahill, Amy Goodman, and Noam Chomsky

Please join us for a discussion of Jeremy Scahill’s important new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield (Nation Books, April 23, 2013).

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Jimmy Tingle for President: An evening of laughs in support of the Budget for All Referendum

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Davis Square Theater • 255 Elm Street (Davis Square) • Somerville

Jimmy Tingle for PresidentJimmy Tingle for President
The Funniest Campaign in History

An evening of laughs in support of the Budget for All Referendum

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How to End the War in Afghanistan

When: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University Law School - First Floor Function Room • 120 Tremont St (Park St T) • Boston

David Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. He is the author or editor of 17 books on nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking.

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St Patrick's Peace Parade!

Yesterday, the big day finally came -- Saint Patrick's Peace Parade: People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social and Economic Justice. 
Pat Scanlon and Tony Flaherty, two of the main parade organizers.
 
As in years past, the Veterans For Peace request to join the "official" (or "traditional") St. Patrick's Day Parade was denied by the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston.  So was the request of Join the Impact and MassEquality (both LGBT organizations).  (Read article about the MassEquality experience at this link, along with a copy of the letter they received from the Allied War Veterans.) 

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. 
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