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Submitted by dmcfarland on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 11:45am
|The first panel at the UJP conference. Left, Max Elbaum. Right, Najib Saliba and Ann Wright. Photos by Pat Westwater-Jong
UJP's 10th anniversary conference, Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations
, drew 250 Boston area peace activists to an all-day movement building conversation October at held at Suffolk University, and cosponsored by the Suffolk Department of Government. The gathering was UJP's largest since the height of the Iraq war in 2006.
Assistant Prof. Brian Conley welcomed the conference, which drew dozens of Suffolk undergraduates, to Suffolk University. Shelagh Foreman of Peace Action read remarks, "No Justice, No Peace", by ex-Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner
. He congratulated UJP on ten years of work and emphasized the importance of the justice component, citing UJP's work to stop BU's dangerous level 4 biolab as an positive example. Turner reminded us of Martin Luther King's "three evils" of war, racism and poverty and said that all must be addressed as part of the same system. Turner advised us to persist in our efforts and not get discouraged in case of adversity.
Sun, 12/12/2010 - 2:30pm - ujpadmin
Sat, 11/20/2010 - 3:19pm - ujpadmin
Statement of the International Coordinating Committee of the No to NATO Coalition
Lisbon, November 19, 2010
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 12:32am - ujpadmin
The “countdown“ to our anti-war activities has begun
five weeks prior to the NATO summit
An eventful peace-weekend lies behind us: a particularly successful action conference of our network “No to NATO – no to War” paired with a contextual conference opened the last stage of preparations of our protests against the new NATO strategy.
Again and again the conference contributions pointed out focal points of the new NATO strategy that are enumerated below:
Submitted by Michael Borkson on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 11:34am
Several thousand anti-war protesters marched through downtown Boston Saturday, October 15 to protest the US wars. The march started at Park Street and passed by the Armed Forces Recruiting Center, Verizon, Bank of America and ended at the Occupy Boston camp in Dewey Square.
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 5:50pm - ujpadmin1
Thu, 11/25/2010 - 8:50am - rozziecole
A group of antiwar activists organized by UJP, Peace Action, and Veterans for Peace staged one of their monthly Brown Bag Vigils outside of Senator Kerry's office at Bowdoin Square, Boston today. Carrying "Stop the Afghanistan War" signs and passing out "Senator Kerry, Bring the Troops and War Money Home!" flyers, they received a positive response from many passersby.
The activists also delivered a letter to Matthew Martin of Sen. Kerry's staff. It read:
Dear Senator Kerry:
Fri, 10/29/2010 - 8:50pm - ujpadmin
Boston, October 28- Twenty-five peace activists protested outside Sen. John Kerry's Beacon Hill home yesterday, calling on him to stop the war in Afghanistan and hold hearings.
Sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the protesters displayed signs and chatted with Kerry's neighbors as they passed by.
The Obama administration has asked Congress for an additional $83.4 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for FY2009. On the table, too, is a request for $130 billion to fund the wars in 2010. This, despite the fact that 6 in 10 Americans believe the war in Iraq was a mistake and growing numbers fear escalating war in Afghanistan.
United For Peace and Justice opposes this supplemental request and urges you to call your Representatives and Senators today and tell them that you, too, oppose the FY2009 Supplemental and you want them to stand with constituents who want to redirect our funds to reconstruction and aid, not war.
To reach the Washington switchboard, call 202-224-3121.
Submitted by Michael Borkson on Thu, 10/21/2010 - 11:51am
by Michael Borkson - Indymedia Boston
Boston, Mass.-Oct. 9, 2010:
Peace activists staged a mock drone attack/die-in to protest the 9th anniversary of the US war on Afghanistan. On Boston Common, sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, UJP Afghanistan/ Pakistan Task Force, and the Committee For Peace and Human Rights.
from the event leaflet--
Imagine that a Drone Just Fired a Missile at You:
On the 9th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan:
The CIA and US Air Force use drones -- unmanned aircraft — for surveillance, bombings, and assassinations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are flown remotely by pilots in Nevada and Langley, VA.
Drones are devastating! In Pakistan alone, estimates are that 700 civilians were killed in 2009 and that for every militant killed, 10 innocent people die. These deaths fuel anti-American sentiments and turn citizens into terrorists.
Fri, 10/29/2010 - 8:50pm - ujpadmin
by Michael Borkson - IndyMedia Boston
Boston, MA-Oct. 16, 2010:
A dedicated contingent of anti-war activists braved a cold wind, Tea Party reactionaries and Democrat and Republican sign carriers, to greet President Obama's visit to Boston today. Pres. Obama spoke at a rally at the Hynes Convention Center to try to boost Gov. Deval Patrick's re-election bid.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 5:50pm
When: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Lower Mills • Dorchester Ave. between Richmond & Adams • Dorchester
(Parade Kick-off 1pm sharp)
Look for us along Dorchester Ave. in Lower Mills, between Richmond and Adams (Division 1)
Please let us know if you can make it by responding to this email, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 617-288-4578
Fri, 09/17/2010 - 2:30pm - ujpadmin
[This statement from the Labour Party of Pakistan puts the horrific scenes of Pakistan's flood disaster into a political context. What political demands should be raised by the US peace movement? - Ed.]
August 20, 2010
The Disaster, and the Way Out
Labour Party Pakistan (Karachi), National Trade Union Federation