Submitted by masspeaceaction on Thu, 07/23/2009 - 2:32pm.
by Emily Pistell, Randy Forsberg Intern
Mass Peace Action Education Fund
David Morales, a recent graduate from Mission Bay High School in San Diego and activist in the Education Not Arms Coalition, walked to the stage in jeans, a baseball hat, and an old jacket with an image of Che Guevara stitched onto the back panel. As Arlene Inouye from CAMS told the story of how he was denied the right to walk in his high school graduation because of absences due to his community organizing work, the 19-year-old exchanged his hat for a graduation cap. Since he was not honored in his hometown, Morales graduated with a diploma and high honors in front of a standing ovation from a crowd of hundreds at the NNOMY Counter-Recruitment and Demilitarization Conference.
Submitted by ujpadmin on Thu, 07/16/2009 - 12:11pm.
When: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 6:00 pm
Where: Grace Chapel • 3 Militia Drive • Lexington
2009 Jul 18 - 6:00pm
According to NY Times, 2 million people became refugees inside Pakistan when the operation against the Taliban in Swat, Pakistan was launched aggressively about 3 months ago. They are living in tent camps, in over 100 degree temperatures, and lacking food, medicines, water. These numbers begin to approach the numbers of Afghan’s who fled the Soviet invasion to come to Pakistan as refugees.
Please contribute any small or large sum you can and invite others to join in this event. See details below, and circulate. Hasan Usmani 781-861-1054