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Bridging the Divide: United States / Pakistan

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: St John's United Methodist Church • 80 Mt. Auburn St. • Watertown

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The Pakistan/American Alliance

55 Years of Fables and Fallacies

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Beena SarwarEthan Casey

Beena Sarwar, journalist, human rights and peace activist, filmmaker

Ethan Casey, international journalist, visitor and frequent resident of Pakistan. See Ethan's interview with Keith Olbermann Monday night and read his article on the Kandahar massacre.

As the U.S. prepares to wind down its occupation of Afghanistan, the U.S. relationship with Pakistan is moving central to the agenda.  But how much do U.S. peace activists really know about Pakistan, its problems and the long history of U.S. interference there?

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No More Cuts! Tax the 1%! End the Wars! Invest in Jobs!

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square (corner of Cambridge & New Chardon Streets) • Bowdoin or Government Center T • Boston

On Tuesday, November 15, Tell Senators Kerry & Brown:

No More Cuts!  Tax the 1%!  End the Wars!  Invest in Jobs!

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Stand Firm, Senator Kerry!

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Bring All the Troops Home!

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Fund Our Communities tablers, April 2011

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President Obama promised to bring troops home from Afghanistan starting in July 2011.   He has yet to announce how many troops he will withdraw and how fast the withdrawal will proceed.

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Fund Our Communities, Not War!

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Fund Our Communities tablers, April 2011

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March and Rally: Bring the Troops Home Now!

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Union Square • New York, NY

Bring the Troops Home Now!
March and Rally
April 9th, 2011
New York City and San Francisco
(Union Sq. at noon) (Time and place to be announced)

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Malalai Joya Events are ON for Friday, Saturday!

U.S. Responds to Broad Public Campaign, Grants Malalai Joya Visa!

March 24, 2011 - Afghan Women's Mission

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Rally: Let Malalai Joya Speak!

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard Sq Pit • At the exit from the Harvard Sq T stop • Cambridge

The United States has denied a travel visa to Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament. Ms. Joya, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, was set to begin a three-week US tour to promote an updated edition of her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Malalai Joya

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Bring the Troops Home! Bring the Money Home!

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Antiwar Protest at JFK Federal Bldg., December 2010

Senator John Kerry is chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He is in position to bring the Afghanistan War to an end if he exerts his influence.   But so far he has only enabled more troop increases, more violence and more corruption and waste.

Join UJP, Mass. Peace Action, and Veterans for Peace at a Brown Bag Vigil to bring the troops and war money home. 

The vigil will be held downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office.    

Additional Eastern Mass. Locations (others nationwide)

Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square (12:00 noon)
Hyannis • (Bill Keating) Post Office • 385 Main Street (Friday at 12:00 noon)

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Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 848 Beacon St (corner of Centre) • Green Line "D" (Riverside train) • Newton Center
Ann Jones
Ann Jones

Join members and friends of Massachusetts Action this Saturday afternoon as we review the progress in 2010 and chart the path for our work in 2011.

Ann Jones, the author who documented Afghan women's lives in the searing Kabul in Winter, will speak on ending the Afghanistan war and Afghan women's human rights.

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Bring the Troops Home! Bring the Money Home!

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Antiwar Protest at JFK Federal Bldg., December 2010

Senator John Kerry is chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He is in position to bring the Afghanistan War to an end if he exerts his influence.   But so far he has only enabled more troop increases, more violence and more corruption and waste.

Join UJP, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, and the Fund our Communities / Cut Military Spending 25% Campaign at a Brown Bag Vigil to bring the troops and war money home. 

The vigil will be held downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office.    

Additional Eastern Mass. Locations (others nationwide)

Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square (12:00 noon)
Hyannis • (Bill Keating) Post Office • 385 Main Street (Friday at 12:00 noon)

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Bring the Troops Home! Bring the Money Home!

When: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston
Antiwar Protest at JFK Federal Bldg., December 2010

Join UJP, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, and the Fund our Communities/Cut Military Spending 25% Campaign at a Brown Bag Vigil to bring the troops and war money home. 

The vigil will be held downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office.    We will move at 1:00 to the JFK Federal Building where Sen. Scott Brown's office is located.

Additional Eastern Mass. Locations (others nationwide)

Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square (12:00 noon)
Hyannis • (Bill Keating) Post Office • 385 Main Street (Friday at 12:00 noon)

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Boston Support Action For Anti-War Veterans' DC Protest

by Michael Borkson, Indymedia Boston

Boston, Mass. Dec. 16, 2010:
About 25 peace activists staged a picket and speakout in front of the JFK Federal Building in Boston to support anti-war veterans staging a mass civil disobedience in front of the White House in Wash. DC.

As a picket line paced the sidewalk under the watch of 2 Boston cops, speakers talked of the quagmire of the Afghan and Iraq wars-the cost in deaths of thousands of people, both civilian and military, as well as the destruction of social welfare and the economy at home.

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Take a Stand for Peace!

When: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: JFK Federal Building • Government Center T • Boston

Take a Stand for PeaceVeterans and others are putting their bodies on the line for peace by holding a civil disobedience action in Washington, DC on December 16 to Stop These Wars.  

Go to Washington, DC that day to support the veterans if you possibly can.   For those who can't go to DC, there will be a solidarity action at the JFK Federal Building at noon.  

Our slogans will be:  

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Senator Kerry: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Home of Sen. John Kerry • 19 Louisburg Square at Pinckney St. • Charles/MGH T stop • Boston
John Kerry in 1971

John Kerry denounces the Vietnam war in April 1971

WILPF Boston in collaboration with other groups, plans to demonstrate in front of Sen. John Kerry's home, 19 Louisburg Square and Pinkney Street, Beacon Hill, on Wednesday, Oct 27th, 4:30 - 6:00.   Join us!

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