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House Approves $33 billion Afghanistan war escalation

July 2 - The House of Representatives last night approved an $80 billion supplemental appropriation including $33 billion to fund the escalation of the Afghanistan war.   100 representatives voted to fund only withdrawal of troops, and 162 voted to require an exit timeline.  But opponents of war funding did not fully unite with supporters of education aid and other domestic programs.


Video of 2011 St Patrick's Peace Parade

Please view these two short videos of the 2011 St Patrick's Peace Parade.

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Messages to Sen. Kerry - Methuen, Lawrence, Amherst, Weymouth and more

Please end the wars. We need money for education, food, and housing. Don’t cut social security.

Methuen, MA

Please schedule public hearings, end the wars. We need jobs and education.

Lawrence, MA

Please keep taxation proportionate so the rich are paying their fair share and corporate tax loopholes are closed.

Amherst, MA

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Peace Contingent in Dorchester Day Parade

When: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 9:00 am
Where: Dorchester

Get Ready to

March Together in the DORCHESTER DAY PARADE!

Sunday, June 2

Dorchester People for Peace will be marching again this year in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 2 along with our friends and allied organizations. Please join us!


Together, we bring our vision and our values to thousands of people along the four-mile route.


Our message will focus on ending the war in Afghanistan and opposing any new military intervention in Iran or Syria; reducing the military budget; and funding urgent needs at home in our neighborhoods and communities.  Thousands of marchers and parade watchers will see our banners and get our anti-war flyers!


We’ll gather around Noon in Dorchester Lower Mills (Richmond St.) with the parade kick-off about 1pm

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"Ending the Endless Wars" Conference

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.
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Why wasn't the war an issue in the election?

by Steve Burns, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice

"I have no hope, energy or optimism that we will ever be heard. I no longer stand vigil against war. Neither war was even an issue in the election."

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NATO Means War: No the New Strategic Concept

Statement of the International Coordinating Committee of the No to NATO Coalition 
Lisbon, November 19, 2010

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Conference, Protest to Target NATO Summit

The “countdown“ to our anti-war activities has begun 
five weeks prior to the NATO summit

Dear colleagues,

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: 

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How Do You Fix the Deficit? End the Wars, Tax the Rich!

Boston antiwar march, 10-15-2011

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.

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Afghan war dominates Kerry meeting

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Brown Bag Vigil Targets Kerry's Afghanistan Role

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:

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Protest Targets Kerry's Afghanistan Role

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.

Protest at Sen. John Kerry's house, October 25, 2010Sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the protesters displayed signs and chatted with Kerry's neighbors as they passed by.   

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Tell Congress to Provide Aid, Not Fund Wars

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.


9th Anniv. Of Afghan War Protest-Street Theater

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.

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