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Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force

The UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force is a committee of Boston area activists working to stop the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan and bring all the troops home now.

Educating the public to understand the tragedy and futility of this war is our primary method.

We organize talks and lectures through the Afghanistan/Pakistan War Forum Series.

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the $33 billion Afghanistan Supplemental!

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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No Fooling, Mr. President! Bring our Troops and War $$ Home!

When: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Samuel Adams Park • Congress St. in back of Faneuil Hall • Government Center T stop recommended • Boston

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Military Budget Supplemental

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square 
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square 
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Healthcare Not Warfare

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square • Wednesday, March 17, 12:00 p.m.
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square • Wednesday, March 17, 12:30 p.m.
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street • Friday, March 19, 3 p.m.

Healthcare Not Warfare

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Boston joins a nationwide series of Brown Bag Lunch Vigils on the theme, "Healthcare Not Warfare",  sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America.   We will carry signs "Stop the Afghanistan War" and "Bring the Troops Home".   We plan to continue this vigil every month on the third Wednesday.

The folly of the Obama Administration’s war policy in Afghanistan becomes clearer every day.

After a huge month-long operation secured U.S. control of the Marjah area, the lies underlying that plan were revealed. Marjah is a rural area, not a “city of 80,000” people as the mainstream media repeated endlessly. ;"The campaign's goals are to convince Americans that a new era has arrived in the eight-year-long war,  the Washington Post reported, as well as to gain the confidence of Afghans. 

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U.S. Out of Afghanistan & Iraq Now - National March on Washington

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Lafayette Park • across from the White House • Washington, DC

March 20 peace march

Peace activists will hold a march and rally in Washington March 20 targeting the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, occupation of Palestine, and calling for reparations for Haiti.   They will call for money to be directed for jobs, healthcare and education.

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Stop the Afghanistan War, President Obama!

When: Friday, October 23, 2009, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: MIT, near Kresge Auditorium • 48 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

President Obama will speak at MIT this Friday, October 23 about clean energy.

Peace activists will be present to tell President Obama:

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Eight Years of War, How Many More? New England Rallies Against Wars and Occupation

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston & Dartmouth Sts. • Boston
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All troops home now from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq!

End the siege of Gaza and all US support for the occupation of Palestine!

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"Rethink Afghanistan" Film - UJP fall conference

When: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mt. Auburn St. • Cambridge

Members of UJP and its affiliated groups will gather on Saturday, October 3, from 1-5pm, for our next strategy conference.    This time, we'll meet at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., in Harvard Square.  The agenda will include a new film on Afghanistan, building the October 17 protest, revising the UJP structure, and reports from UJP task forces.

To start off the program we will view the powerful and thought-provoking new film, Rethink Afghanistan, by noted documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald.   The film, which has been released in installments over the past four months, is now complete and addresses the 2009 escalation, the costs of the war, the impact on Pakistan, on Afghan women, the civilian casaualties, and the security implications for Americans.   We will also mention how UJP members who view the film Oct. 3 can organize screenings in their communities or house party screenings in their own homes.    View the trailer at left.

The film will be followed by a discussion on the peace movement's response to the Afghan war.   While Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold and conservative columnist George Will have come out against escalation in recent days, and while 51% of the American public opposes the war according to polls,  the Pentagon and much of the Washington establishment appear determined to send more troops and escalate the conflict once again.   The peace movement must raise our voices and continue to increase the political cost of escalation so that the Obama Administration "rethinks" its war policy.

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Viva Palestina Reportback - New England United regional meeting

When: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, Chinatown, 5th Floor • Boston

Jeff Klein of Dorchester People for Peace will report back on the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy which reached Gaza on July 15.   (Read Jeff's reports from Gaza)

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Afghanistan: Finding a Solution

When: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: St Michael's Episcopal Church • 112 Randolph Ave • Milton

It is widely acknowledged that we are losing the war in Afghanistan. Is the solution more troops or a political one using negotiation, alliances and aid? What has life been like for the Afghan people since the occupation? Can we or they afford 7 more years of fighting? As the Obama administration is seeking it’s own strategy how can we be effective advocates for peace? These questions and others will be addressed at this timely forum.
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Protest the Warmaker General Petraeus

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Kennedy School of Government • 79 JFK Street, Harvard Square • Cambridge

General David Petraeus is the commander of the US Central Command and is in charge of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.   He is speaking on "21st Century Leadership - Lessons from the U.S. Military".

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There's No Raining on These Vets' Parade

Boston Metro, March 16, 2011 - by Michael Naughton
 
It’ll be the tale of two parades on Sunday.
 
About a mile behind the end of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston will be the St. Patrick’s Peace Parade.
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Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: downstairs from Senator John Kerry's Office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston

Join UJP and Peace Action at a Brown Bag Vigil to stop the Afghanistan war.   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 Locations:

Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square (12:00 noon)
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

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