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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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How Marijuana Legalization Changes the Medicinal Landscape with Dr. Keith Saunders

When: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 11:05 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd Floor • Boston

On November 8, Massachusetts voters approved Question 4 which will make possession and cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana
legal in the Commonwealth as of December 15. Provisions in the new legislation will have significant impacts on Massachusetts’ medical
marijuana program. Dr. Keith Saunders will discuss why patients may opt to no longer participate in the medical program.

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Broken On All Sides

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: SATV-Salem • 285 Derby St • Salem

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Planting the Seeds of a Foreign Policy for All

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marlborough St (corner of Berkeley) • Arlington T • Boston

Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting

Keynote speakers:

Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive.

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Pastor for Formation and Justice, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy

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Towards a Just & Cooperative U.S. Foreign Policy

When: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St Ignatius Parish • 28 Commonwealth Ave • Take Green Line "B" to End of Line & cross Comm. Ave. • Chestnut Hill

As the Wars Wind Down... Are We Nearing a Turning Point?

Massachusetts Peace Action 2014 Annual Meeting

What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere). The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more social investment, and the Autumn Convergence showed that we can connect peace, climate, and economic and social justice into a single progressive agenda.

Why is the U.S. the world’s policeman and what is the alternative? How can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy? We present two important voices to solve these riddles and shape our work in 2014.

Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A constant campaigner to cut the military budget by 25%, he formed the Sustainable Defense Task Force in 2010 to propose practical ways to do so, and criticized U.S. support for NATO . The primary architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform act, Frank is now at work on a book.

Andrew Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, he is author of The New American Militarism, Washington Rules, andBreach of Trust.  Read an important recent article. Bacevich urges the U.S. to abandon its hegemonistic foreign policy and focus on rebuilding its society at home. His books will be available for signing.

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Afghanistan/Pakistan Briefing - UJP Strategy Conference

When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge

Let's all get together with each other again.....

On Saturday June 13 from 1-5 in the afternoon, all of us in UJP will gather for our next strategy conference.  Once again, we will be meeting at the Cambridge Friends Center in the Harvard Square area.

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Peace and Justice Referendum on Election day, Nov. 6!

"The Campaign to Vote 'Yes' for the 'Budget for All' Ballot Question" 

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Stephen Walt: Taking On the Israel Lobby: Opportunities and Obstacles

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle St) • Harvard T • Cambridge

The Palestine/Israel Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action invites you to

An Evening of Discussion with Professor Stephen Walt

After 9 months of mediation by Secretary Kerry, Palestine and Israel remain locked in occupation and conflict. There has not been & will not be a genuine peace process unless the US changes its policy. Find out how an effecrttive lobby for a just peace for all peoples of the Middle East might bring that change about.

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Help PassMassAmendment!

corporations over peoplePassMassAmendment [PMA]has been on the move for several weeks ... and still gaining steam. 

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EILEEN FELDMAN - "Death With Dignity?"

When: Sunday, November 4, 2012, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

This forum will revolve around Ballot Question 2, a statewide initiative to legalize assisted suicide. How would this impact lower income and vulnerable people in Massachusetts?  Only 2 out of 25 states who have considered this measure voted it in- Oregon and Washington.  Are things working out as well as proponents say they are, for the 99% in Oregon and Washington?

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UJP Meeting Sept. 11 to Plan the Campaign to Vote "Yes" for the Budget for All ballot question

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 5:46 am
Where: American Friends Service Committee Cambridge Office • 2161 Massachusetts Avenue • (8 minute walk from the Red Line T Stop) • Cambridge

Vote for the Peace and Justice Referendum on Election Day, Nov. 6!

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Progressive Prospects 2012 with Sen. Bernie Sanders

When: Monday, October 17, 2011, 11:00 am
Where: Mantra Restaurant • 52 Temple Place • Boston

 Mass Alliance invites you to Progressive Prospects 2012 with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Please join us as we celebrate we’ve done together and recommit to our progressive future as we look toward to 2012.

Fellow progressive organizations, activists, and legislators will be coming together to celebrate and plan for the future. Mark your calendar to be there with progressive champion Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as hundreds of other like-minded community leaders from across the Commonwealth.

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Progressive Mass. -- Kickoff Meeting

When: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Lasell College • Newton


Progressive Mass. -- Kickoff Meeting



Sunday, October 2nd, 2 to 6 pm

Lasell College, Newton, MA


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Stand With Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Parkman Bandstand • Boston

Legislative Briefing with Rep. Raoul Grijalva

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: conference call briefing • number tba

Please mark your calendars for a conference call with Congressman Raoul Grijalva, Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Call info coming later, meanwhile, save the date.

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