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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Defense R&D and the Military-Industrial Complex

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 4:30 pm to Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00 pm
Where: MIT • Room 2-105 • Cambridge



Science and National Priorities


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The Decline of US Global Power with Alfred W. McCoy

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special Sunday Program. There will be no 11 am service.

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The Military-Industrial Complex Revisited: the Trump Administration and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

When: Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

Drop the MIC ! (military-industrial complex)

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre Street • Jamaica Plain

DRIOP THE MIC (Military Industrial Complex) is a community conversation
about the impact of militarism on our community, our country and the rest
of the world.

Speakers:  Maggie Martin and Matt Howard of Iraq Veterans Against
the War, Karlene Griffiths Sekou of Black Lives Matter Boston  and Mike
Prokosh of Dorchester People for Peace will be speaking and leading the

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Michael Dukakis: Subways or Submarines? Changing our Nation’s Priorities from Endless War to Prosperity

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: Christ Church • Zero Garden Street • Harvard T • Cambridge

Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Park St T • Boston

Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: SEIU Local 32BJ/ District 615 • 26 West St, 2nd Floor • Park St T • Boston

Public Transit is a Public Good that Deserves and Requires Public Funding

RegisterThe Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts


Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

BPT register Now

Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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There is Hope for Nuclear Weapons Abolition

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Grace Church • 76 Eldridge Street • Newton Corner • Newton
Ellen Thomas maintained a vigil for global nuclear disarmament for 18 years in front of the White House. She is currently co-chair of the WILPF national Disarmament Committee.
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A Historic Opportunity to Cut Military Spending

by Robert Naiman - Huffington Post, August 5, 2011

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Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming: Greater Boston Organizing Meeting

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9 Hamilton Place • across from Park Street T • Boston

Organizing Meeting for the People’s Climate March in New York on September 21

Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming!

Time is urgent -- people are marching

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Rally: No to a Bad "Grand Bargain"

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 7:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • Cambridge St and New Chardon St • Boston

Highway Robbery - Yesterday & TodayJoin us as we deliver a letter to Senators Kerry and Brown to protest a bad "grand bargain".  Tell us in advance that you'll be there -- Register to attend!

President Obama is bargaining with Republicans to cut the deficit. But he shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems.

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