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Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 5:50pm
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Park St T • Boston
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:01am
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
The Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 6:38pm
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
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)
350 Massachusetts divestment core team
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
Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.
Submitted by tpaneth on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:52am
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.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:09am
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
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:15pm
When: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 7:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • Cambridge St and New Chardon St • Boston
Join 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.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:39am
When: Monday, November 26, 2012, 7:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • Cambridge St and New Chardon St • Boston
Join us at a rally! Bring appropriate props and costumes (turkeys, billionaire costumes) -- and tell us in advance that you'll be there! Register to attend!
President Obama wants to bargain 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.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:49am
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Massachusetts State House - room 511 • 24 Beacon St • Park St T • Boston
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:56pm - ujpadmin1
By a margin of 74% to 26%, Massachusetts voters sent a clear message to both Democrats and Republicans in Washington about the federal budget crisis and the impending “fiscal cliff”. The Budget for All ballot question was supported by 556,000 to 190,930 in preliminary results. It calls for no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or other vital programs; investment in useful jobs; an end to corporate tax loopholes and to the Bush cuts on taxes on high incomes; withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan now; and redirection of military spending to domestic needs and job creation.
|Election day signs in Roslindale
“It is very significant that the Budget for All passed overwhelmingly in all 91 Massachusetts cities and towns where in was on the ballot, ranging from Boston to Holyoke to Norwood and Fall River,” said Paul Shannon of the American Friends Service Committee.
“The vote in Massachusetts sends a clear message to Senator Kerry, Senator Brown, Senator-elect Warren and elected officials across the state that it is time for a new discussion in Washington, Beacon Hill and across the country: Don’t use the deficit as an excuse to cut necessary programs that benefit all of us. We should deal with the deficit by changing the policies that caused it, not by cutting teachers’ jobs, mass transit, Medicaid and food aid,” said Margaret Arneaud, board member of the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants.
The Budget for All passes at a critical moment as the “fiscal cliff” and “sequestration” loom on Washington’s horizon. Unless Congress acts now, automatic cuts in needed programs will go into effect beginning January 1. And even bigger cuts will follow.
“The passage of this ballot initiative is a clear rejection of the idea of a ‘grand bargain’ presently being discussed in the media and by the Administration, which would accept draconian cuts to jobs and social programs in exchange for small increases in revenue and insignificant cuts to military programs,” said Laurie Taymor-Berry, legislative liaison for Survivors Inc.
“We see there’s a war going on in our own neighborhoods, where people are dying from shootings and killings and issues in our communities. It frustrates residents to see that so much is being spent on the military and overseas instead of bringing those resources right here in our own neighborhoods,” said Mimi Ramos, Executive Director of New England United for Justice.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 1:01pm
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • corner of Cambridge & New Chardon Streets, Boston • Bowdoin or Government Center T • Boston
The New York Times came out for rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan in an October 14 editorial. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has done the same in several recent debates.
What about Senator Kerry? Will he continue to support two more years of conflict followed by a further 10 years of residual occupation, as the Administration proposes? Or will he support a rapid end to the war?
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:03pm
When: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square (corner of Cambridge & New Chardon Streets) • Bowdoin or Government Center T • Boston
The House is voting on the 2013 Defense Appropriations bill this week. This mammoth waste of taxpayer dollars and destroyer of true national security, representing 57% of the money to be appropriated by Congress this year, will spend:
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 10:06am - ujpadmin1
There will be more than 50 heads of state participating in the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21.
The NATO Summit's agenda aims to:
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 3:05pm
When: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 11:30 am
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church • 1135 Walnut St • Newton Highlands T (Green Line "D" train) • Newton Highlands
Congressman Barney Frank and State Representative Ruth Balser
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 11:51am
When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street - Park Street T • Donahue Bldg. and C. Walsh Theatre • Boston
NOTE: location details below
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Conference Schedule Conference Workshops Post-Conference Rally
The Arab Spring:
Significance and Prospects
Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War, and the founding of UJP. The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the series of wars. Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting worse. Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.
How did we get here and how can we change things?
What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?
How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial justice movements?
We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing economic and human problems that must be solved.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 8:52am
When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Hibernian Hall • 182-184 Dudley St • Roxbury Crossing T • Roxbury
Feds Cut Low-Income Heat Aid
Boston Cuts School Budget $63 million
State Will Cut Local Aid 10%
Join your neighbors and tell our elected officials:
Fund Our Future!
Meanwhile, call your State Rep and Senator today at 617-727-2121. Ask them to support “An Act to Invest in Our Communities.”
This bill will help plug the state budget gap and make taxes fairer.
It is being introduced by Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (Senate Docket 1012) and Rep. Jim O’Day (House Docket 2261).