Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 3:05pm.
When: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:30 pm
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church • 1135 Walnut St • Newton Highlands T (Green Line "D" train) • Newton Highlands
2012 Mar 11 - 2:30pm
Congressman Barney Frank and State Representative Ruth Balser
This free public forum on cutting military spending and better funding our communities will feature presentations by Congressman Barney Frank (D, Newton), State Representative Ruth Balser (D, Newton), and New Priorities Network coordinator Mike Prokosch.
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.
Sponsored by New England United for Justice, One Massachusetts, Dorchester People for Peace, the Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%, and Madison Park Development Corporation