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Journalist and author Alison Weir will discuss her book on the history of the U.S.-Israel “special relationship,” analyze media coverage of the issue, and report on why the U.S. gives Israelis 7,000 times more aid than to others around the world. Learn about the real roots of the violence in Israel-Palestine and the region in general as Weir covers the history and context ignored by mainstream media, including background information on President Trump’s travel ban.
Even if Donald Trump had not been elected, the world would probably be experiencing a greater risk of great-power conflict due to a variety of pressures (China’s rise, Russia’s adventurism, America’s fear of decline), but with his ascension to the presidency the risk is increasing. This talk will assess the forces that make friction and conflict among the great powers more likely, and consider what can be done to minimize these risks.
Local peace groups/activists will meet at the Boston Common steps that lead to the State House on Saturday, April 29th at 11:45 am to gather and walk together with our peace flags, signs that make the links between the wars and the climate crisis, and banners to the climate crisis solidarity rally on Boston Common - if you are not going to DC.
Marking American Friends Service Committee's 100th anniversary
Benefiting AFSC's Peace and Economic Security Program and continuing work for peace and justice
AFSC has been privileged to work with Noam Chomsky, among the world's most courageous and widely quoted thinkers and activists, for many years. A man who needs little introduction, he is devoting himself to the struggles for democracy in the US and worldwide, and for nuclear weapons abolition and environmental sustainability to ensure human survival.
April 22, 2016 / 6 pm reception / 7pm program begins
National Conference: "Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad: Building a Movement Against War, Injustice & Repression!"
Pursuing Justice, Building Peace: Growing the Resistance
Forty-one prisoners are left at Guantanamo, including five who have been cleared for release. Trump has been talking about adding more prisoners. This is the opposite of what needs to happen.
Join us to raise the call to get rid of this center of indefinite detention and torture which is a stain on our reputation.,
Demonstration organized by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights and the Committee for International Labor Defense.
For more information, contact Susan McLucas, 617 776 6524, SusanBMcL@gmail.com
A Lecture by Paul K. Chappell
Presentation by David Swanson followed by discussion and book signing.
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie". He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
presentation by Mark Solomon followed by discussion
United for Justice with Peace invites you to Sunday brunch and conversation on the lessons of Trump’s election victory for our social movements.
Sunday, January 29, 10 a.m - noon
Location: American Friends Service Committee office, 2161 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge (use the second door on the Milton Street side of the building)
In the context of this past weekend’s giant protests, our conversation this coming Sunday will address the following questions: