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Welcome to the UJP Discussion Forum!

UJP wants to hear your ideas about strategy for the peace and justice movement in 2010, and what programs and activities to sponsor.  How can the peace movement be effective during the Obama administration, in the midst of economic recession and continuing wars and occupations?  Education, mass action, congressional lobbying, supporting military families, outreach to progressive organizations -- what will work?  What ideas have you taken away from the meetings and conferences you have attended?  UJP hopes to facilitate a free ranging discussion to help clarify our thought and provide direct

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Joiner Institute's 30th Annual Writers' Workshop Festival: responses to war

When: Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:55 am to Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston • Dorchester • Boston

Activist & Journalist Alison Weir: Against Our Better Judgment

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

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.

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Michael Klare on "War and Peace in the Trumpian Era"

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

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.

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Peace presence at Boston Climate March

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:45 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • steps leading to statehouse • Boston

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.

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Boston Socialist Unity Conference 2017

When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00 pm to Saturday, April 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Room 34-101 • 50 Vassar St. • Cambridge

Noam Chomsky: Prospects for Democracy and Survival

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • (just off Brattle St. near Harvard Square) • Cambridge

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

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UNAC 2017 national conference (United National Antiwar Coalition)

When: Friday, June 16, 2017, 4:00 pm to Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4:00 pm
Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center • 403 N. 3rd. St. • Richmond

National Conference: "Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad: Building a Movement Against War, Injustice & Repression!"

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Mass Peace Action 2017 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marborough St. • Arlington Street T • Boston

Pursuing Justice, Building Peace: Growing the Resistance

 

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Rally to close Guantanamo Prison

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • Red Line T stop on Tremont St. • Boston

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

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Why Peace is Possible: Exploring the Anatomy of War and Violence

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston • Campus Center Ballroom B • Boston

U.S. Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park (near Harvard Sq. T stop) • Cambridge

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.

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Trump's Global Policies: Russia, the world and implications for the peace movement

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge
 

presentation by Mark Solomon followed by discussion

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March 8th A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts • Boston

UJP Discussion on Trump's election and the peace movement

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

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:

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