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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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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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Join Inauguration Weekend Protests!

When: Friday, January 20, 2017, 3:00 pm to Saturday, January 21, 2017, 4:00 pm
Where: Washington DC and Boston • Boston

UJP encourages everyone to join these rallies as fits your schedule.  There is more detail at justicewithpeace.org.

National

Jan 21 -- Women's March on Washington, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Independence and Third Street, Washington, DC

Boston

Jan 20 -- People Inauguration Rally and March, 3:30 - 6 p.m.  Dewey Square rally, marching to Boston Common

Jan 20 -- Resist Trump Inauguration Day Rally, 6 - 8 p.m.  Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

Jan. 21 -- Boston Women's March for America, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Boston Common

 

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Resist Trump Inauguration Day Rally

When: Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Parkman Bandstand • Boston Common • Boston

Peoples Inauguration Rally and March

When: Friday, January 20, 2017, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Dewey Square • across from South Station • Boston

A broad-based coalition of organizations rooted in working class
communities, communities of color, and others directly impacted by Trump
and Right wing policies have come together to organize a People's
Inauguration on January 20th in solidarity with actions happening in DC

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The Next Four Years: Organizing Followup

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge • 11 Garden St • Cambridge

People at "The Next Four Years" conference, Dec 3, 2016, BostonAt The Next Four Years conference at Simmons College on December 3, we discussed the political situation we find ourselves in and the need for a unified progressive resistance to Trumpism.

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UNITE TO MOBILIZE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STOPPING THE WARS

Statement by United for Justice with Peace (Boston) 

UJP calls on the peace and antiwar community to support both local and national protests of the Trump presidency during inauguration week and the women's rights march in January.  We need to oppose racist appointments and many other actions and policies, and promote our alternative vision of peace and social justice.

The 2016 presidential campaign barely mentioned the wars abroad; both candidates had a pro-war stance disregarding considerable public skepticism about the wars.  The massive war economy and war budget is a major contributor to the income inequality that fueled the anger and discontent of much of the electorate, both Democratic and Republican.

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The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Simmons College, Paresky Conference Center • 300 the Fenway • Boston

JOIN A YIDDISH CHORUS IN BOSTON!

When: Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:20 pm to Saturday, September 24, 2016, 3:30 pm
Where: 1550 Beacon Street • Brookline

Would you enjoy singing in a spirited and harmonious multi-generational chorus?  A Besere Velt is a great place to give it a try!

A Besere Velt—A Better World—is a chorus sponsored by the Boston Workmen’s Circle that sings in Yiddish, English, and other languages to help preserve culture and fight for social justice.  

We are looking for new members this fall.  There are no auditions, and no knowledge of Yiddish is required.  

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No War 2016 Conference

When: Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 pm to Monday, September 26, 2016, 12:00 pm
Where: American University • Washington D.C.

No War 2016 will be a conference, workshops, and nonviolent action in Washington, D.C., September 23-26, livestreamed to events in other countries, and overlapping with other peace events in places all over the earth.

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What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War

Protest Cluster Bombs Made by Textron

When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Textron Systems • 201 Lowell Street • Wilmington

Say No To Cluster Bombs made by Textron

Say No To the U.S.-Saudi War in Yemen

Join Us July 6: Tell Textron to Stop making Cluster Bombs in Massachusetts

 

Wednesday July 6

4pm to 6pm

Textron’s plant in Wilmington Mass. @ 201 Lowell Street

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Join Dorchester People for Peace in Dorchester Day Parade

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lower Mills • Richmond St. between Dorchester Ave and Adams St. • Dorchester

MARCH FOR PEACE IN DORCHESTER DAY PARADE

Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) will marching again this year in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 5. Join us along with friends and allies as we advocate our vision and values to thousands of people along a 4-mile route. 

Marchers will gather at around 12:30pm in Lower Mills (Richmond Street between Dorchester Ave and Adams Street) with the parade kick-off at about 1pm.

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Film "Killer Drone" with analyst Christopher Aaron

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:45 pm to 8:50 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

Killer Drones

...an evening of information and reflection on our government’s drone assassination program

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:45 Central Square Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge

We will show excerpts from the film “Drone” and hear from Christopher Aaron, an ex-drone program analyst who will speak about his experiences working in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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What does Women's Equality have to do with Peace and International Security in the Middle East and Northern Africa?

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main Street • Watertown

During this time of dangerous political discourse and rising economic insecurity it is essential that we mobilize efforts to advance women’s equality as a foundation for future security for humankind. In her presentation, Preparing for Peace: International Security Rests on Advancing Women's Equality, Prof.

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