Training for Activists
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 6:57am.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Copley Square T • Boston
2011 Sep 20 - 7:00pm
2011 Sep 20 - 9:00pm
Training for Activists
Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project
Three years after the onset of the Great Recession, Washington is focused on cutting deficits instead of on creating jobs. Senator John Kerry is one of 12 members of a Super Committee charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the deficit. Will he stand firm?
Ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, cutting the sprawling military budget, and restoring reasonable tax rates on the wealthy would free up enough money to fund job creation, green energy infrastructure, and rehire laid off teachers, while still saving the $1.5 trillion. The People’s Budget provides the blueprint. But there is a real danger that the Super Committee will instead cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social programs, while making only token gestures towards military cuts and taxes.
This training seminar will give activists the knowledge they need to explain the federal budget, the debt deal and the People’s Budget in their communities and build pressure on Sen. Kerry and our Congressional delegation to do the right thing.Filed under:
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 4:46pm.
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Sq Pit • At the exit from the Harvard Sq T stop • Cambridge
2011 Mar 23 - 5:30pm
The United States has denied a travel visa to Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament. Ms. Joya, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, was set to begin a three-week US tour to promote an updated edition of her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Come to a rally to demand our right to hear Malalai Joya and to oppose use of visas for ideological exclusion!
Joya’s publisher at Scribner, Alexis Gargagliano, said, “We had the privilege to publish Ms. Joya, and her earlier 2009 book tour met with wide acclaim. The right of authors to travel and promote their work is central to freedom of expression and the full exchange of ideas.” Joya’s memoir has been translated into over a dozen languages, and she has toured widely including the US, Australia, the UK, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands over the past two years.Filed under:
Submitted by ujpadmin on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 10:47pm.
When: Sunday, August 1, 2010, 7:20 pm
Where: Kendall Square Cinema • One Kendall Square • Cambridge
2010 Aug 1 - 7:20pm
The film “Countdown to Zerø” opens at Kendall Square Cinema on July 30th. This controversial film begins to explore the case for a nuclear weapons free world. Variety calls Countdown to Zerø “a politically urgent picture; it will also literally scare the breath out of what will certainly be a worldwide audience.“
The film has problems -- it does not criticize dangerous US nuclear policies nor chart the path to nuclear abolition, and it accentuates fear of terrorism. But it focuses more attention on the nuclear abolition issue.
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