Submitted by ujpadmin on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 2:27pm.
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:00 pm
to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge
2010 Jun 19 - 2:00pm
2010 Jun 19 - 5:30pm
The deadly Israeli attack May 30 on a humanitarian flotilla delivering aid to blockaded Gaza has aroused the condemnation of the world, further isolated Israel's intransigent regime, and challenged the U.S. to review its Middle East policy lest it, too, face isolation. There is a new situation and new opportunities to build the movement to end the siege of Gaza and US support for the occupation of Palestine. Three speakers will lead off our discussion:
• Ann Wright was a passenger on the Challenger 1, one of the six boats in the Gaza flotilla that was raided by Israeli commandos on May 31, and will give us an eyewitness report. She is a retired U.S. army colonel who also served as a State Department diplomat. She resigned her State Department post in 2003 to protest the war in Iraq. (After the conference Saturday night, Ann will also give an in-depth presentation at the Palestinian Cultural Center - NOT on Friday night as previously posted).
Submitted by ujpadmin on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:13am.
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge
2010 Jan 13 - 6:30pm
2010 Jan 13 - 8:30pm
Escalation of the Afghanistan war and new times for the peace movement: UJP holds political discussion meeting for the whole coalition
There was a wave of protests after Obama's speech sending more troops to Afghanistan, but now what do we do? We are in a new period for peace and justice activism. The principal public concern is economic recession, not war. The country's first African American president is personally appealing but continues war policies. The antiwar movement seems confused and the national coalition United for Peace and Justice is in crisis. Meanwhile, the climate crisis keeps getting worse and nothing much is being done about it. Clearly UJP needs to adjust to the new circumstances -- but how?
On Wednesday, January 13 the UJP planning group will host an expanded meeting for free ranging political discussion of these issues; all UJP groups, activists and members are invited to attend. People are encouraged to present strategy discussion papers and action proposals from different perspectives; however, the meeting will not make any decisions. Specific proposals may be adopted at the Feb. 13 UJP strategy meeting.
Often we are so busy doing things that we don't step back and consider the big picture. Bringing our thoughts together in dialogue we will rediscover our many points of agreement, identify the challenges in communicating our message and begin to form action plans to move foward. Let's hear everyone's ideas, there is lots of energy in working together!
Submitted by ujpadmin on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 9:42pm.
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Where: Harvard, Central, Porter and Davis Squares • Cambridge and Somerville
2009 Oct 7 - 5:30pm
2009 Oct 7 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 7th is the 8th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan, a war which UJP was formed to oppose.
To mark this date, the Cambridge and Somerville/Medford UJP community groups will be standing out at T- stops from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. We will be distributing information about the costs of the war, for Afghans, for US troops and for our communities, and alerting people to the Oct. 17th anti-war rally at Copley Square. We will gather at the Central Sq., Harvard Sq., and Porter Sq. T-stops in Cambridge and at Davis Sq. in Somerville.