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Cambridge Forum - Normalizing Denial

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Forum • 3 Church St. • Cambridge

The climate science debate is heating up – join the discussion.

  • Bill McKibben, author, educator, founder of

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SPEAKOUT - Close Pilgrim Now!

When: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon Street • Grand Staircase - Second Floor • Boston

Speakout at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 20 at 1 PM with Senator Dan Wolf and others.  Tell Governor Baker:  The NRC must shut Pilgrim Nuclear Plant NOW!  

Bus tickets available through Oct. 17, contact: Leaving Harwich at 10:30, Barnstable at 10:55 and Sagamore at 11:20 - $16.00 RT, and departing the Massachusetts State House at 3:30 pm







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Noam Chomsky: Extinction or Internationalism

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

Noam Chomsky

A Chomsky Legacy Event

presented by the Wallace Action Fund

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#NoDAPL Solidarity Standout

When: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: TD Bank • 617 Mass Ave • Central Square • Cambridge

Arlington United for Justice with Peace and 350 Mass - Better Future Project stand out on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 5-6:30 PM at TD Bank in Central Square Cambridge (617 Massachusetts Avenue) in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline. There is an international call for solidarity actions at

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Helen Caldicott: Courting Armageddon

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge, Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

"Our Renewable Future" at JP Forum

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Church Jamaica Plain • 6 Eliot St. • Jamaica Plain

Richard Heinberg: Our Renewable Future

Saturday, June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Church JP

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Third Climate Summit

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: St. Peters Episcopal Church • 838 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge, MA
South Asia Center and St. Peters Episcopal Church invite you to
Third Climate Summit
Saturday  May 21,2016  10 AM
838 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA
Speakers: Rev. Fred Small, Imam Agha Mehdi and Avani Bansal Atty
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Rally and March: Support Fossil Fuel Divestment in Somerville

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Davis Square • Highland Avenue • Somerville

WHAT: Rally in support of fossil fuel divestment in Somerville

WHO: Fossil Free Somerville and you!

WHEN: afternoon of Saturday, April 30, 2pm

WHERE: Rally in Davis Square, followed by march to City Hall

RSVP and updates at:

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Stand out to shut down Pilgrim Nuclear Power station

When: Friday, March 11, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Where: Park Street MBTA Station • Park and Tremont Street • Boston

Close Pilgrim Now!  

Remember the Fukushima disaster on the 5th anniversary.

Tell Gov. Baker and the Massachusetts legislature to close down Pilgrim!

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant: Status and Future

When: Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Eliot Church of Newton • 474 Centre Street (just off exit 17 of Mass Pike) • Newton

Last November's ballot in the City of Newton included a non-binding referendum calling for the shutting down of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. The official final referendum results were:

A) Yes    6168   69%

B) No      2189  31%

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Film: “Containment”: The dangers of storing nuclear waste

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

This Changes Everything: Screening, Potluck, and Discussion

When: Sunday, January 10, 2016, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St

Join Massachusetts Peace Action, Earth Stewardship at First Church Cambridge, and our co-hosts  for a screening and discussion of “This Changes Everything,” the new documentary based on the Naomi Klein book of the same name that weaves together threads of climate, racial and economic injustice and the movement of movements already rising for a new, non-extractive economy.

Co-Hosts include 350 Massachusetts, Grassroots International and Boston Downwinders.  A representative from each co-host will facilitate discussions at a thematic table, to take the issues raised by the film into our work and lives.

RegisterButton300Please register so we know you’re coming, and if possible make a donation!  Pre-registration is NOT required, but will help us plan food and discussion. Renting the film cost us $225.

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Noam Chomsky: Three Minutes to Midnight

When: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury • 10 Putnam St • Roxbury

Close Pilgrim NOW!

The Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House reverberated with the call to Close Pilgrim NOW this afternoon as citizens held a two hour speakout detailing every aspect of the problem.

The Pilgrim nuclear plant is operated by Entergy Corp. which has said it will close the reactor in 2019.  Even the nuclear-loving NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has designated this plant one of the three most unsafe in the nation.  

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts


Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

BPT register Now

Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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