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Today John Lennon would be 75 and the radio played his song Power to the People. Earlier this week a couple thousand people made a peace sign in New York's Central Park in response to Yoko Ono's call to honor John's birthday in this way.
Massive numbers of people are leaving Honduras for the U.S. due to extreme human rights abuses, including threats and assassinations of those in the resistance, and land takeovers that make it very difficult for small farmers and indigenous communities to survive.
The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma)
Homelessness & State Persecution
Information * Awareness * Action
Monday October 12, 2015, 6pm - 8:30pm
9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02138
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BROKEN ON ALL SIDES
DISSECTS “GET TOUGH” RHETORIC & CRIME POLICIES & EXPLORES POSSIBLE REFORMS & SOLUTIONS TO ENDING MASS INCARCERATION & THIS NEW RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
285 DERBY ST.
The Center for Church and Prison announces its 2015 Conference on Ending Mass Incarceration and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. We gather to advocate for the end to mandatory minimums, closing the gap between poorly resourced schools, the criminalization of school disciplines and mass incarceration, police brutalities in law enforcement.
10-12 September at The Congregation Lion of Judah Church/Boston.
Education Is a Right - Not a means to Incarceration
The Center for Church and Prison, Inc.
Brother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin – a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A Quaker, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Rev.
Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting
Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive.
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Pastor for Formation and Justice, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy
|Pat Scanlon and Tony Flaherty, two of the main parade organizers.|
Not being allowed to march in the "official" parade, for the second year Veterans For Peace and other groups (notably Massachusetts Peace Action with the leadership of Cole Harrison) organized the St. Patrick's Peace Parade (the People's Alternative Parade...). This year's parade was bigger than the first one, perhaps two or three times bigger (I don't have a good count yet).
There were several divisions in the Peace Parade, including: Veterans For Peace, GLBT groups, religious/faith-based groups, labor, peace groups, political groups, and Occupy.
Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park
Let's commemorate International Workers Day this year with a rally at 12 noon at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park, across from the Haymarket T Station, in the corner of Cross and Hanover streets in Boston.
Making sense of these crazy elections... Where do our social movements in Boston go from here? What role might "One Nation Working Together" play in this dangerous time?
For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class – the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions – have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion.