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Boston Marathon Bombings: Impact and Response

When: Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • near Harvard Sq (off Brattle St) • Cambridge

A forum sponsored by United for Justice with Peace

As we grieve the devastating impact of the Marathon bombings had on many families and communities in the Boston area, we are also aware of the need to examine the impact of those bombings on peace and justice issues in our communities, campaigns and organizing.

Presentations will provide analysis and ideas for response from the anti-war, immigrants’ rights, civil liberties, anti-war, economic justice, and Muslim communities.

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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street - Park Street T • Donahue Bldg. and C. Walsh Theatre • Boston

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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

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Noam Chomsky

Keynote speaker 
Noam Chomsky

The Arab Spring: 
Significance and Prospects

The Conference

Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War, and the founding of UJP. The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the series of wars. Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting worse. Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.

How did we get here and how can we change things?

What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?

How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial justice movements? 

We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing economic and human problems that must be solved.

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Boston Police accused of spying on antiwar groups

by Martine Powers, Boston Globe, October 18, 2012

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Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway Park • Cross St. and Hanover St. • across from the Haymarket T Station corner • Boston


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. 

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Malalai Joya Events are ON for Friday, Saturday!

U.S. Responds to Broad Public Campaign, Grants Malalai Joya Visa!

March 24, 2011 - Afghan Women's Mission

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Rally: Let Malalai Joya Speak!

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard Sq Pit • At the exit from the Harvard Sq T stop • Cambridge

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.

 Malalai Joya

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Rally: Standing with Chuck Turner

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:00 pm
Where: District 7 Office • 51 Roxbury St • Dudley Square - Dudley T • Roxbury
Chuck Turner Support Rally
Chuck Turner with supporters after his arrest, November 2008

Chuck Turner Supporters will be rallying tomorrow Chuck's District 7 Office.

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Affects You: Find out How

When: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: SEIU 615 Meeting Hall • 26 West Street • Park St T • Boston

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens internet freedom, labor rights, food safety, national law, and peace. Our panel will focus on how the TPP will affect us all.


Kyle Debeausset,
20 years after NAFTA

John Ratliff, Jobs with Justice

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Memorial March for Peace

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Garden of Peace • 100 Cambridge St • Government Center T • Boston

Memorial March for Peace 

Start date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013


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Jobs, Justice, Freedom: 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 5:00 am
Where: National Mall • Washington, DC

Rally begins at Lincoln Memorial at 8 a.m. followed by a march to the King Memorial.

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One Nation—Under Surveillance

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Connecticut State University • 1615 Stanley Street • Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, • New Britain, CT

A One-Day Conference about Building Networks of Solidarity in Defiance of NSA Spying & the Erosion of Democratic Rights


Recent dueling district court decisions on the legality of NSA cell phone spying guarantee that at least some of the Orwellian practices of the federal government will come before the Supreme Court relatively soon.   This provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships of solidarity among all those victimized by NSA spying, drones, COINTELPRO-type dirty tricks against the movements for social change, and other forms of systematic suppression of privacy and democratic rights.

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Support Bradley Manning

Bradley ManningToday Bradley Manning’s court martial opened at Fort Mead, MD. He has been charged with “aiding the enemy” and is facing life in a military prison. Manning’s real crime - exposing the war crimes committed by our government, in our name. 

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Anti-Terrorism Law Post-9/11 and Its Impact on Civil Rights

When: Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Pierce Atwood LLP • 100 Summer St • Downtown Crossing or South Station T • Boston

The New England Muslim Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston are pleased to present, "Anti-Terrorism Law Post-9/11 and Its Impact on Civil Rights," a panel discussion on how changes in law since 9/11 have affected the domestic civil rights landscape.


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A Three Ring Circus

Reflections from Behind the Wall

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The Growing Menace of FBI Repression

When: Friday, December 17, 2010, 2:30 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church St, Harvard Square • Cambridge


STEPHANIE WEINER, Chicago antiwar/solidarity activist subpoenaed for grand jury re: false aiding terrorism charges

CHUCK TURNER, Roxbury community activist & City Councillor targeted by FBI

NANCY MURRAY, Director, Bill of Rights Education Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Mass.

LAILA MURAD, Tarek Mehanna Support Committee. Mehanna targeted by FBI when he refused to spy on Muslim community and now in solitary confinement

On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists. Their ranks included a number of trade unionists. Also raided was the office of the Minneapolis – St. Paul based Anti-War Committee.
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