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Power to the People

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.

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The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma) - Homelessness & State Persecution

When: Monday, October 12, 2015, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Encuentro5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma)

Homelessness & State Persecution

Information * Awareness * Action

Monday October 12, 2015, 6pm - 8:30pm


Encuentro 5

9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02138

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Free film screening: "Big Boys Gone Bananas"

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Big Boys Gone Bananas[this saga is a good example of why they are forcing TPP on the planet:
i.e., no recourse to being subjected to their harmful chemicals,  no redress for the damage they cause; what a world...]

Big Boys Gone Bananas

[see trailer]

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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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Conference Schedule    Conference Workshops    Post-Conference Rally

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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