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"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people." ~Abraham Lincoln
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.
The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma)
Homelessness & State Persecution
Information * Awareness * Action
Monday October 12, 2015, 6pm - 8:30pm
9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02138
Stop U.S. War & All Forms of Intervention Against Syria!
Self-determination Free from Outside Intervention
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.
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, MoveOn.org
20 years after NAFTA
John Ratliff, Jobs with Justice
U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security.
This paper was delivered by Dr. Najib Saliba to the parish community of St. George Cathedral, Worcester MA on May 17, 2012.Dr. Saliba is Professor of Middle East history at Worcester State University, Worcester MA.
I've used up some personal time this week to join the folks gathered down at Moakley Federal Courthouse in the morning to protest the death penalty as the trial enters its final stage.
A talk by Mr. Poguri Chennaiah, National Secretary, Andhra Pradesh
Farmworkers & Fisherfolk Union (APVVU)
The film Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide", and who believed that international law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell, Watchers of the Sky takes us on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.
Followed by a discussion.
Cambridge Forum celebrates Pete Seeger and the power of music with this tribute Sing Out concert. Join host SCOTT ALARIK and an all-star group of artists, including Sol y Canto founders ROSI AND BRIAN AMADOR, CATIE CURTIS, bluesman GUY DAVIS, MAGPIE, THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND, ELLEN KUSHNER, ALASTAIR MOOCK, ROBBIE O'CONNELL, and FRED SMALL for an evening of song and stories paying tribute to the legendary Pete Seeger.
APPNE, PAGB, OPEN, New England Pakhtoon Association, Pakistani Association of New Hampshire
Presentations to honor Malala Yousafzai
Conversation with Malala via Skype (not confirmed)
Live Pashto Music
Meet & Gree Author Ethan Casey (Alive and Well in Pakistan)
To purchase tickets: www.appne.net
Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.
Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can't Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).