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The term African Diaspora describes the millions of African Peoples kidnapped, transported from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, dispersed, and enslaved throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. The European colonizers seized Native lands and enslaved the Native peoples. The slave trade erupted (the kidnapping of Africans, shipping them across the Atlantic and selling them into slavery). Colonial rulers made laws and policies that excluded and treated Natives and Africans as inferior.
Myth, ignorance and wishful thinking guide the understanding of many American about their government’s relations and actions in the world at large, This presentation will argue that from the beginning of the colonial period the trajectory of the U.S. has been aggressively expansionist-territorially, politically and economically-while claiming to serve democracy, self-determination and human rights.
A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized.
Music by Terry Kitchen
A full-page ad calling for every public figure, elected politician and media outlet to stand up against the "dangerous tide of hatred, violence, and suspicion" that is being expressed across the U.S. with more than 700 organizations and individuals appeared in the Thursday, December 10, 2015 New York Times.
The ad launches a campaign opposing racism, bigotry and violence called #We Are Better Than This.
"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.