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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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International Day of Peace - Boston

When: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Boston Common • Boston

6th Annual International Day of Peace
2-4:00pm; 4-4:30 optional walk to the Peace Garden
Boston Common
(near Park Street T stop, in front of the State House)
A note from the planning committee:

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30th Anniversary Celebration: New England Peace Pagoda

When: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: New England Peace Pagoda • Leverett
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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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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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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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Out of the Marathon Bombings – A Conversation of Boston Area Peace Activists

A group of Boston area peace activists met on Tuesday to share what we know about Monday's bombings and to discern how best to respond to the deadly attack against our community and against people from across the nation and around the world who came to Boston to participate and enjoy the Marathon.

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Nonviolence Training Weekend - Report

Led by Cathy Hoffman and Ken Butigan, a weekend nonviolence training session was held in Cambridge for Campaign Nonviolence (

The training brought local peace activists together with folks from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Worcester and Dighton, MA and one stalwart life-long activist from Baltimore, Maryland.

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Have we finished with war -- yet?

Kathy Kelly Inspires at Simmons

Kathy Kelly, a Catholic peace activist and founder of Voices of Creative Non­violence, spoke at several events in the Boston area Nov. 13-15. I attended her talk at Simmons College on Monday afternoon, where she was introduced by Prof. Becky Thompson. It drew about 60 people, more than half of whom where students.

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Veterans For Peace: Veterans Day Parade and Rally

When: Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 am
Where: Charles St. and Beacon St. • Boston

Attention Peace Activists

Please Join Veterans For Peace
our “Outhouse House Band” The Leftist Marching Band 


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Santiago Declaration - The Human Right to Peace

International Association of Peace Messenger Cities
December 22, 2010

Dear Friends:

The Declaration is the culmination of years of discussion and debate among global peace activists to finally enshrine in international law the recognition of humanity’s centuries longing for peace and security.

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Veterans Day for Peace

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:30 am to 10:00 am
Where: Charles and Beacon Sts. • Park St. T • Boston


Veterans for Peace will once again proudly walk behind the street sweepers in the Veterans Day Parade in Boston. Please join us as we show our opposition to these two on-going wars and occupations. Bring signs and banners.

The theme for this year:
“How is the War Economy Working for You ?”

We will gather at 11:30 on the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets.
Parade steps off at 12:00 Noon.

Please Join Us!

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Walk for a New Spring: Presentation and Walk

When: Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall • Piemonte Rm • Boston

Please join Councillor Charles Yancey on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 am to hear a presentation about the annual “Walk for Peace” held in the Piemonte room of Boston City Hall, with Sister Claire and friends from the New England Peace Pagoda. The Peace Pagoda was conceived as a prayer for peace, a tangible structure that manifests the dedication of our lives to justice and peace. 

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Report Back from WILPF's 100th Anniversary Meetings in the Hague

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: The Walker Center • 171 Grove St, Auburndale (parking lot site) • Newton


The Oldest Women’s Peace Organization Looks to the Future


WHEN: Thursday May 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

6:30 pm – mingling and light refreshments

7:15 pm Program


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