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UJP endorses immigrant rights campaigns

UJP endorses immigrant rights campaigns such as Not 1 More Deportation and Mass Trust Act
 
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On Seeing the Movie SELMA

Last night members of Arlington United for Justice with Peace went to see the timely movie Selma that just opened at our hometown movie theater, The Capitol.

The actors give rather understated performances in a slow-paced film punctuated by violence. The bombing of the Birmingham church is set squarely at the beginning and although I knew what was coming I jumped at the horror of it: Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair.

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Stand in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson

We share this important message from United for Peace & Justice with which we are in full accord. USLAW is affiliated with UFPJ.

STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF FERGUSON

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Help Us Organize a First Class St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade

Hello all you wonderful peace, environmental, jobs, social and economic justice activists.

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Vermont Yankee Closed

After decades of protest, radioactive tritium leaks, a collapsed cooling tower and about 3000 spent fuel rods "temporarily" stored on the roof in spent fuel pools, Vermont Yankee powered down on December 29.

Vermont Yankee was one of the GE Mark I reactors - the same design as the three Fukushima reactors that melted down in the 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan.  

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The Time to Act is Now!

The Time to Act is Now!

Namaste and Greetings to the Environmental Movement and the Peace Movement

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The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts
Implications for Surviving Community Hospitals
 
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New York State Bans Fracking!

A true people's victory has been won by New York anti-fracking activists!

According to Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, in a Common Dreams post, despite a sense that fracking was "inevitable" in New York state, several organizations worked together with a goal of banning fracking.

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OUTVETS Decision Applauded by Veterans For Peace

Veterans For Peace applauds the decision by the Allied War Veterans Council to allow OUTVETS, a fledging new LGBT veterans group, to walk in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

The LGBT community has been denied participation in the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for over twenty years. This certainly signals a step in the right direction.

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Boston Protest Against U.S. Wars on Iraq/Syria

About 50 peace activists held an anti-war speakout at Park St., then marched behind a model drone to downtown crossing, where a mock drones war "die-in" took place as street theater. It attracted a great deal of attention from downtown shoppers; a police car showed up, but allowed us to stay and continue our protest.

See Photos and Video

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A Chokehold on Justice

by Lewis Randa

Letter in Wicked Local Dover, December 12, 2014 

With the haunting last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” I pledge that so long as I draw breath, I will apply racism to the adage, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

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Quaker Pray-In at Brayton Point

A group of about 20 people - mostly Friends (Quakers) from The Religious Society of Friends in Cambridge - gathered for worship at the gate to the Brayton Point Electric Plant in Somerset, MA on Saturday afternoon, December 6.

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Kinder Morgan On The Run!??

The infamous Kinder Morgan company that wants to build a new pipeline from New York state to Dracut through woods, orchards, communities, and wetlands in Massachusetts has revised its route.

In a Boston Globe front page story dated 12/6/14, that begins, “Stung by intense local opposition…” -- one could almost think that a people’s victory was at hand!

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Two Protests at RE/MAX

Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Boston-area activists initiated a new Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions project at RE/MAX real estate agency.

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Climate Change Challenges: Support the Environment or the U.S. Military

Having lived through the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, I tread carefully when speaking about any danger greater than war that children in our world might face.  I won’t forget children in Baghdadi hospitals whose bodies I have seen, wounded and maimed, after bombing campaigns ordered by U.S.

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