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Towards a Just & Cooperative U.S. Foreign Policy

When: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St Ignatius Parish • 28 Commonwealth Ave • Take Green Line "B" to End of Line & cross Comm. Ave. • Chestnut Hill

As the Wars Wind Down... Are We Nearing a Turning Point?

Massachusetts Peace Action 2014 Annual Meeting

What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere). The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more social investment, and the Autumn Convergence showed that we can connect peace, climate, and economic and social justice into a single progressive agenda.

Why is the U.S. the world’s policeman and what is the alternative? How can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy? We present two important voices to solve these riddles and shape our work in 2014.

Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A constant campaigner to cut the military budget by 25%, he formed the Sustainable Defense Task Force in 2010 to propose practical ways to do so, and criticized U.S. support for NATO . The primary architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform act, Frank is now at work on a book.

Andrew Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, he is author of The New American Militarism, Washington Rules, andBreach of Trust.  Read an important recent article. Bacevich urges the U.S. to abandon its hegemonistic foreign policy and focus on rebuilding its society at home. His books will be available for signing.

Workshops will focus on Iran and the Mideast, Israel/Palestine, convergence and new foreign policy. Do you have a workshop idea? Propose a workshop – details here!

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All are welcome! Click here to Pre-Register. 

Doors open 12:30 for registration and refreshments.  Meeting begins promptly at 1:00.

Parking in BC's Commonwealth Garage.  Some parking behind church for those with limited mobility - please notify us in advance.   Detailed directions will be emailed two days in advance to those who pre-register.

Free to members – others $10.  Make your membership donation today!

Massachusetts Peace Action,, 617-354-2169,  Facebook:  Twitter: @masspeaceaction

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