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What's Happening in Syria? with Jeff Klein

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

People in the US get a very one-sided view of the war in Syria from the mainstream media. 

What is the reality? 

What do Syrians want?

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Brazilian Elections & the Threat to Democracy with Civil Rights Activist Gary Dotterman

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
"Brazilian Elections & the Threat to Democracy"
with Civil Rights Activist Gary Dotterman
 

Gary Dotterman, the former director of the CME, currently lives in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The region boasts the largest concentration of industrial workers in the Western Hemisphere, including the biggest integrated steel plant and massive mines. With Brazil in economic and political crisis, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) is organizing, and running candidates.

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An Evening with David Cay Johnston

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer prize/winning investigative reporter, has covered Donald Trump for more than 30 years, longer than any other journalist. Last year he published part of Trump’s 2005 tax return. In 1990 Johnston broke the story that Trump was no billionaire.

Johnston wrote the international bestsellers The Making of Donald Trump (2016) and It’s Even Worse Than You Think (2018) and five other books. 

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“The Continued Colonization of Puerto Rico” with Jasmine Gomez

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Jasmine will discuss the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico. Drawing from that history, Jasmine will show correlations that explain why the U.S.’s lack of response to Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis is unsurprising. Jasmine will then discuss how to currently support Puerto Rican people.
 
Jasmine Gomez is a queer, Puerto Rican attorney and organizer.
 
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No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Article 9 Comes to America” 
David Rothauser, documentary filmmaker, recently completed a film about Hiroshima/Nagasaki.. We will show an excerpt of “Article 9”. 
 
“The Imperative of Nuclear Disarmament” 
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“Today’s China: Xi Jinping’s plans for socialism, & the US-China trade dispute” with Duncan McFarland

When: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Today’s China: Xi Jinping’s plans for socialism, & the US-China trade dispute” with Duncan McFarland

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Medea Benjamin: Inside Iran; the Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: University Lutheran Church • 66 Winthrop St • near Harvard Sq. T stop • cambridge

Medea Benjamin: Inside Iran; the Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic

Inside Iran

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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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Bill Littlefield: Why is American football the most popular sport in the US?

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Why is American football the most popular sport in the U.S....
and nowhere else?” with Bill Littlefield

Super Bowl Sunday at CCB: Nationally known author and veteran sports commentator Bill Littlefield has Hosted, NPR’s “Only A Game” since it began in 1993. He is the author of 7 books, and the editor of 3 others. His most recent book is “Take Me Out,” Zephyr Press.

Music by Terry Kitchen

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Ajamu Baraka: From North Korea to Roxbury: Confronting War, Struggling for Peace and Justice

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Egleston Branch Library • 2044 Columbus Avenue • Boston

Steven Kinzer onThe True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

When: Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Brookline Public Library • Hunneman Hall • 361 Washington Street • Brookline

JOIN US FOR an Evening with

Stephen KINZER  

What do Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Twain have in common? In addition to being very

funny men, both challenged a leading politician on some of the most pressing issues of

their day. Award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer will take us back to

Twain's and Roosevelt's time to show us how the power of the press and "fake news"

shaped our past as it does the present

 

Our community bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, will be on hand to sell books.

 

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Conference on US Foreign Military Bases

When: Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:00 pm to Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
Where: University of Baltimore • 1415 Maryland Ave. • Learning Commons Town Hall • Baltimore


Organized by: Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

You can join and support this Conference by:

  1. Registering and attending the Conference.
  2. Having your organization endorse the Conference.
  3. Placing an ad or a solidarity message from your group in the Conference Journal
 
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“What is Progressive Islam” with Ani Zonneveld

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The talk “What is Progressive Islam” will define the alternative and traditional interpretations of Islam in contrast to the current belief system. The issue of Sharia law, women, LGBT rights, apostasy, music, hijab, women imam and all the hot topics will be covered. Ani’s talk will cover the problems, the solutions and the work she’s doing in the U.S., the U.N. and globally. Ani Zonneveld is Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals and is a strong supporter of women and LGBTQ rights.

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Miko Peled: "Trump/Netanyahu Era: The Prospects for Peace"

When: Monday, August 28, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

We are VERY honored to have the opportunity to host Miko Peled at our humble Community Church of Boston forum. This is one of our generation's most eloquent voices against the Apartheid Israeli Colonial Enterprise. Miko has become a much sought after speaker and lecturer on the subject of Palestine/Israel. His Youtube video lectures garner gazillions of views. His activist work on behalf of the Palestinian people is extraordinary.

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