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Virtual Brown Bag with Andrew Bacevich

When: Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:30 pm
Where: Free Video Conference

Tom Hayden: Afghanistan, Obama, the Peace Movement, and the Long War

When: Monday, February 7, 2011, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church St. - Barn Room (upstairs) • Harvard Sq T (take Church St exit) • Cambridge

Antiwar activist and author Tom Hayden will speak on the Long War, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen and the effect on domestic programs and civil liberties at home.

After over fifty years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden is still a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, for erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy.

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“There Is No Military Solution” – But Obama Launches a New U.S. War in Syria

President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

23 September 2014

by Phyllis Bennis

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Talking to Representative Barney Frank About Nationalism and Capitalism:

I have studied the abuses of capitalism and nationalism for fifty years and have written books about how to overcome these “isms”, doing research and supporting legislation that would transform capitalist markets into civil markets and empires into civil republics. I have spoken to people in the U.S. Congress about problems and solutions.

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Barney Frank: Cut NATO Spending, It 'Serves No Strategic Purpose'

by Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post - Dec. 27, 2010

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We Don't Want You to Swim in the River

In early April, 2014, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.”  So far, the U.S. military has spent $240 million developing the railgun over a period of ten years.

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NATO Means War: No the New Strategic Concept

Statement of the International Coordinating Committee of the No to NATO Coalition 
Lisbon, November 19, 2010

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Conference, Protest to Target NATO Summit

The “countdown“ to our anti-war activities has begun 
five weeks prior to the NATO summit

Dear colleagues,

An eventful peace-weekend lies behind us: a particularly successful action conference of our network “No to NATO – no to War” paired with a contextual conference opened the last stage of preparations of our protests against the new NATO strategy.

Again and again the conference contributions pointed out focal points of the new NATO strategy that are enumerated below: 

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Raytheon and Full Spectrum Dominance

When: Monday, October 4, 2010, 4:30 pm
Where: Merrimack College • 315 Turnpike St • Sakowich Center - 2nd floor - Murray Lounge • North Andover

Speaker:  Bruce Gagnon, founder and director, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Bruce Gagnon discusses how space is being used for modern warfare and remote killing, and how an international movement can be built to stop the weaponization of space.

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