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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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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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Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis in Conversation

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Pleasant St Church • 75 Pleasant St • Arlington Center

 

Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis in Conversation

Examining the Economic Crisis, Unending War, and Rightwing Resurgence


Reception: 5:30 – 6:30pm ($50 donation)
Main Event: 6:30 – 8:15pm ($15/$10 low income/student)
Break Out Groups: 8:15 – 9:30pm

In this moment of national crisis, join these two leading intellectuals and your neighbors to consider broad strategic questions and new organizing opportunities and campaigns.

Tickets, directions, program details, leaflets and background information available below.

For tabling opportunities, to co-sponsor the event, to advertise in the program book, to organize post-lecture workshop, contact info@majorityagendaproject.org or call Paul Shannon at 617-661-6130.

A fundraiser for the Majority Agenda Project and Massachusetts Global Action/Encuentro 5. Sponsors: Arlington United for Justice with Peace, Watertown Citizens for Environmental Security, Military Families Speak Out, Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United for Justice with Peace, Veterans for Peace/ Smedley Butler Brigade, and the Walpole Peace and Justice Group. 

 

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UJP Discussion Listserv

United for Justice with Peace has launched a new listserv, ujp-discuss@lists.riseup.net.

This list will provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas and plans within the UJP community.

The old "communityeducation" list served this purpose, but is not well known.  Think of UJP-Discuss as a relaunch with a better name and an updated list of members.

"Stop killer drones": Medea Benjamin on US drones, wars, and protests

Medea Benjamin, founder of CodePink Women for Peace, spoke to about 95 people Thursday, January 31 in Cambridge at a program organized by UJP. Video by Joan Livingston.

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WCES Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner with Charles Derber

When: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: St. John's United Methodist Church • 80 Mt. Auburn St. • Watertown

6:00 Potluck Dinner.   Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share.

6:45 Business meeting with task force reports on current projects, greetings and legislative updates from our elected officials, and election of officers.

7;30 Keynote speaker: Charles Derber, Sociology Professor, Boston College.

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