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Book Talk: Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd. • Roxbury

 The British writer Victoria Brittain is a former editor at The Guardian newspaper, the co-author of the play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom and co-author (with Moazzam Begg) of his Guantanamo memoir.  She will be visiting the United States to talk about her new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror.

She will be speaking at  venues in the Boston area that are open to the public:

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Deepening Crisis in the Middle East: Syria, Iran and Israel/Palestine

Alice Rothchild presented the attached slides at a UJP sponsored forum on "Deepening Crisis in the Middle East: Syria, Iran, and Israel/Palestine", presented at Boston University on February 25, 2013.

Click to access the slides. Then Click on the "Present" Button at the top of the page (or hit CTL-F5) to begin the presentation.


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GLAD Summer Party

When: Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:49 am
Where: Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum • 1 High Pole Hill Road • United States

 Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at

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Occupy New England 4th Regional Convergence

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: Nashua • New Hampshire

Occupy New England will be hosting it's 4th Regional Convergence in New Hampshire. We would like to invite all interested organizations and individuals to attend. This event will have a time and place to sign up volunteers, teach about your organization or cause, and get to know your other local organizations.

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Fundraiser for 5 upcoming "Occupy Boston" Political Trials

When: Friday, February 8, 2013, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Jillians • 145 Ipswitch St. • (Behind Fenway Park) • Boston

National Lawyers Guild Fundraiser
for 5 Upcoming "Occupy Boston" Political Trials 
An evening of food, drinks and pool!

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Creative Action: Medea Benjamin

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Where: UMass Lowell • 875 Broadway St. • Weed Hall 3 • Lowell

UMass Lowell's Department of Sociology will be sponsoring Medea Benjamin's visit to the Peacemaking Alternatives class. The public is welcome.

Creative action is what CODE PINK co-founder Medea Benjamin is all about!  An advocate for social justice for more than 30 years, Medea has been described as “one of America's most committed – and most effective – fighters for human rights” and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement.”


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Birth 2012 Boston - Arlington Town Hall

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Arlington Town Hall • 730 Mass Ave • Arlington

 Join us at Birth 2012 Boston as we celebrate the shift into a new era: a GLOBAL CULTURE OF PEACE.

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Birth 2012 Boston at Cambridge College

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 5:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Cambridge College • 1000 Mass Ave • Cambridge

 Join us at Birth 2012 Boston as we celebrate the shift into a new era: a GLOBAL CULTURE OF PEACE.

Featured presenters, performers and exhibitors with drumming, sound healing, Flags of One Family, True Story Theater, peace meditation and more.

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Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom: Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky

When: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Berklee Performance Center • 136 Massachusetts Ave • Hynes T - Green Line • Boston

Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom marks the first meeting of renowned thinkers and movement leaders Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky for public conversation. The dialogue, moderated by Vijay Prashad, will be grounded by uplifting performances and words from some of Boston’s brightest current and future organizers, activists, and cultural workers.

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Peace Movement: Next Steps

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Jefferson Cutler House • Mass. Ave. at Mystic St. • Arlington

Arlington United for Justice with Peace is holding an open discussion on “Peace Movement, Next Steps.”  All UJP and affiliated activists welcome.  We hope to have an interesting discussion that perhaps generates some new ideas!

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New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters/ Refusers and Supporters

When: Friday, October 26, 2012, 2:00 pm to Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:30 am
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

27th Annual New England Gathering of War Tax Resisters & Supporters


Forms of War Tax Resistance:

Where We've Been & Where We're Going




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UJP Meeting Sept. 11 to Plan the Campaign to Vote "Yes" for the Budget for All ballot question

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 5:46 am
Where: American Friends Service Committee Cambridge Office • 2161 Massachusetts Avenue • (8 minute walk from the Red Line T Stop) • Cambridge

Vote for the Peace and Justice Referendum on Election Day, Nov. 6!

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Tim Gee: "Counterpower: Making Change Happen"

When: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Lucy Parsons Center • 358A Centre Street • (near Jackson Square T Orange line) • Jamaica Plain

Change can and does happen. But why is it that some campaigns succeed while others fail? Come hear writer and activist Tim Gee discuss this and other topics from his new book, "Counterpower: Making Change Happen."

Together we will look at how lessons from the past can inform our current struggles. Don't miss this chance to catch Gee before he returns to England!

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When: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:30 pm
Where: AMC Harvard Square 5 • 10 Church St., • near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line • Cambridge)

The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, will screen for one night only on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30PM at the AMC Harvard Square 5 (10 Church St., Cambridge). #ReGENERATION explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society.

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