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FILM: Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
A new film from director Iara Lee examines the tensions between the Sahrawi people and the Moroccan armed forces as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation of Africa's last colony in the Western Sahara, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom 
colonialism has never ended. 
 
For more information and to watch the trailer: 
https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/western-sahara
 
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Social Issues in Saudi Arabia: Valentine Moghadam speaking

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: MIT • (venue to be determined) • Cambridge

MIT Lecture: "Worst Humanitarian Crises of Our Time: Displacement and Destruction in Syria and Yemen"

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT • 70 Memorial Drive • Building E51, 325 • Cambridge

Denis J. Sullivan
Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS, a Carnegie Corporation Project)
Professor of Political Science & International Affairs
Co-Director, Middle East Center
Northeastern University 

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Whose University Is It?

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

*MIT and Harvard rolling out the red carpet for 
the Saudi Crown Prince in March, 2018 was no fluke: it is symptomatic of 
the lack of democracy on campuses across the US. Increasingly, 
university administrators act in our name, but without our involvement.*

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Advocate for peace with Iran in DC, Feb.11–14

When: Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:00 pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: Code Pink location to be announced • Washington

Protest Raytheon Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia: war profiteers on campus!

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:00 pm to Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Where: Boston area multiple sites • Boston

Raytheon is a major weapons manufacturer and war profiteer with headquarters in Waltham, MA.  Multiple weapons made by Raytheon were found to have been responsible for the deaths of many ci

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Catastrophe in Yemen: Resisting US Imperialism and Raytheon's War Profiteering

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marlborough Street • Boston

"Let them all in: Ending the Permanent Refugee Crisis" with Khury Petersen-Smith

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

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Andover Rally Against the Raytheon-Saudi Alliance

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: Raytheon Andover • 350 Lowell Street • Andover

Evaluating the Relationship Between MIT and the Saudi Monarchy

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: MIT • 33 Mass. Ave • room 1-190 • Cambridge

"GAME: Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face” with Padraig O’Malley

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Join CCB for a special presentation by award-winning peacemaker, Padraig O'Malley.

Mr. O'Malley will speak about "The Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality (GAME): Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face"

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"The Yemen Catastrophe: Origins and Actors" with Valentine M. Moghadam

When: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign to dislodge the Houthis has created a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yemeni people and an international headache for Saudi allies. Is an end in sight? The presentation will provide a brief historical overview and a description of the local, regional, and international actors involved and complicit.

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Tell the UAE: No War in Yemen!

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: pin Consulate General of United Arab Emirates, Boston • One International Place • 100 Oliver Street • Boston

 

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are waging a genocidal war in Yemen with the support, and the arms, of the United States. 14 million people are on the brink of starvation, suffering under a brutal blockade, while US-made bombs are dropped on schools, hospitals, weddings, and school buses. 

We'll be meeting outside the consulate of the UAE here in Boston, to call for an end to this brutal, genocidal slaughter. End the war in Yemen C

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Questioning the US-Saudi-Alliance: Yemen and the Politics of Famine

When: Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 649 Commonwealth Ave. • Room 249 (tentative) • Boston
 
 

In this panel discussion, we will be joined by experts on U.S.-Saudi relations, our questionable alliance, the terrible consequences the war has had on civilians in Yemen, our own impact by creating weapons and selling them to Saudi Arabia, and how we should stop this and other disastrous human rights abuses in the future.

Panelist: Stephen Kinzer

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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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