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Why Is It Hard to Talk About War? Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide

When: Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Harvard University, CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium • 1730 Cambridge Street, • Weatherhead Center for International Affairs • Cambridge

Midnight Voices

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Pk (off Brattle St.) • Harvard T • Cambridge (LOCATION CHANGE)

“the young dead soldiers do not speak, 
Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?

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VFP Smedley Butler Brigade Annual Party/Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 1:30 pm to 6:59 pm
Where: Johnny D's • 17 Holland Street • Davis Square • Somerville

The VFP Smedley Butler Brigade's Annual Party and Fundraiser

Dinner, Music, Dancing, Comedy and Raffle

Wednesday, November 19, at Johnny D's, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville

Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Entertainment 7-10 p.m...Or later!

Raffle - Win Great Prizes!

The Performers: Eighty 8th and Groove, The Undercovers, and special guest comedian Jimmy Tingle

Bring Your Dancing Shoes!

Cover Charge $15

Smedley D. Butler Brigade *


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Armistice / Veterans Day Parade and Peace Event

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Beacon & Charles Streets • Park St T • Boston

Attention Veterans & Peace Activists

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Midnight Voices

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

“the young dead soldiers do not speak… they have a silence that speaks for them at night when the clock counts” - Archibald MacLeish

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Midnight Voices

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Longfellow House • 105 Brattle St • Harvard T

(the young dead soldiers do not speak, they have a silence that speaks for them at night when the clock counts)

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Bowe Bergdahl and the Moral Rot of American Exceptionalism

The Cost of War: a Rhetoric

This article was originally published online at

JUNE 05, 2014
Home to Roost in the VA Affair

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Boston Vets For Peace Anti-war Memorial Day

Boston, Mass.-Memorial Day-May 26, 2014:

About 100 peace activists gathered in Boston Waterfront Park for the annual Smedley Butler Brigade Veterans For Peace anti-war Memorial Day commemoration.

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Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave. & Richmond St. • Aquarium T • Boston

Please join Veterans For Peace, the Smedley Butler Brigade and Samantha Smith Chapters, United for Justice with Peace, Mass Peace Action, and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for Peace on Memorial Day. 

This year our program consists of poets reading original works. 

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St. Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where: D Street & West Broadway • Look for white "Vets for Peace" Flags • South Boston

People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice

Unite, Participate, Celebrate

New Start Time! Assemble: 2pm. Parade start: 3pm

  Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!  

IMPORTANT UPDATE !!- The street sweepers will be behind us and the barriers will stay up. They also intend on us stepping off as soon as possible to keep us as close as possible to the first parade. They may have us move out earlier to be positioned to start as soon as we are able.


They estimate our parade should be all over no later than 5:30 pm

There are several DIVISIONS marching in the parade, as well as two marching bands, Duck Boats, bagpipers, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.. The DIVISIONS are: Veterans groups; Peace groups; LGBT groups; Faith groups; environmental groups; social and economic justice groups; labor groups; political groups. Please invite your group(s) to come! Contact: Veterans for Peace, Pat Scanlon,, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison,, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, Twitter@SmedleyVFP

Please join us for our Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade, the Alternative People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social and Economic Justice.

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Veterans For Peace Anti-War Veterans Day March

Boston, Mass.-Nov. 11, 2013:

About one hundred members of Smedley Butler Brigade
Veterans For Peace and their supporters, marched on Veterans Day today. 

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How the Wounded Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: First Parish in Waltham • 50 Church St • Waltham

Ann Jones and Andrew Bacevich


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Refusing to Kill (film)

When: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central Sq T • Cambridge
The Monthly Peace & Justice

Film Series 


Refusiniks from Around the World Speak Out

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For Us, The Wars Aren't Over: The Right to Heal Initiative

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Harvard University Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012 • Cambridge


Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)
Ms. Mohammed is the founder of OWFI, a nongovernmental organization that promotes women's rights and interests in Iraq. She will speak about OWFI's work in an Iraqi town near a U.S. military base that has seen dramatic increases in the incidence of birth defects, cancers, and other severe health ailments.

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