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Toll of Wars on Veterans and Civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

When: Monday, November 21, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Where: Boston University Law Auditorium • 765 Commonwealth Ave. • Green Line "B" • Boston

The Department of Political Science cordially welcomes Boston University students, alumni, and members of the general public to attend a series of public panels that accompany a new course –

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Vets For Peace March In Boston Vets Day Parade--at the end

The Boston Smedley Butler Brigade of Veterans For Peace were forced again this
Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2011 to march after the end of the Boston "official" Vets Day Parade down Tremont St. in Boston(all because VFP is anti-war). The Vets for Peace were about 150 strong and got many cheers from onlookers.
The VFP also had a presence at the Tremont St. military recruiting center across the

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Veterans Day 2011

When: Friday, November 11, 2011, 7:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Beacon & Charles Sts. • Park or Arlington T • Boston

Friday, November 11th

· Participate in a pre-parade picket of the military recruiting offices on 141 Tremont Street as well as the State House

· March with us behind the “official” parade

· Join us for a post-parade rally at Faneuil Hall with speakers and live music

To participate in pre-parade actions at the State House and military recruiters, meet at 10:00AM at the corner of Beacon and Charles across from the Starbucks. Bring signs

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Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

 Brian Willson, author of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS - a powerful new book about
the US Government assault on him and our nonviolent protest, and his
"conversion" to a Warrior for Peace.

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Occupied Wall Street - The Newspaper

Would you like to know more about the Occupations that are sweeping the country? What are these people actually demanding? Who are they? What are their goals? What are their tactics? 

You can get some insight into these issues by reading the newspaper produced by people at the "Occupy Wall Street" occupation. 

Use the links below to download a PDF file to your own computer where you can view it with the *Adobe PDF Reader. 

 Occupied Wall Street Journal - Issue #1 (file size 674Kbytes)

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Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:00 am
Where: Chancellor's Conference Room • Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor • UMASS Boston • Boston

Brian Willson, the author of "Blood On the Tracks" will speak about his new book.

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"Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft"

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 11:00 am
Where: Chancellor's Conference Room • Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor • UMASS Boston • Boston

Author Tom Weiner will speak about his new book.

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Why I arrested Donald Rumsfeld

30 Sep 2011 -

As a Veteran for Peace, I consider the lies we were told by the Bush administration made the Iraq invasion a war crime

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Boston Anti-War Activists Confront War Criminal Donald Rumsfeld

by Michael Borkson for Boston Indymedia    27 Sep 2011 
(Email: nosanctions (nospam)         

A vocal crowd of about 75 anti-war protesters confronted war criminal former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. He made an appearance at Old South Meeting House to promote his new book. It was sponsored by right wing radio station WRKO.

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Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:30 pm
Where: Peace Abbey • 2 North Main St. ( Rt. 27) • Sherborn

Blood On The Tracks Book CoverPeace Activist S.Brian Willson will speak on his new book Blood on the Tracks:  The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson.

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"Hidden Battles" (film) with Ron Zalesky

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: Peace Abbey • 2 North Main St. ( Rt. 27) • Sherborn

 Pot luck supper with Ron Zalesky of Veterans for Peace followed by the film "Hidden Battles."

This 65-minute documentary follows a female Sandinista rebel, an Israeli officer, a Palestinian freedom fighter and two American soldiers as come to terms with their combat experiences. The film offers unique insights into the internal conflicts that human beings around the world continue to face long after they have left the battlefield.

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Renaming of the Jamaica Plain post office for Alexander Scott Arredondo

When: Sunday, August 7, 2011, 11:00 am
Where: Jamaica Plain Baptist Church • 633 Centre St • Green St T • Jamaica Plain


All are welcome to attend the renaming of the Jamaica Plain Station post office in honor of fallen Marine L/Cpl Alexander Scott Arredondo.


The U.S. PostalService is proud to honor the Foley and Arredondo families with the renaming of the Jamaica Plain Post Office recognizing Alex's supreme sacrifice for the nation. 


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Honor Veterans by Ending War!

When: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend
"Honor Veterans by Ending War!"

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From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Southwest Corridor Park @ Ruggles Station • (MBTA: Orange Line) • Boston

Saturday, March 19 at 12 Noon
From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation!
Fight for Jobs & Education! Say 'No' to Racism!

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The Hidden Wounds of War: An Evening of Rememberance and Dedication

When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Knight Auditorium • 744 West Main Street • Barnstable High School • Hyannis


An Invitation from Veterans For Peace, Cape Cod Chapter 041 

THE HIDDEN WOUNDS OF WAR: An Evening of Remembrance & Dedication

On March 18, 2011, the Cape Cod Chapter of Veterans for Peace will dedicate and rename our chapter in honor of Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey.


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