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King Leopold's Ghost (film)

When: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 3:40 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • Cambridge

King Leopold's Ghost

Thursday, June 21st, in Cambridge   [please download & distribute flyer]

A two-hour journey into the real-life heart of darkness. For 126 years, the US and Belgium have played key roles in shaping Congo's destiny.

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Richard Seymour U.S. Book Tour - "American Insurgents: A brief history of American anti-imperialism"

When: Monday, June 4, 2012, 3:49 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, floor 5 • near Chinatown T & Downtown Crossing T Stops • Boston

ALL EMPIRES SPIN self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism that gives the lie to this mythology. Richard Seymour examines this complex relationship from the American Revolution to the present-day.

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Deeds of Kissinger, Baker deserve no lionizing

This Letter to the Editor appeared in the Boston Globe, April 16, 2012

Thea PanethI STRENUOUSLY and vigorously dispute Nicholas Burns’s characterization of Henry Kissinger and James Baker (“Masters in the art of diplomacy,’’ Op-ed, April 13).

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Cambridge's Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 4:38 pm to 6:38 pm
Where: Temple Beth Shalom • 8 Tremont St. • Cambridge

Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, this year's program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance. The guest speaker is Max Michelson. Max Michelson was born in Riga, Latvia where he lived with his parents when that country was overrun by the German army in June, 1941. Together with the entire local Jewish community, he was forced into the Riga Ghetto. Following the "liquidation" of the Ghetto in December 1941, he went through a number of concentration camps and was liberated in Germany in May, 1945.

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Dispersed Radiance: Caste, Gender, and Modern Science in India

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: MIT Room E51-159 • Memorial Drive & Wadsworth St • Tang Center • Cambridge

MIT-India & MIT-STS (Science Technology & Society) programs present a book talk Dispersed Radiance: Caste, Gender, and Modern Science in India by Abha Sur

Abha Sur teaches in the MIT Program in Women’s & Gender Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Can We Talk?--The Mission Hill Community and the Boston Busing/Desegregation Crisis

When: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Mission Main Community Center • 43 Smith Street • (Near T Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop) • Mission Hill
Join us in Mission Hill next week! We will show a clip from "Can We Talk?" and then 

discuss the busing/desegregation crisis in the context of the Mission Hill community. Come tell us what you think we need to know about then and now.
 
For more information, contact Donna at 617-830-5085 or donnabivens@umnunity.org.
 
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Celebrating the Centenary of the Bread & Roses Strike

When: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
Where: Waltham Public Library • 735 Main St • Waltham

Celebrating the centenary...


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Bread and Roses Continued: The Lowell Textile Strike of 1912

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Boott Cotton Mills Museum • 115 John St • Lowell

5:30-6:00 Reception

6:00 -7:15 Collective Voices: The Textile Strike of 1912 (video) and Workers on the Line Workshop

7:15-8:00 Discussion and Questions.

To register, email here.


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Hayden and Chomsky: Revisiting Port Huron (NEW LOCATION)

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 4:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus - Wong Auditorium, Tang Center • 70 Memorial Drive - corner of Wadsworth • Kendall T • Cambridge

Moved to a Larger Auditorium.  Note the New Location!

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Black Soldiers in the War of the Slaveowners' Rebellion

When: Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Copley Square T • Boston

A presentation based on the memoirs of Civil War Veteran Norwood P. Hallowell, by Quentin Davis, editor of the memoirs, and members of the Peter Brace Brigade, Civil War re‑enactors of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment.  

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (film)

When: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Square • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

The WILPF Monthly Peace and Justice Film Series
at the
Cambridge Public Library in Central Sq.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bayard Rustin and as part of Black History Month, the film series will present Brother Outsider, a film about this too-little-known American.

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Bread and Roses Centennial

When: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 4:15 am to 5:00 am
Where: Lawrence City Hall • Lawrence

Join us as we mark the Centennial Anniversary of the Great Lawrence Strike of 1912, better known as the "Bread & Roses Strike". The year 2012 presents us with an important opportunity to examine this seminal moment in American history. The intent of the centennial is to tell the fascinating story of the strike while also using it as a lens with which we can discuss pertinent issues facing our society today and in the future.  See the Centennial website.

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The Pocasset Wampanoag and King Philip's War

When: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

RICARDO SIMARATANA
"The Pocasset Wampanoag and King Philip's War"

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FILM: Can We Talk?

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Trinity Church at Copley Square • 206 Clarendon Street • Boston

“Can We Talk?”--Public Screening

Please join us for a public screening of the film Can We Talk?: Learning from Boston's Busing/Desegregation Crisis. The first will be held this Thursday at the Great Hall in Codman Square and a second is scheduled for November 15 at Trinity Church in Copley Square.

For more information, contact Donna at donnabivens@umnunity .org or 857-492-4501.

 

 

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RFK in the Land of Apartheid

When: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Square • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

NOTE: CORRECT START TIME IS 6:45PM

The WILPF Monthly Peace and Justice Film Series at the Cambridge Public Library in Central Sq.

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