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War & Peace in the Age of Trump with Stephen Kinzer

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

American power has been used to wreak much havoc in the world.
Now we are told that our global role is shrinking. Is that true–and if so, is it good?

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. He writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe and teaches international relations at Brown University.

 

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. 

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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Gov. Michael Dukakis: "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Join us for a talk by the former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis who will answer the question "So What Do Progressives Do in the Era of Trump?"

Michael Dukakis was nominated by President Clinton for a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation on May 21, 1998 and was confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 1998. He served a full five-year term on the Amtrak Board as Vice-Chairman. 

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Gary Leupp:The U.S. and Russia: the Centrality of the NATO Issue

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Gary Leupp will review the course of U.S.–Russian relations since 1991, from the decade-long honeymoon with the Yeltsin regime to the Putin era. Leupp will discuss the Ukrainian situation in historical context, emphasizing the ethnic divide in that country and how the February 2014 regime change backed by the U.S. provoked a much misunderstood secessionist movement. Leupp will comment on the unpredictable Trump positions on Russia. Gary Leupp is an Author and Professor of History, Tufts University, since 1988.

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Lippman and Drumpf: A Fairly Unbalanced Serio-Comic Report

When: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

Dave Lippman brings vibrant parody sing-alongs, soulful original songs, and an encounter with Donald Trump’s renegade third cousin, Davey Drumpf. A passionate, comedic, participatory, multi-media romp through society’s ills and thrills. Lippman has performed as a singing CIA agent, moderate clear cutter, bard of the bankers, and third cousin twice removed of Donald Trump. His efforts to combine music with politics span 50 years, and he is always on the verge of getting it right. He has 14 releases to his credit, not counting jail.

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Elections 2016: What About War, Climate, and Social Justice?

When: Monday, September 19, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • across from Park St MBTA • Boston

ELECTIONS 2016
Humanity's Future in a Troubled World
What About War, Climate, and Social Justice?

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Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Syria • ISIS • Middle East Violence • and the Next President

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room • 120 Tremont St • near Park Street MBTA • Boston

How can the US stop destabilizing the Middle East and lay the foundation for peace?

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Tom Hayden: The Politics of War and Peace

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Curry College, Keith Auditorium, Academic & Performance Center • 1071 Blue Hill Ave • Milton

 Tom HaydenAt the forefront of opposing the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, Hayden was a leader in ending the Vietnam War a generation ago and has unmatched experience of 18 years as an elected official and 50 years of fighting for the public interest.

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Military Spending vs. Jobs, Health, Education & Environment

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 848 Beacon St (corner of Centre) • Newton Centre T (Green Line "D") • Newton

Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting

Neta Crawford
Neta Crawford
Judith LeBlanc
Judith LeBlanc
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Mitt Romney and the Shame of Guantanamo

Marina Sitrin: "New Global Movements for Real Democracy"

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Northeastern University • 310 Renaissance Park • Boston

Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.

Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can't Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).

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Tell Elizabeth Warren ...It's not "Progressive" to Justify Israel's War Crimes in Gaza

When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 8:00 am
Where: Tufts University • 40 Talbot Ave • Cohen Auditorium • Medford

 Last month, when questioned by a constituent about civilian casualties from Israel's attack on Gaza, this is what Senator Warren had to say:

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Citizen Koch

When: Friday, June 20, 2014, 2:00 pm to Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Brattle Theater • 40 Brattle St • Harvard T • Cambridge

 

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Go, Granny D!

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle St) • Harvard T • Cambridge

At age 90 Doris “Granny D“ Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform.

Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of this crusader whose steel determination took the world by surprise and elevated her to national fame. Smith summons the granny with the straw hat proclaiming across the U.S. “Corporations are not people! Democracy is!“

       - Monterey (CA) Weekly

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