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Government and police surveillance of citizens and repression of oppositional movements

"The Criminalization of LGBTQ People" with Michael Cox

When: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

(No 11:00 AM Service)

We will discuss mass incarceration and the work that Black and Pink does to fight back for LGBTQ people. We will then focus on how incarceration impacts the LGBTQ community and the unique challenges we face behind bars and in returning to the community.

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Free Chelsea Manning (Again) Stand-Out Thursday April 25th 5:30 -7 PM at Copley Square,

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston Street • Boston

Free Chelsea, Stop The Extradition Proceedings Against Julian Assange-Pardon Reality Leigh Winner-Pardon American Indian Movement Leader Leonard Peltier       

On April 25th supporters of the above political prisoners will join forces with a previously planned stand-out for heroic Wiki-Leaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning in Copley Square at 5:30-7 PM-Please join us for this important show of solidarity with Chelsea and the other political prisoners.    

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Deadly Exchange: What US Police are Learning in Israel

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Boston University • 640 Commonwealth Ave. • College of Communications, Room 101 • Boston

“Kafka in Palestine” a play by Inez Hedges, directed by Morgan Flynn

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Kafka in Palestine” is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp) until the siblings are magically reunited in the troubled landscape of the modern era.

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No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Article 9 Comes to America” 
David Rothauser, documentary filmmaker, recently completed a film about Hiroshima/Nagasaki.. We will show an excerpt of “Article 9”. 
 
“The Imperative of Nuclear Disarmament” 
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“Paying the Price for Peace: Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Paying the Price for Peace: 2018 CCB’s Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

Join us live on Facebook for our 11:00 a.m. service!

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"Voices of Palestinian Resistance" with Islam Maraqa and Rana Nazzal

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

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

 

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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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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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The Decline of US Global Power with Alfred W. McCoy

When: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special Sunday Program. There will be no 11 am service.

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“Juan Gonzalez: A Message From the Council of Maya Elders”with an introduction by Mahtowin Munro

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“It’s the big internationals that go and take from us,” Gonzalez declared. “They take our land, kill our people, and destroy the environment. ” Gonzalez talked about the United Fruit Company’s hold on Guatemala, and the suffering of indigenous Mayan people there. “The way of life of the Mayan nation and all ancestral nations was devastated,” he said. “One thing however remains unchanged: we are suffering a racist genocide. We continue to be oppressed by greed.”  Excerpt from P.R.I., Day of Mourning 2014.

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Free film screening: "1971"

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

1971

[see trailer]

Showing Thursday, April 21, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer]

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Citizen Four - Film on Edward Snowden by Laura Poitras

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist • 75 The Great Road • Hosted by First Parish Peace and Justice Committee • Bedford

CITIZENFOUR  the movie/story of Edward Snowden, who revealed the illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA will be the movie selection for October from the UU Peace and Justice Committee's movie series, "Eyes Wide Open."    Laura Poitras photographed the historic unfolding of Snowden's epic story, now a movie.   First Parish Unitarian Universalist Friday, 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA, October 16 @ 7.00 p.m.,  Donations Accepted. 

Flyer Attached.

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

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Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

BPT register Now

Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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Free film screening: American Drug War - the last white hope

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

[What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if the states don’t keep those prisons full?!]

American Drug War:

the last white hope

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