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Code Pink rally against intervention in Iraq

When: Monday, June 16, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: White House • Pennsylvania Avenue • Washington

President Obama stated that he will not send US troops to Iraq, but that he is "exploring other options."Those options clearly include air strikes, increased weapons shipments, and there are now ominous reports that the US is moving an a

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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.

WE PROBABLY WILL NOT STEP OFF UNTIL 3:00 PM
THAT MEANS WE DO NOT HAVE TO ASSEMBLE UNTIL 2:00 PM
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

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, info@massvfp.org, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison, info@masspeaceaction.org, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, minister@uuandover.org.

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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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Fallujah: Fear Not the Path of Truth

When: Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Paulist Center • 5 Park St • Park St T • Boston

Fear Not the Path of Truth is a film by Ross Caputi, a veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah, which was one of the largest and bloodiest operations of the Occupation of Iraq.

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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


HOW THE WOUNDED RETURN 
FROM AMERICA'S WARS: 
THE UNTOLD STORY 

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"President Obama: Pardon Bradley Manning" Confirmed Date

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: Park St. T station Entrance • Park & Tremont Streets • Boston

 Emergency Rally After Private Bradley Manning Sentence (CONFIRMED DATE)

Come to Park Street Station at 5 PM on the day heroic Wikileaks whistleblower Private Bradley Manning is sentenced-tentatively set for Wednesday August 21 (CONFIRMED DATE )

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Tamziq: Scattered and Connected - Opening Reception

When: Monday, April 22, 2013, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal St • Watertown

Tamziq: Scattered and Connected

The art exhibit "Tamzig: Scattered and Connected" features local and international artists from the US, Middle East and its Diaspora.  Tamziq, means "torn" in Arabic.  Works explore the connections and ruptures between artists and communities in the US and the Middle East with a focus on Iraq.

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Dr. Shaun Joseph, Rumsfeld protester, ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

When: Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:00 am
Where: BOSTON MUNICIPAL COUR • 24 NEW CHARDON ST • (Green/Orange Line T to Haymarket • BOSTON

UPDATE

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED - DO NOT COME TO COURT!
(unless you really like crypto-fascist architecture)

 

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Dr. Shaun Joseph, Rumsfeld protester, CASE DISMISSED

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 4:00 am
Where: BOSTON MUNICIPAL COUR • 24 NEW CHARDON ST • (Green/Orange Line T to Haymarket • BOSTON

UPDATE

ALL CHARGES DISMISSED - DO NOT COME TO COURT!
(unless you really like crypto-fascist architecture)

 

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Ten Years Later, We're Still Fighting Against Senseless War

What has been gained from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 11:00 am
Where: Salem State University • Campus Center, MLK Rm
Mike Prysner is a political activist and veteran of Iraq. He is the co-founder of March Forward!, an organization of active-duty members of the US Military and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict that encourages current active duty service personnel to resist deployment. Hear this Iraq veteran speak out against war.
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Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan: Why Civilians Matter

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 2:30 pm
Where: Walpole Public Library • 143 School St • Community Room • Walpole

Please join the Walpole Peace and Justice Group for an important talk by Dr. John Tirman, Executive Director of MIT's Center for International Studies.

Our government and the public rarely question the enormous toll in civilian causalities in wars, particularly those that the United States has waged. John will not only speak on the moral imperative of “body counts” but why civilian mortality and displacement affects the way we think about war, strategy, and responsibility.

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The victims of Fallujah's health crisis are stifled by western silence

Remember Fallujah Week 2012

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 4:00 am to Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:00 pm
Where: tbd

Message from Ross Caputi, Director @ The Justice for Fallujah Project

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Exiting Iraq and Afghanistan

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon • 700 Boylston St • Boston


GREAT DECISIONS 2012
 

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Body of War (film)

When: Monday, October 15, 2012, 3:00 pm
Where: Brookline Main Library • 361 Washington St • Brookline

Phil Donahue's film, "Body of War" will be shown. It is a powerful film about a young soldier who was paralyzed from the neck down after one week in the Iraq war. Tomas, learning to cope with his disability means finding his voice to speak out against war.

 

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