You are here

Afghanistan/Pakistan

Making Connections: Boston to NATO - UJP Strategy Conference

When: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge

Chuck Turner

Register to attend

Chuck Turner: Here I Stand

Opening the conference will be a discussion with Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, whose sentencing hearing follows the conference by only a few days. Turner was recently removed from the City Council after being found guilty of bribery in an FBI operation which seemed strange and unbelievable to many of his supporters.

Turner is a long-time ally of UJP and leader in the movement for peace and justice. One of his priority projects was recently crowned with success with passage of a state level CORI reform bill. Turner will be introduced by Duncan McFarland, UJP planning group member, who will recount some of the history of work done together by Turner and UJP.

US Global Strategy for the 21st Century
Obama Policy, European and Asian Responses

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson will share some of what he learned as a participant in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, the NATO counter-summit conference and protests in Portugal, and the Japan Peace Conference, which brought together leading Japanese and other Asia-Pacific peace and anti-bases activists.

In addition to lessons about how the Obama Administration is working to create its "arrangement for the 21st century", and reflections about some of committed and inspiring people he met and worked with, Gerson will talk about plans for international campaigns to end the Afghanistan War, to cut military spending to meet human needs, for nuclear disarmament, and for the withdrawal of oppressive U.S. military bases.

Filed under:

Report from White House Civil Resistance Action

by Ross Caputi

Site Newsletter Sequence: 
0
Community: 

Mock Drone Attack on Boston Common

When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: Park St Station • Tremont & Park Sts. • Boston

Join a street theater performance on the 9th anniversary of the Afghanistan War!

No Experience Necessary!

The UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force and the Committee for Peace and Human Rights are organizing a group to perform antiwar street theater on the anniverary weekend of the Afghanistan War, October 9-10.

Filed under:

Still Time to Jump On a Bus!

BusOctober 1 - In less than 24 hours, hundreds of thousands of people from every state of the union will gather at the Lincoln Memorial for one of the most important mobilizations in a long time. From every walk of life, people are coming together to say it is time for new priorities in our nation. It's time to put our people back to work, time to re-commit to full justice for everyone, time for quality public education, and much more.

Community: 

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Where: Office of Rep. Stephen Lynch • 155 West Elm St • Brockton

Additional Locations:

Boston • Office of Sen. John Kerry • One Bowdoin Square (12:00-1:30)
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

Register to attend!

The war is now entering what is traditionally the season of most intense fighting.  US casualty figures are running about twice what they were a year ago, with an average of 2-3 US troops and 1-2 other NATO troops being killed each day. As the US congressional elections approach – and as Afghanistan prepares for a significant meeting of international donors and supporters on July 20 – the war managers have little to show for all their efforts so far.

Filed under:

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Afghanistan War!

When: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Additional Locations:

Brockton • Office of Rep. Stephen Lynch • 155 West Elm Street (12:00-12:45) (NEW!)
Lowell • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square
Worcester • Public Library, Banx Room • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
Hyannis • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

Healthcare Not Warfare

Register to attend!

The war is now entering what is traditionally the season of most intense fighting.  US casualty figures are running about twice what they were a year ago, with an average of 2-3 US troops and 1-2 other NATO troops being killed each day. As the US congressional elections approach – and as Afghanistan prepares for a significant meeting of international donors and supporters on July 20 – the war managers have little to show for all their efforts so far.

Filed under:

Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave. & Richmond St. • near the Aquarium • Boston

Veterans for Peace2009 Memorial Day for PeacePlease join Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for peace on Memorial Day.

Speakers to include:

Filed under:

Forum on Afghanistan Policy

When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Morse Pond School • 323 Jones Road • Falmouth
Jo Comerford
Jo Comerford
David Swanson
David Swanson
Thomas Barfield
Thomas Barfield
Filed under:

Labor Rally for Jobs

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Bank of America • 120 Federal St. • Boston

Brown Bag Lunch Vigil: Healthcare Not Warfare

When: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Boston

Peace Priorities in the New Year

When: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown • Boston

Peace Action Annual Meeting 2010: Our Work Continues

Raed Jarrar
Raed Jarrar
Filed under:

Afghanistan War anniversary - Standout at T Stops

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard, Central, Porter and Davis Squares • Cambridge and Somerville

Wednesday, October 7th is the 8th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan, a war which UJP was formed to oppose.   

Filed under:

Afghanistan/Pakistan Briefing - UJP Strategy Conference

When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge

Let's all get together with each other again.....

On Saturday June 13 from 1-5 in the afternoon, all of us in UJP will gather for our next strategy conference.  Once again, we will be meeting at the Cambridge Friends Center in the Harvard Square area.

Filed under:

Coalition Urges Legislators: Stop Cuts, Close Loopholes, Trim Pentagon

Boston, July 10-- The State Legislature should send a strong “anti-austerity” message to Washington to reverse devastating federal budget cuts, witnesses said today at a Statehouse hearing. Led by veteran community leader Mel King, 40 speakers from community, labor and peace groups, elected officials and policy experts urged the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs to pass the “Budget for All Resolution” (H 3211 and S 1750) to oppose federal cuts that threaten to reverse the state’s economic recovery and throw the state budget into deficit again. “Which side are you on?,” King asked legislators.

Community leader Mel King
Modeled on language passed by voters by an average 3 to 1 margin in each of the 91 cities and towns where it was on the ballot last November, the Budget for All Resolution urges Congress and President Obama to generate new revenues to invest in jobs by closing corporate tax loopholes, taxing the top 2% earners, ending the war in Afghanistan quickly and redirecting Pentagon spending to jobs and human needs.

“There is reason to fear that through budget cuts or a retreat from crucial programs, Washington would undo much of what we have accomplished in Massachusetts,” State Treasurer Steven Grossman stated in written testimony. “The people of Massachusetts have expressed support for these resolutions at the ballot box. I respectfully request that your committee do the same by reporting it favorably.”

“The lights were out in two Head Start classrooms in my town because of sequestration,” said Rep. David Rogers of Cambridge. “The lives of our future citizens are being formed. We are spending too much on the military, and there is too much of a gap between the haves and the have-nots. The Budget for All has got it right and we should pass it,” he concluded.

Several speakers testified to the devastating local effects of the $1 trillion in across the board “sequester” cuts that kicked in on March 1, with a 5% cut in every federal program, to be followed by 8% cuts annually for the next decade. The automatic cuts are the second stage of the $2.2 trillion “cuts only” approach to the federal deficit passed by Congress in the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Filed under:

Don't Believe the NATO Hype: Alternatives Exist to War, Economic Crises

Joseph GersonAs the NATO summit in Chicago approaches, misplaced paranoia is striking deep. A near-police-state regime is being imposed, not only to "protect" heads of state from protesters, but also to severely limit the freedoms of speech and assembly.

Filed under:

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Afghanistan/Pakistan