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Medea Benjamin: Resisting the Empire

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Margaret Jewett Hall • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Ground the Drones, Shrink the Pentagon, Create Peace  

Creative action is what CODE PINK co-founder Medea Benjamin is all about!  An advocate for social justice for more than 30 years, Medea has been described as “one of America's most committed – and most effective – fighters for human rights” and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement.”

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Valentine’s Day Rally: Tell Washington to “Have a Heart”

When: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7:30 am
Where: JFK Federal Building • Government Center • Boston

• Protect Medicare, Social Security, housing, food assistance and other vital programs
• Make large corporations and millionaires pay their fair share
• Cut the Pentagon, Invest in Jobs as the solution to our economic crisis
• Bring our Troops home safely from Afghanistan NOW

It’s crunch time again in Congress.

Vital public programs and millions of jobs are once again on the chopping block as the budget debate rages on.

On Valentine's Day join us to give Senator Warren and Senator Cowan a gigantic Valentine Card and a beautiful gift of our successful Budget for All ballot results.

We hope our new Senators will stand with us in promoting employment, protecting critical public programs, and redirecting Pentagon spending instead of passing an austerity budget.

In 2011 Congress already cut hundreds of billions of dollars from needed public programs.

We can’t afford any more.

We say: Have a Heart! Budget for All!

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Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice

When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 6:00 am to Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: People's Church • 941 W. Lawrence • 3 blocks east of the Lawrence stop of the Red Line train • Chicago, IL

If you can’t make it to Chicago, watch the conference plenaries via Livestream at http://bit.ly/K5KMjh. Plenaries are scheduled to begin at 9:30 Friday morning, 5:00 Friday afternoon, and 9:45 Saturday morning.

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Young Voice of Hope from Pakistan

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Hastings Room • 11 Garden St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
Lawyer, political activist, philanthropist, professor, and now, at the tender age of 29, a civil judge. Ali Ashtar Naqvi will give us his views and answers to problems of Pakistan and its troubled relationship with the United States.
 
A light lunch will be served - donation $5 requested.
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Mass. 10.2.10 Peace Contingent - Organizing Meeting

When: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop • Boston

The NAACP, SEIU 1199, La Raza and Green Jobs for All have called upon the peace and justice movement to join a mass mobilization in Washington DC, October 2. This is a large national protest demonstration for jobs, justice and progressive change, and to counter the right wing. It will be the largest progressive mobilization in years.

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One Nation - Peace Sector Organizing Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop • Boston

The NAACP, SEIU 1199, La Raza and Green Jobs for All have called upon the peace and justice movement to join a mass mobilization in Washington DC, October 2. This is a large national protest demonstration for jobs, justice and progressive change, and to counter the right wing. It will be the largest progressive mobilization in years.

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Dorchester Day Parade - Peace Contingent

When: Sunday, June 7, 2009, 8:00 am
Where: Dorchester Lower Mills

Sunday, June 7, Dorchester Day Parade!  DPP will be marching again this year along with our friends and allied organizations. Our contingent will gather around Noon in Dorchester Lower Mills with the parade kick-off about 1pm. 

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St Patrick's Peace Parade Endorsers

Endorse the St Patrick's Peace Parade! Organizations and prominent individuals (present or former elected officials, candidates, ministers, academics, etc.) are requested to endorse to show the breadth of support.   Click here to endorse.

Endorsers of the St. Patrick's Peace Parade:

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Unitarian-Universalist Ministers' Letter on St. Patrick's Peace Parade

February 2012

Dear Colleagues:

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Medea Benjamin: Growing the Peace Movement

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop • Boston

The continued wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the conflict in the Middle East and the bloated Pentagon budget are sucking billions of taxdollars that should be spent on health, education, jobs and the environment. Yet under Obama, the peace movement has lost its steam. What strategies can be effective to rebuild the peace movement? Where can we find new allies? What are the most effective tactics we can use?

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Vegas Drone Trial Makes History

posted by Jason WhitedTuesday, Sep. 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM

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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace

When: Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

CANCELLED - St. Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: D Street & West Broadway • Look for white "Vets for Peace" Flags • South Boston

Read Press Release About Cancellation

People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice

Unite, Participate, Celebrate

New Start Time! Assemble: 11am. Parade start: 12 noon

Sign Up to Attend - to Register your Organization - to Volunteer - or to ask a Question!

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 Fifth 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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Why are there two parades in South Boston on Saint Patrick’s Day?

Celebrate Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:30 pm
Where: Doubletree Hotel • 5400 Computer Dr • Westborough, MA

Malala YousafzaiAPPNE, PAGB, OPEN, New England Pakhtoon Association, Pakistani Association of New Hampshire

Presentations to honor Malala Yousafzai

Conversation with Malala via Skype (not confirmed)

Dinner

Live Pashto Music

Meet & Gree Author Ethan Casey (Alive and Well in Pakistan)

To purchase tickets:  www.appne.net

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