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Welcome to the UJP Discussion Forum!

UJP wants to hear your ideas about strategy for the peace and justice movement in 2010, and what programs and activities to sponsor.  How can the peace movement be effective during the Obama administration, in the midst of economic recession and continuing wars and occupations?  Education, mass action, congressional lobbying, supporting military families, outreach to progressive organizations -- what will work?  What ideas have you taken away from the meetings and conferences you have attended?  UJP hopes to facilitate a free ranging discussion to help clarify our thought and provide direct

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Mark Solomon: After the Mid-Term Elections, Where Do We Go From Here?

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Mark Solomon, a renowned professor and speaker in the realm of international politics and U.S. foreign policy, will speak on where American politics is going afterwards after the mid-term elections. What will the future and political atmosphere look like? How will people and legislators react after the mid-term elections?

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UFPJ: Global Campaign against US/NATO Military Bases

Mass. Poor Peoples Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Fanueil Hall • Boston

 THE MASSACHUSETTS POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN & THE NEW DEMOCRACY COALITION PRESENT: A NATIONAL CALL FOR MORAL REVIVAL JOIN MASSACHUSETTS ORGANIZERS AND CONCERNED RESIDENTS AS WE HOLD A SPEAK OUT & RALLY ABOUT THE ISSUES IMPACTING BOSTON & ALL OF AMERICA: • SYSTEMIC RACISM • POVERTY & INEQUALITY • ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION • THE WAR ECONOMY & MILITARISM • CHANGING THE RIGHT-WING, RACIST CHRISTIAN NARRATIVE

www.poorpeoplescampaign.org

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Respond to Saudi War on Yemen – Protest at Raytheon in Cambridge

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Raytheon BBN Technologies • 10 Moulton Street • Cambridge

 

CNN map of Yemen showing bombings of civilians using Raytheon and Lockheed munitions
 
In response to the Saudi war on Yemen and the U.S.’ continued to support for that war, we will rally at Raytheon BBN offices in Cambridge.
 
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Book release: "The Movement of Movements" with Jae Sen and Matt Meyer

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Celebrate Grassroot International's 35th anniversary!

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston • Ballroom at the Campus Center • Boston

Campaign Nonviolence Over 2,600 Actions Planned!

 

Campaign Nonviolence Action Week, September 15-23, connecting the dots between war, poverty, racism, climate change, and the epidemic of violence.

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Medea Benjamin: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting in Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Dr. (off Brattle St. near Harvard Square) • Cambridge

Medea Benjamin: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex:
The “Launch” of the Massachusetts Raytheon Anti-War Campaign

Come hear one of the U.S.’ most prominent war analysts, anti-war speakers, and activists give us insight into ongoing U.S. wars and what we can do about them. Medea Benjamin is co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Her latest book is Inside Iran; The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran; it aims to re-educate the American public to prevent a war with Iran. 

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Marginalization of Women and Violence in the Left

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:15 am to 1:45 pm
Where: Central Square Branch Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge
 
 
Examining problems such as marginalization of women and violence is critical to building a strong movement.  This requires a collective effort of activists and leaders; we must work together to create the vibrant energy of full community.  We must demand better of ourselves and our groups, and we need everyone to be part of these challenging conversations.  Join us for an amazing day of learning and reflection in solidarity with wome
 
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Veterans for Peace STANDOUT to end Saudi/US Attack on Yemen

When: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: South Station (outside) • Boston

Film: “The Battle for Paradise: Naomi Klein Reports from Puerto Rico

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Central Square Branch Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

34th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

When: Monday, September 3, 2018, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Campagnone Common • Lawrence
       
As the region’s only true Labor Day festival, 34th Annual Bread & Roses 
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Honoring Sacco and Vanzetti in a time of repression

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

This year marks the 91st anniversary of the August 23, 1927 execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, both immigrant working-class activists and anarchists

Encuentro5 honors Sacco and Vanzetti with presentations from on-the-ground activists in Chile and India and material from the forthcoming A People's Guide to Greater Boston.

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The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Simmons College • Boston

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