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Teach In: Reclaiming Our Economy

When: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 4:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Blackman Auditorium • Northeastern University • Boston

Open to Everyone — Join the Conversation!

The purpose of the Teach In is to educate and enlighten about the state of the economy, its impact on individuals and households, the reasons for the long duration of the current Great Recession, and to provide ideas about what can be done to speed economic recovery and enhance economic and social justice.

The Teach In is intended for community members of all ages and walks of life.

The Teach In is being planned by a growing group — initially made up of Northeastern faculty and students — along with partners from the community and other campuses. Faculty and student speakers are being invited from a number of universities and colleges around Boston.  Speakers will also include political, civic, community, business and labor leaders.

We invite you to come for the entire day or for portions of it if you cannot stay for the entire day. In addition, we will be live streaming the event.

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Senator Kerry, Represent US! Brown Bag Vigil

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square • Bowdoin T • Boston

Boston antiwar march 10-15-2011• Create Jobs and Put People Back to Work
• Restore Fairness to the Tax System
• Hands off Social  Security and Health Benefits
• End the wars and cut military spending

14 million are officially unemployed, and President Obama's jobs bill, which is a start but is far too small to solve the problem, was rejected by the Senate.

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Demonstrators Demand Sen. Kerry Use "Super Committee" Post to Fight for Jobs, Against Wars

by Jason Pramas (Open Media Boston Staff), Sep-02-11   

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Solidarity With Wisconsin

When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St. • Park St T • Boston

Support the Rights of Wisconsin Workers

Join workers from across Massachusetts to show support for our sisters and brothers in Wisconsin who are fighting to keep workers' rights alive. Click here for more info on their struggle.

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Tax Day Rallies

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Emmanuel Church • 15 Newbury St • Arlington T • Boston

We pay our taxes.

Are we getting what we need?

Saturday, April 12, 2pm
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

Mel King • Rep. Jim McGovern • Rep. Katherine Clark • Grace Ross, MC • Haris Gruman, SEIU • Lew Finfer, Raise Up Mass • Rep. Jay Livingstone • Carolyn Federoff, AFGE 3258 • M.K. Merelice, Green-Rainbow Party candidate• Nathan Proctor, Mass Fair Share • Joe Kebartas, Veterans for Peace • Andrew Fish, Mass PIRG • Joann Thomas & Alex Booth, MAHT • Tilly Teixeira, Mass Senior Action • Amy Tighe, 350 Mass • Dr. Richard Fine, Medical Researcher • Rob Folan-Johnson, ACT-UP • Don Berkwick, candidate for governor • Rev. Vernon Walker • Mike Prokosch, Dorchester People for Peace • Phyllis Evans, 25% Coalition • Video messages from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Barney Frank

The way we raise and spend our taxes tells us a lot about what our country has become.

Why do working people pay their taxes, while the rich and corporations get huge tax breaks?

Why are we cutting medical research, Head Start, housing, food stamps and unemployment insurance -- while we spend more on the Pentagon than the next 10 countries combined?

Why is there no national jobs program -- when there are still more than 10 million unemployed and our state plans to spend $2 billion on new prisons?

Why can energy companies pollute the atmosphere and destroy the climate, but there is no price for emitting carbon?

We need a Budget for All!

Tell Congress to support the

Better Off Budget

Protest Corporate Tax Cheats

Saturday, April 12, 12:30 pm
Bank of America
440 Boylston St. at Berkeley St., Boston

Loopholes allowed Bank of America to avoid over $4 billion in taxes in 2012


Rally: Thursday, April 10, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Bank of America
255 Park Ave, Worcester

Loopholes allowed Bank of America to avoid over $4 billion in taxes in 2012

Fall River

Rally: Thursday, April 10, 4:00 pm
Government Center

Fall River taxpayers will spend $65 million on the Pentagon budget in 2014


Vigil: Saturday, April 12, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Walpole Common
Main & West Streets

Our country spends more on the military than the next 13 biggest military spenders in the world, combined. The Ryan budget proposal particularly targets these social services for devastating cuts. We need the ‘Budget for All’ that supports social services and the needs of people.

Budget for All! – 617-354-2169 –

Stop the Cuts – Invest in Jobs – Tax the 1% – Bring the Troops Home – Reduce Military Spending

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Towards a Just & Cooperative U.S. Foreign Policy

When: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St Ignatius Parish • 28 Commonwealth Ave • Take Green Line "B" to End of Line & cross Comm. Ave. • Chestnut Hill

As the Wars Wind Down... Are We Nearing a Turning Point?

Massachusetts Peace Action 2014 Annual Meeting

What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere). The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more social investment, and the Autumn Convergence showed that we can connect peace, climate, and economic and social justice into a single progressive agenda.

Why is the U.S. the world’s policeman and what is the alternative? How can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy? We present two important voices to solve these riddles and shape our work in 2014.

Barney Frank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. A constant campaigner to cut the military budget by 25%, he formed the Sustainable Defense Task Force in 2010 to propose practical ways to do so, and criticized U.S. support for NATO . The primary architect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform act, Frank is now at work on a book.

Andrew Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, he is author of The New American Militarism, Washington Rules, andBreach of Trust.  Read an important recent article. Bacevich urges the U.S. to abandon its hegemonistic foreign policy and focus on rebuilding its society at home. His books will be available for signing.

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Clone of Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 11:00 am
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

Assemble: 2pm.  Parade start: 3pm   Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!  

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Activist Coalition Rallies to End Sequester, Pain Caused by Budget Cuts

Open Media Boston - by Tate Williams, May-18-13 BOSTON - Congressional gridlock and federal budget cuts all too often come across as a maddening string of abstract numbers, amid repeated news of failure to reach an agreement.

But for the people who rely on the affected programs—the disabled, seniors, the unemployed, the working poor—the across-the-board cuts implemented by the so-called sequester has been anything but abstract. It’s lost work, fewer days of childcare, even the threat of homelessness.

On Thursday, organizations and people directly affected by recent federal budget cuts rallied in Boston, both to put a face on the impact of the cutbacks, and to protest the sequester and deeper reductions to social services that loom in current talks in D.C.

“It’s important that everyone here understand that sequestration means cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, home services that people like myself need,” said Dennis Heaphy, of the Disability Policy Consortium. “It’s a complete absurdity for our government to think that this is actually going to result in anything positive. They need to get the courage to do what they have to do to protect the rights of people who have the greatest needs.”

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Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 11:00 am
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

Assemble: 2pm.  Parade start: 3pm   Sign Up to Attend - We Need to Know You will Be There!  

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Senators Kerry & Brown: Don't Break Our Hearts!

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 6:45 am to 8:00 am
Where: Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square - corner of New Chardon & Cambridge Streets • Bowdoin or Government Center T • Boston

Don't Break My HeartOn Valentine’s Day—Tell Senators Kerry & Brown

No More Cuts! Tax the 1%!
End the Wars!  Invest in Jobs!

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Protesters Demand Sen. Kerry Represent US!

Community Speakout on Jobs and the Economy

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: Prince Hall • 24 Washington St • Dorchester

It’s no secret that our community is facing many challenges these days. Many people are out of work and have little hope of finding a job. Hundreds have been forced from their homes due to foreclosure. Tight budgets have closed schools and community centers, leaving our youth with few opportunities.

It’s time for change, and we need to speak out and take action on these and so many other issues that harm our neighborhoods.

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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.


Don't Hope For Change, Create It!

There are only two weeks to go until the October 2, 2010 One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC. One of the largest coalitions of progressive organizations in our lifetime has come together to demand a people's agenda from Washington DC.


Will We See You There?

Crowd at DemonstrationTwo weeks ago we asked if you were ready to hit the streets again. The answer is coming in from every corner of the country: YES.


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