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Presentation by socialist-feminist congresswoman from Brazil

When: Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Nonprofit center • 89 South Street • Boston

Samia Bomfim, Congresswoman and socialist-feminist activist, is a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSOL) Brazil. .  She will talk on the situation of the women's movement in Brazil.   Hosted by DSA Internationalism, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador and Dollars & Sense.

 
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Ongoing -- Cuba: An Economy Under Siege: Fall Tour with Dr. Jourdy James Heredia

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 3:30 pm to Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 2:30 pm
Where: Boston area • Boston

  Witness for Peace New England:  is thrilled to announce our 2019 Fall Speaking Tour, "An Economy Under Siege: Building Socialism and Solidarity with Cuba Today," featuring Cuban economist Dr. Jourdy James Heredia, subdirector of the Global Economy Research Center (CIEM) in Havana.

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Internationalist Day at e5

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Compañeros y compañeras:  Please consider attending this event to celebrate our political heritage, update our struggles and support each other.  The program is put together by members of the FMLN Boston (the Salvadoran political party - former guerrilla army).  With music, poetry, videos, speeches and more, ... Che Guevara, Cuba, our martyrs and today’s internationalists.
 

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We want peace: Stop the Killings in Colombia!

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Colombian Consulate in Boston • 31 St. James Avenue • #960 • Boston

In 2016, Colombia signed the Peace Accord to end a decades old civil war.  However, over 730 human rights defenders and social leaders have been murdered since the implementation of the Accord.  They are being killed at a rate of one victim every 30 hours.  The assassins are military and paramilitary trooops that act with impunity.  The Colombian government has launched many campaigns to change the image of the country and present it as a safe and fun place for all the family, indeed, a tourist paradise.  That is alie, given that Colombia is suffering from a devastating human rights crisis.

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Mexico today: talk with Javier Bravo, a representative of the MORENA Party

When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Meeting space • 50 Maverick Square • 2nd floor • East Boston

This is a great opportunity to hear what's happening in Mexico with the astounding election of progressive Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), and to talk about what we can do on both sides of the border. For fellow left-electoral geeks, there's a lot to learn from AMLO and MORENA experience. See the attached flier for more information.

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e5 Pena: Celebrate Anniversaries of Latin American Independence

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Street • near Park Street red line stop • Boston

SOA WATCH: Close the School of the Americas

When: Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:00 pm to Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1:00 pm
Where: Fort Benning • Georgia

A commemorative gathering bridging the past and the present: Remembering the 30th anniversary of the Central American University (UCA) massacre.

MORE DETAILS SOON

http://www.soaw.org/home/

- US Policies at the Root of Massive Demonstrations in Honduras

- SOA Watch condemns the shameful proposal to lock up immigrant children at Fort Benning

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Solidarity with Colombia Event

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Maverick Square • East Boston

Colombia is experiencing daily killings of human rights activists, 
displaced land activists, community organizers, and indigenous peoples 
by agents of the right-wing paramilitary forces “Aguilas Negras”. These 
forces assassinate critics of the current Colombian government of 
President Iván Duque Márquez.We hold the government of Colombia 
responsible for these assassinations and demand the immediate end to 
these killings!!!!

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Venezuela: update on the current situation and the struggle at the DC embassy

When: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: First Parish Cambridge Unitarian Universalist Church • 3 Church St. • Cambridge

Jorge Margin from the Venezuela Solidarity Committee of Boston will provide an update on the current situation in Venezuela.  Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese are visiting Boston for the Green Party convention; they will discuss the Embassy Protection Collective's struggle in Washington DC to stop Guaido and the Trump administration from stealing Venezuelan government property. They are two of the leaders of the Venez

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Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan: Cuba, Venezuela

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain • 633 Center Street • Jamaica Plain

The July 26th Coalition Of Boston is hosting

Gail Walker,

Executive Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace,

“The Case for Ending the US Blockade Against Cuba”

Rachel Domond, PSL Boston, on

“The recent Boston Urban Farmers delegation to Cuba”

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Imperialist War on Cuba and Venezuela: Afro-Caribbean Socialist Women Fight Back

When: Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • near Park Street station on Red Line • Boston

Join the Boston branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a 
special panel discussion on empire, race and socialism in Cuba and 
Venezuela. In conjunction with Witness for Peace New England, the July 
26th Coalition of Boston, and the Boston Venezuela Solidarity Committee, 
we are honored to host Jourdy James Heredia, subdirector of the Global 

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What to Make of Venezuela?

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Rochambeau Library • 708 Hope Street • Providence

Panelists will present an overview of the current situation and the role that US foreign policy has played in leading to it.

Panelists:  Jorge Marin – born in Venezuela. Has returned to the country several times leading delegations and was an electoral observer. He is a founding member of the Venezuelan Solidarity Committee.

Paul Hubbard – is a life long socialist and antiwar activist. He is a founding member of RIAC.

Discussion and question and answer session to follow.

sponsored by the Rhode Island Antiwar Committee

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Reception for Visiting Cuban Scholars

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Lenox Hotel city bar • 61 Exeter Street at Boylston • 1st floor (wheelchair accessible) • Boston

There is an extraordinary opportunity for the July 26 Coalition to host up 
to 20 Cuban Scholars participating in the Latin American Studies 
Association (LASA) annual conference at Marriott Copley.

/Miguel Fraga/, the first secretary of the /Cuban Embassy/in Washington, 
D.C. is  also invited.

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Report-back from Venezuela and DC: Forum on Venezuelan Resistance to Coup and Resistance to Illegal Embassy Takeover

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 43 Center Street • rm. 202 • Northampton

A Western Massachusetts grassroots group will hold a forum featuring a US observer reporting back on conditions and events in Venezuela from experiences gained on a recent trip to that country.

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Action Saturday Park Street 1pm in solidarity with Venezuelan Embassy protectors

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Park Street Station • Red T-stop • Boston

Venezuelan Embassy protectors led by Code Pink occupied the embassy building in Washington DC for several weeks at the invitation of the Venezuelan government.  The US wants to hand over the building to supporters of the self-proclaimed "president" Juan Guaido, the US puppet who openly calls for US intervention. Despite the US government action being clearly illegal, the protectors were arrested and now face charges.  There will be a national rally to support those arrested and oppose US aggression against Venezuela.  A local solidarity rally will support 

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