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Sendoff for Salvadoran Election Observers

When: Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Home • 14 Laurel Street • Cambridge

Bostonians are joining CISPES electoral observer delegation to El Salvador.  They will be helping hold the line against fraud and US attempts to intimidate Salvadoran voters into bringing the right back to the presidency.

Join us to send them off and help support their trip and organizations in the Salvadoran popular movement.

https://www.facebook.com/cispesboston/photos/gm.594276960994782/1626574144111433/?type=3

Can't make it--make a donation on line  

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Rising US pressure on Venezuela and Reportback from Caracas

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston
The Venezuelan Solidarity Committee invites everyone to join an event of solidarity to commemorate the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro's second term in office as presdient.  The event will include firsthand accounts from the recent delegation that visited Venezuela in November as well as an audio/video  presentation.  We will be monitoring the situation in Venezuela during this critical date.  There will be an open discussion of current events and the political situation surrounding Venezuela.
 
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Webinar: Roots of the Exodus: from the Honduran political crisis to the Refugee caravan- an update

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:20 pm
Where: webinar • Boston

A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at Holiday events

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11:00 am to Sunday, December 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Craft Fair, First Church • 6 Eliot Street • Jamaica Plain

Checkout A Thread of Hope Guatemalan Fair Trade at the following events.
They have been very helpful to TecsChange in getting equipment to 
Guatemala for many years.

Our Upcoming Sales Events

Sat., Dec. 1, 11a - 5p
Jamaica Plain Craft Fair
First Church in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
at the monument, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Food, music, crafts!

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*THE SUGAR ROAD* A New Perspective about Latin America’s Folk Music.

When: Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Berklee College of Music • 921 Boylston Street • The Loft (3rd floor) • Boston

Leo Blanco invites you to: *SUGAR* - Both a sweet and a sour experience. 

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VENEZUELA: REPORTBACK FROM BOSTON DELEGATION

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

VENEZUELA: REPORTBACK FROM BOSTON DELEGATION

Saturday Dec. 01, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

encuentro 5 (9A Hamilton Place, Boston -- near Park Street red line)

Venezuela is in crisis but mainstream media gives only one side of the story. Boston activists visited Caracas and Lara State in November on a fact-finding mission. They visited a community council, urban garden, rural agriculture cooperative and the Bolivarian socialist workers union. The delegation talked with Afro Venezuelans, ecosocialists, government officials and people on the street.

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"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 71 Windsor Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Music and Migration: Connections and Complications" with Elijah 

Immigration is a hot-button topic these days, and the arguments all have long histories. People have always traveled,
and the results have always been complicated. Music links us, separates us, and marks our journeys, often in surprising ways.

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Decolonizing Puerto Rico’s Energy: The Renewable Revolution

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Library, Central Square • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

 

As Puerto Rico seeks to recover from Hurricane Maria, major decisions are being made about the island’s future.  Will global corporations impose the same old model or will grassroots sustainable alternatives win the day?   What are the implications elsewhere?  

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Second Report on Water Privatization in El Salvador

When: Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Our Savior's Lutheran Church • 28 Paris Street • Maverick Square • East Boston

You can hear from  Karen Ramirez, leader of the fight against water privatization in El Salvador next weekend:

Sunday Nov 11: 4-6 PM
First Baptist Church 
633 Centre St JP

Monday Nov 12: 6-8 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
28 Paris St, East Boston, MA 02128 (Maverick Sq)

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Report on Fight Against Water Privatization in El Salvador

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre Street • Jamaica Plain

 Karen Ramirez reports, she is leader in the struggle against water privatization in El Salvador.

Sunday Nov 11: 4-6 PM
First Baptist Church 
633 Centre St JP

Monday Nov 12: 6-8 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
28 Paris St, East Boston, MA 02128 (Maverick Sq)

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RESCHEDULED: Video screening: Cuba, A Success Story

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Water and Land a Human Right not a commodity

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Greenroots • 227 Marginal Street • (MBTA Silver Line SL3) • Chelsea

Speakers:
Maureo Fernadez y Mora--Clean Water Action
Jovana Garcia Soto--Grassroots International
Alejandra Rodriguez--CISPES

sponsored by Committee in Solidarity with People of El Savador

for more info:  boston@cispes.org

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Forum on US Colonial Crimes in Latin America

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Workers World Party Office • 284 Amory Street • Jamaica Plain

The International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico will be held all day on Sat Oct 27 in Washington Heights, Manhattan; and the local Forum on Puerto Rico in Jamaica Plain, Boston on Sat Sep 29 at 4pm that is building for the tribunal.  

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Cuba films at Boston Latin American Film Festival

When: Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 pm to Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
Where: Boston/Cambridge/Waltham • Boston

Boston Latinamerican Independent Film Festival is coming up from Sept. 27th to 30th.

http://www.bliff.org/

It includes several films made in Cuba

THE REST I MAKE UP and COR DE PELE

     Fri - Sept 28th 5:00-7:00 - Brandeis, Wasserman Cinematheque

 

LOS VIEJOS -

     Fri - Sept 28th 8:00-10:00 - Emerson Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room

     Sat - Sept 29th 7:00-9:00 - Brandeis, Wasserman Cinematheque

 

VOICES OF THE SEA -

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Venezuela Today: Challenges from Within and Abroad

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • College of Arts and Sciences, Room B 12 • Boston

Steve Ellner, author of numerous books and professor at Universidad De Oriente in Venezuela from 1977 to 2003, is touring the US to give a presentation on the recent events in Venezuela \ and how people there are coping with hyper-inflation as well as food and medicine shortages.

Sponsored by: BU Center for Latin American Studies, Pardee School of 

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