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Party to celebrate release of Cuban 5 hero Fernando González Llort

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 9B Hamilton Place • Park St T • Boston

Next Thursday, Feb. 27th, after 15 years, 5 months and 15 days of unjust incarceration, our brother Fernando González Llort will be released from Safford federal prison after serving his entire sentence.   Come to a Party to celebrate his release!

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Introducing the Cambridge-Haiti Sister City Partnership

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:00 pm
Where: Central Square Theater • 450 Massachusetts Ave • Central Sq T • Cambridge
We will have an evening of discussions with:

Professor Peniel Joseph * Mayor David Maher * The Cambridge-Haiti Sister City Committee

We'll also have time to meet, mingle, and discover more about this effort to connect these two communities as we:

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Sergio Reyes' birthday and fund-raising event

When: Friday, February 14, 2014, 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

From Punta Arenas to Boston: 60 years of struggle 

A benefit for the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society

More info: 617-290-5614 or
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CISPES Road to Victory speaking tour

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 8:00 am to Monday, November 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: multiple • Cambridge, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, Tufts/Medford

Come hear Israel Montano secretary general of ANDES 21 de Junio, El Salvador's teachers union

Sunday November 17:

1 PM Salvadoran Consulate 46 Bennington St East Boston 02128 (Blue Line: Maverick Station)
(Event in Spanish—informal English translation available)

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Joe Moakley's Journey from South Boston to El Salvador

When: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 6:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: Commuity Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

“Joe Moakley's Journey from South Boston to El Salvador”

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The True Story of the Cuban Five

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • 77 Mass. Ave. • Room 10-250 • Cambridge

Who are the Cuban Five? Why did the FBI arrest them? Why are they still in prison in the United States? What makes them national heroes in their homeland? What does their case have to do with the war on terror? And why should their story matter to Americans?

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The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

When: Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: First Church • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

In The Right to Stay Home--Journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities.

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Chile: The Other September 11th

When: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

“Chile: The Other September 11th”

September 11th marks the date when General Augusto Pinochet and his right-wing supporters in the Chilean military and government staged a brutal coup d'etat that overthrew the democratically elected and socialist-leaning administration of Salvador Allende in 1973. During his rule, Pinochet ordered strict measures against dissidents, especially Marxists, and was responsible for the murder of more than 3,000 Chileans.

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202nd Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of Venezuela

When: Friday, July 5, 2013, 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall • 1 City Hall Square • Boston

The Consulate General of
the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston

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Report back from Las Flores and El Salvador

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Rindge and Latin - School Committee Room • 459 Broadway • (enter through the door marked school committee on Broadway. Parking in Library lot accessed from Broadway) • Cambridge

A multimedia presentation from
the April delegation of
the Cambridge-Las Flores Sister City Project

 Come join us to hear (and see) learnings, insights, and observations on education, youth leadership, gang mythologies and realities, liberation theology, community organizing, the US “plan” for El Salvador, mining resistance, a newly organized community and solidarity.

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El Salvador Labor Delegation

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 am to Saturday, May 4, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: Boston area

Activists in unions, and others with an interest in labor and workplace issues are invited to join the delegation.

Objectives of the delegation are:
- Show international support for the Salvadoran labor movement in their struggle to stop a sweeping privatization measure that threatens El Salvador’s remaining public utilities and industries.

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Harvest of Empire (film)

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: Centro Presente • 17 Inner Belt Rd • Somerville

HARVEST OF EMPIRE, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

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Land Grabs and the Right to Land: Community Resistance in Palestine, Africa, Latin America, and the US

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Nate Smith House • 155 Lamartine St • Stony Brook T • Jamaica Plain

Join some of the world's leading experts on land rights for a look at land grabs around the world and at home. Grassroots International has partners around the world who are both resisting land grabs and also fighting for land rights and agrarian reform.

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Water is More Precious than Gold : Impacts of Mining in El Salvador

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Sq. Branch • 45 Pearl St. • (Central Square MBTA Station on the Red Line) • Cambridge

Cambridge-Las Flores Sister City  -  Gold/Silver Campaign Kick-Off

Sandra Ascencio from The Salvadoran National Roundtable on Metallic Mining (La Mesa). An expert in public health, Sandra is on the Commission of Human Rights in Soyapango, El  Salvador, and assists the Franciscan Commission of Justice, Peace and Ecology.

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In Memory Of Chavez

When: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12:00 pm
Where: Consulate Of El Salvador • 46 Bennington St. • East Boston

 Boston Bolivarianos invite you to the event

In Memory Of Chavez

Sunday, Mar. 10th  12:00pm - 3:00pm at 46 Bennington St., East Boston- Consulate Of El Salvador.

Come join us to share your reflections and experiences with President Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

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