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St Patrick's Peace Parade!

Yesterday, the big day finally came -- Saint Patrick's Peace Parade: People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social and Economic Justice. 
Pat Scanlon and Tony Flaherty, two of the main parade organizers.
 
As in years past, the Veterans For Peace request to join the "official" (or "traditional") St. Patrick's Day Parade was denied by the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston.  So was the request of Join the Impact and MassEquality (both LGBT organizations).  (Read article about the MassEquality experience at this link, along with a copy of the letter they received from the Allied War Veterans.) 

Not being allowed to march in the "official" parade, for the second year Veterans For Peace and other groups (notably Massachusetts Peace Action with the leadership of Cole Harrison) organized the St. Patrick's Peace Parade (the People's Alternative Parade...).  This year's parade was bigger than the first one, perhaps two or three times bigger (I don't have a good count yet).
 

There were several divisions in the Peace Parade, including: Veterans For Peace, GLBT groups, religious/faith-based groups, labor, peace groups, political groups, and Occupy. 
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Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway Park • Cross St. and Hanover St. • across from the Haymarket T Station corner • Boston

 

Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park

Let's commemorate International Workers Day this year with a rally at 12 noon at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park, across from the Haymarket T Station, in the corner of Cross and Hanover streets in Boston. 

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Where do we go from here? A Post-Election Forum

When: Monday, November 15, 2010, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor • Chinatown T • Boston

Making sense of these crazy elections... Where do our social movements in Boston go from here? What role might "One Nation Working Together" play in this dangerous time?

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Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

When: Monday, June 9, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Forum • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class – the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions – have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion.

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Boston's Unfinished March for Jobs, Freedom and Justice

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:30 pm
Where: 54th Regiment Statue in front of State House • Beacon St • Boston Common • Boston

An Event Marking the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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Creating a New Boston, Designed to Include Us All

Reflections from Behind the Wall

Introduction: Freeing Ourselves from Plantation America and its Corporate Masters, the 1%

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Congo: The World Capital of Rape

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Conference Room 2nd Floor • 89 South Street • Boston

An event to explore the severity of rape and child slavery as a direct result of Mineral Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Consumer activists will have the opportunity to learn and become active members in "NO Blood on my Cell phone", a campaign dedicated to spreading awareness about the illegal processes by which Coltan is collected and used to make the vast majority of cell phones and other technologies.

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Chuck Turner's Trial Shows That America is Anything But "Post-Racial"

by Jason Pramas, Oct-22-10 - Open Media Boston

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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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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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“Injustice Anywhere…”: A Conversation on Palestinian and African American Solidarity

When: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre St • Green St T • Jamaica Plain
“Injustice Anywhere…”:
A Conversation on Palestinian and African American Solidarity
with Mel King, Irene Nasser, and Fadi Quran
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Summit to Unite Citizens for Democracy

When: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 5:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Suffolk University, Donahue Hall • 41 Temple St • Park St T • Boston
    • 9:30 - 10:00 - Community Gathering
    • 10:00 - 10:05 - Opening Remarks
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Hands Up Don't Shoot: Systemic Racism in the Criminal "Justice" System

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:30 pm
Where: Northeastern University School of Law • 65 Forsyth St • Dockser Hall, Room 240 • Boston

SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE CRIMINAL “JUSTICE” SYSTEM
AND HOW TO COMBAT IT

Dr Khalilah Brown DeanDR. KHALILAH BROWN DEAN is Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University.  Author “Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race Punishment, and Governance.”

Carlton WilliamsCARLTON WILLIAMS, ESQ is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts.  He is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and  a member of the Boston Coalition for Police Accountability.

PLUS ASHLEY CLERGE Political Science student at Northeastern University.  Member Leadership Committee, Boston Coalition for Police Accountability

 Co-Sponsored by the Northeastern and Suffolk Law School chapters of the 
National Lawyers Guild and the United for Justice with Peace coalition.

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Conflict in Syria

This paper was delivered by Dr. Najib Saliba to the parish community of St. George Cathedral, Worcester MA on May 17, 2012.Dr. Saliba is Professor of Middle East history at Worcester State University, Worcester MA.

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Dorchester People for Peace Holiday Party

When: Monday, December 13, 2010, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Vietnamese American Community Center • 42 Charles St • Fields Corner • Dorchester

We’ll honor the work of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) and the CORI Coalition with our annual awards.

And we’ll review a year’s worth of struggles to end war, fight racism, achieve justice in Palestine/Israel -- and re-direct billions from a bloated military and Empire to fund our communities.

Wheelchair accessible. Call us a week in advance if you need translation, childcare, a ride, or have other needs: 617-282-3783.

Please RSVP to info@dotpeace.org

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