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Turn Up for Mike Brown - #IndictAmerica - The Day After the Verdict

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Police B2 HQ • 2400 Washington St • Roxbury

Turn Up for Mike Brown

To America, Darren Wilson is Innocent. INDICT AMERICA.

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Lynne Stewart - The War Between Lawyers and Government: Never Ending and Dangerous to Law

When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 am to 8:15 am
Where: Boston College School of Law • 885 Center Street • East Wing 120 • Newton

 A discussion about the current status of political prisoners in the United States.  Lynne Stewart, a long-time National Lawyers Guild member, is a former defense attorney known for defending congroversial defendants including Black Panthers, Weather Underground and Larry Davis.  In April 2002, she was indicted for materially aiding terrorism on behalf of her Egyptian client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.  She served almost five years in federal prison and after mammoth public outcry was set free on compassionate release due to a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Marina Sitrin: "New Global Movements for Real Democracy"

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Northeastern University • 310 Renaissance Park • Boston

Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.

Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can't Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).

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Mass Incarceration and Reentry: The Search for Community Revitalization

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1:00 pm
Where: Perkins Community Center • 155 Talbot Ave. Dorchester • Dorchester

 Invitation to a Strategic Public Forum
and Panel Discussion. 

 The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. invites you to its end-of-year public forum/panel discussion on the topic: 

Mass Incarceration and Reentry:
The Search for Community Revitalization

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Fasting in solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers

I have been fasting in solidarity with the hunger strikers at the detention center at Guantanamo every Friday since April 25, along with at least 47 others around the country.  Witness Against Torture in Washington is organizing the fast.  

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March and Rally - Stand Up for All Children

When: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Copley Square • 560 Boylston St • Boston
March will start from Copley Square (560 Boylston St, Boston) and end with a rally in front of the State House. 
MASSACHUSETTS HAS A HEART. LET'S STAND TOGETHER AND SHOW IT TO THE WORLD! 
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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Rogers Free Library • 525 Hope St (rte 114) • Bristol, RI

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Framingham Library • 49 Lexington St • Framingham

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Can the US Keep the Water Flowing?

Long in the making, the water crisis in Detroit—with hundreds of thousands having their water supply threatened—has rightfully focused national and global attention on an ongoing human rights violation in the United States.

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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Walpole Public Library • 143 School St • Walpole

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Not Another Broken Promise! Not Another Day in Guantanamo!

When: Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Tremont & Park Sts. • Park St T • Boston

Rally
Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention

On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo. His pledge came in response to the mass hunger strike by men protesting their indefinite detention and to the renewed, global condemnation of the prison. One year later, far too little has changed: few detained men have left the prison and hunger strikes and force feeding continues.

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National Lawyers Guild Gala

When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
Where: Dante Alighieri Cultural Center • 41 Hampshire St • Kendall T • Cambridge
The Guild Gala is coming up this Friday, May 16, 6:00pm, at the Dante Alighieri Center 
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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Porter Square Books • Porter Square Shopping Center, 25 White Street • Porter T • Cambridge

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Shut Down Spy Centers -- Boston

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:00 am
Where: Southwest Corridor Park • behind 1201 Tremont St • outside the Boston Regional Intelligence Center • Boston

A Nationwide Protest against Mass Police Surveillance

Sponsroed by the The Defend the Fourth Coalition, Digital Fourth, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, #MassOps and others

bring cameras, mirrors, binoculars, telescopes and drones to watch the watchers with.  Also, a picnic.

rsvp: alex@warrantless.org

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National Teach-in/ Call-in on US Pivot To Asia-Pacific and Trans Pacific Partnership

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Phone In

Featured speakers:
Renato Reyes Jr., BAYAN Philippines
Hyun Lee, Nodutdol
Masao Suzuki, Freedom Road Socialist Organization
dåko’ta alcantara-camacho,Our Islands Are Sacred & ARKiology

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