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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.


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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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Today is the Day We Fight Back Against NSA Spying

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The Lockdown: April 2013 and Beyond

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 35 Church Street • Watertown

A Panel and Discussion Series 

Organized by the National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter


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Parole, Probation and Mandatory Minimums: The Need for Sentencing Reform in America

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 1:30 pm
Where: St. John Missionary Baptist Church • 230 Warren St • Roxbury


State Sen. Will Brownsberger

Former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner

Tina William - parolee

Wallace Holohan, Esq., Northeastern Univ. School of Law

Margret Burnham, Esq., Northeastern Univ. School of Law

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EJ KOBEK - “Blindness: From Fear to Action”

When: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:00 am to 8:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Helen Kobek has been low-vision since birth. An advocate for disability rights since college, she founded the Wesleyan Handicapped Big Sibling Program at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.  At Boston University, she co-founded RAMP (Right to Access Must Prevail), a student group that successfully advocated to make the School of Social Work wheelchair accessible. She is a member of MassADAPT, a grassroots disability rights organization, and co-founder of DIO (Do-It-Ourselves) Skillshare, an organization promoting the development and sharing of skills related to urban sustainability.

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It's Not Just the NSA

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Temple B’nai Brith, 201 Central Street in Somerville • 201 Central Street • Somerville

The Social Action Committee of Congregation B’nai Brith

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Close Guantanamo Now!

When: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Park Street Station • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston

Boston activists will join a national anti-Guantanamo protest Saturday, January 11 beginning at 

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Bring Healthcare Justice to Greater Boston!

Birthday Rally for Chelsea Manning

When: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Park St T • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston

The Saturday 1:00 peace vigil at Park Street will be a birthday rally for Chelsea Manning who turns 26 next week.

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UJP has signed on to the following statement, along with many other organizations including US-Campaign to End the Israeli Occuption, of which UJP is a member organization:

Statement: CCR, PSLS, 64 other rights groups sign statement opposing indictment of Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh

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Conference: Freedom & Unfreedom in the Digital Age

When: Friday, October 25, 2013, 3:00 pm to Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:30 am
Where: Lesley University • 34 Mellen St • Doble Campus, Wolford House • Cambridge


Grassroots Use of Technology / Digital Media Conference

October 25-27, 2013 - Lesley University, Cambridge.

Conference Website - register, propose, inform

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"The Lockdown" April 2013 and Beyond

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Watertown Public Library, East Room • 23 Main St. • Watertown

A Panel and Discussion Series Organized by
the National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter

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"The Lockdown" April 2013 and Beyond

When: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • Room 3019 • 1585 Mass Ave. • Cambridge

A Panel and Discussion Series Organized by
the National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter

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