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Silence Broken: Legacies of Repression & Resistance

When: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 360 • Curry Student Center - West Addition (Ground Floor) • Boston

Workshops * Socializing * Panel * Food * Music

Speakers include:

*Ashanti Alston - Former Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner & steering committee member of the National Jericho Movement 

*Marta Rodriguez - Puerto Rican independence activist and member of the New England Committee to Defend Palestine

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Prisoners of War

[This speech was given by Chuck Turner at a forum, "Framing the Innocent", at Northeastern University Law School March 24.   Thanks to the South End News for the text.]

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Vets lead DC march against war, for Bradley Manning

"Americans Have the Right to Know.  Free Bradley Manning"by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist -

Washington DC (March 19, 2011) - US Military veterans led march and rally at the White House on the 8th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq under the banner "Stop these wars. Expose the lies. Free Bradley Manning."

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Daniel Ellsberg: Wikileaks, the Pentagon Papers and the Public's Right to Know

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Law School • 1563 Massachusetts Ave • Austin West - Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Wikileaks and the Pentagon Papers:

Government Secrets and the Public’s Right to Know


 followed by a screening of

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

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Stand With Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Parkman Bandstand • Boston

Working to free girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) or excision!

News from Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman in Mali                   February 2011

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"WikiRebels: Behind the War on Wikileaks" (film)

When: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway; corner of Windsor • Central Sq T • Cambridge

WikiRebelsFirst in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it.

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Civil Disobedience & Legal Observing Training: Back-to-Back!

When: Monday, March 28, 2011, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Boston University • 765 Commonwealth Ave. • Law Tower, Rm. 920B • Boston

Wanna get arrested? Or better yet, wanna NOT get arrested? BU-NLG will host back-to-back trainings on engaging in effective civil disobedience and legal observing at protests and demonstrations.

We will also have a short break in between the trainings for lunch, which we will provide! 

Sponsored by National Lawyers Guild - Boston University.

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Courage to Resist: Bradley Manning, the U.S. Govt's Latest Victim

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 871 Commonwealth Avenue • College of General Studies, Room 505 • Boston

On March 23, 2011 Boston University's Amnesty International Chapter will be hosting an event about the US soldier, Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked classified documents to Wikileaks.

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Human Rights in China: An Update and Discussion

When: Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main St • Watertown

Dr. Yang Jianli and Rep. Jonathan Hecht will speak of their experiences in , and their hopes for human rights in China.

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Voicing Solidarity in the face of "hearings" on "Muslim terrorism"

Dear Congressman Ellison:

It is a small gesture, but we write to let you know that we stand with you in support of Muslim-Americans as you face an unfair and fear-driven assault on your civil rights. Your words ring true for us: like the isolation and imprisonment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940’s, the blacklisting of many liberal Jews in the 1950’s, and the exclusion of new immigrants in our current decade, the current assault “is contrary to the best of American values, and threatens our security….”

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Conversation with Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Civil Rights Activist and Former Champion Boxer

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 10:00 am
Where: Bunker Hill Community College • 250 New Rutherford Ave. • Community College T stop • Charlestown

Rubin "Hurricane" CarterRubin “Hurricane” Carter was a formidable boxer who had won the European Light Welterweight Championship for two years in a row and knocked out Emile Griffith in the first round when his promising career was cut short. In 1966, he was falsely arrested for the murder of three white people in a bar. Sentenced to a triple life-sentence, Carter always maintained his innocence.

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Framing the Innocent: Crimes Under Color of Law at the Massachusetts US Attorney's Office

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University School of Law • 65 Forsyth St • 240 Dockser Hall • Boston


Chuck Turner--Five-term Boston City Councilor representing Roxbury and Dorchester, and a lifetime activist for social justice, recently targeted by the FBI and the Massachusetts US Attorney

Bob Boyle--Attorney representing many activists and political prisoners targeted by the FBI's infamous Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO)

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First Amendment Award: Anthony Lewis

When: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 55 Temple St - Bowdoin T • C Walsh Theater • Boston

Anthony Lewis
with Floyd Abrams


Anthony Lewis

Anthony Lewis


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WikiLeaks & OpenLeaks

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:00 am to 6:00 am
Where: Suffolk University Law School • 120 Tremont St - Park St T • Moot Court Room • Boston


Daniel Domscheit-Berg and Herbert Snorrason
with Wendy Ballinger

Handicap AccessibleAssistive Listening Devices

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