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Iranian Human Rights Forum

When: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • 77 Mass. Ave. • Room 56-114 (Building 56, 1st Floor, Room 114) • Cambridge

Torture at Home and Abroad: Fighting to Preserve Human Dignity

When: Friday, May 14, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Forum • 6 Eliot Street • Jamaica Plain

Refuge Media Project

Speakers: Ben Achtenberg and Brinton Lykes

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Health Care as a Human Right: Inter-Cultural Medicine in Venezuela

When: Monday, April 26, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine • One Kneeland St • Conference Room 1414 @ Rachel's Amphitheater 14th Fl. • Boston

The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston presents a series of talks by DR. NOLY FERNANDEZ

A Venezuelan Physician from the Wayuu Indigenous People, and National Director of the Indigenous Health Department.

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Human Rights Near & Far: Knowing Your Neighbors

When: Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal St • Black Box Theater • Watertown

Presented by The World in Watertown; Watertown/Belmont Amnesty International Chapter; & the Arsenal Center for the Arts

Panel discussion with Q&A from audience moderated by Rep. Jonathan Hecht

The personal stories of human rights abuses your neighbors endured in their home countries and how these individuals have turned their experiences into positive contributions to their communities here in the U.S.


Cesar DeOssa from Columbia (Drug Cartel)

Raouf Jacob from Sierra Leone (Civil War / Genocide)

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"The War on Democracy" (film)

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway and Windsor, entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Tell Palin and Tea Partiers: Fund Jobs, Not War!

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Gather at Park St. T • Boston

Woman of Mass Destruction

Join with peace and justice activists this Wednesday as we protest hate-monger Sarah Palin’s appearance in Boston.   Palin is appearing at a rally on the Boston Common sponsored by the Tea Party Express.  

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A People's Celebration of Howard Zinn

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston St • Copley Square • Boston


"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."

    Howard Zinn

Featuring music, action and readings of Professor Zinn’s work in the labor, anti-war, education and civil rights movements presented by local organizers, students and artists! 

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Holocaust Remembrance

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Temple Beth Shalom • 8 Tremont St • off Broadway near Central Sq. • Cambridge

The City of Cambridge will present its annual Holocaust remembrance -- candle lighting and music

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Inside the Activist's Study: Amy Goodman and Bill McKibben

When: Monday, April 5, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Tufts University • 163 Packard Ave • Barnum Hall, room 008 • Medford

Amy Goodman is host of “Democracy Now!”

Bill McKibben, educator, noted environmentalist, and the author of more than a dozen books, including the influential work The End of Nature.

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Free Tarek! Benefit Show and CD Release Party

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 3:00 pm
Where: Spontaneous Celebrations • 45 Danforth St • Stony Brook T Stop • Jamaica Plain

Music to support TAREK MEHANNA and all political prisoners!

$10 - 30 sliding scale suggested donation.
Any donation over $15 gets you a FREE CD with entrance!
All Ages! Wheelchair Accessible. No alcohol, please.

Featuring performances in support of Tarek by 8 artists featured on the CD!

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Culture is Our Weapon: Making Music & Changing Lives in Rio di Janeiro

When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Back Pages Books • 289 Moody Street • Waltham

In 1993 the Brazilian police massacred 21 people in Rio di Janeiro.  Out of the tragedy Grupo Cultural AfroReggae emerged - a community-based organization that takes youth out of shantytown gangs and fights back against violence with art.

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America's Response to the Armenian Genocide

When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 5:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • Room 10-250

A one-day conference entitled "America's Response to the Armenian Genocide: From Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama," will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The conference is co-organized by Profs. Bedross Der Matossian (MIT) and Christopher Capozzola (MIT) and sponsored by the Faculty of History, the Center for International Studies (CIS), the Office of the Religious Affairs, and the Program on Human Rights & Justice (PHRJ).

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Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky: Democracy's Endgame?

When: Friday, April 2, 2010, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • Bldg. 26, Room 26-100 • Cambridge

Nader and Fein - Collapse of the Rule of Law

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Harvard Law School • Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall • Cambridge

Does the rule of law still animate lawyers at all levels of our nation's government and economy? Civic advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader '58 will discuss the subject with former FCC general counsel Bruce Fein '72 and field questions from the audience.


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Growing FBI Repression: Social Justice Activists Targeted

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 565 Commonwealth Ave - Kenmore T • Kenmore Classroom Bldg, Room 101 • Boston

FBI Hands Off Anti-War Activists!Hear from activists facing FBI repression related to their free speech and association. Find out how to get involved in the STOP FBI movement.

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