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Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

When: Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 3:00 pm
Where: AIDS Action Committee • 75 Amory St • Jamaica Plain

The Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance is working to support safe access to medical marijuana for people suffering from serious and terminal illnesses, when their doctor recommends it.

Over the last year, we’ve obtained endorsements for this reform from the Mass. Breast Cancer Coalition, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mass. Bar Association, Mass. Nurses Association, Mass. Public Health Association, and many other public health and community groups.

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Union of Minority Neighbors Barbeque

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: UMN Office Parking Lot • 891 Centre St • Plenty of parking - 38 bus stops at front door • Jamaica Plain


Hot Dogs, Burgers, Drinks, & GOOD COMPANY



For more information, call 617-522-3349 or email UMNUNITY@GMAIL.COM.

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9/11, Guantanamo and the Rule of Law

When: Monday, June 21, 2010, 4:30 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 7 Harrington Road • On the Green • Lexington

Speakers include:

- Joshua Rubenstein, Director of the Northeast Region of Amnesty International USA, which is campaigning to “Fight Terror With Justice”
- Joshua Jacobson, Litigation/Controversy Department of WilmerHale who represented six Bosnian-Algerian men wrongfully detained at Guantanamo Bay in the case Boumediene v. Bush
- Terry Rockefeller, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, working for trials for the 9/11 perpetrators that respect international law and the U.S. Constitution.

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Rally to Save Youth Jobs -- This Is It! Adult Allies Needed!

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Government Center • Boston
This is it! The hopes of 5,500+ young people in our communities depend on YOU!
Amidst a youth jobs crisis, more than 5,500 Boston youth will be denied jobs this summer due to city, state, and federal budget cuts. A cut of just 2,000 jobs in Boston brings us back to 2005 funding levels, when we had 75 homicides in the city.
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"The Oath"

When: Friday, June 11, 2010, 3:30 pm
Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre • 290 Harvard St • Brookline

 “The most revelatory and essential documentary of 2010!”

                                                               —David Edelstein, NEW YORK Magazine


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Sing Out, Rebuild!

When: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: All Saints Parish • 1773 Beacon St • Brookline

The Boston Workmen’s Circle Presents…

Sing Out! Rebuild! A concert to benefit the work of Partners in Health in Haiti

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Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Tour comes to Boston!

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lucy Parsons Center • 549 Columbus Avenue • Boston

Think Outside the BombThe Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Network is coming to Boston as part of its 40+ city tour of the USA beginning at Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and culminating at a New Mexico Convergence in August. The tour will be a rad space with a focus on collective liberation.

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"Defending Democracy and Civil Rights... in the Courts and in the Streets"

When: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

"Defending Democracy and Civil Rights... in the Courts and in the Streets"

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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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