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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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Boston Area Activists Support Spain's Actions to Prosecute Bush Administration Officials for Torture

Greater Boston Code Pink joined a coalition of human rights groups spending Valentine's Day visiting the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Spanish consulat  es around the United States to share some love for a country that is working to prosecute former top Bush officials for torture.

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Report: Police spies called anti-war event ‘criminal’ October 26, 2012

Jamaica Plain Gazette, October 26, 2012 - By John Ruch

A 2007 anti-war event at a Jamaica Plain church was labeled a possible “criminal act” by “extremists” in a secret Boston Police Department (BPD) file, according to a report that accuses BPD of illegal spying on peaceful protest groups for years.

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