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Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway Park • Cross St. and Hanover St. • across from the Haymarket T Station corner • Boston


Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park

Let's commemorate International Workers Day this year with a rally at 12 noon at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park, across from the Haymarket T Station, in the corner of Cross and Hanover streets in Boston. 

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Malalai Joya Events are ON for Friday, Saturday!

U.S. Responds to Broad Public Campaign, Grants Malalai Joya Visa!

March 24, 2011 - Afghan Women's Mission

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Rally: Let Malalai Joya Speak!

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard Sq Pit • At the exit from the Harvard Sq T stop • Cambridge

The United States has denied a travel visa to Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament. Ms. Joya, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, was set to begin a three-week US tour to promote an updated edition of her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Malalai Joya

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Rally: Standing with Chuck Turner

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:00 pm
Where: District 7 Office • 51 Roxbury St • Dudley Square - Dudley T • Roxbury
Chuck Turner Support Rally
Chuck Turner with supporters after his arrest, November 2008

Chuck Turner Supporters will be rallying tomorrow Chuck's District 7 Office.

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Affects You: Find out How

When: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: SEIU 615 Meeting Hall • 26 West Street • Park St T • Boston

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens internet freedom, labor rights, food safety, national law, and peace. Our panel will focus on how the TPP will affect us all.


Kyle Debeausset,
20 years after NAFTA

John Ratliff, Jobs with Justice

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Memorial March for Peace

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Garden of Peace • 100 Cambridge St • Government Center T • Boston

Memorial March for Peace 

Start date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013


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Jobs, Justice, Freedom: 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 5:00 am
Where: National Mall • Washington, DC

Rally begins at Lincoln Memorial at 8 a.m. followed by a march to the King Memorial.

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One Nation—Under Surveillance

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Connecticut State University • 1615 Stanley Street • Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, • New Britain, CT

A One-Day Conference about Building Networks of Solidarity in Defiance of NSA Spying & the Erosion of Democratic Rights


Recent dueling district court decisions on the legality of NSA cell phone spying guarantee that at least some of the Orwellian practices of the federal government will come before the Supreme Court relatively soon.   This provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships of solidarity among all those victimized by NSA spying, drones, COINTELPRO-type dirty tricks against the movements for social change, and other forms of systematic suppression of privacy and democratic rights.

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Support Bradley Manning

Bradley ManningToday Bradley Manning’s court martial opened at Fort Mead, MD. He has been charged with “aiding the enemy” and is facing life in a military prison. Manning’s real crime - exposing the war crimes committed by our government, in our name. 

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Anti-Terrorism Law Post-9/11 and Its Impact on Civil Rights

When: Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Pierce Atwood LLP • 100 Summer St • Downtown Crossing or South Station T • Boston

The New England Muslim Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston are pleased to present, "Anti-Terrorism Law Post-9/11 and Its Impact on Civil Rights," a panel discussion on how changes in law since 9/11 have affected the domestic civil rights landscape.


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A Three Ring Circus

Reflections from Behind the Wall

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The Growing Menace of FBI Repression

When: Friday, December 17, 2010, 2:30 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church St, Harvard Square • Cambridge


STEPHANIE WEINER, Chicago antiwar/solidarity activist subpoenaed for grand jury re: false aiding terrorism charges

CHUCK TURNER, Roxbury community activist & City Councillor targeted by FBI

NANCY MURRAY, Director, Bill of Rights Education Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Mass.

LAILA MURAD, Tarek Mehanna Support Committee. Mehanna targeted by FBI when he refused to spy on Muslim community and now in solitary confinement

On September 24, the FBI raided seven Chicago and Minneapolis homes of well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists. Their ranks included a number of trade unionists. Also raided was the office of the Minneapolis – St. Paul based Anti-War Committee.
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Records reveal Boston Police spy on political and peace groups

News Release by the ACLU of Massachusetts and the National Lawyers Guild Massachusetts, October 18, 2012

BOSTON -- Boston Police routinely spy on ordinary citizens engaged in peaceful, First Amendment-protected activity, creating criminal "intelligence reports" on lawful political activity of peace groups and local leaders, according to public records and surveillance video released today by the National Lawyers Guild Massachusetts Chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

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Mitt Romney and the Shame of Guantanamo

Hands Up Don't Shoot: Systemic Racism in the Criminal "Justice" System

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:30 pm
Where: Northeastern University School of Law • 65 Forsyth St • Dockser Hall, Room 240 • Boston


Dr Khalilah Brown DeanDR. KHALILAH BROWN DEAN is Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University.  Author “Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race Punishment, and Governance.”

Carlton WilliamsCARLTON WILLIAMS, ESQ is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts.  He is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and  a member of the Boston Coalition for Police Accountability.

PLUS ASHLEY CLERGE Political Science student at Northeastern University.  Member Leadership Committee, Boston Coalition for Police Accountability

 Co-Sponsored by the Northeastern and Suffolk Law School chapters of the 
National Lawyers Guild and the United for Justice with Peace coalition.

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