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"The Two Worst Ways To Make Policy: Constitutional Originalism and Biblical Literalism" with Barry Lynn

When: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Virtual Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • 2nd Fl • Boston

Say No to "Israel Model" in Kashmir: Protest Sandeep Chakravorty

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Harvard University, Spangler Center • 117 Western Ave • lawn between Aldrich Hall and SpanglerHall • Boston
MIT Students Against War is happy to cosponsor Stand With Kashmir’s rally this Sunday at the Harvard India Conference in protest against India's fascistic occupation of Kashmir, and in particular against Indian Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty’s call for an openly settler-colonialist project in Kashmir mirroring the “Israeli Model” in Palestine.  
 
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National Action to End the Korean War

When: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 10:00 am to Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:00 pm
Where: White House • (details forthcoming) • Washington

70 Years is too long!  Raise a unified voice now for an end to the Korean War and peace on the Korean peninsula.Join the national grassroots effort for peace in Korea.  

Schedule: March 15 -- rally and march at the White House.

March 16: annual Korean Peace Network Conference

March 17: Korea Peace advocacy on the Hill.

The registration form will have options if you are requesting travel or lodging stipends. More soon, but please register, and spread the word to colleagues.

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November Actions: Special Screening on the 50th Anniversary of MIT’s Historical Protests

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: List Center for the Visual Arts, MIT • 20 Ames Street • Cambridge

George Washington University Commemoration: Waging Peace in Vietnam

When: Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00 am to Friday, November 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: George Washington University • Elliott School of International Affairs • Washington

An imaginative multi-dimensional program begins on Veterans Day at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Hong Kong crisis: democracy protests, media coverage and US involvement

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • near Harvard red line station • Cambridge

The crisis in Hong Kong has riveted world attention for months and violence in the streets continues.  The movement is a complex mixture: nonviolent protesters and youth worried about their future and wanting more democracy, others promoting Hong Kong (capitalist) independence, and those collaborating with US organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy.  

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Pan Asia: A New Dawn of Peace

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mount Auburn Street • Cambridge
Pan-Asia: A new Dawn of Peace
An event celebrating the rich civilizational traditions that Asia holds and their relevance and importance for humanity today!
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Screening of award winning documentary "Reason: The War Between Faith and Rationality"

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: MIT Bartos Theater • E15-070 Ames Street • Kendall Station T • Cambridge
"Reason" sets out to chart what Patwardhan sees as India's slide away from the complex tumult of a secular democracy towards hardening divisions of power, caste, and religious belief — lines that are enforced increasingly by violence - with acclaimed director Anand Patwardhan

A conversation with film director Anand Patwardhan &
Professor Sana Aiyar, History, MIT

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Korea: Prospects for Peace in a Changing World

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Featuring: Keumjoo Armstrong, co-chair, Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign.  Keumjoo is just back from a visit to North Korea. She will share slides and her reflections on North Korea and on what needs to be done to prevent war

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Central Square • Cambridge

The Chinese Revolution was one of the most important historic events of the 20th century and a great step forward for humanity.  Its impact is hugely felt today.  This gigantic social movement culminated in the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949 when Chairman Mao proclaimed, "China has stood up."  Great progress has been made in the economy, standard of living and education while great challenges also remain.

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Arlington Community Education course: "Looking Back at the Vietnam War - Why Now?"

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 pm to Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00 pm
Where: Arlington High School • 869 Massachusetts Avenue • Arlington

Notes on understanding the crisis in Hong Kong and role of the Left in the US

o Hong Kong is capitalist; the People's Republic of China is a country self-identified as in the primary stage of socialism with a Marxist-Leninist political system.  This is a major political contradiction and Hong Kong people are divided in their feelings about being part of China.

 

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Prison Reform in India: Reducing recidivism and crime rates through cognitive psychology

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Harvard Kennedy School • 79 JFK Street • room T-401, 4th Floor of Taubman Building • Cambridge

A conversation with
Dr. Beena Chintalapuri*
Fmr. Director, Indian Council of Social Sciences Research
Southern Regional Centers
Fmr. Professor, Osmania University

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"Roots of revolution in China: the student-led May 4th movement of 1919 and its impact today"

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • 2nd floor • Cambridge
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the May Fourth Movement in China

A film segment on the history of the period will be followed by a presentation by Charles Zhengyang Xiao, a local high school student inspired by the May Fourth Movement.

Commentary by Emily Dong, who aims to apply lessons of the movement to today’s world, especially African-Asia relations inspired by WEB DuBois, Paul Robeson and the Chinese Revolution.

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US-China relations and the rising danger of war: a people's perspective

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

US-China relations are deteriorating and the danger of conflict is increasing.  US national security policy has now targeted China is a principal obstacle to American  interests.  Tensions are rising as the US navy patrols the South China Sea despite Chinese objections and Trump persists in his tariff war.  Meanwhile, mainstream media conducts a campaign to vilify China while many on the Left remain silent.

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