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Divine Strings: A Benefit Concert for Bhopal

When: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 77 St Stephen St • Fenway Center • Boston

Aishu Venktaraman, a brilliant musician and a gifted student has acquired a passion for the violin that transcends boundaries from the western hemisphere all the way to the far east. Aishu is the youngest graduate from the Berklee College of Music. Blending technique with melody Aishu keeps sharing with the world her talent, her poise and grace far beyond her years.

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Noam Chomsky and Beena Sarwar: Days of Hope and Challenge

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Boston University Law Auditorium • 767 Commonwealth Ave. • followed by reception at Sherman Union Backcourt • Boston

Beena Sarwar and Noam ChomskyUnderstanding the Middle East and South/Central Asia

Noam Chomsky is among the world’s most influential political and social critics; he has written prolifically and lectured widely about U.S. Middle East policies, dynamics within the Middle East and the Central Asian War. Among his most recent books is Gaza in Crisis.

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Responding to Catastrophe in Japan

Here is an extraordinary 6-minute video showing the extent of the catastrophe in Japan. It was made by Koreans expressing solidarity with the Japanese people. It really captures profound dimensions of the catastrophe.

- Paul Shannon, American Friends Service Committee

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Human Rights in China: An Update and Discussion

When: Monday, April 4, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main St • Watertown

Dr. Yang Jianli and Rep. Jonathan Hecht will speak of their experiences in , and their hopes for human rights in China.

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Kaveri Rajaraman: The Social Movements of India

When: Friday, March 4, 2011, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T • Boston

Kaveri Rajaraman will speak about a broad spectrum of social movements in India. Potluck to follow. Facebook:

Read Rajaraman's dispatches from Nepal's general strike in May 2010.


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Hanoi Jane—War, Sex, & Fantasies of Betrayal

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Clark University • Jefferson 218 • Worcester

Hanoi Jane—War, Sex, & Fantasies of Betrayal

A Talk by Prof. Jerry Lembcke

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Navarasa Dance Theater's "Encounter"

When: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Houghton Chapel - Multifaith Center • Wellesley

This is a very beautiful and powerful anti-military piece. It also has humour and whimsy. A 60-minute piece. I strongly urge you to see it if  you possibly can, and to spread the word. -- Eleanor Duckworth, Cambridge UJP

Free and open to the public.

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Peace Concert with Tetsu Kitagawa

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011, 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Old Center Hall • 3 Great Pond Rd • North Andover
Tetsu KitagawaTetsu Kitagawa, one of Japan’s most famous singer/songwriters (described as "Japan's Bob Dylan") is deeply engaged internationally with people's movements.  Kitagawa is performing an extraordinary 100 consecutive concerts across the U.S. for nuclear abolition and to defend Japan's peace constitution, Article 9 -- "renunciation of war".
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Compensating for Decline: Revitalizing U.S. Asia-Pacific Hegemony

Address by Dr. Joseph Gerson at the Japan Peace Conference
Sasebo, Japan Dec. 3, 2010
I want to thank the Japan Peace Committee for the opportunity to join this year’s Peace Conference. It is a privilege and a necessity to work together.
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Vietnam and the Making of America’s Betrayal Narrative

When: Sunday, January 30, 2011, 5:30 am to 7:30 am
Where: Spiegel Auditorium • 56 Brattle St • Cambridge
Ethical Society Presents Dr. Jerry Lembcke
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China Study Group Discusses New Chinese Policies and Leadership (reschueduled)

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave., 2nd Floor • Central Sq T • Cambridge

China Study Group Discusses New Chinese Policies and Leadership

The China Study Group meets monthly in Cambridge at the Center for Marxist Education.  At the December meeting, the group discussed the recently unveiled 12th Five Year Plan for Economic and Social Development during the period 2011-15.    China set forth its plans at an important October meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing.  The Chinese also appointed Xi Jinping as vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission which puts him in line to succeed Hu Jintao as China's top leader -- the leadership change is constitutionally mandated for 2012.

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Gender, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice in India

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Where: Wellesley College • 106 Central St • Multifaith Center, Ground Level, Houghton Chapel • Wellesley

Sonalini Sapra, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

The Wall Behind the Door: Gender, Climate Change, and Environmental
Justice in India


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India's Nuclear Diplomacy

When: Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:15 am to 9:00 am
Where: Harvard Kennedy School • 79 John F. Kennedy Street • Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369 • Cambridge

How to Get Others to Stop Worrying and Love Your Bomb: India's Nuclear Diplomacy

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar

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"Burma VJ" (film), with special guest Myra Dahgaypaw

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist • 75 The Great Road • Bedford

A screening of the award winning documentary - "Burma VJ", with special guest Myra Dahgaypaw, Burmese Refugee & Program Director of the US Campaign for Burma

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