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Understanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 9 Hamilton Place • (1 block from Park St. Station, next to old Orpheum Theater) • Boston
With Prof. Robert Ross and Duncan McFarland

"Competitive Interdependence” defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary “near-peer” competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions.

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Dialogue with Japanese A-Bomb Survivors and Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • off Brattle St near Harvard Sq • Cambridge

Workers' Struggle in India: An Update

When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Encuentro5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Workers' Struggle in India: An Update

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Sing Another Song

 Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence ( is in federal prison for participation in an anti-drone protest. She can receive mail at: KATHY KELLY 04971-045; FMC LEXINGTON; FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER; SATELLITE CAMP; P.O. BOX 14525; LEXINGTON, KY 40512.  

April 2, 2015

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Jeju Island: The Wind is Blowing. Film and Discussion

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Place • Cambridge

JeJu Island: South Korean activists to speak and show film "Gureombi -- The Wind is Blowing" on struggle to oppose US militarism

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This article first appeared on TeleSUR.  

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China's Migrant Workers: humanity's greatest migration?

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Central Square • Cambridge


China Discussion Group
China's Migrant Workers

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"Tibet: the Truth" film screening

When: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • 2nd floor • Cambridge

 Chris Nebe's 2013 documentary provides historical background on Tibet not often considered: the dynastic marraige with the Chinese Tang Dynasty in the 7th century and the rise of the Dalai Lama and the yellow hat sect during the 14th century Ming Dynasty.  British colonialism promoted the independence of Tibet in the 19th century to incorporate it into the British Empire, and the theocratic ruling class was the basis of the 1959 Tibetan revolt.  Sixty minute film will be followed by discussion.

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Hong Kong Protests: China Discussion Group

When: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Central T • Cambridge

special edition of the China Discussion Group on the 65th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution

Brief presentation by Duncan McFarland followed by discussion.


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Reports Back from Palestine/Israel and Japan

When: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Home of Mark & Pauline Solomon • 104 Oldham Rd • Newton

Fund Raiser for the American Friends Service Committee's Peace and Economic Security program

Featured Speakers: Angela Kelly and Sofia Wolman

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Socialist Dialogue Needed in East/South China Sea


Vietnam justified in protesting oil rig,

China right in countering US military buildup,

Working class should resist divide-and-conquer. 

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Vietnam/China and Report from Hanoi

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

A report and discussion of the Vietnam/China dispute in the East/South China Sea will begin this meeting.  Duncan McFarland was in Hanoi May 20-25 in the midst of the dispute, which was front page headlines day after day.  Duncan was attending the 9th international conference of the World Association for Political Economy, an academic organization of Marxists worldwide based in Shanghai and holding its meeting this year in Hanoi.  The meeting will feature a reportback from Vietnam and the WAPE conference.

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A Pivot on the Peace Island

Jeju Island, South Korea – For the past two weeks, I’ve been in the Republic of Korea (ROK), as a guest of peace activists living in Gangjeong Village on ROK’s Jeju Island.  Gangjeong is one of the ROK’s smallest villages, yet activists here, in their struggle against the construction of a massive naval base, have inspired people around the world.  

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Asia-Pacific Campaign

The UJP Asia/Pacific Campaign is a committee of Boston area activists working to ...


Rebooting the Empire: Obama's Asia trip

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:16 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave., • Cambridge

 US capitalism strives to maintain a dominant position in the Asia Pacific region.  President Obama in April visited Japan, South Korea and Philippines, three key military partners in the US strategy to build its military presence in the region.  The goal is to contain rising China militarily and economically.  Obama also pitched the stalled Trans Pacific Patnership, the giant neoliberal trade deal, in Malaysia and Japan.

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