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FILM: Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
A new film from director Iara Lee examines the tensions between the Sahrawi people and the Moroccan armed forces as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation of Africa's last colony in the Western Sahara, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom 
colonialism has never ended. 
 
For more information and to watch the trailer: 
https://culturesofresistancefilms.com/western-sahara
 
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“W. E. B. Du Bois Address: ‘The Problem of the Twenty First Century’” with Byron Rushing

When: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
 
“W. E. B.  Du Bois Address: ‘The Problem of the Twenty First Century’” with Byron Rushing
 
A brief political and theological reflection on DuBois’s famous line a 118 years later.
 
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“Kafka in Palestine” a play by Inez Hedges, directed by Morgan Flynn

When: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Kafka in Palestine” is an imaginative retelling of the friendship between Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla in the early 20th century. They dream of escaping their authoritarian father by moving to the idealized Palestine they have read about in the writings of the Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl. But reality intervenes (Franz’s fatal illness, Ottla’s deportation to the concentration camp) until the siblings are magically reunited in the troubled landscape of the modern era.

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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"What Would Gandhi Do?" with Dave Lewit

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we the people get it together to save us all? Or are we looking for a new savior to point the way? Because Gandhi’s experience was close to our times, and because he helped liberate 400 million people (with questionable results), can his non-violent, spiritual-political approach work in the USA? Let’s explore this, considering the difficult role of empathy in positive power.

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

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Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

BPT register Now

Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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Ukraine Crisis: Origins of Conflict and Prospects for Peace

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Eliot Church, U.C.C. • 474 Centre Street • Newton Corner

Presentation by Paul Christensen, who has studied social movement politics in Russia and the Soviet Union.  Professor Christensen has conducted research in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.  Discussion will follow.

The situation is eastern Ukraine is tragic and dangerous, with suffering and casualties for people in the region and the potential for US/NATO confrontation with Russia.

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Crisis in the Ukraine: Cold War? Civil War? Roots of the Conflict

When: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Church • 3 Church St • Harvard T • Cambridge
Ukraine in 2013; Crimea is now part of the Russian Federation

speakers:

Mark Solomon, professor of history (emeritus), Simmons College

Gary Leupp, professor of history, Tufts University

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New European Initiatives for Palestine

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: First Church in Cambridge • 11 Garden St, Hastings Room • Harvard T • Cambridge

The Palestine/Israel Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action

and the First Church in Cambridge Palestine-Israel Task Team

invite you to hear and discuss with Dr. Phyllis Starkey, former British M.P.

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New European Initiatives for Palestine

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 2:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

The Palestine/Israel Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action

invites you to hear Dr. Phyllis Starkey, former British M.P.

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The Crisis of Greek Capitalism and Political Perspectives Today

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Central Sq T • Cambridge
Special discussion on Syriza victory in the Greek elections:

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Future Prospects for US-Russian Arms Control

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: MIT Campus • Room 54-100 • Cambridge

Speaker: Hon. Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control

Location: Building 54-100

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“No to wars!”

We’re human fodder caught in the crossfire of armed groups and armed governments

“No to wars!”

By Dr. Hakim  12th August 2014

“Her father was killed in Helmand amidst fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan/U.S.-NATO forces,” said a relative about Gul Jumma, who looked down, shy and full of angst, sensing a future that’s not promising.

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Kiev’s Atrocities and the Silence of the Hawks

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Ukraine, NATO and the World At Turning Points

Presented at the Sarajevo Peace Event, June 7, 2014

Joseph GersonFriends,

It is a privilege to be joining and learning from you here in Sarajevo. I especially want to thank Reiner Braun of IALANA and IPB and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung for this opportunity.

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