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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

From the September 18 Cambridge Chronicle - By Paul Shannon

CAMBRIDGE

Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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No Lessons Learned in Iraq

Paul Shannon on the US War in Iraq and Syria

Here we go again!

Paul ShannonRemarks delivered at "No US War in Iraq and Syria" rally, Boston Common, Sept 13, 2014

Here we go again!

Our leaders have learned nothing from their disastrous war in Iraq.

That brutal intervention destroyed Iraq as a country, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, created a terrorist government in Baghdad, and set off a sectarian war, opening the gates of hell.

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Call for a Grand TAX DAY Mobilization

 

Call for a Grand TAX DAY Mobilization

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Budget for All Referendum: Let's Send a Message to Washington!

Paul ShannonThe Afghanistan war grinds on, the Pentagon budget keeps growing, corporations and the 1%'ers are paying lower taxes than their secretaries, Social Security and other benefits are under attack, and next to nothing is being done to create jobs.  

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A Year of Huge Changes

Talk presented Dec. 7, 2011 at Encuentro 5's 5th Anniversary Dinner

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Tour Takes #Occupy Movement beyond Protest

MA Campuses to Host Wisconsin Activists Focusing on How to Sustain and Expand Protest Movement

Ben Manski
Ben Manski
Damon Terrell
Damon Terrell
Erika Wolf
Erika Wolf

Three Wisconsin activists who pioneered the occupation of their State Capitol Building in Madison back in February are on their way to Massachusetts. 

Ben Manski, an adjunct faculty member at Madison Technical College, lawyer and UW graduate, Erika Wolf, a state-wide student government staff person and Damon Terrell, a UW-Madison student (biographies attached) will address campus groups at UMass Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Brandies University, Stonehill College, Bridgewater State University, UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth, and trade unions including UNITE-HERE’s New England Joint Board, and the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM). Finally, the tour will also include appearances at Occupy Boston during the week starting October 30 and run through Friday, November 4, 2011 (schedule attached).

According to Paul Shannon, a tour organizer, “Now is the time we need to draw on the Wisconsin activists; they have shown us how to protest, to occupy, to recall and to mobilize people in their tens of thousands over a sustained period of time. They are the marathoners who have a lot to share with our campuses and unions in Massachusetts. At a time when student debt surpasses credit card debt and when unions and labor is being forced to cutback, we need to learn from Wisconsin.”

Manski, who began planning Madison state house actions in December 2010, right after the election of Governor Walker, declares that these are dire times in need of grassroots solutions:  “For tens of millions of Americans economic conditions have become intolerable. This is especially true for communities of color, working people and young folks, among them the many veterans of the unending wars. This is why we have burgeoning mass movements.”

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War is Killing Massachusetts

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