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Iraq Conference Calls - Report

Two conference calls by United for Peace and Justice were held to update peace activists on the situation in Iraq.  About 100 activists across the country were on the first call June 18 and about 50 on July 8. 

United for Peace and Justice still exists as a national network (no paid staff)

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Health Justice for Boston ~ Number 7, July 2014

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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Boston Protests New Iraq War

Boston Common-June 21, 2014:
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No More Attacks on Iraq - Enough!

Michael Borkson photo

Forty United for Justice with Peace activists stood out in Harvard Square in a hastily-arranged vigil to oppose any renewed attacks by the U.S. on Iraq.  Iraq has been in the news again, as conflict widens across the Middle East.  

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Bowe Bergdahl and the Moral Rot of American Exceptionalism

Health Justice for Boston: Biolab, Ballot, Alternative Medicine

Community Meeting on Community Health Centers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Jobs with Justice Jamaica Plain Office
3353 Washington Street corner Green
Near Green Street T Station, on Bus Route 42

One Biolab Battle Lost, War Goes On

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Protesting Drones at MIT

In a ceremony with painful moments, the names of victims of drone attacks were read aloud on Tuesday, May 6, as 50 activists called together by the Eastern Massachusetts anti-drone Network and other groups took part in National Days of Action opposing killer and spy drones.   

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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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National Call for Emergency Antiwar Actions on Ukraine


National Call for Emergency Antiwar Actions on Ukraine – May 9 to May 26 (endorser list follows the call)

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Statements at UJP Program on Ukraine

United for Justice with Peace held a forum on "Crisis in the Ukraine: Cold War? Civil War? Roots of the Conflict" on Wednesday, May 28 in Cambridge.  Following are excerpts from the two presentations. 

Mark Solomon, professor of history emeritus, Simmons college:

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Boston Vets For Peace Anti-war Memorial Day

Boston, Mass.-Memorial Day-May 26, 2014:

About 100 peace activists gathered in Boston Waterfront Park for the annual Smedley Butler Brigade Veterans For Peace anti-war Memorial Day commemoration.

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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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Spirit of Seeger Lives On

Pete Seeger’s music and message were alive and well last night.  A standing-room only crowd filled the Fellowship Hall at Calvary United Methodist Church near Spy Pond in Arlington to sing the dear old songs with a full roster of local musicians.

From Gail Finnie’s rendition of “Oh, had I a golden thread…” to the final moments when the crowd exited the room singing “Down by the riverside…” the evening was a smashing success and raised a goodly sum for Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders.

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Snowden Revelations and Historical Perspective

Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky

Speaking to a sold out audience in Harvard Square, about his new book: No Place to Hide: Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, journalist and constitutional attorney, Glenn Greenwald told some of the dramatic tale of being contacted by Snowden. 

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