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Boston Venezuela Support Rally 3/22/2014

" - - - the desperate encounter - - - "

Everybody, quite a few years ago, I read everything by the late French philosopher, essayist Albert Camus, as translated into English, that I could get my hands on.  As it turned out, that was exactly the wrong time of my life to be reading what can be overwhelmingly depressive stuff.
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Salvadoran Democracy Surges with ex-Guerrillas’ Election

President-elect Salvador Sánchez Cerén’s victory in El Salvador’s tightly contested election last week is an important milestone in democratization of El Salvador. It is also another chapter in the remaking of Latin America, from the bottom - led by poor, rural, and indigenous people.

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Negotiations, not Cold War, to Resolve Ukraine Crisis

No Middle Road on Venezuela: Recommendations for the U.S. Left

Suren MoodliarFor those of us inspired by mass mobilizations in Egypt's Tahrir Square, Turkey's Gezi Park, Greece's Syntagma Square, Spain's Plaza del Sol, and even our "own" Zuccotti Park, it is easy for protests in Venezuela to evoke the same emotions.

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Testimony for the Drone Privacy Act

Testimony presented at State House Hearing on the Drone Privacy Act, March 5, 2014

Susan McLucasI am Susan McLucas and I’m a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network.  We support the Drone Privacy Act.

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Carlos Arredondo: Grand Marshal of St. Patrick's Peace Parade

Carlos ArredondoBoston, Mass. – March 3, 2014 – Carlos Arredondo and his wife Melida will be the Grand Marshalls for the Saint Patrick Peace Parade, the alternative parade, in South Boston on Sunday, March 16. Carlos is well known as one of the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Oppose Senate resolution imposing new sanctions on Iran

So far Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey haven’t signed  onto this hawkish Menendez resolution, but they haven’t spoken out against it either.  UJP urges everyone to call Sen. Warren and Markey to oppose S1881which seeks to impose new sanctions on Iran.

 47 Senators Take AIPAC’s Word Over U.S. Intel Community

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Call for a Grand TAX DAY Mobilization


Call for a Grand TAX DAY Mobilization

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Conversing with Kathy Kelly

A Conversation with Kathy Kelly


Held at Cambridge Friends, February 10, 2014

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Boston Chapter

In a wide-ranging conversation with local peace activists, the eminent Kathy Kelly, co founder of Voices for Creative Non Violence, told about the current situation in Afghanistan and work she is currently engaged in with a group called Afghan Peace Volunteers.

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Mandela's Dilemmas are Ours, but He Leaves His Example

China's New Economic Model: Towards Justice and Sustainability

China watchers in 2013 focused on the Communist Party central committee third plenum held in November, where the new leadership detailed the national socio-economic development plan through 2020.  This was the first opportunity for the new General Secretary Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to detail their policy direction.

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It’s not extremism when US policies deserve condemnation

Boston Globe Letter to the Editors
JANUARY 20, 2014

I TAKE exception to Pavlos Papadopoulos’s characterization of what an “extremist worldview” is in regard to condemning the United States (“Where are the voices to counter anti-Americanism?”Letters, Jan. 15).

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Veolia, a local BDS target, loses Massachusetts commuter rail contract

JVP Boston activists protest outside Harvard Kennedy School where Veolia CEO, Mark Joseph, gave a lecture about “Issues in Transportation”. In Cambridge, MA on November 14, 2012. (Photo: Tess Scheflan/
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