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Learn Your Lessons Well: An Afghan teenager makes up his mind

Kabul--Tall, lanky, cheerful and confident, Esmatullah easily engages his young students at the Street Kids School, a project of Kabul’s  “Afghan Peace Volunteers,” an antiwar community with a focus on service to the poor. Esmatullah teaches child laborers to read.

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Close Pilgrim NOW!

The Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House reverberated with the call to Close Pilgrim NOW this afternoon as citizens held a two hour speakout detailing every aspect of the problem.

The Pilgrim nuclear plant is operated by Entergy Corp. which has said it will close the reactor in 2019.  Even the nuclear-loving NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) has designated this plant one of the three most unsafe in the nation.  

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Rise Up Singing and Rise Again - The People's Songbooks

From the first notes of “O sisters, let’s go down…down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way…” a concert to launch Rise Again A Group Singing Songbook was one of the more uplifting and heartfelt evenings of recent experience.  The event was sponsored by Cambridge Forum, it was recorded and will be available at their website. 

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Solidarity with the Palestinian Popular Resistance: Boycott Israel Now!

Whether the current phase of Israel’s intensified repression and Palestinian popular resistance will evolve into a full-fledged intifada or not, one thing is already evident—a new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up en masse against Israel’s brutal, decades-old regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.

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Power to the People

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/10/09/power-people

Today John Lennon would be 75 and the radio played his song Power to the People.  Earlier this week a couple thousand people made a peace sign in New York's Central Park in response to Yoko Ono's call to honor John's birthday in this way.

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Pass the Mass. Trust Act for Immigration Reform

Sept. 22, 2015

Help Make Sure that the Mass Trust Act Passes This Year

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#Enough! Fatima needs food and proper medical care, not war!

September 21, 2015

Kabul—Some days ago, at the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Borderfree Center, I met Jamila, the mother of a little girl, Fatima, who comes to the Street Kids School, a program designed to help children working on the streets go to school.  Jamila, a young mother of seven, smiles and laughs easily, even though she faces dire circumstances here in Kabul. 
 

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Keep Space for Peace Week

 
October 3-10, 2015

 

Keep Space for Peace Week

International Week of Protest to

Stop the Militarization of Space

Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing

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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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Arlington Peace Vigil in support of the Iran Agreement

Arlington United for Justice with Peace responded to the moveon.org call for local peace vigils in support of the Iran agreement that is currently before Congress for a vote. 

Despite the rain, twenty people stood out for an hour at Arlington Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 7 pm.

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Boston says No to RE/MAX

Monday con­ven­tion­eers going to the Re/Max conference here in Boston saw 30 to 40 protesters saying NO OPEN HOUSES ON STOLEN LAND.  
 
Peace activist groups gathered at Hynes Convention Center to protest RE/MAX's operations in occupied Palestinian Land.  Re/Max International and Re/Max Israel sell settlement homes that are built on stolen Palestinian land.  These settlements are in direct violation of international law.  Re/Max Israel and Re/Max International profit from the continuing land theft from and dispossession of Palestinians.
 
Boston protesters say NO - No to Re/Max illegal operations.  
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Annals of Nuclear Resistance

In honor of Peace and Planet Summer and Nuclear Free Future Month, United for Peace and Justice is launching an Annals of Nuclear Resistance project to recall and tell the storied resistance to nuclear weapons and power. 

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No Warlords Need Apply - a call for credible peacemaking in Afghanistan

A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to declare a cease fire.  But even in the short time since the first round on July 7th, fighting has intensified.  The Taliban, the Afghan government forces, various militias and the U.S. have ramped up attacks, across Afghanistan.

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ABRAZOS

Friends, Come See and Discuss

ABRAZOS

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Pushing Up - Kathy Kelly

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