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UJP Forum on Marathon Bombings Raises Critical Issues

Making Connections: Boston to NATO - UJP Strategy Conference

When: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge

Chuck Turner

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Chuck Turner: Here I Stand

Opening the conference will be a discussion with Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, whose sentencing hearing follows the conference by only a few days. Turner was recently removed from the City Council after being found guilty of bribery in an FBI operation which seemed strange and unbelievable to many of his supporters.

Turner is a long-time ally of UJP and leader in the movement for peace and justice. One of his priority projects was recently crowned with success with passage of a state level CORI reform bill. Turner will be introduced by Duncan McFarland, UJP planning group member, who will recount some of the history of work done together by Turner and UJP.

US Global Strategy for the 21st Century
Obama Policy, European and Asian Responses

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson will share some of what he learned as a participant in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, the NATO counter-summit conference and protests in Portugal, and the Japan Peace Conference, which brought together leading Japanese and other Asia-Pacific peace and anti-bases activists.

In addition to lessons about how the Obama Administration is working to create its "arrangement for the 21st century", and reflections about some of committed and inspiring people he met and worked with, Gerson will talk about plans for international campaigns to end the Afghanistan War, to cut military spending to meet human needs, for nuclear disarmament, and for the withdrawal of oppressive U.S. military bases.

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Don't Believe the NATO Hype: Alternatives Exist to War, Economic Crises

Joseph GersonAs the NATO summit in Chicago approaches, misplaced paranoia is striking deep. A near-police-state regime is being imposed, not only to "protect" heads of state from protesters, but also to severely limit the freedoms of speech and assembly.

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Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Militarization

When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 4:00 pm to Saturday, October 22, 2011, 3:00 pm
Where: American University • Washington

A U.S. peace movement capacity building conference

Sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute, Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, Historians Against the War, Korean Policy Initiative, Nodutol, Peace Action, (initial listing)

Panels on Northeast and Southeast Security Issues, Peace Movement Campaigns and Workshops (see below).

Additional information, including registration, is accessible at

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Raytheon, Missile Offense & Endless War: 19th Annual Space Organizing Conference

When: Friday, June 17, 2011, 2:00 pm to Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where: Merrimack College • 315 Turnpike Street • Cachcia Hall • North Andover

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power In Space

2011 marks the 19th anniversary of the Global Network’s organizing efforts to build an international constitutency to Keep Space for Peace. Each year we gather to share the latest international developments on Pentagon and aerospace industry plans for the militarization of space.

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Conflict in Syria

This paper was delivered by Dr. Najib Saliba to the parish community of St. George Cathedral, Worcester MA on May 17, 2012.Dr. Saliba is Professor of Middle East history at Worcester State University, Worcester MA.

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A New Global Peace and Justice Movement is Rising

Statement of the Network for a NATO-Free Future's Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice

Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 18 & 19, 2012

The NATO-Free Future gathering in Chicago coincides with a rising global movement against war, militarism, inequality and poverty. We represent the pro-peace and justice majority, the global 99%.

We heed the wisdom of  Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to challenge the “triple evils” of poverty, racial inequality and militarism.

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Peace and Justice Referendum on Election day, Nov. 6!

"The Campaign to Vote 'Yes' for the 'Budget for All' Ballot Question" 

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The Arab Spring and the Changing Dynamics of Global Struggle

By Bob Wing* - May 2, 2011

Bob WingThe Arab Spring, the Japanese nuclear accident, the progressive/labor motion in response to the rightwing attacks in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest, and the demographic changes reflected in the 2010 U.S. census, are reshaping the U.S. and global political terrain.

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Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice

When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 6:00 am to Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: People's Church • 941 W. Lawrence • 3 blocks east of the Lawrence stop of the Red Line train • Chicago, IL

If you can’t make it to Chicago, watch the conference plenaries via Livestream at Plenaries are scheduled to begin at 9:30 Friday morning, 5:00 Friday afternoon, and 9:45 Saturday morning.

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Fall Convergence for a New National Agenda

When: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: SEIU Local 32BJ District 615 • 26 West St, 2nd floor • Park St T • Boston


SEIU state political director Harris Gruman

     Peace, GLBT and justice organizer Leslie Cagan

          BU professor of political science Neta Crawford

               climate activist Ben Thompson

                    ... AND YOU!

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UNAC Conference, Secaucus, NJ, May 8-10, 2015

When: Friday, May 8, 2015, 5:00 am to Sunday, May 10, 2015, 6:00 pm
Where: Empire Meadows (Clarion) Hotel • Seacaucus


This historic conference, sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), brings together antiwar and social justice activists to challenge U..S. imperial wars abroad and poverty, racism and repression here at home.

 It’s time for a massive, united and independent response!

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Fighting for Peace Against an Empire in Decline

Max Elbaum

Max Elbaum presented at UJP's Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations conference October 1.   Following are rough notes prepared for his remarks.

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Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Anti-War Movement as Myth and Memory

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Where: MIT Bldg 6 Room 120 • 77 Mass Ave. • Kendall T • Cambridge

A book presentation by Dr. Penny Lewis

Introduction by Antonio “Tony” Molina, President of the Puerto Rican Veteran Monument Square Association, Boston, MA. 

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A Foreign Policy for All

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus - Room 34-101 • 50 Vassar St • Kendall T • Cambridge

Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

A One Day Conference

Confirmed Speakers

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, author, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

Bill Fletcher

Bill Fletcher, former president, Trans Africa Forum; ; author, They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 other Myths about Unions

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis, director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe columnist;  author, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Judith Leblanc

Judith Leblanc, Field Director, Peace Action; former co-chair, UFPJ; member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma

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