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The Cost of War: a Rhetoric

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JUNE 05, 2014
Home to Roost in the VA Affair

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Peace Movement's Common Vision: The Abolition of Militarism

Keynote address by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, at Sarajevo Peace Event Sarajevo.  (6th June, 2014)

Dear friends,

We are all aware that this is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of  Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo which led to the start of the First World War in l9l4. 

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DAVID ROTHAUSER - "Hibakusha: Our Life to Live"

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

World Beyond War

World Beyond War is a developing effort to create a global movement to end all wars.  

It begins with a Declaration of Peace (Individual and/or Organization) that you can sign onto.  

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Facing the Dangers of 21st Century Great Power War

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall • 229 Thompson St. • South of Washington Square Park • New York, NY

A Conference on the Centenary of World War I

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Say "NO" Rally - No to Attacks on Syria

When: Friday, September 6, 2013, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: In front of Rep. John Tierney's Office • 17 Peabody Square • Peabody

NO To Attacks on Syria

Friday, Sept. 6th at 3:30 pm
Rep. John Tierney's Office
17 Peabody Square, Peabody, MA

Call & Write:
Rep. Tierney: (202)225-8020 or (978)531-1669
Senator Warren: (202)224-4543 or (617)565-3170
Senator Markey: (202)225-2836 or (781)396-2900

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Just a Dream That Some of Us Had: The Story of the Peace Abbey

When: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

“Just a Dream That Some of Us Had: The Story of the Peace Abbey”

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War Tax Resistance in Connection

When: Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:00 pm to Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00 am
Where: Amazing Planet! Farm & Justice Center • 218 Depot Road • (near Brattleboro) • Williamsville, VT

28th Annual New England Regional Gathering

of War Tax Resisters and Supporters

War Tax Resistance

in Connection:


Special Friday evening presentation by

Cindy Sheehan


Fri.-Sun., Sept. 27-29, 2013


Amazing Planet! Farm

& Justice Center

218 Depot Road

Williamsville, Vermont

(Brattleboro area)


Theme & background of this year’s Gathering: As War Tax Resisters, it is in the very nature of our resistance that we undertake bold and mindful actions of conscience. We bear witness to the appropriation and expenditure of our common wealth for immoral and sometimes heinous purposes. By its nature, War Tax Resistance confronts, to one degree or another, the most powerful governments in the world.
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Syria and Beyond: New Paths to a Just and Stable Peace

When: Monday, July 29, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Waltham Public Library • 735 Main St. • Waltham

Mel Duncan, Founding Executive Director 

 What can you say YES to when you say NO to war? 

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a federation of Member Organizations from around the world endorsed by 8 Nobel Peace Laureates.  In partnership with local groups, unarmed Nonviolent Peaceforce Field Team members apply proven strategies to protect human rights, deter violence, and help create space for local peacemakers to carry out their work.

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Book Reading: She Walked for All of Us

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: New England Mobile Book Fair • 82-84 Needham St • (Opposite McDonald's) • Newton Highlands

FILM: "Hibakusha, Our Life to Live"

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Brattle Theater • 40 Brattle St. • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Hibakusha, Our Life to Live

a film about the survivors of the atomic bomb attacks 
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Is World Peace Possible?

When: Monday, June 24, 2013, 4:30 pm
Where: United Church • 30 Common St. • (Next to Post Office) • Walpole

 Putting Mahatma Gandhi’s Approach to the Test
Are Gandhi’s teachings relevant today?

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Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

When: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

"Wrapping Up and Looking Forward"

This Sunday we will review the past year and look ahead to the summer and beyond. Noting outcomes from our recent community retreat, conditions of the concentric circles of community in which we live, we will raise up needs and priorities, to formulate a shared vision for the next year. Everyone's participation is needed!

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Ray McGovern: What Do You Do When Your Government Fails to Tell the Truth?

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Portsmouth Public Library - Levenson Room • 175 Parrott Ave • (603) 427-1540 • Portsmouth

The talk is free and open to the public.

More on McGovern:
Ray McGovern was CIA foreign policy analyst for 27 years.  From 1981 to 1985. he was one of the intelligence officers in charge of the daily briefing  of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush. In 2002 he was publicly critical of President George W. Bush's use of government intelligence in the lead up to the war in Iraq.

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