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web-based educational program, *“Commonsense on Syria.”

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:00 pm to Saturday, April 25, 2020, 2:00 pm
Where: Online • Boston

 This series of 10 webinar sessions aims to expand the discourse on Syria here in the
United States (and elsewhere) by presenting interactive, web-based panel
discussions among people with real expertise on Syria. Our panelists
will represent a range of views, including views that have been un- or

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CANCELLED: Firsthand report by Reese Erlich: The Crisis in Iran

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Boston College • Devlin 008 • Boston

The US assassination of Iranian General Suleimani sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Over a million Iranians commemorated his death, and tens of thousands of Iraqis demanded withdrawal of US troops from their country. The US and Iran came close to war. Peabody award winning freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich, who has reported from Iran since 2000, will offer his first hand observations on the current crisis and how US foreign policy must change.

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Firsthand report by Reese Erlich: The Crisis in Iran

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Harvard University • 38 Kirkland Street • Center for Middle Eastern Studies • Cambridge

The US assassination of Iranian General Suleimani sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Over a million Iranians commemorated his death, and tens of thousands of Iraqis demanded withdrawal of US troops from their country. The US and Iran came close to war. Peabody award winning freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich, who has reported from Iran since 2000, will offer his first hand observations on the current crisis and how US foreign policy must change.

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Muslim Justice League's 5th Anniversary: Be seen, not watched

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Chinatown • location sent to ticket holders before the event • Boston

You're invited to celebrate with us our five years of organizing and advocacy in Boston! Come enjoy live music and performances, delicious snacks and refreshments, art and poetry, and most of all - a space to build community.

Unplug from surveillance culture and plug into community. Be seen, not watched.

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No War on Iran! National Day of Protest in Boston

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon Street • Boston

The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences.

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"2020: Make or Break for Global Environment and Peace” with Mazin Qumsiyeh

When: Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

We welcome back with open arms this engaging and celebrated Palestinian scientist, lecturer and activist. We thank our co-sponsors for hosting this event with us, as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Qumsiyeh will discuss the historical and geopolitical context on how we arrived at the junction where even climate change conferences end in admitted failure, conflicts rage in the Arab World, elite populists (Trump, Modi, Netanyahu) run powerful countries, and people follow like lemmings to the cliff. He articulates actions of mitigation and adaptation.

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Eyewitness Syria: What's Really Happening?

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church Street • Cambridge

Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the US – Explained

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Trump’s sudden withdrawal of some US troops from Syria has caused chaos in an already troubled Middle East. It’s also caused a great deal of confusion among citizens who are both anti-Trump and anti-war. Turkey, a NATO ally supplied with US weapons, has invaded Syria. The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been forced to retreat. However, Trump ordered 500 troops to seize Syria’s oil wells and sent 2,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia.

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Raytheon: The Local Connection to Famine and Death in Yemen

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Lutheran Church • 6 Eddy Street • Waltham

For four years a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE has been bombing the country of Yemen, routinely striking hospitals, schools, food-storage facilities and water-treatment plans.  They are using man-mnade famine as a weapon of war.  Over 14 million people, half the population, now live on the brink of starvatation.  Raytheon -- headquartered in Waltham -- is a major arms supplied for Saudi Arabia, and it is estimated that between 2009 and 2015 alone Raytheon delivered $2.5 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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Iran, the U.S., and the Middle East Crisis and Prospects

When: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church Street • Cambridge

Council on American Islamic Relations: Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel • 100 Cabot Street • Needham

Defending, Educating Empowering: Come join us for CAIR-MA's fourth annual banquet! This year we're honored to be joined by Imam Khalid Latif as our Keynote, and Dr. Altaf Husain as our Motivational Speaker. It's critical that we continue to stand up for our civil rights during these times of unprecedented discrimination and bigotry, and CAIR welcomes you to join this cause!  Tickets, contact: https://www.cairma.org

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Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria! Rally at Turkish Consulate

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Arlington Station on green line • march to Turkish Consulate • Boston
Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria!  Stop U.S. support to the Turkish army! Stop this NATO attack on the Kurds! -Turkey has begun a military invasion of Syria. The U.S. should join the EU in formally calling for Turkey to end its offensive. The United States should throw its full weight behind diplomatic efforts to replace the offensive with a ceasefire in northeast Syria.-As a NATO ally, the Turkish military is supplied with state-of-the-art weapons by the U.S., now being used against the Kurds. The U.S.
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Enforce the ban on Raytheon weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Fresh Pond Shopping Center • meet at Whole Foods • down the street from Raytheon's Cambridge plant • Cambridge

The Saudi-US-Raytheon war against Yemen continues

This summer Congress passed a bill to ban weapons sales to Saudi Arabia by Raytheon and other war companies.

The President vetoed that bill continuing his love affair with the Saudis and with Raytheon and other war profiteers.

So it’s up to us to enforce that ban. We owe it to the people of Yemen who have to live under Raytheon bombs

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Standout -- Say to Raytheon: Stop supporting Saudi Arabia’s War on the People of Yemen!

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:35 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: South Station • Boston

Last month Congress voted to restrict weapons sales to the monstrous regime in Saudi Arabia. President Trump immediately vetoed that congressional legislation. So now it’s up to us to enforce that ban on Raytheon and the other arms dealers by insisting that Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy stop making money off his company’s growing collaboration with the Saudis.

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Demonstrate: end Raytheon’s support for death in Yemen; end arms sales to Saudi Arbia

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Hilton Hotel • 89 Broad Street • Boston

Through its arms sales and integration with the Saudi regime, Raytheon continues its major role in the destruction of Yemen. Paveway bombs, an intimate partnership with the Saudi Military, hundreds of personnel based in Saudi Arabia, establishing Raytheon Saudi Arabia in Riyadh – the Raytheon-Saudi collaboration is extensive. It sees working with the vicious regimes of the Middle East as an incredible economic opportunity.

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