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"What is PEACE?"

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Pendleton Atrium • Wellesley

Fighting the Islamic State - how much will it cost?

From the Boston Globe
By Linda J. Bilmes    |    OCTOBER 08, 2014
TWELVE YEARS ago we stumbled into a war in Iraq with little thought as to how much it would cost or how we might pay for it. Trillions of dollars later, we are about to wade into another protracted conflict, and once again there is no financial strategy.
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Responding to Terrorism: Do We Have to Bomb ISIS?

When: Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:00 pm
Join us for a discussion and screening with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick of their Showtime TV series and book:
The Untold History of the United States. How much of our real history has been left out of our education and why? What Stone and Kuznick uncover challenges the United States’ self-conception as an “exceptional” nation.
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Gather Signatures to Stop Iraq & Syria Bombing at HONK!

When: Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: in front of Starbucks • 33 Church St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Join Mass. Peace Action on Sunday, October 12 when we will set up an outreach table after the HONK! Parade in Harvard Square. 

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The Backstory to the Islamic State, Assad and U.S. Policy—A Reporter's First Hand View

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:30 am
Where: Harvard Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) • 38 Kirkland St • Room 102 • Cambridge

The Middle East Forum

Roger Owen & Sara Roy, co-chairs

is pleased to present

Reese Erlich
Investigative journalist, author, and Peabody Award winner

This event is open to the public; no registration required.

This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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Tell Nick Kristof: We Oppose War in Iraq & Syria

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Where: Memorial Church • 1 Harvard Yard • Harvard T • Cambridge

The new US war in Syria is unwise, illegal, and counterproductive.

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No Lessons Learned in Iraq

Paul Shannon on the US War in Iraq and Syria

Gaza: A Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies • 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102 • Cambridge



The Center for Middle Eastern Studies

is pleased to present

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Here we go again!

Paul ShannonRemarks delivered at "No US War in Iraq and Syria" rally, Boston Common, Sept 13, 2014

Here we go again!

Our leaders have learned nothing from their disastrous war in Iraq.

That brutal intervention destroyed Iraq as a country, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, created a terrorist government in Baghdad, and set off a sectarian war, opening the gates of hell.

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Against a Major New US War in the Middle East: UJP Statement

  • No US military intervention or bombing of Syria and Iraq!
  • Bring all the troops home
  • No arms or training to parties to the conflict
  • Support a political solution including all concerned parties and governments based on self- determination of the people
  • Support genuine and neutral humanitarian aid such as UN efforts endorsed by the entire Security Council; oppose false aid used as a cover for military intervention
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Boston Protests New War On Iraq and Syria

Boston Common-Sept. 13, 2014: About 75 peace activists gathered at Park St. in Boston today to protest Obama's new phase of the long US war against Iraq (from 1991-the present). Also protesting US war against Syria. This was in response to Obama's announcement wed. of his re-invading Iraq to supposedly destroy ISIS, when in fact the many US invasions of Iraq created the civil wars there by destabilizing the Iraq government and placing US puppets in power.
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Syrian Nun Mother Agnes Speaks on Situation in Her Country

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 pm
Where: John of Damascus Church • 300 West St • Dedham

During the current crises in Syria, M. Agnes Mariam has played a prominent role in helping those who suffer as a result of the conflict, giving shelter and assistance at the monastery to those in need; all without distinction to their religious or political affiliation.

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The Geopolitical Analysis of the Arab Spring Movements

When: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Framingham Public Library • 49 Lexington St. • Costin Room • Framingham

The Geopolitical Analysis of the Arab Spring Movements
Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Dr. Najjar is an expert in the Middle East. Refreshments.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Yaser M. Najjar, Dean of Graduate Studies, Framingham State University.

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FILM:Where Do We Go Now?

When: Friday, February 21, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Center for Arabic Culture • 191 HIGHLAND AVENUE, 6B • Somerville

"A Tale from Lebanon"

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