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Banned Groups Plan Second Southie Parade

WCVB-TV Boston 5 - The Boston Channel

Click Here for Video seen on WCVB-TV Wednesday night, March 16, at 11pm

On Sunday, the annual St. Patrick's Day parade will march through South Boston. It's festive, but controversial.

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Veterans For Peace: Veterans Day Parade and Rally

When: Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 am
Where: Charles St. and Beacon St. • Boston

Attention Peace Activists

Please Join Veterans For Peace
our “Outhouse House Band” The Leftist Marching Band 


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There's No Raining on These Vets' Parade

Boston Metro, March 16, 2011 - by Michael Naughton
It’ll be the tale of two parades on Sunday.
About a mile behind the end of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston will be the St. Patrick’s Peace Parade.
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Veterans for Peace Annual Party and Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Johnny D's Uptown • 17 Holland St. • David Sq. T • Somerville

Dinner starts at 6:00pm and music at 7:00pm

We have two great groups:

The Joni Project, jazzy Joni Mitchell tunes, a lot of fun

Swing Cafe's music from the 30's, 40's & 50's (Bring your dancing shoes)

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Why the Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade?

Peoples Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Social and Economic Justice

Pat Scanlon

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 2pm - Broadway MBTA Station, South Boston - look for VfP Flags

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St Patrick's Peace Parade Endorsers

Endorse the St Patrick's Peace Parade! Organizations and prominent individuals (present or former elected officials, candidates, ministers, academics, etc.) are requested to endorse to show the breadth of support.   Click here to endorse.

Endorsers of the St. Patrick's Peace Parade:

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People's History Teach In on the Vietnam War: the history the Pentagon does not want you to know or remember

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: MIT, Stata Center • 32 Vassar Street • 32-141 (AM) and 32-123 (PM) • Cambridge

People's History of the Vietnam War Teach-In

Resistance to the Vietnam War

The history the Pentagon does not want you to know or remember on the 50th anniversary of the 1965 teach-ins on the Vietnam War

featuring Noam Chomsky, Louise Bruyn, Carl Davidson and other resisters

Registration has ended!  Seats still available at the door.  10/door, students/low income $5 - no one turned away due to lack of funds

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St. Patrick's Peace Parade: Flyer

Download and print the flyer for the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade. 

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Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave & Richmond St • Aquarium T • Boston

Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace invites all to join us in remembering. This Memorial day we will be recalling the 70th anniversary of V-E, and the 40th anniversary of the end of Vietnam. Poets and speakers will help us remember. 

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Directions and Parade route

Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade
For Peace. Equality, Jobs, Social & Economic Justice
March 18, 2012

Assemble Time: 1:00 pm, Parade Start Time: 2:00 pm
Start Location: D Street between 1st and 3rd Streets
Just five blocks east of the MBTA Redline Station

Look for Veterans For Peace Flags

End Location: Andrew MBTA Station
(Corner of Dorchester Ave. and Dorchester Street)

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The Wounds Within - Mark Nickerson (Author) and Kevin Lucey

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: West Barnstable High School • y44 West Main Street • Knight Auditorium • Hyannis

Veterans For Peace, Cape Cod

Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 

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CANCELLED - St. Patrick’s Peace Parade

When: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: D Street & West Broadway • Look for white "Vets for Peace" Flags • South Boston

Read Press Release About Cancellation

People's Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social & Economic Justice

Unite, Participate, Celebrate

New Start Time! Assemble: 11am. Parade start: 12 noon

Sign Up to Attend - to Register your Organization - to Volunteer - or to ask a Question!

There are several DIVISIONS marching in the parade, as well as two marching bands, Duck Boats, bagpipers, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.. The DIVISIONS are: Veterans groups; Peace groups; LGBT groups; Faith groups; environmental groups; social and economic justice groups; labor groups; political groups. Please invite your group(s) to come! Contact: Veterans for Peace, Pat Scanlon,, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison,, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, Twitter@SmedleyVFP

Please join us for our Fifth Annual Saint Patrick’s Peace Parade, the Alternative People’s Parade for Peace, Equality, Jobs, Environmental Stewardship, Social and Economic Justice.

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St. Patricks Peace Parade - CANCELLED - Read Press Release for reasons

ACLU of Massachusetts :: 211 Congress St. Boston MA 02110 :: 617.482.3170 :: 617.451.0009 (f) ::
Veterans for Peace cancels annual Saint Patrick's Peace Parade after judge's initial ruling allows City to deny noon start time on March 15

ACLU lawsuit on behalf of VFP will continue to challenge City's 11-month delay in acting on permit application, and favoritism for South Boston Allied War Veterans parade, which excludes most LGBT and veterans' peace groups.


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Why are there two parades in South Boston on Saint Patrick’s Day?

Help Us Organize a First Class St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade

Hello all you wonderful peace, environmental, jobs, social and economic justice activists.

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