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Government and police surveillance of citizens and repression of oppositional movements

Citizen Four - Film on Edward Snowden by Laura Poitras

When: Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist • 75 The Great Road • Hosted by First Parish Peace and Justice Committee • Bedford

CITIZENFOUR  the movie/story of Edward Snowden, who revealed the illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA will be the movie selection for October from the UU Peace and Justice Committee's movie series, "Eyes Wide Open."    Laura Poitras photographed the historic unfolding of Snowden's epic story, now a movie.   First Parish Unitarian Universalist Friday, 75 Great Road, Bedford, MA, October 16 @ 7.00 p.m.,  Donations Accepted. 

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

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Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

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Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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Free film screening: American Drug War - the last white hope

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

[What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if the states don’t keep those prisons full?!]

American Drug War:

the last white hope

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Boston Police accused of spying on antiwar groups

by Martine Powers, Boston Globe, October 18, 2012

Activist Susan Barney of Arlington has been included in intelligence reports by the Boston Police Department.

JONATHAN WIGGS /GLOBE STAFF

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One Nation—Under Surveillance

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Connecticut State University • 1615 Stanley Street • Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, • New Britain, CT

A One-Day Conference about Building Networks of Solidarity in Defiance of NSA Spying & the Erosion of Democratic Rights

 

Recent dueling district court decisions on the legality of NSA cell phone spying guarantee that at least some of the Orwellian practices of the federal government will come before the Supreme Court relatively soon.   This provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships of solidarity among all those victimized by NSA spying, drones, COINTELPRO-type dirty tricks against the movements for social change, and other forms of systematic suppression of privacy and democratic rights.

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Guantanamo - What Is the Truth?

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Milton Public Library • 476 Canton Ave • Keyes Community Room • Milton

Guantanamo - What Is the Truth?

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Free film screening: "The Angola 3 - Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation"

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

The Angola 3:

Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

[see video Who Are the Angola 3?]

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Film: Angola 3 - Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

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Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

[see video Who Are the Angola 3?]

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Film: Angola 3 - Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

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Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation

[see video Who Are the Angola 3?]

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Free film screening: "Whitey: United States of America vs James J Bulger"

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Antiwar Rally

When: Friday, August 29, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Burnside Park • corner of Exchange Street and Exchange Terrace • at the end of Burnside Park facing the Post Office • Providence, RI

Watertown Citizens: Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: The Apartment at Coolidge School • 319 Arlington St • Watertown

Please join us at our Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner on Sunday, June 1  in the Auditorium at The Apartment at Coolidge School, 319 Arlington Street in Watertown.

5:30 PM – Potluck Dinner and Meeting

6:45 PM – Program - It’s Not Just the NSA: The Surveillance State Trickle-Down in Massachusetts

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Snowden Revelations and Historical Perspective

Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky

Speaking to a sold out audience in Harvard Square, about his new book: No Place to Hide: Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, journalist and constitutional attorney, Glenn Greenwald told some of the dramatic tale of being contacted by Snowden. 

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Community Speakout/Teach-in on Police Militarization

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: 197A Humboldt Ave • Boston

This weekend, May 3-4, police from all over the Boston area will gather to hold trainings called "Urban Shield." Though the city of Boston is framing it as an "emergency preparedness" drill, regional police forces will also be training in military tactics, including home raids, surveillance, and the use of military weapons.

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Glenn Greenwald: No Place to Hide (SOLD OUT)

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 1446 Massachusetts Ave • Cambridge

Glenn Greenwald

discusses

No Place to Hide:
Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

in conversation with NOAM CHOMSKY

SOLD OUT

Harvard Book Store welcomes political commentators GLENN GREENWALD and NOAMCHOMSKY for a discussion of Greenwald's latest book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.

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