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Occupy Peace Summit

When: Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:00 pm to Sunday, February 26, 2012, 7:00 pm
Where: Friends Center • 1501 Cherry St • Philadelphia, PA

UFPJ Member Group Meeting "Occupy Peace Summit" Feb 24-27th in Philadelphia, PA


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Report from White House Civil Resistance Action

by Ross Caputi

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Memorial Day for Peace

When: Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Christopher Columbus Park • Atlantic Ave. & Richmond St. • near the Aquarium • Boston

Veterans for Peace2009 Memorial Day for PeacePlease join Veterans For Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace and the American Friends Service Committee for a ceremony for peace on Memorial Day.

Speakers to include:

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Peace Priorities in the New Year

When: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown • Boston

Peace Action Annual Meeting 2010: Our Work Continues

Raed Jarrar
Raed Jarrar
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Fuel on the Fire: Oil and the Iraq War (event report)

Duncan M cFarlandTerry Rockefeller of Families for Peaceful Tomorrows hosted a book party July 26 featuring Greg Muttitt talking about his book  "Fuel on the Fire: Oil and the Iraq War".   A wide ranging discussion followed.  Greg focused on the role of oil in the war on Iraq.  About 60% of the world's oil reserves are in the Middle East, with about 10% in Iraq.

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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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After Iraq, War Is US

By Andrew Bacevich, Global Public Square Blog

20 December 11

"This post is Bacevich's response to a question posed by the Council on Foreign Relations to four commentators: 'Was the Iraq War worth it?'"

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Boston Protest Against War On Gaza

U.S. Out of Afghanistan & Iraq Now - National March on Washington

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 9:00 am
Where: Lafayette Park • across from the White House • Washington, DC

March 20 peace march

Peace activists will hold a march and rally in Washington March 20 targeting the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, occupation of Palestine, and calling for reparations for Haiti.   They will call for money to be directed for jobs, healthcare and education.

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Eight Years of War, How Many More? New England Rallies Against Wars and Occupation

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston & Dartmouth Sts. • Boston
U.S. Predator drone missile

All troops home now from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq!

End the siege of Gaza and all US support for the occupation of Palestine!

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"Rethink Afghanistan" Film - UJP fall conference

When: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mt. Auburn St. • Cambridge

Members of UJP and its affiliated groups will gather on Saturday, October 3, from 1-5pm, for our next strategy conference.    This time, we'll meet at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., in Harvard Square.  The agenda will include a new film on Afghanistan, building the October 17 protest, revising the UJP structure, and reports from UJP task forces.

To start off the program we will view the powerful and thought-provoking new film, Rethink Afghanistan, by noted documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald.   The film, which has been released in installments over the past four months, is now complete and addresses the 2009 escalation, the costs of the war, the impact on Pakistan, on Afghan women, the civilian casaualties, and the security implications for Americans.   We will also mention how UJP members who view the film Oct. 3 can organize screenings in their communities or house party screenings in their own homes.    View the trailer at left.

The film will be followed by a discussion on the peace movement's response to the Afghan war.   While Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold and conservative columnist George Will have come out against escalation in recent days, and while 51% of the American public opposes the war according to polls,  the Pentagon and much of the Washington establishment appear determined to send more troops and escalate the conflict once again.   The peace movement must raise our voices and continue to increase the political cost of escalation so that the Obama Administration "rethinks" its war policy.

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Viva Palestina Reportback - New England United regional meeting

When: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, Chinatown, 5th Floor • Boston

Jeff Klein of Dorchester People for Peace will report back on the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy which reached Gaza on July 15.   (Read Jeff's reports from Gaza)

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Protest the Warmaker General Petraeus

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Kennedy School of Government • 79 JFK Street, Harvard Square • Cambridge

General David Petraeus is the commander of the US Central Command and is in charge of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.   He is speaking on "21st Century Leadership - Lessons from the U.S. Military".



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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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January 16, 1991-2011: The Iraqi People Have Suffered Enough

by Michael T. McPhearson

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