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Anti-Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions legislation hearing at statehouse

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon Street • Boston

There will be hearing on July 18 at the State House on proposed anti-BDS legislation disguised as an "anti-discrimination" bill.

Here’s what we need everyone to do:   Come to the State House - Gardner Auditorium early. There will be a long line.

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Racism and Human Rights in Israel and Palestine

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Beacon Hill Friends House • 6 Chestnut St. • Boston

NOTE TIME CHANGED TO 6:PM Stolen Generations: Rally and March Against Israeli Occupation

When: Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall • Cambridge

This event was originally scheduled for June 5 and was rescheduled to June 12 due to rain


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Occupation of the American Mind

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Common St. Spiritual Center • 13 Common St. • Natick

Ocupation of the American Mind is a 2016 documentary about the Israeli public relations campaign to tell their story to the American public.

How can we determine what's going on?  How does this propaganda hurt the peace process?

All welcome to attend, discussion afterwards.

Sponsored by Metrowest Peace Action

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Forum on the Right to Boycott and Support Palestinian Rights

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge

We will continue to boycott for justice until...

As anticipated, legislation has now been filed which aims to penalize supporters of BDS in Massachusetts. This legislation (S.1689 /H.1685), deceptively titled “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts,” is in fact a dangerous attempt to restrict our right to use boycotts to advocate for Palestinian human rights.

The legislation pretends to be anti-discrimination, but a substantial paper-trail shows that in fact it is part of a national effort to penalize supporters of BDS. During this era of Trump-inspired efforts to curtail our rights, it is especially important to block this legislation.

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Standout at Harvard Graduation for Justice for Palestinians

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Holyoke Construction site, Harvard Square • Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine invite you to participate in the Annual Stand Out at Harvard Graduation


With thousands of people thronging Harvard Square, this is an important time to stand in solidarity with Palestinians.

We will call attention to the 50th anniversary of the Israeli Occupation, and the 6th week of the Hunger Strike by Palestinian Prisoners (assuming it is ongoing).

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Action Against AIPAC to End the #DeadlyExchange!

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Boston Exhibition and Convention Center • 415 Summer Street • Boston


Join us in protesting AIPAC at their New England Leadership Dinner! 

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a lobby that works to sustain U.S. support for Israel, including policies that harm, displace, and discriminate against Palestinians. The policies AIPAC supports in Israel, including discriminatory immigration bans and building walls are paralleled in the policies of the Trump administration

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POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 12: Stolen Generations: Rally and March Against Israeli Occupation

When: Monday, June 5, 2017, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall • Cambridge

Walk for Water in Support of Palestinian Refugees

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: North Plaza at Kendall Square • 300 Athenaeum • Cambridge

1for3's Walk for Water 5K in support of Palestinian Refugees 2017

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Intergenerational Palestinian Voices

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Guzman Library • 6 Appian Way • Harvard Square • Cambridge

A panel discussion featuring interviewees from the Palestinians in Cambridge exhibit, and college, high school and middle school students.  An opportunity for  their reflections on being Palestinian in Cambridge from ages 12 to 70. Two Cambridge mother-daughter pairs and  a Cambridge mother and son will join Harvard students Halah Ahmad and Fatima Bishtawi co-chairs of the  Palestine Solidarity Committee.

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Stand Out for World Water Day

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Harvard Square Cambridge • Brattle Street • near Brattle Square Florist • Cambridge
The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine invites you to a STAND OUT to mark WORLD WATER DAY. 
5 - 6 pm.
Harvard Square, Cambridge: in the space in front of Brattle Square Florists (31 Brattle Street), across the street from Dickson’s Hardware.
We will have signs and flyers - please bring yourselves and your friends!  
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Film: The Law In These Parts

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Temple B'nai Brith of Somerville • 201 Central Street • Somerville

Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm: The Law in These Parts

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Marco Rubio introduces Senate bill attacking BDS movement

Stand in Solidarity with Palestine! Water is Life!

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Ruggles Station, Orange Line • Boston




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Film and Discussion: The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the U.S.

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd • 9 Russell Avenue • Watertown


Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States.  "The Occupation of the American Mind" takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the US.

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