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Unitarian-Universalist Ministers' Letter on St. Patrick's Peace Parade

February 2012

Dear Colleagues:

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Value of Mass. defense contracts triples in decade

By Robert Gavin, Boston Globe - December 7, 2010

The defense industry generated $26 billion in economic activity in Massachusetts last year, supporting more than 100,000 jobs and accounting for 85 percent of all federal contracts awarded in the state, according to a study released yesterday.

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Frank, Task Force Urge Pentagon Role in Deficit Reduction

Cite Potential Savings of Nearly $1 Trillion Over Ten Years
 
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Economic Recovery and Beyond: Redirecting Military and Energy Resources - Mini Conference

When: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main Street • Watertown Savings Bank Room • Watertown

Economic Recovery and Beyond: Redirecting Military and Energy Resouces is the title of a Mini-Conference sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety on the occassion of its 30th Anniversary.

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Rebuild our Urban Economy! Peace & Planet

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge • 11 Garden St, Choir Room • Harvard T • Cambridge

Transfer Hundreds of Billions of our Tax Dollars from Dangerous Nuclear Weapons to Productive Investment in Housing, Healthcare, Education, Public Transit and Infrastructure!

Please join us for a talk by Jonathan King, professor of Biology at MIT and also chair of the Mass Peace Action nuclear abolition working group.

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A Briefing on the Federal Budget

When: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • across from Park Street T • Boston

Featuring:

Carolyn Federoff, AFGE Local 3258 and Vice President, Mass. AFL-CIO

Doug Hall, Executive Director, National Priorities Project

Michael Kane, Executive Director Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants 

Budget decisions made in Washington this year could have a profound impact our quality of life for years to come.

    • What’s going on in these tense budget discussions between the President and Congress?
    • How will our constituencies be impacted by these discussions?
    • What can we do to make sure that our priorities influence these budget decisions?

In the 2012 election, members of dozens of Massachusetts groups placed the Budget for All public policy question on the ballot in state and senate districts across the Commonwealth. Democrat, Republican and Independent voters in all 90 cities and towns where it was on the ballot voted overwhelming to send these budget priorities to Congress and the President: a) Prevent cuts to Medicaid, Social Security, housing and other vital programs; b) create and protect jobs by investing in renewable energy, manufacturing, education and public services; c) Provide Revenues for these purposes by ending tax breaks for large corporations and very high incomes and by redirecting Pentagon spending and bringing all U.S. troops home from Afghanistan now.

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Walk for a New Spring: Presentation and Walk

When: Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall • Piemonte Rm • Boston

Please join Councillor Charles Yancey on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 am to hear a presentation about the annual “Walk for Peace” held in the Piemonte room of Boston City Hall, with Sister Claire and friends from the New England Peace Pagoda. The Peace Pagoda was conceived as a prayer for peace, a tangible structure that manifests the dedication of our lives to justice and peace. 

This year is their 14th Annual Walk for a New Spring – Walking for Peace. They would be delighted to have you join them for a short time to hear about their quest and journey.

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Martin Luther King on Non-Violence and Disarmament

Originally published in Boston Review, January 16, 2015.  [ Vincent Intondi will speak on "African-Americans Against the Bomb" at several events in the Boston area, tentatively March 19-21, 2015, to promote the Peace & Planet mobilization, April 26, 2015, New York City - ed. ]

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Peace & Planet International Conference

When: Friday, April 24, 2015, 3:00 pm to Saturday, April 25, 2015, 4:00 pm
Where: Cooper Union • 30 Cooper Sq • New York City

Peace & Planet
April 26, 2015

New York City

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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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Peace & Planet: Mobilization for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Union Square North, march to UN • New York City

Peace & Planet
April 26, 2015

New York City

Interfaith convocation 11am, rally at Union Square 1pm, march to the United Nations, peace festival and presentation of petitions at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza – April 26. Bus departs 7:00 am at Alewife MBTA station and 7:20 at Riverside, returns same evening- reserve your bus ticket now.

• Global Peace Wave – April 26

• International peace, justice and environmental conference - Register hereApril 24 & 25

Sign the petition (to be presented at UN on April 26)!

YOU can make a difference!

The United States, U.K., Russia, China and France long ago signed onto a commitment to negotiate the elimination of their nuclear weapons, but after 44 years this group has yet to hold its first meeting.

April 27, 2015 is when the nations of the world meet at the UN to determine what — if anything — can be done to compel the U.S. and other nuclear weapons states to adhere to their commitments.

Between now and May, U.S. and international advocates urging the elimination of nuclear weapons by the U.S. and the other nuclear weapons states will be building a campaign of mass participation in events related to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

We call for an end to militarism and war, action to save the planet from climate catastrophe, and a focus on social justice.

Peace+Planet.logo.100A world free of the threat of nuclear devastation starts with elimination of the U.S. and other nuclear arsenals.

Will you help us make it happen by joining us in New York City to press the U.S. and other nuclear states to start negotiating?  Sign up today!

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Budget for All Strategy Meeting

When: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Choir Room • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

 Don’t miss it! We need your input

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Get on the Bus for Peace & Planet!

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4:00 am to 7:30 pm
Where: Alewife and Riverside MBTA Stations • Cambridge and Newton

Save Humans, Save the Planet:  Reserve Bus Ticket Now !

April 26, 2015 -- Depart Alewife MBTA station for New York City at 7:00 am, Riverside MBTA station at 7:20 am.  

Rally at Union Square 1pm, followed by a march to the United Nations. Peace festival and presentation of petitions at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.

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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, info@massvfp.org, 978-475-1776; Massachusetts Peace Action, Cole Harrison, info@masspeaceaction.org, 617-354-2169; faith groups contact Lara Hoke, minister@uuandover.org.

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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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