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Welcome to the UJP Discussion Forum!

UJP wants to hear your ideas about strategy for the peace and justice movement in 2010, and what programs and activities to sponsor.  How can the peace movement be effective during the Obama administration, in the midst of economic recession and continuing wars and occupations?  Education, mass action, congressional lobbying, supporting military families, outreach to progressive organizations -- what will work?  What ideas have you taken away from the meetings and conferences you have attended?  UJP hopes to facilitate a free ranging discussion to help clarify our thought and provide direct

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Save the Date! National Antiwar Protest at UN General Assembly

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: United Nations • New York City

On September 21, a demonstration has been called in New York City as the United Nations General Assembly meets and heads of governments from many countries will be in New York.  Antiwar and peace organizations will protest US threats, aggression and intervention in Venezuela, Iran, North Korea and other issues.

More information on this action will follow soon. Save the date. 
 

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Imperialism as the Root Cause of Migration

When: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mount Auburn St. • Cambridge

Veterans for Peace on Memorial Day: Remember the Fallen

When: Monday, May 27, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Park Street Station • Tremont and Park Streets • Boston

Hand out flyers at 1:00 pm and step off at 2:00 and parade up to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the common behind the bagpiper.

Several Smedleys will do Memorial Day readings. (Dan H., Paul A., Ray A.)

Place carnations on the monument in remembrance of the fallen

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Code Pink Protest at Black Rock: divest from war profiteers

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Black Rock HQ • 60 State Street • Boston

​Victor Grossman: Book Tour and a Review of The Change in the Condition of Women After Counter-Revolution in Eastern Germany

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Paris to Pittsburgh, Community Action Event on Climate Change

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: New England Institute of Technology • 1 New England Tech Boulevard • Room S330 • East Greenwich

Massachusetts / New England Peace Organizing Conference

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church of Worcester • 90 Main Street • Worcester

Montreal Conference: Organize the Resistance!

When: Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:00 pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:00 pm
Where: Montreal

Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World: Russian and Indian Peace Movement Perspectives

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Achin Vanaik, Boris Kargarlitsky and Oleg Bodrov will be speaking at a public forum on the topic, “Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World: Russian and Indian Peace Movement Perspectives.” This forum is organized by AFSC, CPDCS, Mass.

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UFPJ: For Truth and Reparations

Pete Seeger Singalong

When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Concord Unitarian Universalist church • 274 Pleasant Street • Concord

 

Concord Unitarian Universalist Church

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Divest Harvard from fossil fuels, join student action

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Harvard Yard • Cambridge

Students have been fighting around the country to divest their institutions for years, and Harvard is no exception. After years of struggle, Divest Harvard is hosting Harvard Heat Week: a week of climate action and education to pressure the Harvard University to fully divest its $40 billion endowment from fossil fuels by Earth Week, 2020.

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Distinguished Peacebuilder series: Danny Sjursen, "Still Trapped in a Greater Middle Eastern Quagmire, the U.S. Military Prepares for Global Combat"

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge, congregational • 11 Garden Street • Cambridge

Social and Economic Costs of Endless Wars

When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: MIT • 50 Vassar Street • Bldg. 34, room 101 • Cambridge

PROGRAM

2:00 pm: Welcome: Jonathan King

2:15 pm: Opening Panel:

-  The Costs of War – Prof. Neta Crawford (Boston University); 

-  The Bloated Pentagon Budget - William Hartung (Center for International Policy); 

-  Saudi Military Aggression in Yemen - Michael Page (Human Rights Watch);

-  The Increasing Risk of Nuclear War – [Elaine Scarry*, Harvard University].

3:00 pm: Emerging Responses:  Chair Cole Harrison (Mass Peace Action);

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