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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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Mass Peace Action Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

Now is the time to demand an end to militarism and a turn towards peace.  At our 2019 annual meeting, we will present MAPA's program plan for members' approval, hear from our keynote speaker, discuss how to take action in small breakout groups, elect board members, and hear a financial report.  

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#MeToo: The Umbrella of Sexual Violence

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Let's talk about it!  The goal of this workshop is to better understand oppression in society and how to best support survivors of sexual violence.  Presentation by Sharon Schiffer, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

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World Water Day Stand-out

When: Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:30 pm to Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6:00 pm
Where: BU Bridge (over the Charles River) • -- Boston side near BU, Green Line, B branch • Boston

Water is a Human Right!  Israel uses water as a weapon against Palestinians.  Join our World Water Day Stand-Out to Draw Attention to this Injustice.

-- Israel steals Palestinian water for its own use.

-- Israel steals Palestinian water for its own use.

-- Illegal West Bank settlers enjoy swimming pools while water taps in villages and refugee camps run dry.

-- Israelis use 4-5 times more water than West Bank Palestinians, whose access to water is well below the minimum standard set by the World Health Organization.

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NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON SATURDAY, MARCH 16: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: White House • Pensylvania Ave. • Washington

 

“People Of The U.S., I Ask For Your Support To Reject The Interference Of Donald Trump’s Government In Making My Homeland A Vietnam In Latin America. Don’t Allow It!”  President Nicolas Maduro, January 31, 2017.
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African Heritage Influence and Resistance in the Diaspora/Herencia Africana su influencia y resistencia en la Diáspora

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Join encuentro5 community and friends to commemorate and celebrate African Heritage Influence and Resistance in the Diaspora in the usna (united states of north america)  On Saturday, February 9, 2019 7pm –11pm  9A Hamilton Pl. across from Park St. T station (Green/Red lines) and next to Orpheum Theater.

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International Peace Movement Building Conference

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 10:10 am
Where: St. Stephen & the Incarnational Episcopal Church • 1525 Newton Street, NW • Washington

 

Midst more crises than we can count, and as we move into an increasingly confrontational and uncertain period in the wake of the Post-Cold War era, we are excited to announce an international peace movement building conference, April 2 in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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No to NATO — Yes to Peace FESTIVAL

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:00 pm to Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: St. Stephens Church • 1525 Newton Street, N.W. • Washington

 

History of NATO enlargement
 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C. We’re organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them.

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International Peace Movement Building Conference

When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:00 pm
Where: St. Stephen & the Incarnational Episcopal Church • 1525 Newton Street, N.W. • Washington

      Midst more crises than we can count, and as we move into an increasingly confrontational and uncertain period in the wake of the Post-Cold War era, we are excited to announce an international peace movement building conference, April 2 in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Veterans for Peace sponsors: "Midnight Voices"

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

“Open Mic” this month will give each performer about ten minutes to show us what they have been up to, maybe three songs, a few poems, a short story, or explain some work of art they have been busy working on. Sign up when you come.

November’s event which had cancelled due to snow was to be a Special Feature with Pat Scanlon, banjo player, singer/song/writer and a story goes with it story-teller. We have him penciled in for March. We are looking for features (about one-half hour) or min-features (fifteen minutes) for February-contact us  

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A Call for National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War and Racism

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Washington DC • more information to be announced • Washington DC

 

A Call for National Mobilization to Oppose

NATO, War, and Racism

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Book Launch w/Bill Fletcher, Jr. - The Man Who Fell From the Sky

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Tech & Revolution: A Participatory Workshop

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

featuring Alfredo Lopez and Rajesh Kasturirangan

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celebrate the Anniversaries of the Haitian and Cuban Revolutions and the Zapatista Uprising of Chiapas Mexico.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

January marks several historical events. Please join encuentro5 family, friends and comrades to commemorate and celebrate the Anniversaries of the Haitian and Cuban Revolutions and the Zapatista Uprising of Chiapas Mexico. 

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The fight for Standing Rock in the bayous of Louisiana

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: private home • 65 Burroughs Street • Jamaica Plain

The Dakota Access Pipeine continues to snake through the waterways of North America and Water Protectors wil continue to fight every inch that is laid to protect the water.

Jude Glaubman and Amelie Ratliff invite you to listen to:

Mark Tilsen, Oglala water protector who has been on the frontlines at the Bayou Bridge for the last six months.

Karen Savage, investigative journallist who faces multiple felony charges for reporting from the frontlines at the Bayou bridge.

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