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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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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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War & Deception A PowerPoint Presentation By Author, James Perloff

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Library • 123 Main Street • Watertown

From the sinking of the Maine, to the Tonkin Gulf Incident, to Saddam Hussein’s missing “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” (to name only a few examples) James Perloff will walk the audience through history and ask: Have Americans been repeatedly deceived into war? Are our tax dollars and soldiers’ lives sacrificed needlessly? And if so, what is the true agenda? Are all wars really fought for “freedom and democracy”?

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Film screening: Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9”

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist • 75 The Great Road • Bedford
Coming to First Parish Unitarian Universalist
75 The Great Road ~ Bedford MA 01730
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Sunday, April 14 @ 12:00 PM
 
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Encuentro5 Peña Youth Led Social Justice and Liberation Movements/ Jovenes en liderazgo de movimientos de Justicia social y liberación

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Please join encuentro5 community and friends on Saturday April 13, 2019  7:00pm to celebrate youth and their leadership in local and global social justice and liberation movements!

¡Únase a la comunidad y amigos del encuentro5 el sábado 13 de abril de 2019 a las 7:00 pm para celebrar a los jóvenes y su liderazgo en los movimientos locales y globales de justicia social y liberación!

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Protest War Profiteer Raytheon at MIT

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: MIT • 120 Vassar Street • Johnson Athletic Center • Cambridge

Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman: Movie Premiere and Live Presentations

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston Street • Copley Square • Boston

Noam Chomsky premieres the film "Internationalism or Extinction" and surveys the political moment in his first major talk in the Boston area in two years.

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Midnight Voices with Veterans for Peace and Pat Scanlon

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

Special Feature – Banjo Man-Singer Songwriter-Story-teller Pat Scanlon Channeling Pete Seeger 

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Kissinger out of MIT and Boston!

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: MIT • 84 Mass Ave. • Stratton Center • Cambridge

“THE ILLEGAL WE DO IMMEDIATELY. THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL TAKES A LITTLE LONGER.” - Henry Kissinger, in a meeting with Turkish foreign minister Melih Esenbel in Ankara, Turkey. March 10, 1975

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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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