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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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#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

Amidst 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.

The conference, featuring critical U.S., Russian, European and U.S. analysts and activists, will be held two days before NATO audaciously celebrates its 70th anniversary on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination and his “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

      Confirmed speakers include:

Medea Benjamin         Code Pink

Phyllis Bennis             Institute for Policy Studies

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