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Maggie Hamid - An Iraqi who Worked as an Interpreter for U.S. Forces

When: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: UMass Boston • Carpenter Center 3rd floor, room 3545 • Dorchester

Standout against Afghanistan escalation

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Fields Corner • Dorchester Ave. and Adams St. • Dorchester

Dorchester People for Peace is holding a standout to protest Obama's escalation.

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Dorchester People for Peace Holiday Party

When: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:00 pm
Where: Vietnamese American Community Center • 42 Charles St • Fields Corner • Dorchester

Join us to honor the Association of Haitian Women of Boston and Women in Black.

We need volunteers to bring food and beverages for our usual sumptuous dinner, to call DPP members and community relations and invite them. Email or call Mike at 617-282-3783 or mikeprokosch@verizon.net if you can help. 

Wheelchair accessible; call 617-282-3783 at least a week before the party if you need childcare, transportation, or have other needs to attend. 

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Letter from Qalansuwa, Palestine

Right now I am staying with friends in the Israeli-Palestinian town of Qalansuwa, after traveling here via Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.  The Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut (Shatila) and farther south near Sidon (Ayn al-Helwe and Miya-Miya) are heartbreaking.  Tens of thousands of people in crowded and squalid condidtions, they are the 750,000 Palestinians forced out of Israeli territory in 1947-49 and their descendants, now totalling around 4 million people.  Though often well-educated, few of them have prospects for gainful employment outside the hope of emigration.  The poverty and hop

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Community Responsibility Summit

When: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 5:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Jeremiah E. Burke High School • 60 Washington St • Grove Hall • Dorchester

Info: Milton Jones 617-825-1917 or jonesforpeace08@gmail.com

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A Woman Among Warlords: Conversation with Malalai Joya

When: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Dorchester • 91 Lyndhurst St • Lyndhurst is off Allston St., which is off Melville Ave. • Dorchester

Malalai Joya, the young woman who the BBC has hailed as the "bravest in Afghanistan", has published her memoirs, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out

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RoxVote Forum with District 7 City Council Candidates

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Hibernian Hall • 184 Dudley Street • Roxbury

RoxVote Forum with District 7 City Council Candidates Chuck Turner & Carlos Henriquez

RoxVOTE 2009, a non-partisan coalition of Roxbury community organizations, resident associations, and others united around the desire to increase voter participation in Roxbury, is holding a District 7 City Council Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, October 21st from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury.

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Help our communities by cutting military spending by 25 percent

During the 1930s, the gangster Willie Sutton was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks. His famous reply: “Because that’s where the money is!” If we look at where the bulk of federal spending goes, it is clear that the military budget is “where the money is.”

    Dorchester People for Peace at October 13 City Council debate at UMass

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ACORN’s Social Justice Tour

When: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: ACORN office • 196 Adams St • Dorchester

10:30am Bus will start the tour

2:pm the tour will end – at the ACORN office

Where are we headed on the Social Justice Tour?  Mattapan Square, Blue Hill and River Street, Mattapan/Dorchester Border, Blue Hill Ave and Morton St, Dorchester – Codman Square, Washington St and Talbot Ave, Dorchester/Roxbury – Grove Hall, Blue Hill Ave towards Warren St – walk to the Save A Lot on Warren St, Note: ACORN Members may be planning a neighborhood action as well.

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Viva Palestina convoy reaches Alexandria

Dear Friends,

I wish I had more time to write -- maybe I will be able later -- but I wanted to send a brief update now, as I have internet capability her in Alexandria. Let me explain.

Most of the Convoy participants gathered n NYC on July 3, the majority flying out together on July 4 and 5, but with many others -- including me -- having made other arrangements to get to Cairo from various parts of the US, Europe and the Middle East.  The group is very impressive  -- about 250 people all told -- led by British MP George Galloway and some of his staffers, plus a variety of organizers from around the US -- including a young Iranian-American woman named Fatima from Idaho(!) and many Palestinian-Americans.

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Federal Stimulus Summit - City of Boston

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Jeremiah E. Burke High School • 60 Washington St • Auditorium • Dorchester

Boston City Councillors Charles C. Yancey and Chuck Turner will host summits regarding the federal stimulus funds for the City of Boston and the federal stimulus funds for the State of Massachusetts. The Summits will provide opportunity for residents to have their questions regarding stimulus funds answered by City and State officials.

Charles C. Yancey
Boston City Councillor
Contact: Kenneth Yarbrough - Chief Information Officer
(617) 635-3131 Fax (617) 635-3067 Page (617) 461-5548

COUNCILLORS YANCEY AND TURNER HOST TWO STIMULUS SUMMITS IN JULY

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Federal Stimulus Summit - Massachusetts

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Jeremiah E. Burke High School • 60 Washington St • Auditorium • Dorchester

Boston City Councillors Charles C. Yancey and Chuck Turner will host summits regarding the federal stimulus funds for the City of Boston and the federal stimulus funds for the State of Massachusetts. The Summits will provide opportunity for residents to have their questions regarding stimulus funds answered by City and State officials.

Charles C. Yancey
Boston City Councillor
Contact: Kenneth Yarbrough - Chief Information Officer
(617) 635-3131 Fax (617) 635-3067 Page (617) 461-5548

COUNCILLORS YANCEY AND TURNER HOST TWO STIMULUS SUMMITS IN JULY

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13th Annual Mothers' Walk for Peace

When: Sunday, May 10, 2009, 4:00 am to 7:30 am
Where: Town Field Park, Dorchester • 1 block from Field's Corner T stop

Mothers' Peace WalkThe Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's 13th Annual Mothers' Walk for Peace

A 3.6-mile walk through Dorchester, starting at Town Field Park.

Registration / Check-In - 7:00 A.M.  Walk Starts - 8:30 A.M.

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Movie: My Home - Your War

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: UMass Boston - Campus Center Rm 2545 • Dorchester

Afghanistan Comment - Angela Kelly, Mass Peace Action

This is one of a series of video interviews with Boston area Afghanistan peace activists.

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