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Global Climate Strike

When: Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Global • Boston

Global Climate Strike -- details forthcoming

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The Pentagon, Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future • 67 Bay State Road • Boston

The U.S. Department of Defense is a large fuel user -- in any one year, larger than many of the world's countries combined. This raises several questions. What are the trends in DOD greenhouse gas emissions? What explains those trends? And how does the Pentagon think about its fuel use and climate change? The Pentagon (and some academics) believe that climate change will lead to greater conflict and perhaps even war. Are they right? Is climate change-caused war likely?

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“Democracy Denied (On the Workings of U.S. Politics)” with Victor Wallis

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Victor Wallis will speak about a short popular book on the social and historical basis of current US politics that includes remarks about “exceptionalism,” US imperialism, mass incarceration, US Left history, and present-day clashes.

Victor Wallis teaches in the Liberal Arts department at the Berklee College of Music and was for twenty years the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is the author of Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018) and of many articles. His activism dates from the 1960s.

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Protest Liberty Mutual's insuring dirty energy

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Where: Liberty Mutual HQ • 157 Berkeley Street • Boston

Over the last few weeks, millions of people marched and rallied for bold
and equitable climate action. Here in Massachusetts, we flooded the
statehouse and the seaport. Now it’s time to take on another climate
villain in our backyard: Liberty Mutual.

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“We See the River But Not the Tributaries: Looking Beneath the Labels” with Alfred Lahai Brownell

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Oil Palm, Land Grabbing, Climate Induced Migration and Xenophobia. The ubiquitous Oil Palm: The the oil palm industry devastated forest and endangered species, and has greatly impacted the well-being of indigenous people across the globe. Its production accounts for about 9 percent of all tropical forest emission. This presentation will be an informative discussion about the underlying devastation of climate change in the Oil Palm industry and the impact on the environment.

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Extinction Rebellion: disrupt business as usual at the Seaport district

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Dewey Square • near South Station • Boston

Our planet is facing climate, ecological, and societal collapse because of human behavior. We continue to burn oil, coal, & natural gas, and destroy and pollute natural habitats. Together, we must rise up to create a just and livable future for all life on earth. We cannot sit back any longer and hope that someone will save us. We must stand together and demand that our governments tell the truth about the climate emergency and act now.

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Declare a Climate Emergency: Rise Up for a Livable Future

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Square • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge

Declare a Climate Emergency

Rise-up for a Livable Future:  Peace - Climate - Justice: Featuring organizers from the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, Biodiversity for a Livable Planet and Massachusetts Peace Action 

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Protest to Protect the Amazon!

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Brazilian Consulte • 175 Purchase St. • Boston

The Amazon has raging wildfires at a scale that they can be seen from space! Since the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, took office this year there has been a 39% increase in deforesting the Amazon over 2018. More than 1,300 square miles were cut in the first 7 months of his term. That's the size of Rhode Island! And it puts him on pace to deforest an area larger than the whole of Massachusetts.

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Join the Boston Climate Strike! Help Declare a Climate Emergency!

When: Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza • march to state house • Boston

On September 20th, 2019, millions of people will strike around the world to demand action on the climate crisis. Join thousands in Boston at City Hall Plaza as we kick off a week of climate actions! This event is youth led and community supported.

#StrikeWithUs #StrikeWithUsBoston #ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeMA

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Webinar: Climate Solutions from the Bottom Up

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: online • Boston

“Climate Change: Think Global, Act Local” with Loie Hayes and Dawn Tesorero

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Climate Change: Think Global, Act Local”

with Loie Hayes and Dawn Tesorero
(Boston Climate Action Network)


Meeting the challenge of climate change takes determined action of the personal as well as political levels of our lives.
We will share stories of successes and challenges in local climate activism.

 Loie Hayes is active in Boston Climate Action Network and Dawn Tesorero is active in Mass. Interfaith Power and Light.

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International School Strike for Climate

When: Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Boston

Film & Discussion: "Where The Guns Go" with Maria Termini

When: Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The so-called Drug War serves to make legal the killing and repression of people: the United States provides the weapons, while Mexico provides the people killed and disappeared. This documentary brings together the testimonies of human rights activists, journalists, and people in Mexico directly affected by the violence carried by both government forces and organized crime in Mexico, with U.S. support.

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International Development, Health and Environmental Justice: Where do we stand? Where are we heading?

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 360 Huntington Avenue • room RI 236, Richards Hall • Boston

Is global development at odds with environmental justice and health equity? The industries that have historically fueled economic growth have also accelerated climate change and exacerbated issues of global health. How might those interested in both economics and justice reconcile such a tension?

In pursuit of an answer, one thing is clear: the actions of individual people are insufficient to address this collective, global challenge. Only strong, coordinated efforts will ensure lasting change.


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350 Mass Organizing Meeting for Green New Deal

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish • 6 Eliot Street • entrance on the side • Jamaica Plain

join Mass at our regular node meeting to discuss our campaign for a Massachusetts Green New Deal, and how we might work towards it in Boston. The campaign outline, approved Saturday by our Statewide Steering Team (SST) can be seen here.   

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