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Saving the Appalachian Mountains

Sunday October 4, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU
6 Eliot Street (Across from the Monument)

If your house is on the electric grid, chances are at least some of your power comes from coal companies that use mountaintop removal in their mining practices. Mountaintop removal is destroying the landscape and threatening communities in Appalachia. Activist and author Mike Roselle has spent decades fighting the coal industry over these issues. Join him for a discussion.

Cambridge Response to the Climate Change Emergency

When: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 1:30 pm
Where: 795 Massachusetts Ave • Central Square • Cambridge


Hear top scientists testify to what residents and the City should do.

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Climate Emergency: What does it mean? What can we do?

When: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 3:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Community Center • 5 Callendar St • Cambridge

A Community Forum 

On May 11, 2009 the Cambridge City Council passed a resolution recognizing that we are facing a climate emergency. How would you address the challenges of climate? Climate and its implications are difficult problems that are here, today, and we all need to address this crisis together. Please join us on September 17 for an open discussion on climate to share your questions and ideas, and to hear what your neighbors are thinking. For further information, contact Steve Wineman, (617) 876-4753,

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Bhopal-Natyam: 25 Years of Struggle (dance)

When: Friday, September 18, 2009, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT • 48 Massachusetts Ave • Little Kresge Theatre • Cambridge

Bhopal-Natyam: A dance tribute to human resilience is a fundraiser being organized by the Boston Coalition for Justice in Bhopal.

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The Road to Copenhagen: Mini Conference on Global Climate Change - POSTPONED

When: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 3:30 am to 7:30 am
Where: Cambridge Forum • 3 Church St • First Parish in Cambridge • Cambridge

Cambridge Forum regrets to announce that the conference on global climate change "The Road To Copenhagen" planned for Saturday November 14 has been postponed.  Congressman Ed Markey, who was slated to be the keynote speaker,  is unable to participate due to the demanding legislative agenda at the end of the Congressional  session.

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Merrimack Valley People for Peace Newsletter (Dec. '08 - July '09)

 This is the newsletter of Merrimack Valley People for Peace for December 2008 to July 2009. Columns include Good News, Actions, Summaries of Recent Meetings, Recent Events, Coming Events, Letters, "At the Curb" (vigil anecdotes) and membership and subscription information. The newsletter may also be downloaded directly from MVPP's website.

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Conference on Climate Emergency and Re-Localization

When: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 5:00 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Reggie Lewis Center • 1350 Tremont Street • Roxbury

2009 Massachusetts Relocalization Conference

Massachusetts Relocalization ConferenceJoin us for a day of information, inspiration, sharing, speakers, panel discussions, workshops, tabling, great local food, music, fun, and transformative action.

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Climate Change Forum

When: Friday, July 24, 2009, 3:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, Chinatown, 5th Floor • Boston
Climate Change:
Arguably the most critical issue of our time!
followed by discussion of climate activism
--John W. Andrews, Maggie Zhou, with comments by Victor Wallis
Moderator: Thomas Ponniah

 E5 Forum is generally a monthly event, going on for the last two
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Organizing meeting for October mobilization against Afghanistan war and militarism

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 3:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, Chinatown, 5th Floor • Boston

The draft call for the protest is at   It will be redrafted before the meeting on the 27th.

Contact Cole Harrison for information.   Conference number: (218) 844-8230 Code: 657297#

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Bill McKibben: Activist, Environmentalist, Author

When: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: English High School, JP • 144 McBride St • Jamaica Plain

Blood and Oil - Michael T. Klare on the geopolitics of oil

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: West Bridgewater Public Library • 80 Howard St • West Bridgewater

Citizens for an Informed Community presents a series of films on climate change and oil.

Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of U.S. energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.

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New Strategies for the Obama Era: Are YOU Ready?

When: Friday, March 27, 2009, 4:00 pm to Sunday, March 29, 2009, 9:00 am
Where: Tufts University - Cabot Intercultural Center • 170 Packard Ave • Medford



Barack Obama’s election and the Democratic Congressional majority signal new opportunities and new challenges in a period when our nation and the world are suffering a series of disastrous wars, the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression, and potentially catastrophic environmental degradation, including global warming.

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Peace Activists Join Huge People's Climate March

Youth filled the streets at People's Climate March
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Building the Barrier against Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Remarks delivered at the World Conference against A- & H- Bombs, Hiroshima, Japan, August 2011

Joseph GersonMinosan Konichi-wa. I come with deep sympathy for all that the people of Japan have suffered as a result of the March 11 catastrophes, and I am inspired by the resilience of the Japanese people and the Japanese peace movement.

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Military Spending Blocks Climate Change Fight

Maggie Zhou of Climate SOS and UJP was interviewed by Climate Change TV at the Cancun climate change conference, December, 2010.   She argues that all efforts to address climate change or human rights will fail unless we contend with the “elephant in the living room”: militarism.   Read the Climate SOS Statement co-signed by UJP.

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