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Jeremy Brecher and Elaine Bernard: Strategies for Labor/ Peace/ Green Alliance

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 1:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • UNITE HERE Building, Chinatown T Stop • Boston

Connecting the Issues: the Economy, the Climate Crisis, & War and Peace

This conversation brings together 2 outstanding, long-time labor-movement activist intellectuals. It focuses on strategies for labor at this critical moment, particularly those that involve systematic collaboration with the peace/anti-war movement, climate justice movement, the single-payer health movement and the diverse coalition that elected Obama.

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Fuel on the Fire: Oil and the Iraq War (event report)

Duncan M cFarlandTerry Rockefeller of Families for Peaceful Tomorrows hosted a book party July 26 featuring Greg Muttitt talking about his book  "Fuel on the Fire: Oil and the Iraq War".   A wide ranging discussion followed.  Greg focused on the role of oil in the war on Iraq.  About 60% of the world's oil reserves are in the Middle East, with about 10% in Iraq.

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What Happened At Fukushima - Why It Can Happen Here

When: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Boston Public Library- Boston Room • 700 Boylston St. • Copley Square • Boston

Please join us at this important public forum. A nuclear accident anywhere is a nuclear accident everywhere.

Speakers include

  • David Lochbaum, Director of Nuclear Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer Fairewinds Associates
  • and Richard Clapp, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health.


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Peace Leaders call for Kerry to Hold Afghanistan Hearings

Afghanistan protest, October 2010
From left, Eva Moseley of Peace Action, Joan Ecklein, Annelise Ebbe, and Jean Miller of WILPF, Chris Wyman, and Shelagh Foreman of Peace Action, discuss the Afghanistan war outside Kerry's office October 21. Ebbe, a native of Denmark and co-president of WILPF, is in the United States for WILPF's international board meeting.

Statement on Verizon Strike

United for Justice with Peace whole-heartedly supports the striking Verizon workers.  As we advocate for peace, we know there will be no peace without justice.  We support collective bargaining and the unions' right to strike when negotiations break down.  

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Rumi's Field

“Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Keeping the biggest possible picture in mind, paradoxically, may give us the best lens through which to focus clearly upon the messy details of our lives at every level—internationally, nationally, locally, even personally.

How big a picture? Try: the whole earth and everything and everyone on it, through hundreds of millions of years of time.

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Take a Stand Against Nuclear Power and For Clean Energy!

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Massachusetts State House • Boston - State House Steps


Take a Stand Against Nuclear Power and For Clean Energy!

Wednesday April 6th, 2011, 1:30 pm

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War = Climate Change = War = Climate Change... Time to Break the Cycle!

[UJP has signed on to this statement by Climate SOS - Ed.]

There can be no solution to the climate crisis and no “climate justice” so long as the US military and its allies continue to pollute unabated, and to squander lives and resources. Likewise, there will be no end to war so long as global warming continues to accelerate. It’s time to break the cycle and end the death spiral!

Please join us in Cancun and beyond: “System Change” means No to War and No to Warming.


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Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War (film)

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Watertown Free Public Library • 123 Main St • Watertown

Film Showing and Discussion

This compelling and haunting documentary of war’s “silent casualty” -- the environment -- explores the under-reported, even ignored, ecological ramifications of war.

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Eight Years of War, How Many More? New England Rallies Against Wars and Occupation

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boylston & Dartmouth Sts. • Boston
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All troops home now from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq!

End the siege of Gaza and all US support for the occupation of Palestine!

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Economic Recovery and Beyond: Redirecting Military and Energy Resouces

... is the title of a Mini-Conference sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety on the occassion of its 30th Anniversary.

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Fracked Gas Pipeline in Massachusetts?

On July 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there will be a rally at the State House in Boston to welcome and join the “rolling marchers” who are walking to protest a proposed pipeline of fracked gas running through their communities. 

This is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run from New York, to Richmond in Berkshire County and through to Dracut, north of Boston. 

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Peace & Planet: Reportback on Vienna Nuclear Disarmament Conference

When: Monday, January 5, 2015, 2:30 pm
Where: Barker Center - Thompson Room • 12 Quincy St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Boston Area Organizing Meeting

Monday, Jan. 5, 7:30 pm
Barker Center
Thompson Room
12 Quincy St, Cambridge

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Nuclear Power Crisis 2011: Citizens Appeal

Thea PanethI set my pen to paper with a heavy heart as events unfold in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants.  This is the third nuclear power catastrophe since I put on a backpack and walked down the access road at the site of the proposed Seabrook Nuclear power station on April 30, 1977. 

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Mass Mobilization for Climate Justice

When: Monday, November 30, 2009, 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: State House and Boston City Hall Plaza • Boston

“Systemic change, not climate change.” Join people concerned about the survival of the planet.  Add your voice to demand corporate money out of politics!

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