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Dr. Matt Dumont: "Thinking On The Precipice"

When: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Dr. Matt Dumont will speak about the effects of apocalyptic capitalism on us Americans, who are living in its belly. The Empire of Capitalism is self-destructing, but its hegemony is so vast that its implosion will be devastating and irreparable. Those of us who hoped to build a sensible socialist society are likely to be its first victims, as Capital turns against those who refused to be its cheerleaders for the system but were thoughtful critics instead.

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The 99% Resist: an international labor poster exhibit

When: Friday, December 2, 2016, 9:00 am to Thursday, December 29, 2016, 9:00 pm
Where: Goodnow Public Library • 21 Concord Road • Sudbury

Library is open Mon-Thurs from 9 to 9, Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.  Fully accessible.  For library information call 978 443 1035.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Sudbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Free film screening: "How to Change the World"

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: The Pisani Center • 131 Washington St • Cambridge

Rainbow WarriorGreenPeace representatives will be here with us for Q&A;
please come help give them a rousing welcome!

Representatives have been with the organization a number of years and have participated in numerous Greenpeace events and activities, e.g. actions and sailing on the GP ship, the Rainbow Warrior

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Tell Mayor Walsh and Gov. Baker: #MakeGEpay its Taxes!

When: Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: 60 State Street • Boston

WHAT: Rally Outside Welcome Party for GE Execs Hosted by Gov Baker & Mayor Walsh

WHEN: April 4th, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30 pm

WHERE: 60 State Street, Boston, MA (near Boston City Hall and State Street Stop on the Orange Line)

WHO: Coalition of Boston area social justice groups and leaders

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Democracy Spring

When: Monday, April 11, 2016, 9:00 am to Saturday, April 16, 2016, 5:00 pm
Where: March and Sit in • Washington DC

Standing Up (By Sitting in) To Save American Democracy

From Selma to Seneca Falls, from Stonewall to Ferguson, the history of American progress is marked by the moments when We the People come together to stand up for what is right. Movement moments. From five-million signer petitions, to State House resolutions, to ballot initiatives advancing fair elections, there is a growing movement in the US demanding solutions to our deeply corrupt political system.

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Public Forum: Mass Incarceration and Gentrification: The Path to Dispossession

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Grant AME Church • 1906 Washington Street • Boston

Michael Curry, Pres. Boston NAACP, Senator Pat Jehlen, Kenneth Cooper, Journalist, UMass Boston, George Walters-Slayon, Ph.D., Director The Center for Church and Prison, Malcolm Medley, U.S. EEOC, Dir. of Field Coordination Program, Prisvcilla Flint Lo, Black Economic Justice Institute, Rev. William Dickerson speaking on

The intersection between mass incarceration and gentification

The link between criminal records and decline in wealth accumulation

The increasing economic marginalization of Blacks in MA/US

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Free film screening: "Let's Make Money"

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people." ~Abraham Lincoln

let's make moneyLet's Make Money

[see trailer]

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Hearing on the Budget for All Resolution!

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Park St T • Boston

Fight for $15 - Rally and Hearing

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 11:00 am to 3:15 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon Street • Meet in Room 437 • Boston

Another chance to make labor history in Massachusetts

Fight for $15 Rally & Hearing

Tuesday, October 13

Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street, Boston

On Oct. 13, the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hear testimony on Fight for $15 bills. These include multiple bills to create a $15 per hour minimum wage for workers; a bill to ensure fair scheduling for workers; and a bill to raise the tipped minimum wage. Join us to show your support for these bills.

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Increasing Federal and State Investment in Public Transit

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: SEIU Local 32BJ/ District 615 • 26 West St, 2nd Floor • Park St T • Boston

Public Transit is a Public Good that Deserves and Requires Public Funding

RegisterThe Budget for All Coalition invites you to a half-day forum

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts


Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

BPT register Now

Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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Better Conversations About Big Ideas: Modelling a More Democratic Community Planning Process

When: Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Freedom House • 5 Crawford St. • Dorchester
Better Conversations About Big Ideas: Modelling a More Democratic Community Planning Process
Monday, September 14th, from 6-9PM
Freedom House, 5 Crawford Street, Dorchester
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Join the Petition Campaign for a Massachusetts Fair Share Tax!

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Massachusetts Peace Action together with the rest of the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition is working to 

Fund Critical needs in Education and Transportation by putting a Fair Share Millionaire’s Tax on the Ballot!

Raise up logoMassachusetts Peace Action is joining close to 100 other community organizations engaged in the struggle for economic and social justice.  Please help us as part of Raise Up Massachusetts put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to tax those who earn over $1 million a year — the money to be used to support critical Education and Transportation needs in the Commonwealth!

Join the Massachusetts Peace Action team supporting  Raise Up Massachusetts!

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Million People's March Against Policy Brutality, Racial Injustice and Economic Inequality

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Monument • West Market St and Springfield Ave • Newark

The MILLION PEOPLE’S MARCH Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice, And Economic Inequality, happens Saturday, JULY 25, 2015,12 Noon, at the Lincoln Monument, near intersection of West Market Street & Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

The march is sponsored by People’s Organization For Progress (POP), and endorsed by community, labor, student, and progressive organizations.  

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The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

When: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Freedom House • 5 Crawford St. • Dorchester

The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

  • Share your perspective about what you think has been missing from the public conversation about a potential Boston Olympics. 
  • Hear about an opportunity to engage in community-based research about the Boston bid in partnership with researchers, community groups, and residents. 
  • Learn about how community groups in other cities have organized to influence the Olympic bid process.  
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