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The Throwaways - film on Mass Incarceration/Police Brutality

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: encuentro5 (e5) • 9A Hamilton Place • Close to Park Street T station and Suffolk Law School] • Boston

 encuentro 5 invites you to a screening of the documentary film The Throwaways followed by a Q&A with the directors of the film on

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Discussion - Racism, the War on Drugs, and Mass Incarceration

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Walpole Public Library • 143 School Street • Pinnacle Room • Walpole

The discussion will reference the bookThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.  This NY Times Best Seller is eye opening in its careful presentation of history and statistics, showing how the “war on drugs” has resulted in the mass incarceration of people of color and has been used to instit

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March and Die-In

When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Jill Rhone Park • Intersection of Main & Mass. Ave. • (across from the fire station in Central Square) • Cambridge

March from Jill Rhone Park at the intersection of Main and Mass. Ave. (across from the fire station in Central Square) to Cambridge City Hall.

Discussion at 7 PM at danger! awesome at 645 Mass. Ave.

See attached flyer.

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Rally To Close Guantanamo

When: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Park Street MBTA Station • Boston

 The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened in January 2002. The Committee for Peace and Human Rights, that meets at Park Street Station every Saturday at 1pm, will use our vigil to mark this occasion and

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The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Demise of Acute Health Care in Quincy, Massachusetts
Implications for Surviving Community Hospitals
 
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Justice for All March

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Freedom Plaza • 13th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW • Washington, D.C.

Join the families of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Akai Gurley, the mother of Tamir Rice, the family of Trayvon Martin and Reverend Al Sharpton.

National Action Network

nationalactionnetwork.net/march-police

877-626-4651

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Turn Up for Mike Brown - #IndictAmerica - The Day After the Verdict

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Police B2 HQ • 2400 Washington St • Roxbury

Turn Up for Mike Brown

To America, Darren Wilson is Innocent. INDICT AMERICA.

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Lynne Stewart - The War Between Lawyers and Government: Never Ending and Dangerous to Law

When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 am to 8:15 am
Where: Boston College School of Law • 885 Center Street • East Wing 120 • Newton

 A discussion about the current status of political prisoners in the United States.  Lynne Stewart, a long-time National Lawyers Guild member, is a former defense attorney known for defending congroversial defendants including Black Panthers, Weather Underground and Larry Davis.  In April 2002, she was indicted for materially aiding terrorism on behalf of her Egyptian client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.  She served almost five years in federal prison and after mammoth public outcry was set free on compassionate release due to a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Marina Sitrin: "New Global Movements for Real Democracy"

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Northeastern University • 310 Renaissance Park • Boston

Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.

Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can't Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).

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Mass Incarceration and Reentry: The Search for Community Revitalization

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1:00 pm
Where: Perkins Community Center • 155 Talbot Ave. Dorchester • Dorchester

 Invitation to a Strategic Public Forum
and Panel Discussion. 

 The Center for Church and Prison, Inc. invites you to its end-of-year public forum/panel discussion on the topic: 

Mass Incarceration and Reentry:
The Search for Community Revitalization

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Fasting in solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers

I have been fasting in solidarity with the hunger strikers at the detention center at Guantanamo every Friday since April 25, along with at least 47 others around the country.  Witness Against Torture in Washington is organizing the fast.  

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March and Rally - Stand Up for All Children

When: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Copley Square • 560 Boylston St • Boston
March will start from Copley Square (560 Boylston St, Boston) and end with a rally in front of the State House. 
MASSACHUSETTS HAS A HEART. LET'S STAND TOGETHER AND SHOW IT TO THE WORLD! 
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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Rogers Free Library • 525 Hope St (rte 114) • Bristol, RI

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture

When: Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Framingham Library • 49 Lexington St • Framingham

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible?

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Can the US Keep the Water Flowing?

Long in the making, the water crisis in Detroit—with hundreds of thousands having their water supply threatened—has rightfully focused national and global attention on an ongoing human rights violation in the United States.

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