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Power from Below: Alternative Globalizations

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School • Hauser 104 • Cambridge

Vets for Peace 5k Foot Race

When: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 5:00 am to 7:00 am
Where: UMass Boston • Dorchester

The Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace www.veteransforpeace.org
Presents its First Annual 5K Benefit Foot Race at UMass Boston
Sponsored by The William Joiner Center of UMass Boston http://www.joinercenter.umb.edu/

Saturday May 22, 2010
8 AM Registration
9 AM Race

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International Mining Rights and Indigenous Communities

When: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 3:30 pm
Where: MIT • Room 4-231 • Cambridge

The Village of Tamaquito, Colombia and the Cerrejón Open Pit Mine

Speaker: Jairo Fuentes Epiayu (In Spanish with English interpretation)

Jairo Fuentes Epiayu is the leader of the Indigenous Wayuu village of Tamaquito, Colombia and the Governor of its Traditional Council.

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International Mining Rights and Indigenous Communities

When: Monday, April 5, 2010, 4:10 pm
Where: Harvard Law School • Pound 100 • Cambridge

The Village of Tamaquito, Colombia and the Cerrejón Open Pit Mine

Speaker: Jairo Fuentes Epiayu (In Spanish with English interpretation)

Jairo Fuentes Epiayu is the leader of the Indigenous Wayuu village of Tamaquito, Colombia and the Governor of its Traditional Council.

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Wahu Kaara: Debt Relief in Africa

When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Hope Central Church • 85-87 Seaverns Ave. • Green Street T Station • Jamaica Plain

Wahu Kaara, the leading debt relief activist from Kenya

This event is part of the Exploring the Roots of Poverty Speaking Tour
sponsored by Jubilee USA, http://www.jubileeusa.org/index.php, which is
exploring the economic and political systems that impoverish developing
nations and what we can do about it.

An inspiring speaker, Ms. Kaara has spent the last thirty years working
tirelessly for justice in her native Kenya and throughout the African
continent.

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Patrick Bond on South Africa, the World Bank, and Climate Justice

When: Friday, April 9, 2010, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop • Boston

South Africa now has its 4th post-Apartheid president... But the country is  more unequal than ever! It is also under consideration for a World Bank loan to “modernize” it ailing electrical power generation and distribution infrastructure. Revamping its grid would normally be a decisive opportunity to set a new course, redress inequalities and deveop a green strategy. But activist-intellectual Patrick Bond warns that the opposite seems likely with the Bank loan.

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Michael McClure: Book Launch

When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Pierre Menard Gallery • 10 Arrow Street • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Since he first read alongside Allen Ginsberg the day "Howl" was first read, Michael McClure has been one of the most prominent voices decrying the destruction of the environment, war, and injustice.  Join us for the book launch of his stunning new collection "Mysteriosos".  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased by calling the Grolier Poetry Bookshop at (617) 547-4648 or here.  Justice and peace are poetics--join us during National Poetry Month for this special event!

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Noam Chomsky speaks on the UN

When: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • Room 54-100 • Cambridge

Open to: the general public 
Sponsor(s): MIT Model United Nations
For more information, contact:
Jen Kwok
mun-exec@mit.edu 

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Indigenous Virtue – Beyond Green Capitalism

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010, 1:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop • Boston

Join Victor Wallis and Sylvia Escarcega in a discussion concerning the potential political and ethical contributions of indigenous thought and social movements to building alternatives to capitalism. Victor's paper, "Beyond 'Green Capitalism'" recently published in Monthly Review (61:9, February, 2010) provides a starting point for the conversation.

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Talking to Representative Barney Frank About Nationalism and Capitalism:

I have studied the abuses of capitalism and nationalism for fifty years and have written books about how to overcome these “isms”, doing research and supporting legislation that would transform capitalist markets into civil markets and empires into civil republics. I have spoken to people in the U.S. Congress about problems and solutions.

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