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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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Free film screening: "Plunder - the Crime of Our Time"

When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:40 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

NOTE: very important but NOT, IMHO, "the Crime of Our Time." A lots happened since this film was made (to expose the 2008 plunder of the world economy).

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Annual Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Commemoration

When: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 8:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

Annual Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Commemoration
JENN MEEROPOL
“Ethel at 100 & the Rosenberg Fund for Children at 25”

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Rally against the TPP & Corporate Globalization

When: Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Massachusetts State House • Park Street • Boston Common • Boston

What is the TPP? Trans Pacific Partnership is the worst trade deal you may not have ever heard of. And that is exactly what the corporations want. The TPP is going to exploit you. Nothing is secure, not your job, not your environment, not your health, not your internet. Under TPP, corporations can undermine your city and state laws legally, for their own profit.

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Open Fire and Open Markets: The Asia-Pacific Pivot and Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Secrets Revealed: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

When: Monday, February 10, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Somerville Public Library (main) • 79 Highland Ave • Somerville

Sponsored by the Sierra Club and State Rep. Denise Provost

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Social Movements and Resistance in India

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT 4-237 • 77 Mass Ave • Cambridge

 Association for India's Development (MIT and Boston chapters) presents

A Talk

Social Movements and Resistance in India

by Madhuresh Kumar

National Organizer for National Alliance For People's Movements (NAPM) ? India
(An alliance of 250+ people's organizations across India)

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202nd Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of Venezuela

When: Friday, July 5, 2013, 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall • 1 City Hall Square • Boston

The Consulate General of
the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston

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Seeking Justice and Healing in Gujarat

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: MIT 4-231 • 77 Mass Ave • Cambridge

 Seeking Justice and Healing in Gujarat:

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International Day of Protest: Let’s TAKE BACK our FOOD!

When: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 11:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza • Boston

Join the Boston Movement in this INTERNATIONAL Day of Protest! 

UPDATED DETAILS as of 5/12/13

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Learning From Fukishima - A Survivor's Story

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 3:30 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian • Church 222 Main Street • Kingston

Chikako Nishiyama, from the village of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, is making a trip to New England to offer her eye-witness report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. She has first-hand accounts of her own travail as well as that of others from her village. Kawauchi is about 15 miles southwest of the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactors. The 2,300 people who lived there were evacuated. A year later they were told it was safe to return, but most still stayed away, fearing radioactive contamination. Now two years later, there are still many who have not returned.

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Ray McGovern: What Do You Do When Your Government Fails to Tell the Truth?

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Portsmouth Public Library - Levenson Room • 175 Parrott Ave • (603) 427-1540 • Portsmouth
 

The talk is free and open to the public.

More on McGovern:
Ray McGovern was CIA foreign policy analyst for 27 years.  From 1981 to 1985. he was one of the intelligence officers in charge of the daily briefing  of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush. In 2002 he was publicly critical of President George W. Bush's use of government intelligence in the lead up to the war in Iraq.

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Bangladesh Garments Workers Speak

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Boston University CAS Room B36 • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • BU Central T - Green Line "B"

The November 2012 fire in a garments factory in Bangladesh killed 112 workers.

Talk and discussion by

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Water is More Precious than Gold : Impacts of Mining in El Salvador

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Sq. Branch • 45 Pearl St. • (Central Square MBTA Station on the Red Line) • Cambridge

Cambridge-Las Flores Sister City  -  Gold/Silver Campaign Kick-Off

Sandra Ascencio from The Salvadoran National Roundtable on Metallic Mining (La Mesa). An expert in public health, Sandra is on the Commission of Human Rights in Soyapango, El  Salvador, and assists the Franciscan Commission of Justice, Peace and Ecology.

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Book Talk: Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Forum • 3 Church St. • Cambridge

 The British writer Victoria Brittain is a former editor at The Guardian newspaper, the co-author of the play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom and co-author (with Moazzam Begg) of his Guantanamo memoir.  She will be visiting the United States to talk about her new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror.


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