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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.

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

When: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

 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.

She will be speaking at  venues in the Boston area that are open to the public:

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

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd. • Roxbury

 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.

She will be speaking at  venues in the Boston area that are open to the public:

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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. • Cambridge

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.

Jan Morrill Former US/El Salvador Sister Cities Coordinator and Coordinator for International Allies against Metallic Mining in El Salvador. Current  volunteer with Maine Natural Resources Council.

Refreshments   Opening song– Dean Stevens

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Mercury in the Mist - A talk by Shweta Narayan

When: Monday, March 11, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: 4-237 MIT • 77 Mass Ave • Cambridge

 Association For India's Development

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Deepening Crisis in the Middle East: Syria, Iran and Israel/Palestine

Alice Rothchild presented the attached slides at a UJP sponsored forum on "Deepening Crisis in the Middle East: Syria, Iran, and Israel/Palestine", presented at Boston University on February 25, 2013.

Click to access the slides. Then Click on the "Present" Button at the top of the page (or hit CTL-F5) to begin the presentation.

 

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Occupy New England 4th Regional Convergence

When: Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: Nashua • New Hampshire

Occupy New England will be hosting it's 4th Regional Convergence in New Hampshire. We would like to invite all interested organizations and individuals to attend. This event will have a time and place to sign up volunteers, teach about your organization or cause, and get to know your other local organizations.

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MARK SOLOMON - "Uniting the Left, The Time is Now!"

When: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

MARK SOLOMON
“The Transforming Potential of the Political Moment”

In a moment of festering economic crisis and undisguised class warfare against working people, resistance is also growing. Movements to prevent environmental catastrophe, defend social programs under fierce attack and to end military interventions and war need a strong, principled voice on the left. That voice is needed to connect the issues, unite the movement and advance a vision of a just new society.That is a crucial task well worth exploration and realization.

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From 'Standing' to 'Moving' on the Side of Love

When: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

LINDA JENKINS
"From 'Standing' to 'Moving' on the Side of Love"

What is it to stand on the side of love? How might we move on the side of love? Do these phrases have meaning for us? Let's explore these questions together.

Linda Jenkins is the Congregational Director at the Community Church of Boston.

Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St. (Copley Square)
www.communitychurchofboston.org
 

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About the Black in Cuba: Illusions and ‘pipe dreams’

When: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 4-237 MIT • 77 Mass Ave • Cambridge
South Asians for Global Justice, The Western Hemisphere Project at MIT
and the July 26 Coalition

 

present a talk titled -

About the Black in Cuba: Illusions and ‘pipe dreams’

 

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Vigil to protest Delhi Rape and Violence against Women

When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 12:00 pm
Where: Harvard Square Pit • Cambridge
Vigil to protest Delhi Rape and Violence against Women

 

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