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Arab Spring -- Libyan Winter

When: Thursday, July 7, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T • Boston

As millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa fight for freedom against tyrannical regimes, US warplanes bomb Libya with the stated aim of protecting civilians. But what are the real aims of the government's intervention? How do they relate to its wars and other policies in the Middle East? And what can those of us inspired by the democratic uprisings do to help?

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Maintaining Hegemony

The New Left Project intereviewed JoseJoseph Gersonph Gerson on the subject of U.S. foreign and military policies, published as “Maintaining Hegemony” on the NLP and ZNET web sites.   Gerson will speak on similar themes on March 13 at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge.

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China Discussion Group - Film Screening Freedom Railway

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • 2nd floor • Cambridge

In the early 1960’s, the new landlocked country of Zambia had a problem: it
could only export copper through the white settler regimes of Rhodesia and

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Our message against FGM reaches millions in Mali

Dear friends of Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman,

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Genocide in Sudan: Lessons Learned and Ongoing Challenges

When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Temple B'nai Brith • ,201 Central Street • Somerville
Featuring Eric Cohen, Chairperson and President
Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur

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Losing Today, Winning Tomorrow? South Africa Set to Re-elect the Party of Mandela

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA—What’s  the left to do? On May 8th, the world will awake to read that South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), the party of Mandela, has won 3 out of 5 votes in the country’s elections; they will also read that just over 1 out of 5 votes went to the Democratic Alliance (DA) that draws much of its support from the white minority.

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Moolaade, a film screening

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:30 pm
Where: Lesley University, University Hall, Amphitheater • 1815 Mass Ave • Porter T • Cambridge

The film Moolaade will be shown as part of Women's History Month. 

The film is about courage and defiance against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and won at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. 

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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Conflict and Post Conflict Society

When: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston Campus Center, Room 2545 • UMass/JFK T • Dorchester

Joy Ada Onyesoh

President

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom Nigeria

RSVP to:
617-287-6412
 
Anyone requiring disability-related accommodations please visit: www.ada.umb.edu
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Their Mandela and ours

Suren MoodliarNinety-five and infirm, his Rainbow Nation not yet ready to relieve him of duty, Nelson Mandela remains a towering presence on a world stage largely bereft of national leaders equal to the challenges of our time. So it is that South Africa’s hero is celebrated by many far removed from his struggle and especially by those lacking his virtues.

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South African diplomat rejects Israeli "gift" of Apartheid trees

Fighting For Women's Bodily Integrity in Mali

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Sq. Branch • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

Presentation, discussion, and fund-raiser for poject in Mali to stop femail genital mutilation (FGM). Highlights will include:

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South Africa's Grassroots Movements After Marikana

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9 Hamilton Place, Suite 2A • Park St T • Boston

 An encuentro 5 and Mass. Global Action coordinator, Suren Moodliar, will share his observations based on his April visit to South Africa. Over the next few weeks, we will provide blog-like updates about South African politics and share them on this event page. Details and background materials will be added over April.

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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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