Belém do Pará: 8th World Social Forum Reportback

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.The most dramatic of World Social Fora, the 8th edition took place in Belem do Para, at the mouth of the Amazon, in Brasil. It featured indigenous and Afro-Brazilian movements, 5 heads of state and brought together about 120,000 people including more than 10,000 from outside the host country. Join Boston activists who attended the forum to get their take on how the world is responding to the economic crisis and to the changed political context.

A Majority Agenda for Our Times

Final Event Video by Mark Quevillon

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6:30 - 8:50 p.m. Major economic, environmental and global security crises are upon us! They demand our movements’ full engagement. At the same time, majorities of the public support the effective solutions to these crises being offered by our social movements: a single-payer universal health care system; bring all the troops home; a stimulus package based on investing in the lives and economic security of our people; debt relief to homeowners and families; and confronting climate change head-on, renewable energy and green jobs.

New England United: Regional Meeting

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The monthly meeting of the antiwar/peace meeting has been moved from January 10, 2009, to accommodate organizing for the Let Gaza Live! demonstration in Washington, D.C. Please visit the New England United website for more details and the proposed agenda.

Send-off to Belem & WSF 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Members of the Boston delegation to the eighth World Social Forum (Belem, Brazil) will begin the evening by discussing their objectives for the forum, then moving onto identify the forum's contributions and closing by stating how the want the forum to evolve. Topics to be covered include solidarity economics, the human right to water, migration and global social movements. The event will be followed by informal conversation and music from Brazil. There will also be an auction to benefit the Global Economic Alternatives Network (GEAN).

Liam Leahy: Radical Filmaker and Documentarian

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Taking advantage of his visit to Boston, the e5 Forum is proud to host documentary film maker Liam Leahy for an informal conversation about his work in Europe. In particular, he will look at the English approach to human rights film making and contrast it with those within the US. Leahy accompanied the Boston Delegation to the 2006 World Social Forum held in Caracas, Venezuela, and produced a short documentary account of that trip. The program includes short clips.

DATE CHANGED: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization

Author Presentation with Daniel Faber

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. NEW DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2009 (same time) Join us for a conversation with author Daniel Faber based on his book, "Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). "Capitalizing..." is a comprehensive assessment of the environmental justice movement, examining the achievements and challenges confronting the movement, along with an emphasis on new strategies of environmental problem-solving and innovations in environmental policy. Updated flyer coming soon.

Free & Fair? A Firsthand Account of the January '09 Salvadoran Elections

Friday, January 30, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Official election observer provides firsthand testimony on the outcome and events surrounding the historic 2009 Salvadoran elections--the best chance for the left to take power in El Salvador since the 1992 Peace Accords. This event is organized by the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.

Human Rights NGOs in Russia

Friday, December 12, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join Alyona Roshko to discuss the state of human rights organizing in the Former Soviet Union. This event is part of a regular series of small group discussions that address issues of both global and local organizing. A transcript and podcast will be available after this event.

Stopping War at the Point of Production

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. If you could actually take action that would impact the U.S. war effort in a tangible way, would you?

Hidden away in Northwest Missouri, the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant is one of the most integral mechanisms of the U.S. war machine. Producing over 90% of all small arms ammunition for the U.S. Military, Lake City is a linchpin in the U.S. war effort in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries.

Full Moon Goddess Circle

Friday, December 12, 2008, 8:00 p.m. Inviting women of all ages to come celebrate the last full moon of 2008 with Live Music, Art, Story-telling, Dance, Potluck and much more.

Global Apartheid & Global Justice

Sunday, November 23, 2008, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. A treat: Dennis Brutus, one of the most famous anti-apartheid activists from South Africa, will come to E5 for a special presentation on Global Apartheid and Global Justice.

Dennis was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. He is a well known South African poet as well as an activist. Over the last decade he has been active in the global justice movement. Click on title to listen to Dennis' presentation.

AIDG 4th Annual Holiday Party

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.AIDG is having its 4th Annual Holiday Party! Come mingle and get an update of our work in Haiti and Guatemala. If you're new to the AIDG community or want to be a part of it, don't be shy! Come out and meet everybody. Hear the stories first hand. For more information, visit

The People Behind the Coal

Colombian Trade Union Leaders Speak Out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m. Coal provides almost 50% of the electricity produced in the United States. Much of that coal—including what's burned at the Salem and Brayton Point plants in Massachusetts—comes from two giant, multinational mines in Colombia.

The Need for Real Economic Alternatives

An Evening with Marco Berlinguer

Friday, November 21, 2008, 6:30 p.m.Join us to discuss the current crises and concrete work being done to build effective global alternatives to the winner-take-all economy. The evening will provide an update on preparations for the world social forum 2009 activities connecting the labor movement with the global solidarity economic movement. Light snacks and a wine & cheese-style reception follows.

Internet Tech: Celebrate World Plone Day

Friday, November 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NOTE: Location has changed: visit for details.World Plone Day is a free event open to anyone interested in the benefits of a Content Management System (CMS). Coming off the heels of the annual International Plone Conference in Washington D.C., The Boston Plone User Group will host seminars, talks, and demos of Plone in action. Speakers include Plone contributors and developers Nate Aune, Sally Kleinfeldt, Aaron VanDerlip of Jazkarta, Michael Trachtman of Vercadia Systems, Sid Koul of New England Wildflower Society, and Tatsu Ikeda of The Tatsu Co. (Watch for updates!)

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