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Join us at encuentro5 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:pm in commemoration and celebration of International Women their contributions, struggles and resistance against oppression!

9A Hamilton Pl. across from Park St. T station (Green and Red lines)


The earliest International Women’s Day (IWD) observed in the *USNA was in 1909 in New York in commemoration of the International Ladies Garment Workers strike of 1908. IWD (March 8) is a global day commemorating and celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as their heroism and leadership in liberation and workers’ movements. However, over a century later (2017) in the most advanced industrial nation USNA, working women still do not receive “equal pay for equal work”.


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¡Únase a la Peña del encuentro5 para conmemorar y celebrar el día Internacional de la mujer sus contribuciones, luchas y resistencia contra la opresión!

9A Hamilton Pl. Frente a la estación de Park St. T (líneas verde y roja)


El primer Día Internacional de la Mujer (IWD) observado en  USNA (estados unidos de norte america) fue en 1909 en Nueva York en conmemoración de la huelga de los Trabajadores y su sindicato  International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) de 1908. IWD (8 de marzo) es un día global conmemorativo y celebrando las contribuciones sociales, económicas, culturales y Los logros políticos de las mujeres, así como su heroísmo y liderazgo en los movimientos obreros y de liberación. Sin embargo, más de un siglo después (2017) en la nación industrial más avanzada de USNA, las mujeres trabajadoras aún no reciben "salario igual por trabajo igual".


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The term African Diaspora describes the millions of African Peoples kidnapped, transported from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, dispersed, and enslaved throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.  The European colonizers seized Native lands and enslaved the Native peoples. The slave trade erupted (the kidnapping of Africans, shipping them across the Atlantic and selling them into slavery). Colonial rulers made laws and policies that excluded and treated Natives and Africans as inferior. For many generations, these laws and attitudes devastated the lives of Native and African peoples. The lives and experiences of peoples who share African and Native American ancestry have long been invisible. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and traditions throughout their shared history, African American and Native peoples have risen up together in the fight for liberation against oppression and the oppressors.  The civil rights and Native rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s changed the United States of North America. Both movements were driven by the pursuit for justice, freedom, and respect. The civil rights movement goals included full inclusion of African American citizens as members of North American society and the civil rights of Native peoples as North American citizens, in addition to the sovereign rights of Native nations. African American and Native American peoples bridged the gaps between these two movements, bringing people from both movements together and showing that they were all part of the same struggle.

El término diáspora africana describe a los millones de africanos secuestrados, transportados desde África durante los Tratos Transatlánticos de Esclavos, dispersos y esclavizados en las Américas y el Caribe. Los colonizadores europeos se apoderaron de tierras nativas y esclavizaron a los nativos. indígenos. El comercio de esclavos estalló (el secuestro de africanos, enviándolos a través del Atlántico y vendiéndolos a la esclavitud). Los colonizadores hicieron leyes y políticas que excluyeron y trataron a los nativos y los africanos como inferiores. Durante muchas generaciones, estas leyes y actitudes devastaron la vida de los pueblos nativos y africanos. Las vidas y experiencias de los pueblos que comparten ascendencia africana y nativa americana han sido invisibles por mucho tiempo. Durante siglos, los afroamericanos y los nativos americanos crearon historias, comunidades, familias y tradiciones compartidas a lo largo de su historia compartida, los pueblos afroamericanos y nativos se han levantado juntos en la lucha por la liberación contra la opresión y los opresores. Los movimientos de los derechos civiles y de los derechos nativos de los años 60 y 70 cambiaron los Estados Unidos de América del Norte. Ambos movimientos fueron impulsados ??por la búsqueda de justicia, libertad y respeto. Los objetivos del movimiento de los derechos civiles incluyeron la inclusión plena de ciudadanos afroamericanos como miembros de la sociedad norteamericana y los derechos civiles de los pueblos nativos como ciudadanos norteamericanos, además de los derechos soberanos de las naciones nativas. ¡Los pueblos afroamericanos y nativos americanos superaron las brechas entre estos dos movimientos, reuniendo a las personas de ambos movimientos y demostrando que todos formamos parte de la misma lucha!


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January 1,  2017 marks the Sixtieth Anniversary of the uprising in Santiago de Cuba, the day Comandante Fidel Castro and the July 26 Movement reached Habana causing then president Fulgencio Batista to flee. The Cuban Revolution began in 1953 and has continued with the support and defense from its people and solidarity from global liberation movements. Encuentro5 and the Boston July 26 Coalition pay tribute to the Cuban Revolution in honor of Comandante Fidel Castro.

El 1ro de enero del 2017 se conmemora el sexagésimo (60) aniversario del levantamiento de Santiago de Cuba, el día en que el Comandante Fidel Castro y su Movimiento 26 de Julio llegaron a la Habana haciendo huir al entonces dictador Fulgencio Batista. La Revolución Cubana comenzó en 1953 y continúa con el apoyo y defensa de su Pueblo y la solidaridad de los movimientos globales de Liberación. Encuentro5 y la Coalición de Boston del 26 de julio rinden homenaje a la Revolución Cubana en honor al Comandante Fidel Castro

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Happy New Year/Feliz Año Nuevo 2017


Dalit, Student and Workers' Resistance In India

Dalit, Student and Workers' Resistance In India

encuentro5 invites you to attend an informative accounting of the united resistance movement in India.

Dalits, Students and workers are building and strengthening a resistance movement against the oppressive and intolerable conditions implemented by the present government. Anti capitalist and anti imperialist resistance movements are growing globally. Please join e5 community and friends in this important discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Presentations by local activists Padma, Pratyush, and journalist Amit on the resistance, especially by dalits (such as in Una, Gujarat), students and workers, that is emerging in India against the present government.  Pratyush will provide an account of the student resistance in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the face of right wing assault, and their victory in student elections. Amit, a previous student leader at the same university will discuss his recent experience being involved with the student movement. Padma will talk about the Una incident and the aftermath of political agitations. The event will be chaired by Dorotea Manuela.




An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Social, Political and Economic Crisis: Is another world really possible?"

 An evening with Richard Greeman "Today's Crisis: Is another world really possible? 

Monday, Oct 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A

Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

Since 1957 Richard Greeman has been active in civil rights, anti-war, anti-nuke,environmental and labor struggles in the U.S., Latin America, Russia (where he founded the Victor Serge Library) and France (where he is based). Translator and prefacer of Victor Serge’s novels, Richard studied at Yale (where he became a socialist) the Sorbonne in Paris (where he joined Socialisme ou Barbarie) and Columbia (where he was part of the May 1968 student strike). This Fall he is back in New York, leading the Victor Serge Reading Group at the Brooklyn Commons.

Richard’s current writing project is called The Invisible Internationals. You can read Richard’s 2012 book Beware of Capitalist Sharks ! at this address : https://richardgreeman.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/lulu-capitalist_shark... 2.pdf
‘If there remains a marginal chance chance for human society to survive capitalism's crises, it would entail replacing the competitive profit system with a planetary network of producers -

- a green cooperative commonwealth. Against the near certainty of planetary catastrophe under capitalism, we must bet on the unlikely dream of a harmonious, healthy ecosocialist world. Ecotopia is a bet we can't refuse, even if the chances are only one in a hundred. And if that one chance exists, it must be possible to at least imagine it.Without a positive dream, we will always be fighting against, and never winning. Excluding the hypothesis of extra- terrestial or Divine intervention), the history of revolution and communications techology,

cybernetics, complexity and emergece theory, and thinkers from Marx, Kropotkin to Dunayevskaya and Castoriadis all suggest the possibility of a wired revolutionary planetary
Emergence overcoming predatory capitalism through networked global solidarity.’
 Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!

Celebrating Indigenous Resistance

 encuentro5 is celebrating Indigenous Resistance to colonialism and imperialism.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. 

****Solidarity call to Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera announcement below of the Peña flyer


October 12 is Christopher Columbus Day and is still celebrated by too many institutions and communities in the United States of North America. 

The Americas and the Caribbean were NOT discovered, they were invaded.  Columbus was the imperialist leading the charge of colonization and genocide of the Peoples of the Americas in 1492.

Join e5 and friends in celebration of the Americas and Caribbean Peoples resistance to colonialism and revolutions for independence. Join us in celebration of the Latin American heritage and cultural influences in the diaspora.

We honor the People’s resistance to colonialism and the Movement for a  second independence!

 A dance party will immediately follow the program. Put on your dancing shoes!

El 12e de octubre es conocido como el día de cristóbal colon y todavía es celebrado por demasiadas instituciones y comunidades en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

Las Américas y el Caribe NO fueron descubiertos, fueron invadidos. Colón fue el imperialista que llevo la carga de la colonización y el genocidio de los pueblos Indígenas de las américas y el caribe en el 1492.

Juntos honoremos la resistencia al colonialismo, las revoluciones por la independencia también las influencias culturales de América Latina en la diáspora.

¡Celebremos la resistencia de los pueblos en lucha y la segunda independencia!

 ¡Una fiesta bailable le seguirá inmediatamente después del programa, póngase sus zapatos de baile!

 $5 suggested donation but no one turned away.



PUERTO RICO: Tenemos transporte gratuito para asistir a la libertad Convocatoria Interreligioso y celebración cultural en apoyo para nuestro héroe prisionero político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera en Washington DC.


SALIDA?: para Washington 

sábado 8 de octubre a las 11:55 de la esquina de la calle Amory y la estación verde (trolley) en Jamaica Plain, Boston


REGRESO:? de Washington a las 4 de la tarde del domingo 9 de octubre.

Este será el último evento de masa en Washington DC solicitando al presidente Obama antes de terminar su presidencia que emite un perdón presidencial para Oscar López Rivera .


CONTACTO?:?  Roberto Pitirre_2000@hotmail.com o 617-323-2823. A más tardar el 10/06/16


PUERTO RICO: We have free transportation to attend the Interfaith Freedom Convocation and Cultural Celebration on behalf of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera in Washington DC.


DEPARTURE:  Saturday October 8th at 11:55 pm from the corner of Amory St. and Green Station in Jamaica Plain, Boston and


RETURN: from Washington at 4 pm Sunday October 9th. 

This is the last massive event in Washington DC before President Obama completes  his term. We are asking him to issue a presidential pardon for Oscar

CONTACT:  Roberto:  Pitirre_2000@hotmail.com  or  617-323-2823.  No later than10/6/16

Encuentro5 World Social Forum Report Back and Peña


Sovereign Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile and Mexico) observe anniversaries of their independence from the Spanish colonizers. Puerto Rico a USA colony/territory led an unsuccessful rebellion to overthrow their Spanish colonizers (grito de lares). Globalization, racism, anti-immigrant sentiment and poverty are fueling People’s Movements for a second independence, economic liberation and the building of another world.


In August, tens of thousands of activists from around the world gathered in Montreal for the first World Social Forum in the Global North. E5 and Boston activists will present forum reports. Please join us Saturday, September 10th and share information and dinner followed by e5 Peña.


Another World is Necessary and together we can make it Possible!

Naciones soberanas de América Latina (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile y México) observan aniversarios de su independencia de los colonizadores españoles. La colonia de EE.UU. Puerto Rico atentó una rebelión para derrocar a sus colonizadores españoles (grito de lares) pero no lo lograron. La globalización, el racismo, el sentimiento anti -inmigrante y la pobreza están motivando movimientos populares por una segunda independencia, liberación económica y la construcción de otro mundo.


En agosto, decenas de miles de activistas de todo el mundo se reunieron en Montreal para el primer Foro Social Mundial en los países del Norte. Informes sobre el foro serán presentados por activistas miembros de e5 y Boston.  Favor de unirse a nosotros sábado, 10 de septiembre a las 4:pm para compartir, cenar y disfrutar la Peña.

¡Otro mundo es necesario juntos podemos Hacerlo!


Schedule of Activities 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  World Social Forum Report Back
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - Late e5 Peña (sharing, song, poetry, music and you!)

 9A Hamilton Pl. 

(downtown area across from Park St. green/redline station)


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Encuentro 5 Peña Celebrates Anniversaries of Latin American Independence/¡Encuentro 5 Peña celebra aniversarios de Liberación de América Latina!

Between 1808 and 1826, after three centuries of colonial rule by the Spanish and Portuguese imperialists, most of Latin America (aka Spanish and Portuguese  America) with the exception of Cuba and Puerto Rico was liberated during this period, Some of the better known revolutionary liberating leaders of national and social liberation from that era through today are: Bolivar, Zapata, Martí, Sandino, Che, and Comandantes Fidel and Raúl Castro, and Comandante Hugo Chávez.


Entre 1808 y 1826 , después de tres siglos de dominio colonial de los imperialistas de España y Portugal , la mayor parte de América Latina (también conocido como América española y portuguesa ) con la excepción de Cuba y Puerto Rico fue liberada durante este período , Parte del liberador revolucionario más conocido Los líderes de la liberación nacional y social de esa época hasta hoy son : Bolívar , Zapata , Martí , Sandino , el Che , y los comandantes Fidel y Raúl Castro , y el Comandante Hugo Chávez .

Please join the Encuentro 5 Community and friends in the Peña celebration of  Latin America Independence/únete a la Comunidad y amigos de Encuentro 5 en la Peña: Celebración en solidaridad con la independencia Latinoamérica

On Saturday, July 9,  2016  7:pm - 11:pm/el sabado, 9 de julio del 2016  7:pm-11:pm

9A Hamilton Place (across from Park St. Green and Redline Train stations)

encuentro5 commemorates and celebrates the anniversary or the 'Liberation' of enslaved Africans in the Americas

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108


"encuentro5 commemorates and celebrates the anniversary or the 'Liberation' of enslaved Africans in the Americas"

Join us on the journey and enjoy music, dance and food, bring instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

"Encuentro 5 Peña celebrates May Day with performances from James Connolly's Book Songs of Freedom by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore"

 Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence
-Martin Luther King Jr

"Encuentro 5 Peña celebrates May Day with performances from James Connolly's Book Songs of Freedom by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore"

After their appearance here, Mat will open the James Connolly Festival in Dublin in May. Mat is the editor of “Songs of Freedom” (PM Press).

Join us on the journey and enjoy music, dance and food, bring instruments, songs and stories. We have gathered a diverse group of performers on the program. We need you to help make this a memorable evening!

$5 suggested donation but no one turned away.

Songs of Freedom - A Performance from the James Connolly Songbook

 Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. @encuentro5 - 9A Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108


 As part of our build up toward May Day, join the encuentro5 community for a performance by Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore. After their appearance here, Mat will open the James Connolly Festival in Dublin in May. Mat is the editor of “Songs of Freedom” (PM Press). It is a celebration of the life and work of James Connolly, the Irish revolutionary socialist martyred by the British for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916. These are the original Songs of Freedom, published in 1907, the Connolly Souvenir program, published in 1919, and the James Connolly Songbook, published in 1972. There are introductory remarks by Connolly's great ­grandson, James Connolly Heron, a biographical sketch by Theo Dorgan and a note about the making of the current book by Mat Callahan. Books and CDs will be on sale.

Read about Mat Callahan here: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Callahan or visit his website: http://matcallahan.com/

He will be joining us off an Ireland and US tour before going on to the Left Forum. The event will be co-sponsored with PM Press, publishers of Mat's James Connolly Songbook.

 $5 suggested donation but no one turned away.


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