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!)

Reportback: 3rd Social Forum of the Americas

Friday, November 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m. The third Social Forum of Americas took place in Guatemala City during October. Gabriel Camacho, Saulo Araujo and Sergio Reyes attended this event to take part in the hemispheric strategizing for migrant worker rights. This report back will take place in both English & Spanish and provide translation into English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Noam Chomsky on the Elections

Thank you for attending the event with Noam Chomsky; close to 800 people attended the sold-out presentation. We will be posting a video and event report shortly.

Come talk with Noam Chomsky at our upcoming (November 19, 2008) event, "What's Next? Noam Chomsky on the Election Results, the Economy & the World" (see here for more details).

Spook the Wars!

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Join the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition in an evening of music, food, drinks, fun, music and more fun! Come out as your favorite Washington creature, warmaker, gangster, pirate or politician. Come rock! Let's jam! Don't be fooled by Uncle Sam! Party against the war. For more information visit the Stop the Wars Coalition website or send an e-mail to info [ a t ]

Drum Circle Celebrates 2nd Anniversary!

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:00 p.m. Join host Taina Vargas for a celebration of the 2nd year of the 3rd Sunday Batey. The program starts at 8:00 p.m. and runs till late. The night will feature: an art exhibit by local activists & visual artists, emcees & poets, drummers & musicians, dancers, a potluck dinner and much more. A $5 donation is suggested.

The Meltdown & the Solidarity Economy

Report from the European Social Forum

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Join trade unionist Pasqualino Colombaro for the second "Labor Leads Conversations" as he provides an account of the ESF 2008 held in Malmo, Sweden in September. Colombaro will organize his presentation around the collective international work being done to build alternative and sustainable economic institutions. Download the flyer here. Read the full report here

Ayisha Zaki: the Middle East in Crisis & the Socialist Alternative

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 7:00 p.m. The US occupation of Iraq is only the most recent chapter in the century-long struggle for the control of Middle East oil. The Bush administration claims the "surge" is working, but Iraq is in shambles. The entire region is threatened by further violence and destabilization. What will it take to stop US imperialism? Is there an alternative to the corporate domination of our world?

Jimmy Higgins - A Life in the Labor Movement

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 4:00 pm A new play by Harlan Baker, directed by Christopher Price. The name "Jimmy Higgins" has for generations stood for the name of the rank-and-file union and socialist activist.  Harlan Baker's one-man play personifies Jimmy Higgins, whom he plays himself, and takes us on an engaging and inspiring tour through the history of the American labor movement. The event is organized by DSA and tickets may be bought in advance from their website.

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