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Movements of Movements with Jai Sen

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Boston's own Dorotea Manuela, editor/writer/activist Jai Sen and his co-contributors Matt Meyer, Jeff Juris, local commentators including Mimi Jones and others celebrate and discuss Movements of Movements: What Makes Us Move? (PM Press) at encuentro5. See book description below; copies on hand for sale.

Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsor list in formation. [ORDER PART 1 HERE]

PM Press: Our world today is not just ‘a world in crisis’ but also a world in profound movement, with increasingly large numbers of people joining or forming movements, and not just in relation to the crises we are facing, but also looking beyond : Local, national, transnational, and global. The dazzling diversity of ideas and experiences recorded in the two books comprising The Movements of Movements capture and reflect the extraordinary drama of uprisings and movements in our times.

Jarrar: Getting Things Straight on Iraq

Sunday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recentlyreturned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughout the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt's office to develop opposition to the war in Congress.  He collected his and his family's blog posts into The Iraq War Blog, An Iraqi Family's Inside View of the First Year of the Occupation, published as a book in 2008.


Vijay Prashad: Arab Spring - Libyan Winter

Thursday, July 7th, 2011, 7:00 p.m.  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 our 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?

Chomsky & Bennis in Conversation

Economic Crisis, Unending War, Rightwing Resurgence
Location: 75 Pleasant Street, Arlington

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
5:30pm Reception - 6:30pm Main Event - 8:15pm Break-Out Groups

Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis will discuss the current wars and the forces driving them. They will also examine pathways out of the quagmire and into a more just and peaceful world. Following their conversation, there will be time for brief comments and questions from the audience and then a break-out session for brainstorming on how to mobilize the peace movement.

Building an Organized War (Tax) Resistance Movement

25th Annual New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. [NOTE: This is Day 3 of the meeting, Days 1 & 2 take place in Cambridge at the Friends Meeting House, 9 Longfellow Park] The New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters provides an opportunity to gain the information and make the connections necessary in successfully doing war tax resistance/refusal/redirection (WTR). The gathering is for both new and experienced war tax resisters, as well as for those just testing the waters. Together we will share and expand our community of resistance to rampant US militarism and endless war.

Paul Street - The Empire's New Clothes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Radical author and historian  Paul Street speaks about his new book: The Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama and the Real World of Power. Paul is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago. He is the author of four books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era (New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); and (most recently) Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics.

One Nation - Peace Sector Organizing Meeting

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m. The NAACP, SEIU 1199, La Raza and Green Jobs for All have called upon the peace and justice movement to join a mass mobilization in Washington DC, October 2. This is a large national protest demonstration for jobs, justice and progressive change, and to counter the right wing. It will be the largest progressive mobilization in years.

Recent Experiences in Gaza: Discussion over Dinner

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a talk and photo presentation with economist, Garry (ommiting last name for security purposes), who has just returned from Gaza. Dinner catered by MESA sin fronteras.*

What is the current political and socio-economic situation in the Gaza Strip? What were the transformative points in the conflict's history? And what is the role of international aid agencies? Garry will be sharing his thoughts and experiences with a photo presentation in an informal Q&A setting open to discussion.

For the past three years, Garry has been working as an economist on poverty-, vulnerability-, and labor-market- related issues in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in various organizations. Recently he completed his first assignment in the Gaza Strip for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. More generally, as a social scientist, Garry studies dynamic complexity and change in social systems.

MPA: Peace Organizing in a New Era

Saturday, February 7, 2009, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. As the Obama Administration takes office, the peace movement has both new opportunities to seize and growing crises to confront. Join us to discuss emerging peace priorities, from stopping a military escalation in Afghanistan to finally advancing a nuclear weapons free world. Let's gather together, share insights, inspiration, and action ideas, and strengthen our movement for peace. For more information, visit the Mass Peace Action website or click on "read more."

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.

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.

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 ]