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sometime run out of capacity. So we're in transition: we are
new website, while keeping this
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Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho
Levy, directed by Michael Fox Kennedy
Saturday, May 31, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Imagine all Karl Marx would have to say after one
hundred years of just being able to watch! This is a joint
benefit organized by the Stop the Wars Coalition and the
Socialist Party USA. Tickets are available at the door. There is
a $10 - 20 sliding scale donation.
The Global Justice Movement & Eco-socialism
Friday, May 2, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Bolivian Nueva Cancion Pioneer, Manuel
May Day, 2008, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The history of Manuel "Papirri" Monroy
is one marked by the study of music, creativity, and cultural
work. While he is definitely in the category of musicians of the
"new song" movement from Latin America, his poetry and music
escape some of the conventionalism of the movement. Manuel
initiated his musical career playing classic guitar, but later
on composed his own songs and became famous at various social
song festivals. In 1980, under the dictatorship of General
Garcia Meza he was forced to go into exile in Mexico and was
able to return to Bolivia only in 1984. There is a $10 donation
to support the Boston May Day Coalition.
Global Alternatives: The South African
Challenging Corporate Globalization with
April 30, 2008, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
New England United: Regional Meeting
February 10, 2008, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Planning for next year's mass actions and antiwar conference.
Representatives from all 6 states of New England plan to attend.
2, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
As global financial markets come unhinged, as people lose their
homes and livelihoods, as the cost of war escalates, as workers
and borders cross one another, it is time to think about the
economic system that structures our choices and determines much
of our life chances...
Join renowned scholar and economic
geographer Richard Peet as he helps navigate this often hidden
world. An informed and rigorous thinker, Peet is also a
charismatic and trenchant critic of the rule of capital.
January 19, 2008, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This is an educational event organized by the Stop
the Wars Coalition. It reviews the Winter Soldier campaign
organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War. The event also
identifies ways that the individuals can plug into the antiwar
January 19, 2008, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Five workers from Top City Produce in New York City were
recently fired from their jobs. The “Gang of Five” – Osvaldo,
Mario, Diego, Esau, and Carlos – have been some of the strongest
and most active members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
since they joined the union almost two years ago. After one of
the workers was suspended, the other four approached the boss in
an attempt to discuss the situation. On Monday morning, the boss
told them all to wait outside and then never allowed them back
in. They continue to be locked out.
Before joining the union, Top City workers consistently
pulled 72-hour weeks with no overtime and no benefits.
Conditions improved once the shop went union. Workers filed a
lawsuit against Top City for wage violations and negotiated a
contract with the boss. They were waiting for the boss to sign
the contract when they were fired without warning on Monday.
Suggested donation for the benefit: $10
January 15, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
This is an internal meeting.
International Migrants' Day
December 18, 2007,
7:00 - 9:00 Join the Boston May Day Coalition, the National
Lawyers Guild, Centro Presente, AFSC-Project Voice, LUMA, and
the Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Committee in asking, "Why
Haven't the United States and the European Union Signed the
International Convention to Protect the Rights of Migrant
Workers and Their Families?"
December 15, 2007, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Author presentation and reception. Book description: "Since
coming to power in 1998, the Chávez government has inspired both
fierce internal debate, and horror amongst Western governments
accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich
state. In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposes
the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to
Venezuela's elected leader, and explains the real reason for
their alarm. He argues that the Chávez government has instituted
one of the world's most progressive constitutions, but warns
that it has yet to overcome the dangerous specters of the
country's past: its culture of patronage and clientelism, its
corruption, and its support for personality cults, all fuelled
by the attention and interference of a succession of US
November 15 (& 27), 2007,
6:30 p.m. Description: The Constitutional
reform proposal has been presented by President Chavez, the
National Assembly, and the People through consultations
throughout the country. This reform will be implemented if the
majority of the voters vote "YES" in the next referendum on
Dec ember 2nd in Venezuela. The Bolivarian Circle of Boston is
offering two workshops to discuss the changes that are being
proposed. We are inviting all those that are interested in
getting information on the proposed changes to the Constitution,
to participate in these workshops.
November 16, 2007,
7:00 p.m. Join members of the extended e5
community and resident organizations as we look ahead through
our second year and plan significant changes. Program consists
of a short documentary video, presentations and a wine &
October 14, 2007,
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. New England United meets to continue
organizing toward the regional demonstration planned for
Saturday, October 27, 2007, on Boston Common. The nationwide
UFPJ event is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Global Action and
the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition.
Premiere del documental “Marchas por la
Amnistía” en Boston
Octubre 10, 6:30 p.m. “Marchas
por la Amnistía” es un documental producido independientemente
por Alcides Vidal. El video cubre los esfuerzos hechos desde el
año 1999 hasta mayo del 2007, desde la perspectiva del activismo
pro-immigrante desplegado desde Massachusetts. El productor
señala, si “usted ha participado de estas marchas, usted es el
actor principal” y asi es, porque cada persona que ha entregado
su tiempo y su esfuerzo es el actor principal en esta lucha cuyo
triunfo parece a momentos estar cerca, para luego alejarse y
propinar un golpe a las esperanzas.
Clean-up & Renovation: e5
September 23 & 24, 2007,
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. That's right with all these
activities we have to address the wear-and-tear in addition to
transforming the space. If you're able to volunteer wear old
clothes! Everything from painting to dusting to moving furniture
to data entry is being done. We are seeking a 2-hour minimum
13, 2007, 7 - 9 p.m. Brown University Ph.D. student
Kendra Fehrer has just returned from her 3rd stay in Venezuela
where she spent time with 8 communal councils. Recently
established, these councils offer grassroots communities of up
to 400 families an opportunity to directly organize their own
economic and social development. Some 18,000 communal councils
have spread throughout Venezuela in a unique experiment
combining direct democracy, representation and economic
development. Kendra’s graduate work in Argentina, combined with
her own activism provides a keen vantage point for understanding
the unfolding Venezuelan experiment with 21st Century Socialism.
August 3, 2007 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Several hundred
activists and organizers from the Boston area attended the
historic United States Social Forum in Atlanta, GA. This report
back features six speakers, several cultural performances and a
group discussion on what Atlanta '07 means for us and the future
of our progressive social change movement. More details,
speakers bios, etc. will be added as they become available.
14, 2007: The Stop the Wars Coalition is organizing a strategy
session on the antiwar movement. The half-day event, running from 11:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at encuentro 5 in
Chinatown, draws together
different strands of the movement over 3 90 minute sessions:
Existing Conditions - Reflecting on the war machine and its
What is to done? - What can we do to the stop the war?
The Road Ahead: Brainstorm and Discussion
The first 2 90-minute sessions feature panel presentations (lasting
30 minutes) followed by open discussion. Panelists include organizers
from Mass Peace Action, Troops Out Now Coalition, Massachusetts Global
Action, United for Justice with Peace, Code Pink and other local
organizations. The final 90 minute session is an open ended discussion
that will feature an active facilitator to keep the conversation moving
forward. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
April 16, 2007, 7-9 p.m. Join the author and the
Boston Bolivarian Circle for a discussion “Cowboy in Caracas and
the ongoing revolution in Venezuela. The event will include a
wine & cheese-style reception. For more information, contact
April 15, 2007, 6-8 p.m. Meet author and environmental
activist Karen Coulter at this launch of an important new Real Democracy
pamphlet series beginning with Rule of Property,
Coulter will be joined by Jill Stein (Mass. Coalition for Healthy
Communities), & Ward Morehouse (Program on Corporations, Law &