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Boston Anti-War Memorial Day Event
New_vets for peace mem day 5-25-09 003.jpgBoston, Mass. May 25, 2009--Boston Veterans For Peace and Military Families Speakout held their second annual anti-war Memorial Day observance in Waterfront Park on May 25, 2009. Speakers spoke about the devastation of the Iraq/Afghan wars and the terrible toll taken on US soldiers as well as civilians. After the speakers, the names of each Mass. soldier killed in Iraq/Afghanistan were read aloud and a flower was tossed in the harbor water after each name was read. Bouquets of flowers were tossed in the water for the million civilian deaths in the two wars. This anti-war Memorial Day event stood in stark contrast to the many pro-war Memorial Day events held today.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktkHND-0ioE
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26 May 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine
nakba.pngThe Russell Tribunal on Palestine will "address the failure of application of law even though it has been so clearly identified." It begins where the ICJ "stopped: highlighting the responsibilities arising from the enunciation of law, including those of the international community, which cannot continue to shirk its obligations."
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18 May 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
Boston Vigil-6th Anniversary of Iraq War
New_Boston Anti-War 3-21-09 001.jpgBoston, Mass--About 75 people gathered on the Boston Common on March 21 to mark the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War. The names of those killed in the war, both US troops and Iraqis, were read aloud. Sponsoring organizations included the Unitarian Universalist Association and Military Families Speak Out. The event was one of many anti-war actions across the US today - including a large march on the Pentagon in Washington DC.
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27 Mar 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Combatants For Peace Visit Mass.
New_combatants for peace 3-6-09 malden mass 002.jpgIsraeli Yaniv Rashef, whose home is in range of Gaza missiles, was a foot soldier in the Israeli army-and chose to fight no more. Palestinian Bassam Aramin served seven years in jail for planning an attack against Israeli soldiers--and chose no more violence. Just two years ago, Bassam lost his daughter to an israeli soldier's rubber-coated bullet. They are Combatants For Peace, now over 600 former Israeli soldiers and former Palestinian fighters, working together without revenge for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.

Former Palestinian and Israeli combatants are speaking in Mass. in March; advocating a peaceful solution to Palestine/Israel war.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO3XROjErAc
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23 Mar 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Anti-Zionist Protest at the Israeli Consulate
gaza-funeral-483.pngOn Friday, January 16th a march and rally was held to protest the ongoing genocide by Israel in the Gaza Strip. Approximately 300 people gathered in front of 20 Park Plaza, home of the Israeli consulate, to express their outrage and revulsion at Israel's massacre of the Palestinian people.
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18 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Noam Chomsky Speaks on the Gaza Crisis
Noam_chomsky_cropped.pngOn January 13, Noam Chomsky addressed the crisis in Gaza at a talk held at MIT. This event was co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies and its Program on Human Rights and Justice. For video and audio coverage of this event, please visit www.gazasiege.org:

http://gazasiege.blogspot.com/2009/01/video-noam-chomsky-on-gaza.html
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18 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Politics : War and Militarism
An Interfaith Declaration for Peace
GCV035.pngOn Tuesday, January 13, around 300 members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities gathered in the Boston Commons for a silent vigil calling for an end to the violence in Gaza. Boston-area religious leaders from all Abrahamic religions have jointly written a statement calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The statement is posted in full below.

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Lockdown at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/15/18563368.php
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15 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : War and Militarism
Funeral Procession in Boston Joins National Protests Against Israel's Incursion in Gaza
BWP1100722.pngBoston, Mass.--Around 400 people with home-made coffins marched in downtown Boston in a silent funeral procession to join protests around the world against Israel's military aggression in Gaza. Thousands marched in major cities in Europe, Arab countries, and the United States to express their outrage for the killings of so far 821 Palestinians, including 235 children, and close to 3700 wounded (50% of them women and children). Thirteen Israelis have died in the offensive, ten of them soldiers.

“Palestinian people must be some of the most extraordinary human beings in the world to continue to survive and raise families and talk about peace under the conditions they are living in,” said Catherine Hoffman from the Cambridge-Bethlehem People-to-People Project. “People who see Israel as the victim here, can see the power, absolute power that Israel wields in Palestine, not just now in terms of the killing, but everyday in terms of the occupation.”

RELATED: Watch video of the funeral procession, by Michael Borkson:
http://openmediaboston.org/node/498
Cambridge City Council Adopts Gaza Resolution
http://gazasiege.blogspot.com/2009/01/breaking-news-cambridge-city-counc
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10 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : War and Militarism
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