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October 27: National Day of Action Against the Iraq War
peace_12-31-05.jpgOn Saturday, October 27th, people from all walks of life will gather in Boston for a massive New England regional demonstration, part of a nationally coordinated day of protest against the war in Iraq called by United for Peace and Justice. Regional demonstrations will be held in 11 cities around the country.

The New England event will start with a rally at the Boston Common bandstand starting at Noon, followed by a march to Copley Plaza from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
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24 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Protestors Gather to Declare: Protest Is Not TERRORISM!
romero.jpgOn Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2007, under a brilliant sky, fifty activists converged on the plaza in Maverick Square in East Boston, Massachusetts to sound the alarm about events in El Salvador. Led by CISPES and joined by the Cambridge-El Salvador Sister City Project and Centro Presente, the rally was called to bring attention to the arrests of 13 people in Suchitoto for simply speaking out against the government’s water privatization policy. Speakers throughout the afternoon outlined the new anti-terror law under which the thirteen were charged with acts of terror and face up to 50 years in jail for being at or near a lawful protest.
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11 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
NIH Report on BU Bioterror Lab Biased, Independent Study Needed
Bioterrorism.jpgRisk assessments of the construction site for Boston University’s biodefense laboratory are subject to partisan politics, arbitrary to the project’s funding and should be strictly reviewed. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), as the main funding organization, has high stakes in the success of the biolab and is now playing the largest role in determining the safety of building the lab in a high-density population area of Boston.
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09 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Boston Activist Assaulted by Gathering of Eagles
carlos.jpgCarlos Arredondo, Boston resident (Roslindale/JP) was assaulted by members of The Gathering of Eagles pro-war organization while he was demonstrating at the capitol this weekend.
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19 Sep 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Military Families Release Homemade Video to Challenge War Propaganda
vetsday0603.jpgThursday, Military Families Speak Out (based in Jamaica Plain) and Gold Star Families Speak Out members picked up a video camera and made a one and one-half minute piece to counter and challenge a $15 million ad campaign to push the Bush administration's Iraq war agenda.

Celeste and Dante Zappala produced a home made video and posted it online to counter-act a national campaign launched by Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, and its advocacy group Freedom's Watch, to pressure Congress to continue funding the war.
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31 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Hiroshima Day 2007
Hiroshima_Panel_Fire.jpgToday is the 62nd anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and its people in split seconds, 8/6/45 -- the worst massacre and bloodiest day in American and Japanese history. In human history. 140,000 perished immediately and within hours and days. Another 70,000 were vaporized in Nagasaki on 8/9/45. Survivors (hibakusha) are still dying from the long-term after effects, their average age now 73, the cenotaph in Hiroshima now bears more than 253,000 names. These survivors were little kids caught up in the blast.
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06 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
Residents Take on Cluster Bomb Manufacturer on War Anniversary
cluster_bomb.jpgThe Middle East Crisis Coalition held a demonstration on Thursday, August 2nd in downtown Waltham to protest Raytheon's manufacturing of weapons designed to indiscriminately kill all living things in a wide area.

Raytheon, headquartered in Waltham, is the biggest missile manufacturer in the world, one of the world's leading manufacturers of cluster bombs, and ranks fourth in terms of military sales.
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03 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
Artist Stages Reenactments of Vietnam-Era Protest Speeches
zinn3.jpgExploring the parallels between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War, artist Mark Tribe will stage re-enactments of Vietnam-era protest speeches in Boston and Washington, D.C. in July. The events are part of Tribe’s Port Huron Project, a series of re-enactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the 1960s and ’70s.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
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