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Announcement :: Organizing
Assembling Peace IV--Sat, Dec 9 in JP
03 Dec 2006
The Assembling Peace parties are designed to create a setting in which veteran activists can gather, network and socialize in a fun, relaxed and positive setting while encouraging interested newcomers to learn about and participate in alternative political and social awareness and action. At an Assembling Peace party you can expect to find a variety of activist groups speaking and tabling, musical and theatrical performers, film, books, art, food, beer, wine, coffee, food, dancing, massage and more.
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Assembling Peace IV
Saturday, December 9, 8:00pm
@ Spontaneous Celebrations
Jamaica Plain, MA

A radical and politically progressive energizing anti-war event/party/mixer to benefit the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition.
www.stopthewars.org

At the Spontaneous Celebrations community center (45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/, 617 -524-6373).

8:00pm-12:00 midnight. All Ages. 10$ donation.
Contact: Brian O’Connell, 617-947-8983, vinniechops (at) hotmail.com

Assembling Peace IV Website:
www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/peaceIV2006.htm

Link to Flyer (print and cut in two):
www.massglobalaction.org/projects/flyer-2006-12-09.pdf

The Assembling Peace parties are designed to create a setting in which veteran activists can gather, network and socialize in a fun, relaxed and positive setting while encouraging interested newcomers to learn about and participate in alternative political and social awareness and action. At an Assembling Peace party you can expect to find a variety of activist groups speaking and tabling, musical and theatrical performers, film, books, art, food, beer, wine, coffee, food, dancing, massage and more.

There will be organizations setting up information tables and speakers on the subjects of the anti-war movement, global justice, class, human rights, racism, sexism, environmental sustainability, labor, trade, capitalism, socialism, etc. There will also be musicians, artists, massage, food, beer/wine, coffee, etc.

Assembling Peace IV is a fundraiser for the Stop the Wars Coalition (STWC). The Stop the Wars Coalition is an anti-war group that formed out of the organizing efforts in the Boston area during 2005 to stage a mass rally against the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After successfully staging a rally and march on October 29, 2005 featuring Cindy Sheehan and 3,000 participants; the October 29th Coalition evolved into the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, which has continued to stage anti-war protests, host speakers, hold meetings, stage teach-ins and push the “How Many More” campaign (http://www.stopthewars.org/start/campaigns/howmanymore/index.htm) in the Boston area.


Assembling Peace IV Performers:

Diamond Mines (http://www.thediamondmines.net/) "...they couldn't be a more complete rock outfit... skilled musicianship and keen understanding of crafting hooks... the melding of different styles isn't forced..." -Alan Verly (Northeast Performer)

Yoni Gordon (http://www.yonigordon.com/) “Yoni Gordon is a local singer-songwriter with the DIY ethics of Minor Threat, the work ethic of James Brown, and the pop style of say, Ted Leo. We really are unsure as to how one could watch Yoni and not be stoked. For real.” -O'Brien's Pub Website

The Scallywags (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendi) “Arrr! We be a rovin' band of pirates, tellin' the tales of the ghost ships and revolutionaries. We be clearin' the name of many a misrepresented Pirate Lady and Man alike. With stories, shanties, dances and a healthy swig o' rum, we'll take ya scurvy dogs on a trip to the high seas.”

Bread and Roses (http://www.myspace.com/breadandrosesboston) Spreading the revolution and lifting up the workers through good ol’ fashion foot stompin’, pickin’, fiddlin’ and singin’!

Nate & Amatul of Aquari’i Arts Network (www.xanga.com/amatul)- Beatbox, rhymes and spoken word with two of Boston’s most outspoken activists.

Andrew Alexander (http://www.andrewalexander.com) “From opera and classical to improv and show tunes. Mr. Alexander delights and entertains, sharing his vivacious love for music and high-spirited camaraderie to create for you ...a kind of entertainment that is spectacular!”

Mercen Hot up and coming Boston MC blowin’ it up on the mic.

Pete Cassani (http://www.thepeasants.net/) Pete Cassani wields his guitar like a rock & roll WMD against the forces of imperialism, war and an out of control right wing gone mad.

Jacques ("The Haitian Firefly") Fleury (http://thealewife.typepad.com/weblog/2006/11/the_haitian_fir.html)
Poet, Columnist, Freelance Writer, Producer and host of the live local TV show aptly titled "Dream Weavers w/ Jacques" on Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) on Ch. 9 on Thursdays.

Marty the Mime You know him, you love him, the peace warrior mime of Boston.

Joel Ockenheim Renaissance Vocal Ensemble We all know that you’re a fan.

Participating Organizations:

Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition (http://www.stopthewars.org/)
Socialist Alternative (http://socialistalternative.org/)
Code Pink (http://www.codepinkboston.org/)
Jewish Voices for Peace (http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/)
Lucy Parsons Center (http://www.lucyparsons.org/)
Harvest Food Coop (http://www.harvestcoop.com/)
Equal Exchange (http://www.equalexchange.com/)
American Friends Service Committee (http://www.afsc.org/)
Socialist Party of Boston (http://www.spboston.org/)
What’s Up Magazine (http://www.whatsupmagazine.org/)
Boston 911Truth Committee (http://www.boston911truth.org/) (http://www.geocities.com/dexterousdigits/pageboy.html)
Boston Anti-Zionist Network
Bostonians for the Overthrow of King George (http://impeachbush.meetup.com/335/)

Plus many more!!!


Assembling Peace History:

Assembling Peace I was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on March 26, 2005 and was a fundraiser for Boston Mobilization and the March 20, 2005 protest against the war in Boston. Pictures of the 3/26/05 Assembling Peace I can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/events007b_APeace.htm

Assembling Peace II was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on October 8, 2005 and was a fundraiser for the October 29th Coalition and the 10/29 rally and march (mentioned above). Pictures of 10/8/05 Assembling Peace II can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/AssembingPeaceII_ss/aPeaceI

Assembling Peace III was held on April 23, 2006 at Encuentro 5 (http://www.encuentro5.org/), an activist community space in Boston’s Chinatown. AP III was a benefit for STWC.

Spontaneous Celebrations Venue Info:

Spontaneous Celebrations has two floors and can hold 280 occupants (at any one time). The first floor will be for various groups to set up information tables and introduce themselves, network, promote their actions and recruit. There is no fee to table, but we encourage all participants to contribute to the event however possible. There is a side room on the first floor that will be set up for massage chairs and arts related activities. There is also a kitchen and counter on the first floor which will have food to serve.

The Second floor has a bar that will serve beer, wine and fair trade coffee. There is a stage on the second floor that will host the performers and speakers. A diverse array of musicians, poets, comedians, entertainers and speakers will alternate on this stage. Every organization that tables on the first floor is encouraged to speak. The program will focus on diversity and present a broad spectrum of race, sex, musical styles and speakers including veterans, youth, socialists, environmentalists, anti-war, labor rights, low income advocates and much more.

Directions To Spontaneous Celebrations
(45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/, 617 -524-6373)

From Stony Brook T stop, Orange Line:
Exit right from the MBTA station on to Boylston St. Cross Lamartine St. (light) and continue on the right side of Boylston St. one short block. The next right is Danforth St. # 45 is the first large building in from the corner on the left side of the street.

From the Jamaicaway, coming from Boston or Cambridge:
Go left on Bynner (lights after Brookline overpass). Go through lights at South Huntington. Right at Day St. Go straight at stop sign (Centre St.) Take next left at Paul Gore St. Go down Paul Gore St. to the end, turn right at Larmartine, take first right at Boylston, first right at Danforth.

Spontaneous Celebrations: (617) 524-6373, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Please contact me anytime that you have any questions.

Brian O'Connell
Cell: 617-947-8983
vinniechops (at) hotmail.com
www.brian-oconnell.com
See also:
http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/peaceIV2006.htm
http://www.stopthewars.org

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