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Boston Global Action Weekly Update 8/17/01
17 Aug 2001
The Boston Global Action Network has been publishing electronic weekly updates since early 2000 as a service to the Boston global justice activist community. With about 900 subscribers, the weekly update is being posted here as a sample. To subscribe, send blank message to BGAN-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com.
BGAN MEETINGS AND EVENTS

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### NEGAN REGIONAL MEETING

Sunday August 19, 11am-3pm, SEIU 1984 union hall, 105 State St., Concord, NH.

Representatives of state GANs and New England movements are invited to ratify the NEGAN renewal proposal and discuss the upcoming IMF/World Bank protests in September.

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### BANKBUSTERS MEETING

Thursday August 23, 6:00pm, Harvest Coop Community Room, 581 Mass Ave. (Central Square).

We'll discuss organizing for the fall IMF/World Bank protest in Washington DC, and the World Bank Bond Boycott in Cambridge. Info: Alex, 617-625-5744.

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### BGAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Monday August 27, 5:30pm, UFE - 37 Temple Pl. 2nd Floor (Park Street T).

SC will discuss progress of adopted proposals from the June 25th coordinating committee meeting.

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### BGAN COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEETING

Monday, September 10, 7pm, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. (Copley stop on green line or Back Bay stop on orange line).

Member groups are cordially invited to coordinate activities for the Fall, including the IMF/World Bank protests in DC, neighborhood base building efforts, and ongoing movement reevaluation and envisioning. Info: Sarah, scarlet_rose (at) hotmail.com

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OTHER EVENTS

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### BANKBUSTERS AND THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER PRESENT:
DOCUMENTING DISSENT - RESISTING THE IMF AND WORLD BANK

Friday & Saturday August 24 & 25, Showing at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Coolidge Corner T Stop on Green "C" Line).

Friday 7:00pm, 8:30pm - Prague 2000
Saturday 7:00pm - Two Trevors go to Washington
Saturday 8:30pm - It's Our Water, Dammit!

All shows are $5-15 (sliding scale) and in the Screening Room. Tickets available at the Coolidge box office on the day of show only.

Info: Alex, 617-625-5744 or noimfwb (at) yahoo.com.

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### 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES FORUM:
FOREIGN AND MILITARY POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Thursday August 30, 7pm, First Unitarian-Universalist Church 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain (By the monument)

COME! SEE and HEAR the candidate's address these important issues! ASK the candidate's questions! LEARN more about the issues, focusing on...

* FTAA/fast track
* Aid to Colombia
* Cuban Embargo
* U.S. Missle Defense System

Info: Christene DeJong, UFE 617-423-2148 x24 / Eric Weltman, CPPAX 617-426-3040

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### STREET MEDIC AND AFFINITY GROUP MEDIC TRAINING COURSE

Saturday September 8-9, Location MIT 3-343.

Saturday 9am-7pm - Basic Street First Aid
Sunday 9am-7pm - Street Medic Operations, Roleplays, and Eval.

These trainings will cover street first aid and chemical weapons. decontamination protocol, as well as extensive roleplays and assessments. It is is designed as a complete introduction to action medical knowledge and skills; completion of this course should prepare you for action in the streets of D.C. Suggested donation 20$. Housing available, food provided by Food Not Bombs. Space is limited. Please preregister by calling Martha or 617-628-1725 or emailing martha (at) riseup.net.

Info: Michael, 617-524-8064, mhg1 (at) cornell.edu.

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### CLOSING THE CIRCLE: IMMIGRATION AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC JUSTICE FORUM

Tuesday September 11, 6-9pm, Cambridge Senior Center (Central Square - opposite Town Hall).

A forum for immigrant activists to talk about their personal experiences of global economic injustice and its connection with immigrants' rights in the US. Sponsored by BankBusters/BGAN, Comite Latino of City Life/Vida Urbana, General Amnesty Coalition, Latin American Action Coalition, South Asia Center.

Info: Alex 617-625-5744, noimfwb (at) yahoo.com.

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### FORESTVALE RALLY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Wednesday September 19, 6pm, ForestVale Apartments, Rockvale Circle, Jamaica Plain (Green T Stop).

Mark your calendars and get your puppets ready for this family-oriented rally and protest to save affordable housing at Boston's second largest public housing complex.

Info: Mark, mpedulla (at) clvu.org.

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### SCREENING OF FTAA VIDEO, SONG, AND DANCE

Saturday September 22, time TBA, Berwick Research Institute, 14 Palmer Street, Roxbury (near Washington St. x Malcolm X Blvd).

Screening of the just completed IMC FTAA Documentary plus various experimental grassroots musicians including dj's, african drums, vegan strait-edge hardcore band, "There Were Wires", free vegan catering, intelligent spoken word and performance, political video art and environmental installation, and representation by different affinity groups.

Info: Tiffany, tangle7 (at) yahoo.com.
See also:
http://www.bostonglobalaction.net
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