Join us on May Day 2018!

May Day 2018

International Workers Day

Resist Deportations! Fight Back!

Immediate Permanent Legal Residence for All Undocumented Migrants!

Permanent Residence for All in the DACA and TPS programs!

Tuesday, May 1, 5:00 PM

Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand

6:30 March to Copley Square

The government in Washington and the billionaire class are leading a generalized assault on our lives, rights, and living conditions. The leading edge of this assault today is the stepped-up attacks against migrants. Deportations are accelerating. The war on the poor continues. Student debt stands at over a trillion dollars! As US wars have created massive debt and refugees internationally, the consequences of corporate greed at home have created refugees within our own borders. The recent tax cuts for the rich will be at the expense of our living standards. Get ready for more cuts in affordable housing, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and education. Millions of youth and decent hardworking people are under attack! Join us on May Day where our program will address: Migration, Labor Rights, Systemic Oppression, Threats to Human Survival, and the role of capitalism in the current crisis.

Cosponsors: Anarchist Black Cross, ANSWER Coalition – Boston, Bay State Red Sentinels, #BecomeUngovernable, Boston Education Justice Alliance, Boston Labor Solidarity Committee, Boston May Day Coalition, Boston Socialist Alternative, Boston Teachers Union, Community Church of Boston, Cosecha Boston, Cosecha Merrimack Valley, CPUSA Boston, Food for Activists, Greater Boston Green-Rainbow Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation – Boston, Refuse Fascism- Metro Boston, Socialist Party – Greater Boston, UAW Local 1596, Veterans For Peace- Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment

Stand Out: Free Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner

Free Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner Stand-Out Davis Square MBTA Subway Stop-Davis Square, Somerville-5 PM – 6 PM Thursday April 19, 2018

We Will Not Leave Our Sister Behind-Don’t Prosecute The Truth

Ms. Winner has been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in U.S. election systems toIntercept, an on-line news organization. She faces up ten years and a $250, 000 fine. After having earlier this year been denied her appeal for bail by the federal 11thCircuit Court of Appeals Ms. Winner is now scheduled for trial in Augusta, Georgia in the fall of 2018. Ms. Winner arrested in June 2017 will have been in unnecessary pre-trial detain for well over a year despite an honorable military discharge from the Air Force after six years of service, no previous criminal record, no flight risk, parents ready to put their ranch as collateral, and not a danger to herself or others the normal legal standard for being bail-worthy before she has her day in court.

The charge against Ms. Winner is grossly disproportionate to her alleged offense, and is designed to create a chilling effect on investigative journalism by dissuading sources from sharing information that is critical to the public interest. We are dedicated to raising public awareness of Winner’s case in light of the U.S. government’s persistent abuse of the Espionage Act in this case and the recent case of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning to silence its critics and stifle journalism.

For more information-Goggle “Stand With Reality” or “Courage To Resist”. Also Google for an informative article on Ms. Winner’s life in the December New York magazine.

Attempting to make her case more widely known we frankly admit with everything else going on around Russian involvement with the 2016 American elections that it has gone under the radar. We are trying various spots and this month we will be in Davis Square, Somerville -Thursday April 19th5 PM to 6 PM for our seventh stand-out in defense of whistle-blower Reality Leigh Winner-The Committee For International Labor Defense-Smedley Butler Brigade -Veterans for Peace (labor donated)

April 14 – Tax Day Rally

Donald Trump Doesn’t Deserve a Tax Break!

President Trump’s tax bill is ensuring billions of dollars in profits to large corporations-and peanuts to working people. Meanwhile the President and Congress have agreed on unparalleled increases in Pentagon spending that will lead to more wars, more suffering, and take even more money from programs that benefit all of us.

Cuts in essential programs from climate protection to Medicaid, housing, Social Security and Medicare are on the drawing board. We must turn around Washington’s budget insanity! Join us April 14th at 12 pm as we rally on Cambridge Common!

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Join us on Tax Day to call attention to these dangers while promoting our budget priorities to fund the programs we all need.

The Trump tax cuts for the 1% (approved by Congress) will drain the treasury of over $1.5 trillion of needed revenue over the next 10 years. These deficits will drive deep cuts to health care, education, food stamps, affordable housing and just about every other domestic program for years to come.

Congress has voted dramatic increases in war spending and first-strike nuclear weapons. These will make the world much more dangerous and drive further cuts to our economic, social and environmental security. No first strike nuclear weapons for Trump!

President Trump’s latest Budget proposal makes draconian cuts to housing, Medicaid, food stamps, and almost every other domestic program. To top it all off, Trump has still refused to release his tax returns–the first President to do so in 40 years.

Each year the Congressional Progressive Caucus proposes an alternative, the People’s Budget, that fully funds vital social programs, taxes the 1%, and cuts Pentagon spending Join us on Tax day to oppose Trump’s budget and tax priorities.


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Sponsored by Not One Penny, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, Boston Teachers Union, UNITE-HERE New England Joint Board, The January Coalition, Massachusetts Peace Action, Dorchester People for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom/Boston Branch, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, Save our Section 8, New England War Tax Resistance, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment & American Friends Service Committee

Remember: a budget is a moral document!

April 14 March for Science

Dear Activist,

Greater Boston PSR is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 March for Science in Boston, and we’re hoping to see you there:

The theme of this year’s Boston March is “Science Strikes Back!”. The focus will shift from defending attacks on scientific credibility (the theme of last year’s March) to being proactive–advocating for science-based public policy, and getting more people involved in science. In particular, the spotlight will be on climate change, where the science so needs to be heard.

Join us as we rally in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday, April 14th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There will be speakers and information about how science impacts our lives and informs public policy. Look for GBPSR’s table! Following the rally, attendees will be encouraged to advocate for climate-related bills in the Massachusetts legislature with a call-in day later in April and a State House advocacy day in May.

There are several good reasons that Greater Boston PSR is supporting this event and we think you will find great value in it, too. Please join us, and bring your friends and family.

Where: Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Ave. Boston
When: Saturday, April 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
What: Speakers, tables, playground, waterfront, friendly people
How: Blue Line -> Aquarium Station or Orange Line -> Haymarket or State St stations
Why: Because science deserves our energetic support!

How to do a Whisky Tours & Tastings Scotland

Whiskey and Scotland go hand in hand. In Edinburgh and the main cities you can find a lot of bars and shops dedicated to the national drink. In many of these places you can try some glasses as an experience. So doing a tour or a whiskey tasting in Scotland is easier than you think.

While here I will give you a list of the main activities that every whiskey lover should know, it is important to say that to go deeper you have to go to the reference website to find a whiskey tour or visit a whiskey distillery in Scotland is Scotland Whiskey Tours .

It is a site that gathers the main whiskey distilleries and the best tours that leave from Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow and other cities. It also puts the visitor in direct contact with whiskey producers.

Whiskey tour in Scotland

If you travel to Scotland you can choose to do a whiskey tour in Scotland . Not only will you get to know the best distilleries, but they will also allow you to get to know Scotland in general and admire some of its beautiful landscapes.

It is much more comfortable on a tour because they have transportation, a guide and they prevent you from getting lost on the Scottish routes.

Next, I will mention some of the best whiskey tours in Scotland. However, you may be able to do a free tour . Well, as you know, in some cities this has become very popular, so the only thing you end up paying will be the tip.

If this is the first time you visit Scotland. Then a good option is to hire a whiskey tour in Scotland, which also know the region also allows you to taste the best whiskey glasses.


Whiskey and Folklore Tour

This tour will take you to the Waverley Pub where you can taste four classic Scotch whiskeys of malt whiskey . While you also learn about the cultural importance of whiskey and know some stories about Scotland.

The tour promises to offer good information about the culture of Scotland and the role that whiskey plays in it. You can probably listen to live music at the bar and try more whiskey if you wish . The best thing is that the Waverley Pub has whiskey from around the world, but remember that it would be best to try Scotch whiskey.

One day tour at Glengoyne and Deanston distilleries

This tour will take you through the distilleries of Scotland that are considered the best in the world . You can also learn about its ancient history, as you travel through the Scottish Lowlands with a guide in a mini car with air conditioning.

You can also try Scotch whiskey from Glengoyne and Deanston distilleries . You can even explore the shores of Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park. In short, this tour will let you know how whiskey is traditionally made and try some freshly produced whiskeys.

And at the end of the tour, you will get to know one of the main attractions of Edinburgh . The famous Trossachs National Park, where you can admire its beautiful landscape or even have lunch. But keep in mind that lunch is not included in the tour, so you may have to pay it separately.

Then, you can visit the Deanston distillery on the banks of the Teith River . This is Scotland’s greenest distillery and you’ll taste two types of Scotch malt whiskey.

Whiskey tasting in Edinburgh

If you are a whiskey lover you should know that in this capital, there are several establishments that you can visit and where you can try the best whiskey glasses . So that you can live the best experience of your life as far as spirits are concerned.

In fact, most distilleries have visitor centers to offer guided tours. In these guided tours, they allow to know the aroma of a traditional distillery and appreciate every drop of whiskey .

If you have previously visited Scotland or simply do not like to adjust to itineraries. You can go to some establishments that offer guided tours and let you taste whiskey in Scotland.

Next, we will tell you some of the establishments where you can do whiskey tasting in Edinburgh .

The Scotch Whiskey Experience

The Scotch Whiskey Experience is located at 354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Here, you can learn about the history of whiskey while enjoying good drinks.

If you want to live a really fun experience and if you have some friends that can accompany you, you can opt for advanced tastings for groups of 10 . With this option, you can enjoy a tour and an advanced tasting of up to 4 special whiskeys.

Some of the things that will teach you, are how to smell, drink and properly enjoy a good whiskey . This is for groups of minimum 10 people and the price per person is approximately 57 euros.

Make a whiskey tour in Scotland

Another option offered by this establishment is a combination of whiskey and food . The food is prepared by the best team of the Amber restaurant, while you will taste 4 excellent whiskeys. This option is for groups of 10 and the price per person is approximately 48 euros.

But if you pay a little more (about 64 euros) you can opt for a tour and tasting with a tutor . You can try private mixes of the tutor’s whiskey experience.

On the other hand, if you want a true experience and at the same time you are a fan of Outlander . You can access the vault with the world’s largest collection of whiskey . While you can also try 4 of the rarest whiskeys in Scotland’s distilleries. However, this option can be much more expensive since it is approximately 551 euros per person. Although it is also much more flexible as it is available for groups of 2 to 12 people, but you must book in advance.

Scotch Malt Whiskey Society

Edinburgh offers weekly tastings at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society bar, located at 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh. One of them is the tasting of whiskey and hamburgers on Wednesdays. For almost 23 euros, you can taste a hamburger and three glasses of whiskey. Along with a little knowledge about whiskey by some employee.

On the other hand, on Thursdays you can opt for the tasting of smoke, sea and peat together with three glasses of Islay whiskey. This option, has a price of almost 17 euros. But the best option is Saturday, that you can taste a good dish and 3 glasses of whiskey for almost 28 euros .

Scotch Malt Whiskey Society also offers a personalized tasting . This option has a price of almost 33 euros, and allows you to enjoy a personalized tasting according to your tastes.

ScotlandCadenhead store

This is almost always the first stop for those who want to do whiskey tasting in Scotland . It is located at 172 Canongate, Royal Mile, EH88BN. In it, you can find very informed staff and the whiskey that you can try is according to its price (very good of course).

To taste, the store offers its own regional tastings that you must reserve in advance. They include 5 malts, 6 whiskeys and a mixture. They will also let you know about each region, style and category of whiskey in Scotland and all for almost 28 euros. This option is great for beginners.

But if you want a more personalized tasting, and at the same time learn about how barrel or age styles affect whiskey. The staff can customize the tasting for you from almost 35 euros (depending on the whiskey you want). But you must also book early for this option.

Whiski Rooms

This property is located at 4-7 North Bank Street, Edinburgh. Whiski Rooms is well known for its great variety of whiskey , along with fun tastings. But also because of its mix with food and educational experiences.

For about 25 euros you can choose between an introduction to the world of whiskey and tasting. While for almost 28 euros you can combine your dishes with cheese or chocolates in special events.

But if what you want is a deep perspective, and of course luxurious on whiskey. You can pay about 46 euros and taste some of the most expensive whiskey glasses .