THURSDAY 10/27: Rally against US arms sales and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia

(from masspeaceaction)

Rally against US arms sales and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia

Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 pm, MIT at 77 Mass Ave (main building)

Demand that MIT end its collaboration with the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST). According to the Oxford Business Group, KACST has developeded partnerships with the two largest US military contractos (Lockheed Martin and Boeing) and is a key institution in carry out R&D in support of Saudi Arabia’s military modernization. It is unclear at this stage whether MIT’s collaboration specifically includes research with military applications. But given US supported Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen and its abysmal human rights record, it is inappropriate for US universities to be supportive of key institutions in Saudi Arabia’s military infrastructure.

Join us on October 27 to demand an end of US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and an end to collaboratin between US universities and Saudi institutes that strengthen the Saudi military.

Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action, United for Justice with Peace & AFSC Peace and Ecoonmic Security program.

Upcoming Events:

Rally against U.S. arms sales and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 5:00pm Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge

The Right to Boycott: Defending BDS
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 10:00am Central Square Library Cambridge

Iyad Burnat: Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – 7:00pm Encuentro 5 Boston

The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times
Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 9:00am Simmons College, Paresky Conference Center Boston

Major mobilization for Harvard dining hall workers on strike!

Major mobilization for Harvard dining hall workers on strike!

Saturday October 22, 3pm

Cambridge Common

Click here to download the flyer:

Striking Harvard Workers Take their Fight to Harvard Fellows:

Striking Harvard Workers Take their Fight to Harvard Fellows

Workers and alumni demand action from Harvard’s real decision makers //as administrators fail to end strike after a week

Harvard dining hall workers who are on their 9th day of a strike for annual incomes of at least $35,000 a year and to stop the administration’s demand that they pay more for basic medical services are reaching out to Harvard’s real decision makers.

On Thursday, UNITE HERE local affiliates and Harvard alumni will protest outside the offices of Harvard Corporation fellows in New York City, DC, Chicago, Berkeley, Menlo Park, Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are demanding that the Harvard Corporation— comprised of 13 fellows and Harvard University President Drew Faust—intervene to help food service workers reach an agreement.

Harvard dining hall workers have been on strike since October 5th . Workers began negotiations with Harvard administrators May 20th and have held more than 20 sessions. The strike has gained national attention and the support of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, Harvard employees and faculty. Workers, students and staff have picketed, marched and rallied all over Harvard University campus and Harvard Square for eight days but the administration has yet to resolve this issue.

“It is clear to us that all this time we’ve been bargaining with people who are not actually able to make decisions for Harvard University,” said UNITE HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang. “We call on the decision makers of Harvard University to step forward to meet with us so we can come to a just agreement.”

The Harvard Corporation “exercises fiduciary responsibility with regard to the University’s academic, financial, physical resources and overall well-being.” The Corporation is made up of 13 fellows, the President and the Treasurer.

The corporation’s fellows include: Joseph O’Donnell, chairman of the board of Centerplate, Karen Gordon Mills, president of private equity group MMP Group, Laurence Bacow, former president of Tufts University, Shirley M. Tilghman, former president of Princeton University and director for Google Inc, Nannerl O. Keohane, former president of Duke University and Wellesley College, Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO of the American Express Company, Susan L. Graham, James Breyer, William F. Lee, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Theodore V. Wells, Jr., and Paul Finnegan.

Day in Solidarity With African People, 10/24

Mother of black teen drowned by police to speak at solidarity event

Day in Solidarity With African People
October 24th, 7-9pm
@ the Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston st, Boston MA 02116
(Coply on the green line)
Contact: usmboston(AT)

A local activist group advocating reparations to the black community will host a “A Day in Solidarity with African People” event on October 24th, 2016 to address the role of white people in ending the rampant police violence targeting black people in the United States.

The Day in Solidarity is part of a nationwide campaign sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

The event will build national support for the black-led Uhuru Movement’s quest for justice for the murder of three African teenaged women by Florida sheriff’s deputies earlier this year.

On March 31st, 2016, the deputies chased Dominique Battle, Ashaunti Butler and La’Niyah Miller into a cemetery and rammed their car into a pond where they drowned.

Kunde Mwamvita, the mother of Dominique and a courageous fighter for the black community, will be traveling from Florida to speak at the event.

“What’s done in the dark will come to the light,” says Mwamvita, referring to the sheriff’s and media cover-up of the murder of daughter. “The whole world is watching now and we’re coming.”

Yejide Orunmila will deliver the keynote address. Orunmila is president of the African People’s Socialist Party Women’s Commission and president of the African National Women’s Organization. She has written extensively on African Internationalism, the political theory of the Uhuru (‘freedom’) Movement.

The Uhuru Movement for African Liberation is organizing to bring together African people into a global movement for black liberation and self-determination.

Also speaking will be Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the Uhuru Movement’s leadership to build “white solidarity with Black Power” since its founding in 1976. Hess will speak to white audiences on their role and responsibility in the black freedom struggle.

This is a free event and will have a question-and-answer session at the end. Register here:

For questions call/text 617-682-2824 or email usmboston (AT) Social media:

Panel & Discussion: From Boston to Charlotte – Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality

Panel & Discussion: From Boston to Charlotte – Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality

From Boston to Charlotte:
Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality -Panel & Discussion-
Saturday 10/15 3-5pm
@Greater Love Tabernacle
101 Nightingale Street,
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

In the past three months we have witnessed the continued onslaught of the people by the hands of the police. From Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA to Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN to Korryn Gaines in Randallstown, MD to Terrance Crutcher in Tulsa, OK to Tyre King in Columbus, OH to Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, NC. Just in the past two weeks at least 8 more Black men have been killed by the police.

  1. Alfred Olango, 30, El Cajon, California September 27
  2. Christopher Sowell, 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 28
  3. Jacquarius M. Robinson, 20. Columbus, Ohio September 30
  4. George Richards-Meyers, 18, Newark, NJ September 30
  5. Najier Salaam, 18, Newark, NJ September 30
  6. Reginald Thomas, 36, Pasadena, Cali September 30
  7. Douglas Marrickus Rainey, 32, Gowensville, SC October 1
  8. Carnell Snell Jr., 18 Los Angeles, CA October 1

We have witnessed the the attempted cover ups by the police and the refusal of the courts to indict. The one exception is the indictment of Tulsa officer Betty Shelby coming directly on the heels of militant protests in Charlotte. The National Guard was mobilized, a curfew imposed and a state of emergency declared by the North Carolina governor to quell the protests. During one night of demonstrations, protestor Justin Carr was shot and killed.

In Boston and New England we have the same pattern of police killings and cover-ups. Join an important community discussion on how we can build a mass movement of millions to win justice for the victims of police brutality and their families.


FAMILY MEMBER OF USAAMAH RAHIM, killed by the Joint Terrorist Task Force in Roslindale, MA June 2, 2015

MARY HOLMES, Roxbury resident who was assaulted at Dudley station by MBTA police officer Jennifer Amyot Garvey on March 6, 2014. Holmes has filed a civil suit against Garvey, her partner Alfred Trinh, and the MBTA. On January 13, 2016, officer Garvey was charged with felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor assault and battery, filing false police reports and violating Holmes’ civil rights.

WAYNE DOZIER, grandfather of DANROY ‘DJ’ HENRY of Easton, MA, killed by Pleasantville, NY police officer Aaron Hess in 2010

TAHIA BELL-SYKES, organizer for Mass Action Against Police Brutality

(PLUS VIA TELECONFERENCE)BARRY MORRIS, Charlotte Justice League, group has been part of the street protests in Charlotte, NC, now is carrying out nightly livestreamed protest outside the Charlotte Police Department

MODERATED BY BROCK SATTER, organizer for Mass Action Against Police Brutality

Join Mass Action Against Police Brutality

You can help build community awareness with our grassroots campaign:

Mass Action Against Police Brutality

617-858-0104 (call/text)


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ResisDance Against Colonialism!

ResisDance Against Colonialism!

A fundraiser open-air dance party to support Boston’s Day in Solidarity with African People event

October 15th, 3-7pm
at Union Square, Somerville MA
(Outside the SCA TV building)

Uhuru! ResisDance is back, but this time during the day and outside! Come join us in Union Square outside the Somerville Community Access TV Station to dance and raise funds for Boston’s Day In Solidarity With African People, a FREE powerful mobilizing and speaking event taking place on October 24th at the Community Church in Boston. Organized by Uhuru Solidarity Movement, an organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. We are seeking funds to help pay for flights, housing, and honorariums for the 3 speakers featured at this event.

At the dance party we will be selling baked goods, hot coffee & cider, and Black Power newspapers on this beautiful fall day as we dance to the musical stylings of some of Boston’s best DJs:

  • Alfredo
  • Jesse Kaminsky
  • FKA Sus
  • Lychee
  • pink0

At 5:30, we will be airing a speech by one of the speakers, Kunde Mwamvita, whose daughter Dominique Battle was one of the 3 African girls drowned by the Pinellas County Sheriffs Dept. in March of this year.

If you can’t make it, this event will be LIVESTREAMED at, with a link where you can donate.

For more information you can contact us at usmboston(AT) and on facebook at