National Bird – a new documentary film about the secret United States Drone Assassination Program

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7-9 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
700 Mass. Ave., Arlington (on the 77 and 79 bus lines)

Why is our government killing thousands of people around the globe they can’t even identify?

People interviewed in this film include drone operators turned whistleblowers suffering PTSD, and people on the ground in Afghanistan whose families and lives have been shattered by ongoing drone attacks After the film there will be a short discussion with suggestions of things we can do to stop this immoral and indefensible form of warfare.

Sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network, a task force of United for Justice with Peace, Arlington UJP, co-sponsored by Mass Peace Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Veterans For Peace-Smedley Butler Brigade.

Resist Deportations! Defend DACA!

September 16th
Resist Deportations! Defend DACA!

Hosted by Boston May Day Coalition https://www.facebook.com/bostonmdc

Rally 1:00 PM , steps across from the Massachusetts Statehouse followed by a March to the JFK Federal Building

Defend DACA! Extend TPS! Jail Joe Arpaio! No Ban! No Wall! Defend Transgender Rights! Resist Fascism!

The government in Washington has stepped up attacks on migrants to levels not seen in years. Trump’s attacks on Muslim migrants were only the beginning. Deportations are accelerating. Trump is terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and has pardoned the racist ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio. He also threatens to shut down the government if a Mexican border wall is not built. He threatens the Temporary Protected Status program. This comes on top of his recent bigoted executive order against transgender troops in the US armed forces and his defense of Fascists in Charlottesville, NC. Millions of youth and decent hard working people are under attack! Trump and his cheerleaders in the U.S. Congress 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. An injury to one is an injury to all! Mobilize September 16!

https://www.facebook.com/events/284164215401645

Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea

(source: masspeaceaction)

Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea
Friday September 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Park Street Station, Boston

No Fire, No Fury – Catastrophic war is not an optionYes to Negotiations – No to Escalation

Join us to insist that the Trump administration begin direct negotiations with no preconditions in order to create the conditions that lead to a negotiated settlement based on the common security of all countries involved.

Local groups call for “direct talks with no preconditions” to stall the march toward war in Korea

War in Korea is not an option or a solution to the growing and increasingly dangerous confrontation over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The immediate need is to reduce the growing tension caused by the tit-for-tat responses consisting of North Korea’s dangerous weapons tests and provocative U.S. military maneuvers, including demonstration runs of U.S. nuclear bombers near North Korea and practice for de-capitation of the North Korean government.

Media accounts give a distorted picture of the confrontation by leaving out key pieces of the story, such as the fact that the U.S. has a first strike nuclear policy, while North Korea, for all its bellicosity should they be threatened with attack, has disavowed a preemptive strike against the U.S. or its allies. Also forgotten is that a comprehensive solution was negotiated way back in the Clinton Administration but the G.W. Bush Administration immediately trashed it and named North Korea a part of the “axis of evil”.

A negotiated settlement remains within reach, but it can only be reached if the Trump administration engages in direct talks with no preconditions. What’s needed is not new sanctions, but the negotiation of a Freeze for a Freeze, ending North Korea’s tests in return for an end to U.S. threats and military exercises.

Organized by Massachusetts Peace Action, Democratic Socialists of America, American Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, and United for Justice with Peace

Information:

Massachusetts Peace Action * info(AT)masspeaceaction.org * 617-354-2169
American Friends Service Committee Peace & Economic Security Program * pshannon@afsc.org * 617-623-5288

www.masspeaceaction.org

HONK! Festival 2017 — October 6-8, 2017

HONK! FESTIVAL

12TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ACTIVIST STREET BANDS

SAVE THE DATES

October 6 through 8, 2017

a wide variety of events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Time to mark the calendar for the twelfth annual HONK! Festival (www.honkfest.org), based in Davis Sq. Somerville, with events happening from October 6-8 throughout the neighborhoods of Somerville, as well as in Cambridge and Boston. HONK! is a rousing socio-political music spectacle which features social activist street bands from all over the world, who come together to share their different approaches in merrily instigating positive changes in their communities.

The full list of participating bands, along with an overview of all activities taking place, will be available soon after Labor Day weekend.

Basic information:

HONK! Festival
Festival of activist street bands.
October 6-8, 2017
Various neighborhoods throughout Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston.
Rain or shine; free and open to all.
For further information: www.honkfest.org
617-383-HONK (4665).

Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally

From https://www.facebook.com/events/165697793990647/

On Saturday, August 19th, White Nationalists are converging on Boston Common to reinforce their white supremacist ideology and attempt to intimidate queer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, POC) communities.

As we have seen with the events in Charlottesville and around the country, white nationalists are emboldened by the current political administration and growing police state. Rallies and marches organized by white supremacists are more prevalent than in recent years, and–as always–it is the most marginalized who are left vulnerable.

Walk with us as we march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to Boston Common (1.9 miles) and Rally for Black Lives, LGBTQI Lives, Indigenous Lives, Palestinian Lives, Cape Verde Lives, Latinx Lives, Jewish Lives, and all who are marginalized! We will meet in front of the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center at 10am before marching to Boston Commons to demand justice and stand in defiance of white supremacy.

Q&A

Q: Will this be safe?

A: As with all public actions there is always a risk of injury and/or state violence. Please exhibit extreme caution and awareness if participating. We can not ensure safety at this event, however we will have visibly identifiable marshals and safety teams on site, as well as legal observers.

Q: What’s the point? You can’t talk sense into a Nazi.

A: Resistance takes many forms. One of those forms is counter-protest. Counter-protests send a message to white supremacists that their hateful rhetoric, physical violence, and fear mongering will not go uncontested. It’s also a show of solidarity and an opportunity for allies to “show up” and wield their privilege.

Q: I can’t attend. How else can I support?

A: You can donate to local Black and queer individuals or organizations in your area. And you can donate to the organizers of this march by visiting youcaring.com/fightsupremacy. Additionally, we ask that individuals continue to amplify the voices and needs of Black and queer communities, which includes sharing events like this among your networks.

Q: Are the organizers of this event committed to non-violence?

A: The organizers of this event are committed to community safety, survival, and protecting marginalized communities.

Q: What do I bring?

A: A bottle of water. An extra bottle of water. Weather appropriate attire. Comfortable shoes. Your best self.

Coordinated by:
Violence In Boston, Angie Camacho, Black Lives Matter Network, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, and Black Lives Matter Boston

STARTING PLACE: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
ENDING PLACE: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
MEETING TIME: 10:00 am (Those who can’t march may intercept us at the Boston Commons, but PLEASE beware of nazi presence.)
SOCIAL MEDIA: #FightSupremacy #BostonResist