Rally to Close Guantanamo and Give It Back to Cuba

February 24, 2018, 1pm, at Park Street Station

February 23 is the 115th anniversary of the US seizure of Guantanamo from Cuba as a result of the provoked Spanish American war.

Join us, as part of this nation-wide protest, to lift your voice and express outrage about US possession of this land and what we have done with it.

Torture and indefinite detention have no place in the country we want to live in. Help bring justice for the prisoners and restore Guantanamo Bay to its people.

This rally is organized by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights; the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases; United National Antiwar Coalition; United for Justice with Peace; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston branch; July 26 th Coalition; Brookline PAX, Green-Rainbow Party, Greater Boston branch and VFP Boston, Chapter 9, Smedley D. Butler Brigade.

Boston Socialist Unity conference March 17 at MIT

Dear socialist, Left and progressive organizations,

We invite you to participate in the third annual conference of the Boston Socialist Unity Project, March 17 at MIT (9-5 pm). This year the conference theme is, “Building Socialist Power: social movements and the Left in an election year.” Plenary speakers include Savina Martin, Eastern Massachusetts coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, national executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, who will address Palestinian Rights. Jill Stein will address US imperialism and the situation in Korea. Other speakers will discuss issues concerning labor and women’s rights. Current information about the conference is posted at bostonsocialistunity.com, which also has information about the 2017 conference. Facebook: BostonSocialists

A strong socialist community in Boston is essential for working people and the dispossessed to build power and eventually replace capitalism with a social system based on human needs and not profit. BSUP hopes to foster more communication, cooperation and a broader vision of the future; it is our intention to support socialist and Left organizations and individuals through nonsectarian education and activities.

There are many ways to become involved:

Socialist and Left strategies and organizing to build capacity and impact are ever more urgently needed in these challenging times! We hope you will join us!

In solidarity,

Boston Socialist Unity Project

contact: bostonsocialistunity(AT)gmail.com

Defend DACA as the deadline looms!

Resist Deportations! Save DACA and TPS as the deadline looms!

Permanent residence for all undocumented migrants!

Friday, Jan. 19, 5:00 – 7PM
Park Street T stop, Boston MA

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. Over 1 million migrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the Temporary Protective Status program (TPS) now face deportation. Prospects for a bipartisan agreement to protect these folks and prevent a government shutdown on Friday have faded.

Washington is leading a generalized assault on our lives, rights, and living conditions. From attacks on healthcare, women, and LGBT folks, to attacks on our environment and education, to perpetual wars, working people are under fire. The leading edge of this assault is the criminalization and attacks on Migrants. Millions of youth and decent hard working people are under attack! The powers in Washington have no solutions that benefit us as working people. Our only choice is to build a fighting movement. Enough is enough! An injury to one is an injury to all! Join us on Friday. Demand an end to the deportations. Jobs, healthcare, education, and human rights for all!.


MONDAY: MLK March for Justice, Reception & Listening Session

MLK DAY March for Justice
Monday 1/15 1pm
Grove Hall, Dorchester, MA 02121

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  MLK March for Justice Flyer.  Mon Jan 15th

Reception & Listening Session:
Speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday 1/15 2:30pm
Dudley Cafe
15 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Reception and Listening Session.  Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Jan 15th 2:30pm Dudley Cafe

Join Mass Action Against Police Brutality

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FreeSiham Protest Against Child Deportations

(from facebook)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
US Immigration Courts at JFK Federal Building

Every Tuesday at the immigration court in the JFK Federal Building, in the heart of Boston, children without legal representation are brought before a judge and then deported, often times to situations that are extremely dangerous.

In January, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared that Boston would be a sanctuary for immigrants. He even offered his office as a literal sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation. Yet every Tuesday since making that promise, dozens of children have been deported within sight of Mayor Walsh’s office. Often they are arrested and detained with the full support and collaboration of city officials and law enforcement.

Join us on Tuesday, January 9th to stand in solidarity with the children who will be in court on that day, pleading for the chance to remain safely in the U.S. We also have two demands:

  1. That the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families release a public statement against Siham Byah’s deportation, and that they end any collaboration with the ICE attacks that are devastating Massachusetts families.
  2. That Siham Byah be returned to the United States immediately and given the opportunity to present her case for asylum in the United States. Siham was notified of her pending asylum case and then deported by ICE, in violation of the law, before her case could be heard.

This event is being hosted and organized by a coalition of activists and organizations in the Boston area that seeks to mobilize large numbers of people against ICE’s attacks on our undocumented friends, family, and neighbors. If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, or join our efforts, please reach out.