Join us at our “12th Annual”, First Night Against the Wars
Hosted by the Boston May Day Coalition, Veterans for Peace – Smedley Butler Brigade, Food for Activists, Boston Labor Solidarity Committee, and Act-ma.org.
To be held Dec 31st, noon-5pm, across from Copely Square, Boston, MA.
We will be right in front of the Library facing the park.
Invite your friends, make Boston history. We are fighting the biggest war of all against Washington. Stop the Wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Russia, Iran; Wars against Workers, Immigrants, People of Color , Gays and Lesbians, Against Women and Minorities, Climate Destruction. This list goes on and on so bring your message to Copley as we try to bring in a new year that we can work together to fight these wars.
At 2:00pm the Boston May Day Coalition will meet inside the Community Church of Boston (565 Boylston St, right by Copley Square) to set our agenda for the coming months. We will discuss the urgent case of Siham Byah who was recently deported, the Poor People’s Campaign, and set a timeline of events including MLK Day, International Women’s Day, and May Day 2018. Our meetings are open for everyone to participate! Please plan to join us!
Free Leonard Peltier Stand-Out As Part Of First Night Against The Wars December 31st -2-3PM-Boston Public Library Steps Across From Copley Square Plaza
It is expected to be very cold the afternoon of Dec 31st so all supporters of the long-time AIM activist Leonard Peltier should, if possible try to make this hour if you can do any hour that First Night Against The Wars event -if not keep this righteous brother in your thought for the coming year.
We demand freedom for Leonard Peltier!
Native American activist Leonard Peltier has spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was one of the people convicted of killing 2 FBI agents in a shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation on June 26, 1975. The others who were convicted with him have long since been released. Prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him (including the so-called “murder weapon”); hid proof of his innocence; presented false testimony obtained through torturous interrogation techniques; ignored court orders; and lied to the jury.
In spite of his unjust imprisonment and terrible personal situation, being old and sick and likely to die in jail, he writes every year to the participants at the National Day of Mourning, which is held by Natives in Plymouth, MA in place of Thanksgiving, offering wishes for the earth and all those present and gratitude for the support he receives. To read some of his statements, go to UAINE.org (United American Indians of New England). That is also a good site for info about the National Day of Mourning and the campaign against Columbus Day and in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Sometimes people claim that the US does not have political prisoners, but Leonard Peltier has been in prison for a very long time and even the FBI admits that they do not know who killed those FBI agents. If Leonard Peltier dies in prison, it will be one of the worst miscarriages of justice in this country’s long history of injustice.
For more info and to sign a petition demanding hearings on the Pine Ridge “Reign of Terror” and COINTELPRO, a counter-intelligence program conducted against activists including Native groups, go to WhoIsLeonardPeltier.info.
Write to Leonard Peltier at Leonard Peltier, #89637-132, USP Coleman 1, P O Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521. Prisoners really appreciate mail, even from people they don’t know. Cards and letters are always welcome.
This rally is organized by the Committee for Int’l Labor Defense, InternationalLaborDefense.org.