Radical at the Cambridge Public Library

Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:30am – 3:30pm

‘Radical’ gathers activists from ’60s, today to look at the history and future of protest

Historians show what Cambridge and Somerville were like in the day

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Activists from the 1960s and today and Cambridge and Somerville historians gather for “Radical: Cambridge and Somerville activism in the ’60s and today,” to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29 at the lecture hall of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge. Cambridge Community Television will be on hand to get panelists’ and audience members’ stories from the 1960s on video. The event is free.

“By all accounts, Cambridge and Somerville were wild 50 years ago, and the energy in these cities drew amazing people who did extraordinary things,” said Cambridge Day editor Marc Levy, co-organizer and moderator of the event. “The goal here is to get those voices and their stories recorded, so we don’t lose them, but also to connect with our latest generations of activists to understand how the work of the 1960s affects what they’re doing today.”

There’s one more treat in store: In addition to panel discussions, there will be a free custom ice cream flavor from Toscanini’s made in honor of the 1960s.

“Radical” brings to the stage 1960s activists such as: Ti-Grace Atkinson, the radical feminist who took on The New York Times; Bill Cunningham, local housing activist and historian; Saundra Graham, who fought Harvard expansion; Laury Hammel, who went from Students for a Democratic Society to advocating for sustainable businesses; Carol Hill, who went to jail for defying a grand jury; and Ken Reeves, who applied the ideals of the 1960s to city government as a city councillor and mayor.

Participating activists from more recent generations include Mari Gashaw, a young activist who chained herself to City Hall as part of a Black Lives Matter protest over affordable housing; Klara Ingersoll, who fought for change at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School by organizing a walkout against a culture of sexual harassment; and state Rep. Mike Connolly, who went from being an Occupy Boston lawyer to the State House with inspiration from Bernie Sanders.

Presenting first in the day to explain what Cambridge and Somerville were like in the heady days of the 1960s and early 1970s are local historians Charles Sullivan, executive director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, co-author of “Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development”; and Tim Devin, artist, librarian and author of “Mapping out utopia: 1970s Boston-area counterculture, book 1: Cambridge.”

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For information, send email to events (AT) cambridgeday.com

National Bird: Drone Wars – July 18, Central Sq.

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

See National Bird, a film about the secret US drone assassination program.
Central Square Library
45 Pearl St, Cambridge
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 , 7 pm

Directed by Sonia Kennebeck, this powerful documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the hidden U.S. drone war, which has escalated under President Trump.

Plagued by PTSD and guilt over participating in the killing of thousands of faceless people, including children, they courageously decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible severe consequences. The film also interviews people on the ground in Afghanistan whose families and lives have been shattered by the deaths and lost futures of those who have been injured and terrorized by drones.

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.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network, a task force of UJP (United for Justice with Peace) JusticeWithPeace.org, (617) 776-6524.

Co-sponsored by Mass Peace Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans For Peace, Smedley Butler Brigade

10th Annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic

Anti-Imperialist Picnic Tuesday July 4th. Noon to 4 PM (A tradition since 2008)

Are you sick of all those boring July Fourths you’ve suffered through? Too much red, white, and blue? Have you had enough of that July 4th American jingoism? But you still do love grilling and relaxing with friends, don’t you?

Well then, the Anti-Imperialist Picnic is for you! On July 4th at noon to 4PM come on out to the Allston Brighton riverside. It will be right next to the canoe and kayak rental place.

Here are detailed directions.

Potluck We will be grilling many things like hamburgers, hotdogs.There will be food and drink for all! If you can please bring food, drinks, footballs, Frisbees, or other things to share. Vegan food a plus!

People will meet up to have a picnic and NOT partake in the July 4th spectacle. We meet on this day to say NO to the U.S. government’s imperial intentions, its war on working people worldwide, and its exploitative economic system. We come together to show solidarity with people who are fighting against capitalism, colonialism, imperialism, patriarchy, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression!

For many years radicals have come out on this day to relax with friends and comrades and to show our opposition to the imperial intentions of the US government.

Directions: Head west on Soldiers Field Road. The Charles river will be on your right. After the Eliot Bridge, look for the first parking area to pull off the road. We will be near the Kayak rental area.

If you are coming by public transportation, take bus 70 to Western Ave. and Everett St. It’s about a 10 minute walk. Go down Everett St and turn right at Soldiers Field Road.

It’s about 1.3 miles from the Harvard Square T stop
Here’s a map: http://tinyurl.com/jqrcrzz

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Justice 4 Philando and Terrence Coleman! Jail the killer cops!

Justice 4 Philando and Terrence Coleman! Jail the killer cops!

Hosted by Mass Action Against Police Brutality

Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Park near Dudley Station

Washington St, Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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Enough is enough Justice for Philando Castile Terrence Coleman and all victims of police brutality!

After 5 days of jury deadlock, the jury delivered a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez who killed Philando Castile in a car with his daughter in the backseat. The shooting was broadcast live on Facebook and was one of the highest profile cases of 2016.

This non-indictment comes on the heels of injustice delivered on every other hi profile case of 2016. The recent not guilty verdict of Tulsa officer Betty Shelby in the Terrence Crutcher case in Tulsa, OK, the Department of Justice non-indictment in the Alton Sterling case in Baton Rouge, LA, and the earlier non-indictment in the Keith Scott case in Charlotte, NC. All of these murders were captured on video.

In Boston we continue to expose the cover-up and murders by the Boston police and other agencies. We demand the immediate arrest and indictment of Boston police officers Kevin Finn and Garrett Boyle for the murder of Terrence Coleman. We demand to conviction of ex-MBTA officer Jennifer Amyot Garvey for felony assault of Roxbury resident Mary Holmes and filing a false police report. We demand the reopening of the case of the shooting of Usaamah Rahim by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI and the Boston police department.