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
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
Facebook Link https://www.facebook.com/events/445790252447397
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
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.
(from the MIRA Coalition)
ACTION ALERT: Call for Safe Communities on Monday! Please share with your networks – want an overwhelming show of support
Hundreds of people are at the State House today to show their support for the Safe Communities Act, which has a hearing from 10 am to 3 pm before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
The powerful testimony from mayors, legislators, and a broad swath of civil rights, social justice, health, faith, education and community-based organizations, combined with the sheer number of supporters, is making a real impact.
Now we need your support to keep the pressure on our legislators.
On Monday, June 12, we want to flood legislators’ offices with calls in support of the Safe Communities Act. So we’re asking you to call your state Representative and your Senator, even if they’ve already endorsed the bill.
If you need help sharpening your message, check out our online resources. And if you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail with your name, address, and your message of strong support for the Safe Communities Act. Urge your legislators to persuade undecided colleagues as well.
And spread the word! Please share this message with your networks over the weekend. At the very least, encourage five friends or relatives to call as well!
If you don’t know your legislators, find them here. Make sure to add them to your address book for easy reference in the future!
Last, but not least, if you want to know just how much we have to be proud of in our Commonwealth, see the tsunami of live-tweets coming out of the Safe Communities Act hearing: #SafeCommunities.