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  • MONDAY: MLK March for Justice, Reception & Listening Session

    MLK DAY March for Justice
    Monday 1/15 1pm
    Grove Hall, Dorchester, MA 02121
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1621412947906587

    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
    https://www.facebook.com/events/139649333377797

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

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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.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/380169352427568

    First Night Against The Wars

    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.

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/195406914355913

    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.

    STOP THE TAX SCAM!!!

    Find local demonstrations here: https://stopgoptaxscam.com/


    Plimoth Plantation Workers Deliver Petition to Improve Workplace Conditions

    6pm, Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Photo Opportunity Available with Plantation Workers
    at Plymouth Rock, 79 Water St., Plymouth, MA 02360

    Plimoth Plantation Workers to Present Petition Supporting Union: Over 1,000 Signatures Have Been Collected In Support of Union Efforts to Improve Workplace Conditions

    PLYMOUTH, MA, November 21, at 6pm SAMP will hold a photo opportunity at Plymouth Rock to announce their petition drive in support of their efforts to gain a fair contract. After almost a year at the negotiating table, museum management at Plimoth Plantation has yet to reach a contract with workers who voted to unionize last November. The Society of Allied Museum Professionals (SAMP, UAW Local 2320) represents Wampanoag and Colonial Historical Interpreters, artisans in the museum’s Craft Center, as well as Maintainers. SAMP wants to address issues of job insecurity, low wages, dangerously low staffing levels, and health and safety concerns. In person and online, SAMP has collected over 1,000 signatures, which it plans to deliver to museum management on Thanksgiving.

    Through its petition drive, SAMP hopes to show the community’s support for Plimoth Plantation workers. As the holiday weekend approaches, the workers of Plimoth Plantation seek the respect they deserve by reaching a contract with museum management. The workers of Plimoth Plantation will continue with courage the fight for a fair contract, better working conditions, and a living wage.

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