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    Protest Rally: Stop Bombing Syria & Iraq Now!

    (from act-ma)

    When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 pm
    Where: Park Street Station * Park & Tremont Streets * Boston

    Co-sponsored by United For Justice With Peace www.justicewithpeace.org and Committee For Peace And Human Rights Boston (sat. weekly peace vigil at Park St.) www.stopallwars.com

    • We can’t fight terror with terror
    • Political, not military solutions, are urgently needed in Syria & Iraq
    • Stop training rebel armies
    • Stop sending weapons into the region – they are causing more bloodshed
    • Support humanitarian aid, through neutral institutions, for victims of the conflict
    • Tell Congress not to approve a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which would allow endless war. Call (877) 429-0678

    President Obama has asked Congress for authorization to carry out an ever-expanding war in Iraq and Syria – and to spread that war to neighboring countries.

    Our leaders say that these new wars will last for years. But over the past 13 years, this country has already spent one trillion, five hundred billion dollars for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia.

    That much money could build schools, fix our infrastructure, jumpstart jobs and a green economy, and alleviate poverty and hunger worldwide!

    These military actions have brought hundreds of thousands of deaths, but neither peace nor security.

    The current campaign to sell this war has nothing to do with protecting us or the people of the area. Instead, it is intended to secure control of the area by repressive governments and sectarian militias allied (for the time being) with Washington.

    The current bombing campaign is a violation of the U.N. Charter and the U.S. Constitution.

    Is bombing an answer to these sectarian conflicts? Do these actions reflect the interests of the people of the U.S. or the peoples of the Middle East?

    We should not be involved militarily in a sectarian conflict that our war in Iraq set off. Any real and lasting solution to the problems in the region must come from the peoples of that region themselves, not from the Pentagon.

    Call Congress toll-free at (877) 429-0678 and say: “I want you to speak out strongly and to vote against against proposals that authorize use of military force and support for armed groups in Syria and Iraq.”

    United Story: Boston Beyond Today (Anti-racist docu-art events 2/10 and 2/28)

    Wonderful Floodbostonians,

    Congrats on what I gather was a very successful event yesterday. Sorry I couldn’t make it. I want to draw your collective attention to something I’ve been helping to put together, that I think it would be great if Flood Boston folks could help promote and show up to. I’ve mentioned it to some of you already.

    It’s called “United Story: Boston Beyond Today.” There will be two gatherings, on February 10 at the Boston Center for the Arts, and February 28 at First Church Somerville. At these gatherings, there will be a gallery of visual art and poetry, and a performance of new devised and documentary theatre, film, music and poetry, responding to police brutality and systemic racism, and exploring the Black Lives Matter movement, in Boston, Ferguson, and beyond. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571572093087256. The team behind these gatherings is a coalition of people of color and white allies/accomplices with backgrounds in theatre, social art-ivism, community organizing, and event planning, responding to a call that came from Black leadership in St. Louis and Seattle.

    Also attaching our flyer, and including some more info below.

    If there are other organizations / groups you’re involved with that should know about this, please spread the word, and/or let me know so I can be in touch. (Also let me know if you have good media contacts.)

    If you plan on coming, please email bostonbeyondtoday(AT)gmail.com to RSVP (and specify which date, or both).

    Many thanks! In solidarity,

    Danny

    Boston Beyond Today (Anti-racist docu-art events 2/10 and 2/28)

    1st FloodBoston Spokes-Council Sunday 3pm at E5

    Dear FloodBoston network,

    We have an exciting meeting coming up this Sunday, Feb. 1st at 3PM at Encuentro 5. It will be our very first spokes-council. While our meetings so far have focused on the structure and formation of affinity groups (AG’s), the spokes-council will focus on coordinating many AG’s around planned actions of resistance/support. We will now be a network of AG’s who can coordinate efforts (and actions) to create larger, more disruptive rifts in the status quo.

    We are hoping to bring in AG’s that are focused on the environment, human justice, and all things left/progressive. FloodBoston believes that we are all fighting one fight, and so the coordination of many diverse groups is our goal.

    If you are coming to be a spoke for your AG, please fill out this form If you have an action planned or brainstormed and want to be included in the agenda it is especially important to fill out the form by Friday at midnight. This meeting is a space to hear about upcoming actions and to facilitate collaboration.

    If you do not have an AG to affiliate with, please come because we will have time to facilitate affinity group formations.

    The meeting will be held at Encuentro 5
    9 Hamilton Pl, Suite 2a, Boston, MA 02108
    Map: http://goo.gl/maps/zEeft
    We will start promptly @ 3:00-5:00 on Sunday, February 1st

    In Solidarity and With Love,

    FloodBoston Convening Committee

    Save Cape Wind opportunity | 10AM this Sat. @ MIT 66-148

    Hi Folks,

    This email is to invite you to participate in the group that just formed to try and save Cape Wind. The next meeting will be 10AM this Sat. 1/24 at MIT Building 66 Room 148 (66-148).

    Background

    After defeating more than two-dozen Bill-Koch funded lawsuits, the nation’s first offshore windfarm is in grave danger of falling to the final lawsuit. Clean energy champions and allies all over Massachusetts and the Northeast need to mount a response to call for National Grid and NSTAR to honor their commitments to buy clean energy from the nation’s first offshore wind farm and help launch a new industry that will create tens of thousands of new American jobs in communities like New Bedford, Massachusetts.

    Join the call to Save Cape Wind and stand up for our clean energy future. We the people cannot let a Koch brother stand in the way of progress because he is worried about the view from one his many mansions. Join with us to stand up for democracy, for clean energy jobs, and for a livable future

    Save Cape Wind.
    <3
    Bobby

    http://floodboston.wordpress.com

    Hear Martin Luther King’s Speeches

    1/17 Sat. 1-2pm Park St., Boston:

    The weekly Saturday peace vigil at Park St.in Boston will be having its yearly observance of Martin Luther King Day weekend.We will be playing several of Martin Luther King’s eloquent speeches against war, racism, and poverty through our PA system, and speakingout on the issues of war, racism, and poverty that confront us today in 2015. Please bring your friends and family to listen and reflect on MLK’s important message.

    contact: Committee For Peace And Human Rights
    nosanctions (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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