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    National Day of Action – No Killer Drones!

    (Reposted from act-ma)

    NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION

    NO KILLER DRONES! NO SPY DRONES!

    TUESDAY, MAY 6, NOON – 2:00 PM (rain date Wed at noon)

    MIT MAIN ENTRANCE, 77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE., CAMBRIDGE

    Spread the word and join us.

    Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drone Network, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, MIT Western Hemisphere Project, Boston United National Antiwar Coalition, South Asians for Global Justice, Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia, and Mass. Global Action

    Contact:
    Email: Info(AT)justicewithpeace.org
    UJP: (617) 383-4857

    Thousands of innocent people have been killed by U.S. drones. We will read the names of victims and speak out against the new forms of warfare and the surveillance state. We are gathering at MIT, a major center of drone research.

    April 30th – Divest Harvard Day of Action

    (contributed by Rita Monestersky-Sebastian Brandeis, MA SID’ 2009)

    Come to the Divest Harvard Day of Action, fossil fuel divestment, April 30th!

    6:00 pm, Massachusetts Hall: Community Rally: Climate change affects everybody, but it affects some more than others. Community leaders will share what the divestment movement means for their neighbors, their struggles, and their future.

    http://divestharvard.com/day-of-action-on-april-30th and https://www.facebook.com/events/735446629819722

    Come to the Divest Harvard Day of Action!
    Wednesday, April 30th
    Massachusetts Hall
    All day — starting at 10am

    RSVP on Facebook.

    Featuring morning speakers including Tim DeChristopher, Soha Bayoumi, Bob Massie, and Leland Cheung

    Daily schedule

    10:00 am: KICK OFF RALLY! Divest Day of Action Begins

    12:00 pm: Faculty and Alumni Rally: Come hear your professors and graduates of the university speak about why divestment form fossil fuels can’t wait

    3:00 pm: Campus Justice Rally: What challenges do student activists face on campus? How can we make Harvard a more just institution? An open and invigorating discussion about student organizing.

    6:00 pm: Community Rally: Climate change affects everybody, but it affects some more than others. Community leaders will share what the divestment movement means for their neighbors, their struggles, and their future.

    9:00 pm: Skype-in / Movie Time: Hear from divestment and climate activists beyond Boston, and join us for a green move screening.

    ALL DAY: Arts and crafts, music, and more: paint banners, write letters, have your picture taken, and share your passion.

    Organized by Divest Harvard. Visit us at http://divestharvard.com.

    Fri 4/18, 5 PM, Defend Johany Pilar! Picket Plus Phone & Email Zap

    Dear All,

    HUCTW* member & activist Johany Pilar sued Harvard for sexual harassment, gender bias and retaliation when she was repeatedly grabbed by a co-worker and disciplined for reporting it. She was promoted 3 salary grades, and the discipline was rescinded, after a campaign which featured picketing and public pressure . Recently HUMS** managers have renewed their retaliation against Johany, yelling at her that she is a “trouble-maker,” physically holding the door to prevent her from leaving a closed room, and hassling her about doctors’ appointments. Let’s stand up for Johany!

    Supporters will gather in front of the Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Ctr) at 1350 Mass. Ave. Cambridge(very close to the Harvard Square Red Line MBTA stop and next to Au Bon Pain), starting at 5 pm, this Friday, 4/18. You’re invited to join us! The Facebook event is here.

    Please phone and email Harvard’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, William Murphy, at (617) 496-9193, bill_murphy@harvard.edu. Suggested message: “It is reprehensible that HUMS management continues to harass HUCTW member Johany Pilar. I demand you use your influence to arrange a transfer for Johany into an at least comparable position. End the culture of victim-blaming and retaliation at Harvard!”

    In Solidarity,

    Geoff Carens, Union Rep, HUCTW

    Delegate, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

    * Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers / AFSCME Local 3650

    ** Harvard University Mail Services

    Jobs not Jails Rally – April 26th, 1pm

    Happening Saturday, April 26th, 1pm @ Boston Common!

    See http://jobsnotjails.org/jnj/ for more info.

    jobs not jails flyer Jobs not Jails Rally   April 26th, 1pm

    May 16th – Stop the Cuts

    Submitted by Carolyn

    We’re paying our taxes…
    Why are our services being cut, and
    Why is the President proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare ?

    Budget cutters in Washington have already slashed Meals on Wheels, Head Start, Housing, Education, Fuel Assistance, Unemployment, Health Programs, AIDS Housing, and family violence prevention. Many people’s jobs are threatened. Now the President wants to cut even more vital programs.

    But there is an alternative.

    1. End Corporate Tax Breaks!

    Very high income people and giant corporations get hundreds of billions of dollars a year in tax breaks through loopholes and offshore tax shelters. The CEOs of Bank of America, Citigroup, and Verizon are key members of Fix the Debt, a corporate group pushing for big cuts in critical public programs and even lower corporate taxes.

    2. Redirect Pentagon Spending to Jobs and Vital Programs for People

    The US war budget is greater than the military spending of the next 10 largest military powers combined. Much of it funds destructive wars like Iraq, wasteful weapons systems like the F-35, and keeping us in Afghanistan for years to come.

    Join us on Thursday, May 16, to say Stop the Cuts!

    When: 12 noon

    Where: Tip O’Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston – North Station (Green Line) Regional Headquarters for the Social Security Administration and Housing & Urban Development

    We’ll also visit tax dodgers Verizon, Citibank, and Bank of America at 6 Bowdoin Square, Boston.

    Sponsoring organizations: Budget for All Coalition; Mass. AFL-CIO; Mass. Jobs with Justice; AFGE Locals 3258 and 1164; SEIU Locals 615 and 888; Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants; Mass. American Friends Service Committee; Mass. Peace Action; Disability Policy Consortium; Boston Workers Alliance; ACTUP/Boston; Veterans for Peace; Dorchester People for Peace; United for Justice with Peace; Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; Human Rights City Boston & Beyond; Survivors Inc.; SEIU Local 509 Lavender Caucus; Brookline PAX; Worcester Unemployment Action Group (list in formation)

    Budget for All!
    11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    www.budget4allmass.org 617-354-2169

    Last November Massachusetts voted 3 to 1 for the Budget for All referendum to: Create jobs, Save vital services, Place Fair Taxes on rich individuals and corporations, End the war and Redirect Pentagon Spending

    Contact us

    Occupy Boston Media <Media@occupyboston.org> • <Info@occupyboston.org> • @Occupy_Boston