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  • Resist the Pipeline – Sunday Rally/Vigil

    Sunday, July 26, at 4pm: Our Lives on the Line: A Rally and Vigil Against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Rally at Gonzalez Field in Dedham, 500 High Street. Starting at 4:30, a walk and peaceful vigil at the Dedham-Boston City Line, 5530 Washington Street, West Roxbury, along the path of the proposed pipeline, linking arms.

    Worship Along the Pipeline. Prior to the Rally, at 3:00 pm at Gonzalez Park, there will be a “Worship Along the Pipeline” service led by area clergy. All are welcome.

    For more information, see:



    Dear Neighbors,

    You may have heard the disturbing news that construction has begun on the West Roxbury Lateral Gas Pipeline.  Some of you attended the teach-in we organized in May. Neighbors are concerned about the safety risks of the pipeline and the climate change implications of unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure.Butler-ResistPipeline.jpg

    As construction began in Dedham, the Chair of the Dedham Selectman, Mike Butler, did civil disobedience to express his outrage at the Texas-based Spectra Corporation overriding local concerns and lawsuits.


    In Boston, organizing has begun to stop the pipeline at the Dedham-Boston line.  All of our elected officials –including Mayor Walsh, the Boston City Council, Rep. Stephen Lynch — have pledged to use every tool at their disposal to stop the pipeline.  On Friday, Spectra Corporation, sued the City of Boston, threatening to use eminent domain powers to take city land to build the pipeline.

    As the pipeline approaches, we may call for a direct nonviolent blockade, if necessary.  We need you to pledge to join us for vigils and possibly non-violent direct action.


    Here are some ways you can get involved today: 

    1.  Learn More and Take the Pledge at the new web portal, which includes “Six Reasons to Oppose the Pipeline” and links to more information.
    2. Chip in for a Newspaper Advertisement. Contribute to a newspaper signature advertisement in a local newspaper through this portal. Click here to donate now!

    3. Spread the Word.  Forward this information to friends and neighbors. On Facebook? Please like the Resist The West Roxbury Pipeline Facebook Page and share and re-post our updates with your own facebook friends.

    4. Join us for outreach on Saturday, July 11.  Stop the West Roxbury Lateral (SWRL) will be door-knocking and staffing information tables at high-traffic areas around West Roxbury on July 11.  If you can volunteer, contact: Paul Horn at or Nancy Wilson
    5. Get trained in nonviolent direct action. If you are considering participating in nonviolent direct action, plan on attending a non-violent direct action training sessions. These will include information about the scenarios and legal training. To RSVP or for more information, contact Andrea at

        There are presently two scheduled:

      • Friday, July 10th at 6-9 pm at the Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA 02132
      • Tuesday, July 14th, 6-9 pm at the Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132

    In Solidarity,

    Chuck Collins


    The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

    Boston NAACP, in collaboration with URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network), will host its first public conversation on, and extending beyond, Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.


    Please Save the Date!

    The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 6-8PM

    Freedom House, 5 Crawford Street, Dorchester

    Food will be served

    • Share your perspective about what you think has been missing from the public conversation about a potential Boston Olympics.
    • Hear about an opportunity to engage in community-based research about the Boston bid in partnership with researchers, community groups, and residents.
    • Learn about how community groups in other cities have organized to influence the Olympic bid process.

    Please Join Us!

    Seating is limited to 100, so please RSVP to by Monday, July 13th

    Hosted by Boston NAACP and URBAN Boston (Urban Research-Based Action Network)

    7/4 Annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic

    4th of July jingoism got you down? Then come to the annual Anti-Imperialist Picnic!

    Build World Peace
    Celebrate Independence for All Nations

    Saturday, July 4th
    Noon – 4:00pm
    Charles River Park, Boston (Allston)

    Sunbathe or sit in the shade
    Play Frisbee / Futbol / Bring your own game
    Eat lots of good food (yummy vegan options)
    Radical folk songs in English and Spanish
    Have Fun

    We will be there early to stake out a picnic table. Look for our banners. We will provide the charcoal. We suggest bringing blankets or lawn chairs.


    This event is sponsored by the Boston branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Please consider asking your organization to endorse and bring food or beverages to share!

    Directions: The Charles River Park is located off Soldiers Field Road at Everett St. in Allston. Parking and picnic tables are by the water. Here’s a map:

    RSVP on Facebook and tell us if you can bring a dish:

    Anti-War July 4th Rally-Park St, Boston

    Sat. July 4: 1-2pm
    Park St. Station, Boston

    Join us for an anti-war July 4th. Since July 4th falls on a saturday, our weekly Sat. peace vigil will happen as usual. If you get tired of the patriotic pro-war observance of the holiday, come join us for an alternative gathering: anti-war, pro-black lives matter, against the surveillance state, for funding social welfare and ending funding for the US war machine.

    Bring signs, friends, and family.

    July 4th-we declare independence from war
    Sponsored by The Committee For Peace and Human Rights

    Contact us

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