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    Boston Common-July 23, 2014:
    About 200 people held a silent vigil at Park St. in Boston, Mass.
    to call for peace and a ceasefire between Israel/Palestine.VIDEO-PHOTO MONTAGE:
    http://youtu.be/DoSR5DXMG3o

    TEXT FROM THE ORGANIZERS:
    Boston Workmen’s Circle
    Invites you to join us for an
    Interfaith Silent Vigil
    To call for an end to the violence in Israel / Palestine
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    Park Street Station, downtown Boston
    Please join Boston’s Workmen’s Circle http://www.workmenscircleboston.org/mideast-peace
    for a vigil that recognizes the common humanity of both Israelis and Palestinians and the complexity of resolving the cycle of violence. If you are in agreement with the following general concepts, we urge you to join us.
    ·      End the violence on both sides. Negotiated ceasefire now!
    ·      All lives are equally precious and worthy of respect, Palestinian and Israeli
    ·      It’s not possible to understand the current violence in a vacuum and without considering the complex narratives of both Palestinians and Israelis
    ·      There is no military solution
    ·      More than ever we need a comprehensive diplomatic solution; ending the Occupation is part of that solution.
    ·      Palestinians and Israelis both have a right to security and a viable homeland
    Signs consistant with the above concepts will be provided. Please do not bring your own signs or organizational banners. Thank you for respecting this request.
    For more information contact Boston Workman’s Circle at: info@circleboston.org or 616-566-6281
    Mideast Peace
    Our work in support of a just peace between Israel and the Palestinian people is guided by principles developed by the Middle East Working Group and adopted by the Board of Boston Workmen’s Circle:
        Ending the occupation
        Establishing two viable states, a homeland for the Jewish people and a homeland for the Palestinian people
        An end to the violence on all sides
        Making room for a diversity of views
    We are proud to stand up as a progressive voice on Israel/Palestine in the Greater Boston Jewish community. But that doesn’t mean we all agree on the path to security and peace. We strive to foster an open and respectful environment in which a range of views can be aired and discussed. Through educational programs, dialogue groups, and membership forums, we grapple with many of the tough issues Jews face today concerning the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
    peace and freedom,
    Michael Borkson

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    Boston 7/23/14 silent vigil for peace in Gaza

    Video/Photo Report On Boston Protest Against War On Gaza

    by Michael Borkson

    Boston, Mass.-July 19, 2014:

    About 300 protesters turned out at Park St. in Boston  today July 19 to speak out against Israel’s brutal attack on Gaza’s Palestinians. A very emotional and spirited protest with speakers on the plight of Palestinians, loud and energetic chants of “Free Free Palestine” and ending with a mock “die-in” with the names of some of the hundreds of Palestinians killed read aloud. There was a small handful of pro US/pro Israel hecklers there which the Boston police seperated from our demonstration.

    The protest today was sponsored by a wide coalition of Boston activists — Jewish Voices For Peace, UJP, ANSWER, Boston IAC, Committee For Peace And Human Rights, UNAC, as well as many others. Here are video and photo links:

    Photos:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/sets/72157645783121074

    Short 6 min. video: Boston protests Israel war on Gaza : 7/19/14



    End all ethnic and religious wars — live together in peace.

    Stand with Gaza, Rally and die-in

    Stand with Gaza, Rally and die-in
    Saturday, July 19, 1 pm. Park Street Rally
    Join us as we mourn the hundreds killed and protest the complicity of the U.S. government that spends over three billion of our tax dollars and advanced military weapons annually to Israel to maintain an illegal and immoral system of discrimination and occupation and the calamitous siege of Gaza.
    We call for:
    An End to the Bombings and Killings
    An End to U.S. aid to Israel
    Support for the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

    Thanks,

    7/25-28 Boston Street Medic Training (Fri-Mon)

    This 20-hour course is designed as a complete introduction to action medical knowledge and skills, including basic first aid, street operations and tactics, emotional first aid and aftercare, chemical weapons information and treatment, herbs for first aid, and action preparedness. The completion of this course will prepare you to serve as a street medic at political actions or to be a source of health care information and resource in your community.

    You do not need to have any previous medical or first aid training in order to attend this course. People with all levels of experience and training are welcome.

    Schedule (subject to change):
    July 25 Friday evening – 6 to 9 pm;
    July 26 Saturday – 9am to 5 pm;
    July 27 Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm;
    July 28 Monday – 9am to 5pm (**Bonus herbal first aid training**)

    We have a sliding scale fee from $1 to $100 for this training course, and we welcome barter in place of money.

    Location TBA in Boston.

    Please visit http://bostonstreetmedictraining.wordpress.com for more info and registration.

    Email bostonstreetmedics(AT)riseup.net with questions.

    Boston For Gaza Rally and Candlelight Vigil

    Boston For Gaza Rally and Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Palestine.
    Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, , Copley Square

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1450288828557591/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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