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    (source: masspeaceaction)

    Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea
    Friday September 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
    Park Street Station, Boston

    No Fire, No Fury – Catastrophic war is not an optionYes to Negotiations – No to Escalation

    Join us to insist that the Trump administration begin direct negotiations with no preconditions in order to create the conditions that lead to a negotiated settlement based on the common security of all countries involved.

    Local groups call for “direct talks with no preconditions” to stall the march toward war in Korea

    War in Korea is not an option or a solution to the growing and increasingly dangerous confrontation over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The immediate need is to reduce the growing tension caused by the tit-for-tat responses consisting of North Korea’s dangerous weapons tests and provocative U.S. military maneuvers, including demonstration runs of U.S. nuclear bombers near North Korea and practice for de-capitation of the North Korean government.

    Media accounts give a distorted picture of the confrontation by leaving out key pieces of the story, such as the fact that the U.S. has a first strike nuclear policy, while North Korea, for all its bellicosity should they be threatened with attack, has disavowed a preemptive strike against the U.S. or its allies. Also forgotten is that a comprehensive solution was negotiated way back in the Clinton Administration but the G.W. Bush Administration immediately trashed it and named North Korea a part of the “axis of evil”.

    A negotiated settlement remains within reach, but it can only be reached if the Trump administration engages in direct talks with no preconditions. What’s needed is not new sanctions, but the negotiation of a Freeze for a Freeze, ending North Korea’s tests in return for an end to U.S. threats and military exercises.

    Organized by Massachusetts Peace Action, Democratic Socialists of America, American Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, and United for Justice with Peace


    Massachusetts Peace Action * info(AT) * 617-354-2169
    American Friends Service Committee Peace & Economic Security Program * * 617-623-5288

    HONK! Festival 2017 — October 6-8, 2017




    October 6 through 8, 2017

    a wide variety of events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston


    Time to mark the calendar for the twelfth annual HONK! Festival (, based in Davis Sq. Somerville, with events happening from October 6-8 throughout the neighborhoods of Somerville, as well as in Cambridge and Boston. HONK! is a rousing socio-political music spectacle which features social activist street bands from all over the world, who come together to share their different approaches in merrily instigating positive changes in their communities.

    The full list of participating bands, along with an overview of all activities taking place, will be available soon after Labor Day weekend.

    Basic information:

    HONK! Festival
    Festival of activist street bands.
    October 6-8, 2017
    Various neighborhoods throughout Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston.
    Rain or shine; free and open to all.
    For further information:
    617-383-HONK (4665).

    Fight Supremacy! Boston Counter-Protest & Resistance Rally


    On Saturday, August 19th, White Nationalists are converging on Boston Common to reinforce their white supremacist ideology and attempt to intimidate queer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, POC) communities.

    As we have seen with the events in Charlottesville and around the country, white nationalists are emboldened by the current political administration and growing police state. Rallies and marches organized by white supremacists are more prevalent than in recent years, and–as always–it is the most marginalized who are left vulnerable.

    Walk with us as we march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to Boston Common (1.9 miles) and Rally for Black Lives, LGBTQI Lives, Indigenous Lives, Palestinian Lives, Cape Verde Lives, Latinx Lives, Jewish Lives, and all who are marginalized! We will meet in front of the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center at 10am before marching to Boston Commons to demand justice and stand in defiance of white supremacy.


    Q: Will this be safe?

    A: As with all public actions there is always a risk of injury and/or state violence. Please exhibit extreme caution and awareness if participating. We can not ensure safety at this event, however we will have visibly identifiable marshals and safety teams on site, as well as legal observers.

    Q: What’s the point? You can’t talk sense into a Nazi.

    A: Resistance takes many forms. One of those forms is counter-protest. Counter-protests send a message to white supremacists that their hateful rhetoric, physical violence, and fear mongering will not go uncontested. It’s also a show of solidarity and an opportunity for allies to “show up” and wield their privilege.

    Q: I can’t attend. How else can I support?

    A: You can donate to local Black and queer individuals or organizations in your area. And you can donate to the organizers of this march by visiting Additionally, we ask that individuals continue to amplify the voices and needs of Black and queer communities, which includes sharing events like this among your networks.

    Q: Are the organizers of this event committed to non-violence?

    A: The organizers of this event are committed to community safety, survival, and protecting marginalized communities.

    Q: What do I bring?

    A: A bottle of water. An extra bottle of water. Weather appropriate attire. Comfortable shoes. Your best self.

    Coordinated by:
    Violence In Boston, Angie Camacho, Black Lives Matter Network, Black Lives Matter Cambridge, and Black Lives Matter Boston

    STARTING PLACE: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
    ENDING PLACE: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
    MEETING TIME: 10:00 am (Those who can’t march may intercept us at the Boston Commons, but PLEASE beware of nazi presence.)
    SOCIAL MEDIA: #FightSupremacy #BostonResist

    Stand for Solidary – Sat Aug 19th


    Where: Boston State House, 24 Beacon St.
    When: Saturday Aug 19th, noon – 4pm

    Together, we can unite against hate and oppression.

    On August 19th, several white supremacists, nationalists and neo-fascist groups will be assembling in the Boston Commons as part of recent national campaign for “free speech”. We must show up in solidarity against hate and show that Boston is not a place that tolerates hate.

    Why do we need solidarity? Because we must remain united in struggle and bring the left together to fight against hate and the rise of white nationalism.

    Please message the event hosts if your group or organization would like to endorse this action.

    Endorsed by:

    • Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump
    • Answer Coalition Boston
    • Boston Democratic Socialists of America
    • We Unite Organization, Inc.
    • PSL Boston – Party for Socialism and Liberation
    • Youth Action March
    • ACT UP Boston
    • Boston May Day Coalition
    • Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice
    • Our Revolution Cambridge
    • PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts)
    • Boston Socialist Party

    Worcester Rally Against Racism TODAY (Aug 13th)

    EPOCA is asking for your support of solidarity @ a rally against racism event TODAY in Worcester. August 13th @ 6:00pm in front of Worcester City Hall


    We understand that this is short notice and many folks have planned their day already. We ask for those who have not already planned their day to join us at this Rally Against Racism. There is a parking garage on Pleasant street diagonally from the front of city hall. SURJ has made this request of solidarity and we will be joining them and others at the rally. Please spread the word. Thank You. Respectfully, EPOCA

    “In response to this weekend events in Charlotsville where white supremacists nationalists showed up for the “United the Right” rally coalescing groups of white supremacists and right-wing groups in a violent display of racism, white nationalism and white supremacy: Showing Up for Racial Justice Worcester (SURJ Worcester) is calling for: Rally Against Racism gathering in front of City Hall today: Sunday, August 13th at 6 pm We will speak out against systemic oppression, white supremacy, racism emboldened by the Trump administration and followers. We hope to see you today at 6 pm in front of City Hall, Worcester.

    Bring signs please, if you have the ability. We have posters and markers, and a megaphone.

    Please, share this event with all your networks. See below for Facebook event page. Rally Against Racism In Solidarity, SURJ Worcester”.

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