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    April 14 – Tax Day Rally

    Donald Trump Doesn’t Deserve a Tax Break!

    President Trump’s tax bill is ensuring billions of dollars in profits to large corporations-and peanuts to working people. Meanwhile the President and Congress have agreed on unparalleled increases in Pentagon spending that will lead to more wars, more suffering, and take even more money from programs that benefit all of us.

    Cuts in essential programs from climate protection to Medicaid, housing, Social Security and Medicare are on the drawing board. We must turn around Washington’s budget insanity! Join us April 14th at 12 pm as we rally on Cambridge Common!

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    Join us on Tax Day to call attention to these dangers while promoting our budget priorities to fund the programs we all need.

    The Trump tax cuts for the 1% (approved by Congress) will drain the treasury of over $1.5 trillion of needed revenue over the next 10 years. These deficits will drive deep cuts to health care, education, food stamps, affordable housing and just about every other domestic program for years to come.

    Congress has voted dramatic increases in war spending and first-strike nuclear weapons. These will make the world much more dangerous and drive further cuts to our economic, social and environmental security. No first strike nuclear weapons for Trump!

    President Trump’s latest Budget proposal makes draconian cuts to housing, Medicaid, food stamps, and almost every other domestic program. To top it all off, Trump has still refused to release his tax returns–the first President to do so in 40 years.

    Each year the Congressional Progressive Caucus proposes an alternative, the People’s Budget, that fully funds vital social programs, taxes the 1%, and cuts Pentagon spending Join us on Tax day to oppose Trump’s budget and tax priorities.

    SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, JOIN THE RALLY ON APRIL 14TH!

    More information:
    http://masspeaceaction.org/event/tax-day-rally
    https://www.facebook.com/events/570148549988772

    Sponsored by Not One Penny, Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, Boston Teachers Union, UNITE-HERE New England Joint Board, The January Coalition, Massachusetts Peace Action, Dorchester People for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom/Boston Branch, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, Save our Section 8, New England War Tax Resistance, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment & American Friends Service Committee

    Remember: a budget is a moral document!

    April 14 March for Science

    Dear Activist,

    Greater Boston PSR is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 March for Science in Boston, and we’re hoping to see you there: https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-for-science-boston-2018-science-strikes-back.

    The theme of this year’s Boston March is “Science Strikes Back!”. The focus will shift from defending attacks on scientific credibility (the theme of last year’s March) to being proactive–advocating for science-based public policy, and getting more people involved in science. In particular, the spotlight will be on climate change, where the science so needs to be heard.

    Join us as we rally in Boston’s Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday, April 14th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There will be speakers and information about how science impacts our lives and informs public policy. Look for GBPSR’s table! Following the rally, attendees will be encouraged to advocate for climate-related bills in the Massachusetts legislature with a call-in day later in April and a State House advocacy day in May.

    There are several good reasons that Greater Boston PSR is supporting this event and we think you will find great value in it, too. Please join us, and bring your friends and family.

    Where: Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Ave. Boston
    When: Saturday, April 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    What: Speakers, tables, playground, waterfront, friendly people
    How: Blue Line -> Aquarium Station or Orange Line -> Haymarket or State St stations
    Why: Because science deserves our energetic support!

    https://www.facebook.com/gbpsr/
    https://twitter.com/gb_psr

    MAAPB Events 3/31 & 4/4 #NotOneMore

    (Posted in solidarity with maapb617)

    Postermaking & Chantbuilding Workshop
    Saturday, 3/31 2-4:30pm
    at Grove Hall Library

    https://www.facebook.com/events/403322610132783


    4/4 #NotOneMore!!!!
    RALLY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY
    Boston to Sacramento… Justice for Stephon Clark, Justice for Terrence Coleman
    50 Years Since the Murder of MLK

    MAAPB Rally for Justice

    Wednesday, 4/4 6pm
    at BOSTON POLICE HQ
    1 Schroeder Plaza, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    (near MBTA Ruggles Station)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/759975727529280

    Hundreds of thousands of took to the streets in recent weeks protesting gun violence in America. Largely left out of the discussion however, is the fact that police violence is gun violence. Once again this was underscored dramatically with the shooting of 22 year old black man Stephon Clark in his grandma’s backyard in Sacramento, California.

    Police on the scene did not identify themselves and shot Clark 20 times within 20 seconds of their arrival. They waited 5 minutes to administer first aid while Clark’s lifeless body bled out. They claimed Clark had a weapon. All that was found on Clark was his cell phone. The Sacramento community has been enraged and numerous protests have found their way into the headlines and across the internet demanding justice.

    Just nearly a day after this event took place mothers in Boston who lost their loved ones to police violence held a press conference in front of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office demanding justice and speaking out against recent police abuse in the Boston area. Rahima Rahim, mother of Usaamah Rahim, who was killed by FBI and Boston police in Roslindale on June 2nd, 2015 demanded her son’s case be reopened. Hope Coleman, the mother of Terrence Coleman who was killed by two Boston police officers Garrett Boyle and Kevin Finn on October 30th, 2016 demanded the same. Neither are giving up on the criminal prosecution of the police who killed their sons. Also Rahim spoke out against state trooper Matthew Sheehan who is being investigated for shooting an unarmed Cape Verdean ATV Driver during arrest. Sheehan was exposed for posting many racist comments online including celebrating the death of her son. Mass Action Against Police Brutality also spoke in support of the mother’s quest and announced a rally to take place onApril 4th, in front of the Boston Police HQ near Ruggles station to amplify these demands.

    Come out on what is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King to commemorate his legacy and underscore that the struggle still continues and that equality is far from a reality in America. Don’t let supporters of this tyranny get away with sweeping these crimes under the rug. We demand justice now and we will continue to take the streets until we get it. Join us in demanding:

    • Immediately indict and arrest the police who killed Stephon Clark!
    • Stop any police harassment of witnesses, family, or protesters of this outrage!
    • Immediately indict and arrest state trooper Matthew Sheehan for the shooting of an unarmed Cape Verdean ATV driver!
    • Attorney General Maura Healey immediately appoint a special prosecutor to reopen the cases of Terrance Coleman, Usaamah Rahim, Burrell Ramsey-White, Ross Batista, Santos Laboy, Michael McInness, Randolph McClain, Denis Reynoso, and Daniel Gillis!
    • Immediately fire Boston Police Officer Zachary Crossen, who was recently seen harassing and racially profiling a Black resident who was not engaged in any criminal activity in a viral video!
    • Immediately fire and convict Off-duty Boston Police Officer Domenic A. Columbo, drunk and speeding, caused life threatening injuries to Dorchester resident Jose Teixeira on New Year’s Day!
    • Fire state trooper Sheehan for racist online postings! Fire BPD officers Garrett Boyle and Kevin Finn!

    Parkland Student Manifesto Outlines Steps to End “Plague of Gun Violence”

    From the Guardian, and editorial staff of the Eagle Eye:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/commentisfree/2018/mar/23/parkland-students-manifesto-americas-gun-laws

    No one is Illegal! Join us Tuesday @ 4- 6 PM, JFK Federal Building

    The Boston May Day Coalition is encouraging folks to join with us on Tuesday for an action organized by Boston Educators for immigration rights. The action is described below:

    No One is Illegal!

    Educators in Boston and beyond are standing in solidarity with their immigrant students, colleagues, and friends in the face of xenophobic, racist, and anti-immigration policies. We stand for immigration rights, for the rights of our DACA students and their parents, for TPS workers and their families, and for fair, equitable and non-discriminatory immigration policies. We stand for a safe and just environment for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Queer communities in this country. We stand against racism, colonialism, xenophobia, and discrimination and the political games played at the expense of the most vulnerable amongst us.

    Tuesday, March 27
    4:00 – 6:00 PM

    US Immigration Courts at
    JFK Federal Building
    15 Sudbury Street, Boston, MA

    Contact us

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