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    18th Annual #FirstNight Against the Wars

    • Time: 12-5 PM, Saturday January 31st
    • Place: Copley Square, directly across the street from Community Church of Boston.
    • What: Rally, Demonstration, March, Food and Entertainment.
    • Everyone Welcome!
    • Bring: Free Food, Banners, Literature, Fliers, Stickers, Buttons

    The 18th Annual First Night Against the Wars is upon us! An all-day event that boasts multiple music concerts, puppets, an ice skating show, and two fireworks displays one at 7PM and another at 12:30 AM. Activist Groups for the past 18 years have gathered around multiple issues and many times march from Copley to Boston Common at the end of the parade.

    Groups are setting up at Copley Plaza at 11:30 AM and things get going at 12 noon. There is an Assange Defense Rally at 2 PM, and activist marching band BaBam will perform as well. Jill Stein and XR Solidarity will be marching from Copley Plaza to Boston Common at the end of the parade at 5 PM.

    Groups participating or sponsoring the event include:

    Message from the Event Page:Living today in a country perpetually at war, it is only fitting that this December 31 will mark the 18th annual celebration of First Night Against the Wars.Every year folks seeking an end to our permanent war culture gather in Copley Square to bring free food, banners, literature, fliers, stickers, buttons, and the antiwar holiday spirit to many thousands of First Night revelers who may long for peace.Your participation would contribute greatly to that spirit. Bring what you wish and join in the spectacle. So often the holiday festivities fail to celebrate the resistance coming from working people and the oppressed to the wars against women, oppressed nationalities, LGBT folks, the climate, the poor, and other countries.We will be setting up near the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. Look for our signs and banners. Please join us.Note: We may be in a slightly different location this year. They are moving the performance stage to the Old Library Entrance. We might have to set up directly across the street from the Community Church of Boston at 565 Boylston Street.For info: 857-272-6743

    *Note: While ‘First Night Against The Wars’ is not directly affiliated with ‘First Night Boston’, it has participated alongside for many years. First Night Against The Wars does not support Amazon as the corporate sponsor of ‘First Night Boston’. Amazon is involved in poor labor practices and union-busting activities. When Workers Rights Are Under Attack, What Do We Do? 

    XRBOSTON/Car Free Boston World Car Free Day Rebel Ride Friday September 23rd Copley 5PM

    Extinction Rebellion and Car Free Boston have teamed up to hold an action Friday afternoon after-work at 5PM ET to celebrate World Car Free Day. They will be joining 50 countries and over 1,000 cities in imagining what a future without cars could be like.  “We need transformative change in mobility to safe, clean, quiet transportation that doesn’t destroy our biosphere.”*

    “The event will start in Copley Square and travel around 10 miles total and will finish in Dewey Square. We will meander at a slow pace (< 10 mph). Bring lights, music, costumes, flags and positive vibes. We will be taking a lane on open streets, with safety in numbers. If you have experience corking (marshaling) let us know.”*

    “Extinction Rebellion is a strictly non-violent movement, whose overall ambition is an international rebellion that helps humanity to turn quickly onto a course that is compatible with life on earth, and to build resilient communities in the face of ecological and societal crisis. We operate under the principles of Holacracy with a decentralized structure.”**

    Event Page on Facebook

    ** Extinction Rebellion Website

    FREE SCREENING: ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’

    A new documentary, ‘End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock’, will be presented at the weekly ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ sponsored by the Emerson VMA Department and co-presented by Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Living on Earth Podcast and SEIU Local 888.

    The documentary will be available to watch for FREE 7:00 PM EST Wednesday until Thursday at 7:00 PM EST.  Link to register for screening HERE. Link to participate in Zoom Webinar discussion on Thursday at 7:00 PM EST HERE.

    The documentary centers on “a group of indigenous women risk their lives to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which jeopardizes their land, water and entire way of life. Despite the desecration of their ancient burial and prayer sites, violent confrontations, and limited resources, these women refuse to back down. Calls for change reverberate nationally as the women of Standing Rock lead a tireless effort to defend their right to clean water and rich heritage. Discussion with director Shannon Kring and activist Pearl Daniel-Means to follow. POC, W, SJ (gender and sexuality, racial, environmental and economic justice)-Emerson Website.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @ FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    For Immediate Release:

    Occupy Boston will be occupying Faneuil Hall with The New Democracy Coalition and other advocates on September 17th at 5PM to shine light on the need to change the name of Faneuil Hall. It’s Time!
    We will also be marking the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in the most appropriate way. This will be a non-violent protest and will end on Sunday afternoon.

    S17 – Occupy Boston – @FANEUIL HALL – CHANGE THE NAME/ OWS 10yr Anniversary

    Friday Schedule: S17

    • 5PM – Change The Name Rally
    • 7PM Occupy Wall Street 10yr Anniversary
    • 9PM – Speakers and Movies
    • 10PM – Music

    Saturday S18
    10 – Wellness/Yoga/Speaker

    Concurrent Occupy Events

    – We Want Democracy (Occupy Wall Street 10th Anniversary) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 5 PM EDT Free · Thomas Paine Plaza Philadelphia PA –

    – Occupy Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Friday, 9/17 6:00 p.m. General Assembly Los Angeles City Hall (South Steps) –

    SEP 19 AT 8 PM EDT –

    Faneuil Hall is the 7th most visited tourist site in the world, that’s like 18,000,000 visitors per year. It is a 279-year-old market and meeting place once owned by Peter Fanieul, a slave trader. This tourist site was the Auction Block.

    Long ago the property was given to the city of Boston and was named after Peter Faneuil. Today it is described as America’s first mall to tourists, they don’t know that human beings were sold there. Of the 143 businesses housed there, zero are owned by POC according to Kevin Peterson. Bostons previous mayor Marty Walsh refused to even allow a hearing on changing the name of Faneuil Hall. With a mayoral election on the horizon 51% of Massachusetts voters support a name change. It’s Time!

    We invite Boston Mayoral Candidates to take a stand not only acknowledging the horror of Faneuil Hall but to allow the people of Boston the privilege of choosing to no longer contribute to the legacy of slavery.

    This Action is a response to the City of Boston’s failure to accommodate the peoples wishes in allowing for a hearing.

    For more information, visit or email:

    Remember X: Keynote Address by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X


    Friday, March 6th , 7:00pm
    Remember X: The Life and Legacy of a Civil Rights Legend

    with Keynote Address by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X

    The Harvard Islamic Society, in conjunction with the Black Students Association, the Black Men’s Forum, the Association of Black Harvard Women, and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations are proud to present “Remember X: The Life and Legacy of a Civil Rights Legend”. This event will feature Malcolm’s youngest daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, as the keynote speaker. Our goals for the event are simple, to raise awareness of the immense legacy left by Malcolm X in the many arenas of his life. We hope to promote a more complex and well rounded dialogue about his significance in our country’s history, as well as the untold narrative of civil rights and Islam as they did and continue to exist together in America. This event has been generously sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Islamic Studies at Harvard University.

    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
    Harvard Law School
    1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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