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    Save Cape Wind opportunity | 10AM this Sat. @ MIT 66-148

    Hi Folks,

    This email is to invite you to participate in the group that just formed to try and save Cape Wind. The next meeting will be 10AM this Sat. 1/24 at MIT Building 66 Room 148 (66-148).

    Background

    After defeating more than two-dozen Bill-Koch funded lawsuits, the nation’s first offshore windfarm is in grave danger of falling to the final lawsuit. Clean energy champions and allies all over Massachusetts and the Northeast need to mount a response to call for National Grid and NSTAR to honor their commitments to buy clean energy from the nation’s first offshore wind farm and help launch a new industry that will create tens of thousands of new American jobs in communities like New Bedford, Massachusetts.

    Join the call to Save Cape Wind and stand up for our clean energy future. We the people cannot let a Koch brother stand in the way of progress because he is worried about the view from one his many mansions. Join with us to stand up for democracy, for clean energy jobs, and for a livable future

    Save Cape Wind.
    <3 Bobby http://floodboston.wordpress.com

    Hear Martin Luther King’s Speeches

    1/17 Sat. 1-2pm Park St., Boston:

    The weekly Saturday peace vigil at Park St.in Boston will be having its yearly observance of Martin Luther King Day weekend.We will be playing several of Martin Luther King’s eloquent speeches against war, racism, and poverty through our PA system, and speakingout on the issues of war, racism, and poverty that confront us today in 2015. Please bring your friends and family to listen and reflect on MLK’s important message.

    contact: Committee For Peace And Human Rights
    nosanctions (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

    #Floodboston MEETING: Jan 11th 1:30-4pm @ MIT

    (from Noah)

    It is with great pleasure that I write to annonce the next Flood Boston open organizing meeting. It will be held at MIT Building 4, First Floor, Room 149 (See map below for detailed directions) from 1:30-4pm.

    Agenda: From 1:30 to 2 there will be refreshments and networking. Members of the affinity group that organized the recent Stop Spectra Action at State Street Headquarters will alos share some of their experiences and lessons. At 2, we will jump into an affinity group training before we get into action planning in break out groups for the remainder.

    Be advised that the convening committee is hoping to transition to a spokescouncil model at the next meeting in early February. For this to work, it is important that people organize themselves into affinity groups. Please don’t be intimidated if this sounds unfamiliar or exclusive. We are committed to continuing to provide support for folks looking to join or form an AG of their own, as well as ways for individuals to participate in the spokescouncil.

    If you are interested in helping to plan and facilitate Floodboston meetings and/or helping to develop our spokescouncil model, you are welcome to join the convening committee at our meeting immediately following the organizing meeting on January 11th. We are also meeting on Tuesday January 6th at the Lucy Parsons Center in Jamiaca Plain at 7 pm.

    I am truly excited for a year of unprecedented resistance and solidarity!

    Respectfully submitted on behalf of the convening committe

    Directions to MIT 4-149

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    Guantanamo demo at Park Street: Saturday, Jan. 10, 1pm

    (from jslives)

    Please spread the word far and wide about using this coming Saturday’s vigil and speak-out–every week, same time, same place; but different topics, against war and for social justice–to demand again that Gitmo be closed. The Saturday “regulars” have, like Witness Against Torture (which goes to DC every January), spoken out on this topic regularly.

    Obama promised as a candidate and then at his first inauguration that he would close it down, even signed enabling legislation within his first two years. He continues to blame Republicans (for everything), but as Medea Benjamin said during one of his SOTU addresses–and as we’d all already said–he has the power, as commander-in-chief, to shut it down any time he chooses. Fourteen years of torture, solitary confinement, media blackouts on hunger strikes by those detained in the name of the “war on terror”? Too damn long.

    Close it down! Add your voice to those of human-rights activists worldwide, next week.

    (from Susan McLucas)

    Next Sunday is the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo. Those of us at the vigil yesterday decided that we will use our vigil next week to mark this occasion and push to close it down, once and for all! In Washington, Witness Against Torture is doing their annual demonstration in front of the White House and all around town. We will amplify their message and add our voices to the chorus of calls to close Guantanamo. We can be slightly happy that at least some people have been released recently but, of course, they all need to be let go, or else tried (though I don’t have much hope for a fair trial.)

    We’ll have jumpsuits and plenty of handouts and will operate an open mic on the subject of closing Guantanamo.

    We hope you can join us Sat, January 10 at 1pm (Park Street Station) . Please spread the word.

    Adbusters, Friday, Copley, 5 pm, 1/2/15

    This weekend, the rebel economists at Adbusters will head to the American
    Economic Association conference in Boston to challenge the dead-end
    economic ideas of the 1%. As the largest annual gathering of economists in
    the U.S., and a magnet for media attention, the AEA conference is the
    perfect location to challenge the theories that fuel the financial
    instability, climate chaos and market mayhem that are plaguing our
    societies. From the workshops to the hallways, we’ll shake things up and
    challenge the status-quo with the subversive memes and mind-bombs of a new
    pluralist economics for the 21st century.

    For our kick off demonstration at Copley Place on Friday evening at 5PM, we
    need a few good radicals to gather with us and show solidarity with our
    action. To pull the action off, we will have volunteer needs to be filled
    starting in the early afternoon to early evening. Please contact us for
    more details!

    keith (AT) adbusters (DOT) org

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