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    Feminism for the 99%: Contingent at the Women’s March in Boston

    The Boston May Day Coalition will be participating in the contingent described below on Saturday. Please join us!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/579771002474628

    Based on the national call for Feminism for the 99% contingents at the
    Women’s March’s around the country, we are organizing one here in Boston.
    Please join us to advocate for an intersectional feminism that fights racism
    and transphobia, stands in solidarity with families destroyed by mass
    incarceration, war, and deportation, and fights for a world free from all
    forms of oppression.

    See the national call here:

    https://socialistworker.org/2019/01/03/march-for-a-feminism-for-the-99-percent

    Meet at 9:45am at the Irish Famine Memorial at the corner of School St and Washington St, then march as a group with placards, signs, and chants advocating for intersectional and anti-capitalist feminism and join the Women’s March in Boston Common.

    Local endorsements:

    Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
    Believe Survivors Boston
    Boston May Day Coalition
    International Socialist Organization – Boston
    Harvard International Socialists

    CANCELLED: MLK March for Justice

    March for Justice & Reception are CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Stay tuned for Upcoming Events
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: MAAPB617


    MLK March for Justice
    Monday 1/21/2019
    Starts 1pm Grove Hall

    followed by

    Reception & Listening Session
    Monday 1/21/2019 2-3:30pm
    Butterfly Cafe
    1420 Tremont Street
    Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    https://www.facebook.com/events/721405628245586

    13th annual First Night Against the Wars!

    Join us at our 13th annual First Night Against the Wars!

    To be held across from Copley Square, Boston, MA.

    NOTE: We will be right in front of the old entrance to the Boston Public Library, facing the park.

    1 to 6 PM

    Invite your friends, make Boston history. We are fighting the biggest war of all against Washington. Stop the Wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Russia, Iran; wars against workers, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ folks, women, the environment…this list goes on and on, so bring your message to Copley as we try to bring in a new year where we can work together to end war and imperialism. Food will be provided by Food for Activists!

    Co-sponsored by Boston Food for Activists, the Boston May Day Coalition, the Coalition to Stop the Genocide in Yemen, and Veterans for Peace Boston.

    Co-sponsors are welcome!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/327877544471442

    Pardon Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner – Thu Nov 15th

    Pardon Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner Stand-Out Davis Square, Somerville MBTA Holland Street Exit -5 PM – 6 PM Thursday November 15, 2018

    We Will Not Leave Reality Leigh Winner Behind-Join the call of Stand with Reality, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, Code Pink, About Face, Roots Action, Freedom of the Press Foundation and many other organizations for a pardon by President Trump.

    Ms. Winner had been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in U.S. election systems to Intercept, an on-line news organization.

    On June 26, 2018 Ms. Winner entered a guilty plea to the espionage charge in the Federal District of Georgia in Augusta. On August 23, 2018 the judge acting on the recommendation of the prosecution formally sentenced her to sixty-three months in jail and three years of supervised probation thereafter. She had served over a year in pre-trial confinement having repeatedly been denied bail before trial. By pleading guilty, Ms. Winner has given up her right to appeal the espionage statute as applied to her and/or its constitutionality. That leaves a presidential pardon or commutation of sentence as the only serious remedies.

    This is the stiffest sentence ever given to a civilian whistle-blower. We believe the sentence against Ms. Winner is grossly disproportionate to her offense and is designed to create a chilling effect on investigative journalism by dissuading sources from sharing information that is critical to the public interest. We are still dedicated to raising public awareness of Winner’s case in light of the U.S. government’s persistent abuse of the Espionage Act. Conviction does not end our support for Ms. Winner who like other political prisoners needs to know that those outside the prisons are still concerned about her welfare. For more information about the Winner case go to StandWithReality.org.

    Under Article II, Section 2 The President… shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. We urge you to come stand with us at Davis Square on November 15th at 5 PM, If you can’t please Google the following website now to add your signature to the pardon campaign -timing is important:

    Pardon Reality Winner

    http://bit.ly/pardonreality

    Write:

    REALITY WINNER 22056-021
    FMC CARSWELL FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
    P.O. BOX 27137 FORT WORTH, TX 76127

    The Not Above The Law protest is ON

    March For Truth – Boston announces:

    The Not Above The Law protest is ON for TOMORROW, Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:00pm, at Boston Common (across from the State House)! Trump crossed the line today when he forced Sessions out and put a crony in charge of the Mueller investigation. This is a peaceful though spirited rapid response rally, with more details to follow later tonight and into tomorrow. Get your posters and chants ready, and prepare to raise your voices and stand up for democracy! Also, sign up at our Facebook event page, and please help spread the word! Thank you…

    https://www.facebook.com/events/284755215335127

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