[act-ma] Fwd: Socialist Conference, Climate Change, Drones, Housing!

Aria Littlhous aria at littlhous.net
Thu Apr 28 06:00:10 PDT 2016


*Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference*

*April 30 | Old South Church in Boston,*

*645 Boylston Street, 9 am - 4 pm*



*"Building Socialism. Building Our Movements"*

*register at **bostonsocialistunity.org*
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Bringing together a broad range of socialists and social movement activists
from the Boston area to increase our engagement with socialist ideas and
the many struggles around our city, country and the world.



Featured Speakers:

· Vijay Prashad, Trinity College CT, on US imperialism

· Cynthia Peters, Left Roots, organizing in the US

· Jorge Marin, Venezuela Solidarity Committee, on the Bolivarian Revolution
and current situation in Venezuela

· Patricia Montes, Centro Presente, on immigrant rights

· Yamila Hussein, Boston Teacher Residency, on Palestine solidarity

·  and others



12 Workshops including:

          - Socialism and the Elections (Rand Wilson, Labor for Bernie and
Howie Hawkins, NY Green Party)

         - ABC's of Socialism, Nicole Aschoff, Jacobin magazine

         - Radical Organizing (Steve Meacham, City Life)

         - Health Care, Sandy Eaton (Mass Nurses Association)

         - EcoSocialism, Chris Williams (System Change, not Climate Change)

         - Labor Notes, Red Black and Queer, Socialism and Feminism

         - and others



*Boston Socialist Unity Project, Sponsors and Endorsers: *Boston
Solidarity, Center for Marxist Education, Committees of Correspondence for
Democracy and Socialism*, Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of
America, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, International Socialist
Organization, Massachusetts Campaign to Abolish Poverty, Massachusetts
Global Action, Socialism and Democracy Journal, Socialist Alternative

*Thanks to CCDS for the version of the announcement that we “swiped” to
create this post.
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*Boston Democratic Socialists of America*
P.O. Box 51356, Boston MA 02205
(617) 354-5078 <%28617%29%20354-5078> http://dsaboston.org



*Climate Change!*

*May 3, 11:30 am, State House*



Join us at the State House in Boston for an Oversight Hearing by the Senate
Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, and a Celebration Rally &
Pizza Party on the State House steps beforehand starting at 11:30am.

WHAT: RALLY and Legislative Hearing
WHEN: May 3, 2016 11:30am Rally followed by 1pm hearing
WHERE: Massachusetts State House steps, then Room 428
WHY: NED has been "suspended indefinitely" and our Commonwealth's energy
future is in the balance!
RSVP: tinyurl.com/May3rd-RSVP
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>From Senator Pacheco: "We hope your calendars are still marked. Kinder
Morgan has suspended further work on the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline,
but I still have some questions regarding pipeline approval, procedures and
the clean energy needs of Massachusetts. Join us."

We agree! Please RSVP to help us plan! tinyurl.com/May3rd-RSVP





*Killer Drones: An Evening of Info & Response*
<https://www.facebook.com/events/966151306814966/?active_tab=highlights>

Thursday, May 5 at 6:45
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Cambridge Central Square Library
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45 Pearl St., Cambridge MA, 02139
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Whistle blower Christopher Aaron will speak about his experiences as an
analyst for the drone assassination program in Iraq and Afghanistan from
2006 to 2009 and excerpts from the film "Drone”. Aaron is a former
counter-terrorism officer for the CIA and the DoD. He resigned in 2009 due
to ethical objections with the trajectories of the wars. After the
presentation, there will be plenty of time for questions as well as
suggestions for what citizens can do to stop the drone assassination
program.


Sponsored by the Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network and the Boston
Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

For more information, call (617) 776-6524.



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*HOMES for ALL*

May 18 2016 at 3PM ET / 12PT
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Webnair: THE EVICTION EPIDEMIC

http://bit.ly/EvictionEpidemic_Desmond



Homes for All is hosting a national dialogue with author Matthew Desmond,
black women leaders of Homes For All and other leaders from Homes For
All to discuss the eviction epidemic and solutions to mass displacement.



In Matthew Desmond's NY Times bestseller EVICTED: Poverty And Profit
In The American City
<http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=M0PgCaVS8M42nuM8lxbGwnpyWwumEZzq>,
he highlights that the impact and destruction of eviction on Black women
and is analogous with the impact of mass incarceration on Black men
in the United States. Eviction, he argues, is not a symptom of poverty but
a leading cause of poverty that we must tackle to win greater equality for
all people.



Join hundreds for a participatory national discussion with author Matthew
Desmond and Homes For All Leaders!
<http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=BQiFKlju6mduBiYEo1ROeXpyWwumEZzq>

In our communities we've experienced firsthand this truth. Black women are
more likely to face eviction, housing discrimination and harrassment.
Eviction records impact access to future housing, jobs, credit, schools,
cars. It is a vicious, racist & sexist cycle keeping individuals and
communities stuck in poverty for generations.



We also know that Black women, in particular, have been leaders
on the front-lines of movements to fight against evictions, gentrification
& mass displacement. They are boldly risking arrest in D.C. to protest
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
<http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=9ul%2B9Vzjz6%2FMD3J8B%2BzNunpyWwumEZzq>,
organizing mass tenant associations, and are often the most vocal advocates
against evictions and for winning long-term collective control of land,
housing & resources in our communities. Homes For All's core principles
include that we believe that communities most impacted bythe crisis must
be the leaders of our collective resistance. To us that means black women
must be heard, seen and supported as core leaders of our movement.



Since its release, Matthew Desmond has been touring the country
helping to bring significant attention to the eviction crisis
facing the #RenterNation we outlined in our Rise Of The Renter Nation report
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in
2014.



In a recent NY Times Editorial called 'The Eviction Economy
<http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=zJilbIdEsogWbpTQGy3tynpyWwumEZzq>',
Desmond writes: "A national affordable housing program would be an
anti-poverty effort, human capital investment, community improvement plan
and public health initiative all rolled into one. It would especially
benefit mothers and children, the face of today’s eviction epidemic."

I hope you can join us!




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Fired up by the monthly #RenterNation





Homes For All Campaign

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"Our goal is a society that prioritizes the needs of all before the profits
of the few." passed by Occupy Boston General Assembly 11/29/11



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of the few." passed by Occupy Boston General Assembly 11/29/11


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