[act-ma] [UJP] Making Connections: Boston to NATO - A UJP Strategy Conference

United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 17:00:45 PST 2011

UJP: Making Connections: Boston to NATO - A UJP Strategy Conference


Saturday, January 22, 2011, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cambridge Friends Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T •
Cambridge                   Register to Attend [1]

Chuck Turner: Here I Stand

Opening the conference will be a discussion with Boston City Councilor Chuck
Turner, whose sentencing hearing follows the conference by only a few days. 
Turner was recently removed from the City Council after being found guilty of
bribery in an FBI operation which seemed strange and unbelievable to many of his

Turner is a long-time ally of UJP and leader in the movement for peace and
justice. One of his priority projects was recently crowned with success with
passage of a state level CORI reform bill. Turner will be introduced by Duncan
McFarland, UJP planning group member, who will recount some of the history of
work done together by Turner and UJP.

US Global Strategy for the 21st Century
Obama Policy, European and Asian Responses

Joseph Gerson will share some of what he learned as a participant in the World
Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima, the NATO counter-summit conference
and protests in Portugal, and the Japan Peace Conference, which brought together
leading Japanese and other Asia-Pacific peace and anti-bases activists.

In addition to lessons about how the Obama Administration is working to create
its "arrangement for the 21st century", and reflections about some of committed
and inspiring people he met and worked with, Gerson will talk about plans for
international campaigns to end the Afghanistan War, to cut military spending to
meet human needs, for nuclear disarmament, and for the withdrawal of oppressive
U.S. military bases.

A discussion will follow, which can touch on implications for the work of UJP
and community peace groups.

Gerson directs the American Friends Service Committee's Peace and Economic
Security Program [2] and is its Disarmament Coordinator.  He is the lead
organizer of the International Working Group for Nuclear Disarmament, serves on
the European-U.S. No NATO/No War Network [3] International Coordinating
Committee, and plays a leading role in building collaborations between U.S. and
Asian peace and nuclear weapons abolition movements. He is the author of Empire
and the Bomb and co-editor of The Sun Never Sets...:  Confronting the Network
of US Military Bases.   

Read Gerson's November 2010 article, NATO: Following the 20th Century into
History [4].

The conference will open with a potluck lunch at 1:00; the meeting will begin at
1:20.    Register to Attend [5]

Download the
Flyer: http://justicewithpeace.org/files/Making%20Connections%20Boston%20to%20NATO.pdf



United for Justice with Peace [8] is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.

Help us continue to do this critical work!   Make a donation to UJP today. [9]



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Upcoming Events: 


		Making Connections: Boston to NATO - UJP Strategy Conference [12]

		Sat Jan 22


		Cambridge Friends Center



		National Day of Action to Stop FBI Raids and Repression [13]

		Tue Jan 25


		JFK Federal Building



		Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting [14]

		Sat Jan 29


		First Baptist Church

		Newton Center


		Tom Hayden: Prospects for the Peace and Justice Movement in the Obama Era [15]

		Mon Feb 7


		Encuentro 5



		Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis in Conversation [16]

		Thu Feb 10


		Pleasant St Church

		Arlington Center


		Iran and the US--Potential Partners In a New Middle East? [17]

		Wed Feb 16


		Suffolk University



		March and Rally: Bring the Troops Home Now! [18]

		Sat Apr 9


		Union Square

		New York, NY


		Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space - Annual Conference

		Fri Jun 17


		North Andover


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