[act-ma] [UJP] Expose AIPAC! Saturday, Sunday & Monday

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======== EXPOSE AIPAC! SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY =============================


* EXPOSE AIPAC will holding a three-day event of education and protest  
during** the AIPAC National Summit occurring October 13-15 in Boston.**

As the Expose AIPAC website says, the summit is being convened in order to  
“expose the corrupt practices of the political lobby American Israel Public  
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the broader Israel lobby of which it  
is a part.”  There will be:

 * A people’s forum on Saturday from 3:45-7:00 at the Palestine Cultural
   Center for Peace
 * A 1 pm PROTEST (gathering at 12 pm to dress up for the protest) on Sunday
   ( Boston’s Seafront District — Boston Seaport Hotel)
 * A DAY OF ACTION starting at 12 pm on Monday (Seaport Hotel).  

Please check the EXPOSE AIPAC website for  
details: http://exposeaipac.wordpress.com/ [1] and information about AIPAC.
Please come to any and all of the activities and bring friends!
We need to stand up to AIPAC’s insidious role in shaping U.S. Israeli  

ExposeAIPAC.com [2]  
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/201251163339584/ [3]  Twitter:  

*Saturday, October 13, 3:45-7:00 pm*

We will convene a speaker’s forum for a panel discussion and open debate  
about AIPAC’s involvement in our government’s domestic and foreign  

Panel Speakers [4] will include: Jamal Abdi, Denise Provost, Kristen  
Szremski and Stephen Walt.

/Dinner and refreshments will be served.
The Palestine Cultural Center for Peace is located at 41 Quint Ave., Boston  
[5] in the neighborhood of Allston. It can be reached via the Green Line (at  
Harvard Ave. stop on the “B” line in the direction of Boston College) or  
by Bus (the “66” from Harvard Square or Dudley Station OR “57” from  
Kenmore Station or Brighton). Click map for larger version:

About the Speakers 

**Jamal Abdi***
*Jamal Abdi is Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council  
(NIAC) and directs NIAC’s efforts to monitor policies and legislation, and  
to educate and advocate on behalf of the Iranian community.  Abdi previously  
served as Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Brian Baird (D-WA) who was a  
consistent voice of opposition to war with Iran and an outspoken critic of  
Israel’s siege of Gaza while in office.  Abdi has written for the New York  
Times, Foreign Policy, The Progressive, and also blogs at The Huffington  
Post.  He is a frequent guest contributor in print, radio, and television,  
including appearances on Al-Jazeera, NPR, and BBC radio.

*Denise Provost*
Denise Provost is the Democratic State Representative for the 27th Middlesex  
District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  She has openly  
resisted heavy, external pressure to pass an Iran divestment bill in the  
Massachusetts statehouse; her letter to the Joint Committee on Public Service  
stating her refusal to support Iran divestment can be found here [6].

*Kristen Szremski
Kristin Szremski is the director of media and communications for the American  
Muslims for Palestine. She is an award-winning journalist, spending more than  
20 years as an investigative reporter and editor. Before joining AMP,  
Szremski worked for several years as a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune  
and other local outlets. Currently, her work appears on Al Jazeera English,  
the Electronic Intifada, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and the  
Islamic Horizon.

*Stephen Walt
Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International  
Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He  
is co-author, with John Mearsheimer, of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign  
Policy, a book that set off a firestorm of controversy about the role of  
AIPAC and the broader, pro-Israel lobby within American politics.  Professor  
Walt has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a  
Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a  
consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval  
Analyses, and the National Defense University. He presently serves on the  
editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International  
Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies.

More info: http://exposeaipac.wordpress.com/schedule/ [7]

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.  

info at justicewithpeace.org [10]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [11] Upcoming Events:  Tom Hayden: The  
Politics of War and Peace [12] Thu Oct 11 7:30pm Curry College, Keith  
Auditorium, Academic & Performance Center Milton Expose AIPAC: People's Forum  
[13] Sat Oct 13 3:45pm Palestine Cultural Center for Peace Allston Expose  
AIPAC: Day of Action [14] Sun Oct 14 12:00pm Seafront District Boston The  
Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological/ Economic Crisis [15] Sun  
Oct 21 7:00pm First Unitarian Society in Newton West Newton The Elections and  
the "Unpeoples"--Discussion with Noam Chomsky, Val Moghadam, and Vijay  
Prashad [16] Thu Nov 8 7:30pm Old South Church Boston Peace Movement: Next  
Steps [17] Sun Nov 11 7:00pm Jefferson Cutler House Arlington Bombs versus  
Budgets: The High Price of Nuclear Weapons [18] Sun Nov 18 7:00pm First  
Unitarian Society in Newton West Newton
/More Peace and Justice Events [19].    How to Submit Events [20]/ 

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[1] http://exposeaipac.wordpress.com/
[2] http://exposeaipac.com/
[3] https://www.facebook.com/events/201251163339584/
[4] http://exposeaipac.wordpress.com/speakers
[5] https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41+quint+ave+allston+ma&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89e379cf43a64dd5:0xdbcfcf58aeb3117c,41+Quint+Ave,+Allston,+MA+02134&gl=us&ei=tMxCUI-sHMeB6AHnqoHIDw&ved=0CCEQ8gEwAA
[6] http://www.deniseprovost.org/images/Testimony/7.14.09divestment.pdf
[7] http://exposeaipac.wordpress.com/schedule/
[8] http://justicewithpeace.org
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