[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Supporting the Peacemakers: Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting

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UJP Activist: Supporting the Peacemakers: Massachusetts Peace Action Annual  
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======== SUPPORTING THE PEACEMAKERS: MASSACHUSETTS PEACE ACTION ANNUAL
         MEETING =============================================================


Free to members - others $10. /Pre-Register Now! [1]  and //Sign Up as a  
Member Today [2]!/

Join Massachusetts Peace Action as we gather to plan our work in 2013.

*Workshops [3]*

 * Defunding Militarism with the Budget for All
 * Iran: Groundwork for Positive/ Peaceful Outcomes
 * War, peace, and climate change: Looking at and acting on the connections
 * Killing Drones and the Law

/Read workshop descriptions [4]/

We will complete the election of new board members. Read about the nominees  
[5] — Rosalie Anders, Burton Glass, Bonnie Gorman, and Jeff Klein — and  
the election process [6]. Candidates will be introduced and there will be a  
brief business meeting at the end of the afternoon.

The Raging Grannies will provide musical inspiration. Refreshments will be  
served.

/Pre-Register now! [7] Questions? 617-354-2169 or info at masspeaceaction.org  
[8]/

*When:* Saturday, February 9, 2013, 1:00 pm
*Where: *First Baptist Church • 848 Beacon Street (corner of Centre) •  
Newton Center

-------- /KEYNOTE SPEAKERS/ --------------------------------------------------

*Jamal Abdi,* Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council, will  
speak on the politics of U.S. threats and sanctions towards Iran and how we  
can prevent the drift towards war. Abdi directs NIAC's efforts to monitor  
policies and legislation, and to educate and advocate on behalf of the  
Iranian-American community. He joined NIAC in 2009 and previously was a  
Congressional staffer and field organizer in Congressional elections in  
Washington state. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the  
University of Washington in Seattle. Abdi has written for The New York Times,  
CNN, Foreign Policy, The Hill, The Progressive and Public Service Europe, and  
blogs at The Huffington Post and at www.niacinsight.com [9]. He is a  
frequent guest contributer in print, radio, and television, including  
appearances on Al Jazeera, RT America, NPR, BBC Radio, and VOA.


*Rep. John Tierney*, who represents the North Shore in Congress, will speak  
on cutting the military budget and ending the war in Afghanistan. Tierney  
introduced legislation in 2008 that led to the creation of the Commission on  
Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, examining allegations that  
billions of dollars had been misappropriated. He has consistently opposed  
funding for the Afghanistan war and voted in favor of cuts to the military  
budget. Tierney is a longstanding opponent of missile defense systems. 

United for Justice with Peace [10] 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.  
[11]/

info at justicewithpeace.org [12]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [13] Upcoming Events:  Budget for All  
- Budget Briefing and Action Planning [14] Sun Jan 27 1:00pm Haymarket  
People's Fund Jamaica Plain Corporate Power is Strangling Us! [15] Tue Jan 29  
7:00pm 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers Dorchester Campus Debate: US  
Sanctions on Iran [16] Wed Jan 30 6:30pm Boston University - Photonics Center  
Room 206 Boston Medea Benjamin: Resisting the Empire [17] Thu Jan 31 7:00pm  
First Church in Cambridge - Margaret Jewett Hall Cambridge Supporting the  
Peacemakers: Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting [18] Sat Feb 9 1:00pm  
First Baptist Church Newton Center Have a Heart - No More Cuts - Valentine's  
Day Rally [19] Thu Feb 14 12:00pm JFK Federal Building Boston Walk for Peace  
For the People – For the Earth - Boston area events [20] Wed Feb 20 9:00am  
Cambridge, Boston, Dorchester Panel Discussion on Immigration Reform [21] Thu  
Feb 21 11:00am tbd Boston area
/More Peace and Justice Events [22].    How to Submit Events [23]/ 
 

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