[act-ma] [UJP Activist] As the Wars Wind Down... Are we Reaching a Turning Point?

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         U.S. FOREIGN POLICY =================================================

-------- /MASSACHUSETTS PEACE ACTION 2014 ANNUAL MEETING/ --------------------

*When:* Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
*Where: *St. Ignatius Parish, Boston College • 28 Commonwealth Ave,  
Chestnut Hill • Take Green Line "B" to End of Line & cross Comm. Ave.

What a year! A popular outcry stopped a U.S. war with Syria and diplomacy  
promises relaxation of tensions with Iran (if Congress doesn’t interfere).  
The Budget for All proved that voters want less military spending and more  
social investment, and the Autumn Convergence showed that we can connect  
peace, climate, and economic and social justice into a single progressive  

 * Why is the U.S. the world’s policeman and what is the alternative?
 * How can we move our nation towards a more peaceful foreign policy?

We present two important voices to solve these riddles and shape our work in  

*Barney Frank* served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to  
2013. A constant campaigner to cut the military budget by 25%, he formed the  
Sustainable Defense Task Force in 2010 to propose practical ways to do so,  
and criticized U.S. support for NATO . The primary architect of the 2010  
Dodd-Frank financial reform act, Frank is now at work on a book.

*Andrew Bacevich* is Professor of International Relations and History at  
Boston University. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, he is  
author of /The New American Militarism, Washington Rules/, and/Breach of  
Trust/.  Read an important recent article [1]. Bacevich urges the U.S. to  
abandon its hegemonistic foreign policy and focus on rebuilding its society  
at home. His books will be available for signing.

Workshops will focus on Iran and the Mideast, Israel/Palestine, convergence  
and new foreign policy. Do you have a workshop idea? Proposals are due  
January 15!  Details here [2] on how to submit a workshop.

We will complete the election of new board members. 

All are welcome! Click here to Pre-Register [3]. 

Doors open 12:30 for registration and refreshments.  Meeting begins promptly  
at 1:00.

Parking in BC's Commonwealth Garage.  /Some parking behind church for those  
with limited mobility - please notify us in advance.   Detailed directions  
will be emailed two days in advance to those who pre-register./

Free to members – others $10.  Make your membership donation today! [4]

Massachusetts Peace Action, masspeaceaction.org [5],  
617-354-2169, info at masspeaceaction.org [6].  
 Facebook: facebook.com/masspeaceaction [7].  Twitter: @masspeaceaction  

United for Justice with Peace [9] 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 [11]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [12] Upcoming Events:  The Activist  
Ball [13] Sat Jan 25 7:00pm Spontaneous Celebrations Jamaica Plain FILM:  
"Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars" [14] Thu Jan 30 7:00pm Robbins Library -  
Arlington Arlington Music for Peace: Schubert’s Winter Journey [15] Sat Feb  
1 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church Cambridge Towards a Just &  
Cooperative U.S. Foreign Policy [16] Sat Feb 8 12:30pm St Ignatius Parish  
Chestnut Hill One Nation—Under Surveillance [17] Sat Mar 29 10:00am Central  
Connecticut State University New Britain, CT Jobs Not Jails Rally on Boston  
Common! [18] Sat Apr 26 12:00pm Boston Common Boston
/More Peace and Justice Events [19].    How to Submit Events [20]/ 

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[1] https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/08-3?print
[2] http://masspeaceaction.org/4279
[3] http://org.salsalabs.com/o/161/c/3952/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=81227
[4] http://masspeaceaction.org/act/donate
[5] http://www.masspeaceaction.org/
[6] mailto:info at masspeaceaction.org
[7] http://facebook.com/masspeaceaction
[8] https://twitter.com/masspeaceaction
[9] http://justicewithpeace.org
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[14] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4850
[15] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4841
[16] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4831
[17] http://justicewithpeace.org/node/4839
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