[act-ma] [UJP] Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific

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======== PIVOTING FOR PEACE IN ASIA/PACIFIC ==================================


*Saturday, April 19, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle St)*


*Hideki Yoshikawa*, environmental campaigner; leader of the Okinawa movement  
against U.S. military bases; professor at Univ. of the Ryukyus and at Meio  


*The Pivot: Motivations, Dimensions, Impacts, Possible Consequences*

*Joseph Gerson*, American Friends Service Committee: /Overview/

*Duncan McFarland*, United for Justice with Peace: /Chinese foreign &  
military policies/

*Alex Brown, *President, IUE/CWA Local 201:/Trans Pacific Partnership/

*Introductions: The Most Dangerous Hot Spots*

*Hyun Lee,* Nodutdol for Korean Community Development: /Northeast Asia/

*Yuichi Moroi, *Temple University:/Senkaku/Diaoyu; Japan-China-US/


*Impacts of the Pivot at Home: Building a Movement*

*Bruce Gagnon*, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in  
Space: /Solidarity/

*Mike Prokosch*, New Priorities Network, Dorchester People for Peace: /Move  
the Money, Costs of the Pivot/

*Speaker from Asian American Resource Workshop: */The View from Asian  
American Communities/


Amidst the crisis over Ukraine, President Obama is returning to Asia and the  
Pacific in April to press a military, economic and diplomatic “Pivot” to  
Asia and the Pacific. The goal: to “manage China’s rise” in ways that  
ensure continued U.S. dominance. 60% of the Air Force and 60% of the Navy are  
being deployed to the region. Military alliances are being deepened, new  
military bases built, and hundreds of billions of dollars diverted to deploy  
dangerous advanced weaponry. And the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade  
agreement is being negotiated in secret.

Though most Americans don’t realize it, we’ve come to the brink of war  
– potentially nuclear war – twice in the last two years, first during  
tensions with North Korea and then over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands. Our  
hundreds of military bases have devastating impacts on people in “host”  
communities. And TPP will cost us jobs, worsen working conditions and assault  
the environment, all to increase U.S. economic leverage over China and  
further maximize corporate profits and power.

This one day conference will bring us to date on what is happening in Asia/  
Pacific, how it will affect us here at home, and what we can do. Join us as  
we build our ability to pivot for peace, instead of for war.

*Registration $10; registration plus lunch $20.  *Donations to the event  
beyond the cost of registration and lunch are tax-deductible. They are needed  
to meet the travel costs for our speakers.

Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action,  
United for Justice with Peace, and Asian American Resource Workshop

*Register: pivoting-for-peace.bpt.me [1] or call **800-838-3006***

*Details: **http://masspeaceaction.org/event/pivoting-for-peace* [2]

*Info:** **JSherysr at afsc.org [3]   **phone: (617) 661-6130*

*Schedule:* *http://masspeaceaction.org/4978* [4]

*Download the Flyer [5]*

United for Justice with Peace [6] 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.  

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617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [9] Upcoming Events:  Dirty Wars [10]  
Tue Apr 1 7:00pm St. James School Rm. Salem The Politics of Water: From  
Israel and Palestine to Chelsea and Beyond [11] Thu Apr 3 6:00pm Chelsea  
Collaborative Chelsea Nonviolent Action: The Teachers of Norway [12] Wed Apr  
9 7:00pm Boston College Newton Campus Newton Campaign Nonviolence Training  
[13] Sat Apr 12 9:00am Cambridge Friends Meeting Cambridge We Pay our Taxes.  
Are we getting what we need? [14] Sat Apr 12 12:30pm Emmanuel Church Boston  
Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific [15] Sat Apr 19 9:30am Cambridge Friends  
Meeting Cambridge Jobs Not Jails Rally on Boston Common! [16] Sat Apr 26  
12:00pm Boston Common Boston Sing-Along to Pete Seeger Songs [17] Sat May 24  
7:00pm Calvary United Methodist Church Arlington
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[1] http://pivoting-for-peace.bpt.me/
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[4] http://masspeaceaction.org/4978
[5] http://masspeaceaction.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Pivoting-for-Peace-in-Asia-Pacific-04-19-rev-3.pdf
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