[act-ma] [UJP] Saturday: Okinawan environmental campaigner to keynote Asia/Pacific peace conference

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         PEACE CONFERENCE ====================================================


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



*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*, AFSC: /Overview/

*Duncan McFarland*, UJP: /Chinese foreign & military policies/

*Alex Brown*, Pres., 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:  

*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/

*Saturday, April 19, 2014*, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
*Cambridge Friends Meeting* • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St.,  
Cambridge • Harvard T 

*/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.

*Sponsored *by American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace  
Action, United for Justice with Peace, Asian American Resource Workshop, and  
MoveOn.org Boston Council

*Registration $10; with 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.

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

**Info:** **JSherysr at afsc.org [2]****   **phone: (617) 661-6130**

**Schedule: **masspeaceaction.org/4978 [3]**

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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.

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617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [8] Upcoming Events:  Pivoting for  
Peace in Asia/Pacific [9] Sat Apr 19 9:30am Cambridge Friends Meeting  
Cambridge Jobs Not Jails Rally on Boston Common! [10] Sat Apr 26 12:00pm  
Boston Common Boston Stephen Walt: Taking On the Israel Lobby: Opportunities  
and Obstacles [11] Wed May 7 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting Cambridge Music  
for Peace: Johannes Brahms Birthday Concert [12] Sat May 10 7:30pm  
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church Cambridge Sing-Along to Pete Seeger Songs  
[13] Sat May 24 7:00pm Calvary United Methodist Church Arlington
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[1] http://pivoting-for-peace.bpt.me/
[2] mailto:JSherysr at afsc.org
[3] http://masspeaceaction.org/4978
[4] http://masspeaceaction.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Pivoting-for-Peace-in-Asia-Pacific-04-19-rev-3b.pdf
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