Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Join Russ Baker, an award-winning investigative journalist and founder of the nonprofit reporting website whowhatwhy.com, in discussing his latest book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America." The new book is available in hardcover and will be coming out in paperback this Fall. Gore Vidal calls it, "one of the most important books of the past ten years."
Friday, November 13, 2009, 7:00 p.m. An analysis of the events and the future of Honduras after the signing of the Guaymuras Accord of Tegucigalpa/San Jose for national reconciliation and the strengthening of democracy. Featuring: Rodolfo F. Pastor, Visiting Prof. of History -Faculty of Arts and Science, Harvard University and former Minister of Culture of Honduras under President Manuel Zelaya and Simon Rios, founding member of the Committee in Solidarity with Honduras and musician. Sponsored by the Commitee in Solidarity with the Honduran Resistance
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m. "My name is Martha Lucia Giraldo Villano and I was born on June 22, 1978 in Cauca, Colombia. I am the daughter of José Orlando Giraldo, a small-scale farmer who was the victim of an extrajudicial killing by the National Army. In my country, there have been many extrajudicial killings that are also categorized as false positives (the killing of innocent civilians to pass them off as guerrillas killed in combat within the context of Colombia's armed conflict). The execution of my father is an example of a 'false-positive' murder."
"I am part of the Victims of State Crimes Movement. Along with other victims, we work together on organizing and training in order to demand our rights to truth, justice and reparation."
Saturday, November 7, 2009, 6:30 p.m. Mexico-US Solidarity Network invites you to join us for a discussion of popular education in Zapatista indigenous communities and the role of urban academics as resources in constructing an autonomous education system.
Patricia Hernández, a sociologist specializing in education & gender, has worked since 2001 with indigenous communities to develop their primary and secondary schools, following a model of "autonomous education." She worked intensively with indigenous teachers—called "education promoters" (promoter@s)—to develop the secondary school for indigenous children living in the Zona Selva Tzeltal. Local leaders, who oversaw the project, wanted the community's demands for land, food, peace, justice and democracy to serve as the content for classes on history, language and mathematics.
Sunday, November 1, 2009, 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, the encuentro 5 community lost a friend, Van Lawton passed away. A creative mountain of musical talent, Van helped us transform e5 from an old textile factory into the space it is today. He also performed at several fundraisers for the space as a member of the Reagan Babies. More recently, we enjoyed Van's participation in the 3rd Sunday Batey.
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Join Overcoming Zionism author, Joel Kovel, in challenging the notion of "exceptionalism" and the resultant alienation of people and environment. Joel weaves together deep historical and structural analysis with insights into the development of the psyche. Wikipedia provides a useful overview of his thinking. However, it fails to provide a full account of the price that he is paying for publishing his critique of Zionism. For a complete list of his books, see Joel's website.
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Grahame Russell of Rights Action, recently returned from Honduras and Guatemala, speaks about popular resistance to mining and the coup in Honduras. The event is a kickoff for the Committee in Solidarity with People of El Salvador (CISPES)'s anti-mining campaign. Contact the organizers, Boston CISPES [e-mail bostoncispes
We'll link to the blogs soon so that you can read about what actually went on...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:30 p.m.Join us for a discussion to explore the following questions: What is the G-20? What kinds of policy decisions or economic strategies come out of G-20 summits? How do these policies and decisions affect our communities and our lives? What needs to be done to build a stronger, more democratic economy from the bottom up? We hope to have a speaking panel, TBD. Contact A New Way Forward Boston for more information or sign up for the Boston ANWF Google Group.
Friday, August 14, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Come hear reportbacks & updates from eyewitnesses of the Honduran coup. A fundraiser for groups fighting the business/military dictatorship, we will have food, dance, & drink, plus live musical performances to be announced. Visit Honduras Resists! for latest the news and updates.
Saturday, August 1, 2009, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jeff Klein of Dorchester People for Peace will report back on the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy which reached Gaza on July 15. (Read Jeff's reports from Gaza) The New England United business meeting will follow at 1:45 p.m Please join us: Iraq's Prime Minister admitted that US troops may be asked to stay beyond 2011. The expansion of the war into Pakistan has displaced millions of civilians and deepened the possibility of civil war. The troop surge in Afghanistan is creating only more opposition to the US presence. We will come together to discuss fall antiwar action proposals and need your input!
Saturday, September 19, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A day for users and activists to come together and learn more about using free software through workshops and demonstrations. Organizer: Free Software Foundation. More details to follow.
Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Join Chris Spannos and Nick Stylopoulos to look back at the Greek uprising triggered by the police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
Nick moved to the USA from Greece, 10 years ago and he is now an Instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. His passion and pleasure is being an activist, a grassroots media reporter and a blogger. He is a member of the Greek antiauthoritarian movement and the Greek antiauthoritarian newspaper "Babylonia", which translates and publishes in Greek, many articles from ZNet/ZMagazine every month. He is an advocate of Participatory Society and Participatory Economics and works on the Hellenic Project for Participatory Society.
Chris Spannos is fulltime staff member with Z Communications and ZNet. He is editor of the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, 2008).