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Barista Fight-Back! The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks: Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista, Anja Witek, discusses the truth about life behind the counter at Starbucks!

She explains how innovative solidarity unionism organizing has enabled the Starbucks Workers Union/Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) to establish a foothold in an industry with the lowest union density in the United States. She discusses strategies behind the recent organizing at fast food franchise Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in Minneapolis.

Viva Palestina! Reportback & New England United Meeting

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!

TecsChange: Machaka - "Helping a Neighborhood Cultural Association Make a Difference"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Tecschange recently donated 5 computers to an all-volunteer community cultural association based in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique. Peter Young, a (former) Tecschange volunteer living in Maputo will talk about the project and how it is benefiting the community of Mafalala.

Belém do Pará: 8th World Social Forum Reportback

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.The most dramatic of World Social Fora, the 8th edition took place in Belem do Para, at the mouth of the Amazon, in Brasil. It featured indigenous and Afro-Brazilian movements, 5 heads of state and brought together about 120,000 people including more than 10,000 from outside the host country. Join Boston activists who attended the forum to get their take on how the world is responding to the economic crisis and to the changed political context.

Free & Fair? A Firsthand Account of the January '09 Salvadoran Elections

Friday, January 30, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Official election observer provides firsthand testimony on the outcome and events surrounding the historic 2009 Salvadoran elections--the best chance for the left to take power in El Salvador since the 1992 Peace Accords. This event is organized by the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.

Reportback: 3rd Social Forum of the Americas

Friday, November 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m. The third Social Forum of Americas took place in Guatemala City during October. Gabriel Camacho, Saulo Araujo and Sergio Reyes attended this event to take part in the hemispheric strategizing for migrant worker rights. This report back will take place in both English & Spanish and provide translation into English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Meltdown & the Solidarity Economy

Report from the European Social Forum

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Join trade unionist Pasqualino Colombaro for the second "Labor Leads Conversations" as he provides an account of the ESF 2008 held in Malmo, Sweden in September. Colombaro will organize his presentation around the collective international work being done to build alternative and sustainable economic institutions. Download the flyer here. Read the full report here