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Friends of the Congo to launch sixth annual Breaking the Silence Speakers Tour Feb. 5 in Salisbury, Maryland at Salisbury University

The Breaking the Silence Speakers Tour is an outgrowth of Congo Week. It serves as a follow-up to the week of activities and a continuation of the drive to build a global social justice movement in support of the Congo. The Speakers Tour is a multi-city tour that occurs throughout the United States, Canada and select countries around the world. ...

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18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice Jan. 19-20 | Yale Peabody Museum

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The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “…if ...

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War Crimes 101: Protest Gen. Stanley McChrystal at Yale, Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.

General Stanley McChrystal, responsible for the deadly surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is teaching a course on leadership at Yale University. The ANSWER Connecticut Coalition says: this war criminal should be arrested and put on trial, not free to teach at Yale! Gather at 6:30PM Thursday, Jan. 16, outside Woolsey Hall (College St and Grove St). For more information, ...

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International Fellowship of Reconciliation Delegation to Colombia: March 16-28, 2014

Colombia is at a crossroads?after enduring decades of violent armed conflict, for the first time in history, the government created laws to return stolen lands and recognize victims of state crimes. Additionally, the government and the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC are currently engaged in peace talks. Hope is in the air, but as foreign investment skyrockets and corporations ...

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Syria peace conference to open Jan. 22 in Montreux | Boston.com

The United Nations plans to precede its internationally brokered peace talks between Syria’s warring sides next month with a one-day meeting of foreign ministers in the Swiss city of Montreux, officials said Tuesday. A daylong gathering for speeches by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and more than two dozen other foreign ministers is planned ...

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Peace Now convenes third annual conference of Israel’s peace camp | Americans for Peace Now

Israel’s Peace Now movement convened on Friday the third annual conference of Israel’s peace camp. More than 700 people braved the weather – the worst winter storm in decades – to participate, and more than 100 spoke. Participants included members of Knesset, prominent pundits, leading experts on peace and security, and prominent activists on this issue and on other progressive ...

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Reconstructing Peace Studies: Assessing New Knowledge & Outcomes March 20-23, 2014, Pa. | Baker Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies

The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College, and the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) are pleased to extend an invitation to participate in a conference on “Reconstructing Peace Studies: Assessing New Knowledge & Outcomes.” Institutions of higher education around the globe are being pressed to identify and assess program goals and student learning outcomes for ...

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Free screening of ‘Inequality for all’ Dec. 5, Hartford | Justice Party of CT

FREE – INEQUALITY FOR ALL Feature film Join the Justice Party of Connecticut, Let’s Talk Forum of Trinity College, members of Occupy Hartford and ActivateCT on Thursday Dec. 5th, 7:00PM for a free screening of Robert Reich’s (former US Secretary of Labor) feature film INEQUALITY FOR ALL. This documentary explores the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in ...

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