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‘Shackled and Chained’ book tour, with author Eugene Puryear, Nov. 16, New Haven

Author Eugene Puryear will be at the New Haven Free Public Library from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16 as part of the speaking tour for his new book “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.” The book examines the evolution of mass incarceration as a product of U.S. monopoly capitalism as well as bipartisan political allegiance to ...

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Hands Off Appalachia Day of Training, Nov. 23-24, Voluntown

Please join Hands Off Appalachia for a Saturday Action Training and Sunday Day of Action in Connecticut! UBS is a top funder of mountaintop removal coal mining, which is poisoning communities in Appalachia. UBS North American Headquarters is in Stamford, CT and we are excited to confront them directly at the source of their power! More information about the Saturday ...

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Phil Donahue to present ‘Body of War’ 7 p.m. Nov. 7, New Haven

Directed and produced by Donahue and Ellen Spiro, with a sound track by Eddie Vedder, Body of War follows the path of 25-year-old Tomas Young, an Iraq war veteran turned activist who was injured in the line of duty during his first week of combat. Senatorial speeches in the build-up to the invasion are intersliced with segments chronicling Young’s journey ...

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Webinar Oct. 29: The Next Frontier of Conflict Resolution Education | The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Though there are nearly 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. representing some 13 million credit and non credit students and 45% of all undergraduates, promoting conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts in these institutions is just beginning. With the publication of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013) new attention has been directed to this sector of higher ...

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‘Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance’ Nov. 16-17 at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

CODEPINK, The Nation Magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Constitutional Rights invite you to an International Drone Summit titled It’s time to expose the illegal use of drones for killing abroad and spying at home. We are bringing together drone survivors from Pakistan,Yemen and Afghanistan, human rights advocates, lawyers, authors, artists and musicians, and grassroots activists ...

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Democracy Forum: Cuba and its neighbors, with author Arnold August, 6 p.m. Oct. 28, New Haven

Arnold August has an MA in political science from McGill University. He is an author, journalist and lecturer living in Montreal. After the 1999 publication of his first book, Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections, August was invited to discuss his conclusions at more than 20 lectures and book-launchings conferences, mainly in universities. In 2008 he shared research from ...

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Save the Date: Nov. 22-24, 2013 — Converge on Fort Benning, GA — Justice Not Impunity | SOA Watch Vigil

The weekend includes a rally with speakers and musicians from across the Americas, a solemn funeral procession to commemorate the martyrs, art, music and street theater to celebrate the resistance, a protest at a for-profit immigrant prison, nonviolent direct action, a conference with workshops, film screenings, trainings etc., concerts, community, grassroots movement building, and more. Schedule for the Vigil weekend ...

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In Bid to Break Mideast Impasse, WMD Confab Set at Swiss Venue This Month | NTI

Jaakko Laajava, Finland's under secretary of State, on Tuesday told an audience in Brussels that he will attempt later this month to set an agenda and objectives for a Helsinki conference on banning weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East (Global Security Newswire/Elaine M. Grossman).

A United Nations-appointed diplomat on Tuesday said he will convene multinational consultations in Switzerland later this month as a potentially key step toward discussing an eventual ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. If nations in the region can agree on the terms and objectives of regional discussions, a formal conference on creating a Mideast WMD-free zone ...

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Upcoming Events in Connecticut from Stanley Heller

Sunday, Tree of Life in Connecticut (Old Lyme) http://www.tolef.org/ “To Exist is to Resist.” These words can be found on a mural on the 28-foot-tall, concrete wall that imprisons Palestinians, separating them from their families, olive orchards, businesses, universities and places of worship, making it extraordinarily difficult for them to live normal lives. Nevertheless, the people who live within the ...

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Phil Donahue to present ‘Body of War’ 7 p.m. Nov. 7

Directed and produced by Donahue and Ellen Spiro, with a sound track by Eddie Vedder, Body of War follows the path of 25-year-old Tomas Young, an Iraq war veteran turned activist who was injured in the line of duty during his first week of combat. Senatorial speeches in the build-up to the invasion are intersliced with segments chronicling Young’s journey ...

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Miko Peled is scheduled to speak at Yale 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28

Miko Peled, an Israeli peace activist, grandson of a Zionist signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, son of an Israeli general, and uncle of a 12-year old girl killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem, will describe his conversion to visionary activism and his hope for peace in Palestine/Israel. Last year, Peled published a memoir, “The General’s Son,” that ...

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