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Veterans For Peace 25th Annual Convention, Aug. 26-29, Portland, ME

Mark your calendars now for the 2010 Convention, which will celebrate VFP’s 25th anniversary and look ahead to the unfinished work of promoting peace and progressive politics in a time of global war and economic retrenchment. The meeting will be held from August 25-29 and, fittingly, in Maine, the birthplace of Veterans For Peace in 1985. Portland, Maine, a vibrant, ...

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Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive, Aug. 1-7, Wilmington, Ohio

The Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) is a one-week learning program for people who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their communities. WHY ATTEND? Your summer is valuable – so is giving back to your community and contributing to positive change across the country. Spend a week this summer learning practical knowledge and skills and developing essential competencies ...

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Why are we in Afghanistan? Call DeLauro. Free movie screening and discussion at 6 p.m. June 14

Call Rosa DeLauro to co-sponsor H.R. 5015, the McGovern-Feingold bill to get the troops out of Afghanistan. Phone New Haven Office: (203) 562-3718 House, Senate: (800) 828-0498. Few videos match “Why Are We In Afghanistan” for demonstrating the fundamental reasons the U.S. and its NATO allies have deposited over a hundred thousand highly-trained military troops to scour Afghanistan for a ...

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2010 Living Constitution Lecture June 14

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law presents: The Third Annual Living Constitution Lecture with Senator Tom Harkin Filibuster Reform: Curbing Abuse to Prevent Minority Tyranny in the Senate Introduced by Richard Revesz, Dean, NYU School of Law Monday, June 14, 2010 6:00-6:30pm: Reception featuring the unique food and wines of Iowa 6:30-7:30pm: Lecture Greenberg ...

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No Money for Afghanistan escalation! Stop the Attack on Kandahar!

This month, Congress will decide whether to fund continued escalation of the war, even as the Obama administration faces a turning point in Afghanistan strategy. President Hamid Karzai of Afghan istan will be in Washington May 10-13 to seek U.S. permission to negotiate with the Taliban and other armed insurgents. But the U.S. plans instead to fight the insurgents in ...

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People Against Injustice Annual Meeting June 23, New Haven

The PAI Annual Meeting will take place at the Stetson Library, 200 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, Connecticut. There will be a peaker and discussion, with refreshments, raffle, and elections. This event is wheelchair accessible. People Against Injustice People Against Injustice is a grassroots organization in New Haven that works for reforms in the criminal justice system. Its members are a ...

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U.S. Social Forum, June 22-26, Detroit

Barbara Enrenreich will open the UFPJ Assembly Workshop at this week’s U.S. Social Forum in Detroit with her analysis and perspectives about the economy, war and possible strategies for the future. This is an exciting time for economic and social justice activists to come together to have fun, share and plan how to change the U.S. and world for the ...

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Take the Peace-Train or Donate a Seat

A dispatch from Henry Lowendorf, of the Greater New Haven Peace Council: During May, hundreds of representatives from all the nations will be reviewing the Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty at the United Nations. Last year President Obama called for nuclear abolition, but maybe “not in my lifetime.” We say: “Nuclear Abolition In Our Lifetime!” We realize major nuclear powers won’t abolish ...

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Three days that could change the world – This weekend in New York City!

Barack Obama is undoubtedly the U.S. president most committed to nuclear disarmament since Kennedy. People all over the world have cheered President Obama’s commitment to move toward nuclear disarmament, Judith Le Blanc & Kevin Martin write in an article published in People’s World. Yet the stark reality is U.S. and Russia maintain over 20,000 nuclear weapons, many of them on ...

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