Thur. Nov. 15:
Former Colombian PresidentCesar Gaviria
Current head of the OAS
will be speaking at the Colombian colloquium
Thursday the 15 at 4:00 p.m
in Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Harvard Square.
Regional Solidarity Vigil (NH)
for the SOA Watch events
to Close the School of the Americas
Saturday, Nov 17
Noon to 2pm
292 State Street
contact: Ann Eno, 978-692-5483
Sponsored by SOAW New England, NH Peace Action,
Call to Action NH, 5th District, MA Citizens
Come to CREATIVE RESISTANCE
When: Saturday November 17, 12:30 pm.
Where:Union United Methodist Church
485 Columbus Avenue on corner of W. Newton St. in the South End
An afternoon of speakers, theater and music and art workshops, and
performance. Film show: "Guns and Greed".
Help build a creative movement against global militarization and
Show your solidarity with protests against the School of the Americas in
Fort Benning, Georgia, and against the meetings of the IMF and World
Bank in Ottawa, Canada.
Sponsored by: BankBusters/Boston Global Action Network (BGAN), Boston
Campus Anti-War Coalition (BCAWC), and Jubilee USA Network.
For more information:
Michelle Witunsky firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Banister 617-536-4266
Sunday, November 18 (Amherst, MA)
WHAT ARE WE DOING IN COLOMBIA?
3:30pm, Large Meeting Room, downstairs in the Jones Library, 43 Amity St, Amherst.
Kate Harris, a member of the March 2001 Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia, will speak and show slides. Congressman John Olver has been invited to comment on the Administrations policies toward Colombia. In recent years, US commercial and strategic interests have stepped up their fight for control in Colombia with billions of dollars of military aid, by all accounts, increasing the level of terror, as well as coca production. The events of Sept. 11 have sped up the transition from the "War on Drugs" to the "War on Terrorism," providing additional military funding without specific Congressional approval or oversight. Refreshments at 3pm.
Sponsored by the Franklin/Hampshire chapter of CPPAX (Citizens for Participation in Political Action). Co-sponsors: CT River Valley Greens, WMass AFSC. Info: 549-1534.
Dec. 7 and 8:
"After September 11: Paths to Real Security and Justice"
AFSC New England Regional Conference
Friday evening December 7 & all day Dec. 8, 2001
The American Friends Service Committee, in association with
Tufts University's Peace and Justice Studies Program
is organizing a major, New England regional, conference titled
"After September 11: Paths to Real Security and
Our main objective is to provide leaders and activists in the
peace/anti-war movement, and other people of conscience who do not believe
that war is the answer, with information and analysis to help equip them
with the resources needed to stop the killing and to resolve the crisis by
legal and diplomatic means.
Confirmed speakers include: Margaret Burnham, Noam Chomsky, Elaine
Hagopian, Irene Gendzier, Joseph Gerson, Paul Joseph, Michael Klare, David
McReynolds, Zia Mian, and either John Roberts or Nancy Murray of the Civil
Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Many more invitations for plenary and
workshop speakers are outstanding.
Additional information including agenda, registration, cost,
accommodations, etc. will be forthcoming soon.
Hold the date. For additional information or to make a preliminary
reservation, phone: 617-661-6130 or write: Jgerson@afsc.org
U. Mass Boston Colombia Conference
4 to 7 p.m.
U. Mass Faculty Club, 11th Floor, Healey Library
Speakers include: Noam Chomsky & Colombian human rights defender andhistorian
Sponsored by the Human Rights Working Group
Contact: Libardo: TurpRuedL@aol.com