New England Events list:


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.


Nov. 17:

Regional Solidarity Vigil (NH)

for the SOA Watch events

to Close the School of the Americas


Saturday, Nov 17

Noon to 2pm

South Church

292 State Street

Portsmouth, NH

contact: Ann Eno, 978-692-5483

Sponsored by SOAW New England, NH Peace Action,

Call to Action NH, 5th District, MA Citizens



Nov. 17:


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

economic injustice.

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

Jennifer Banister 617-536-4266



Sunday, November 18 (Amherst, MA)


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 Administration’s 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

Tufts University

Medford, Mass.

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:



Dec. 12:

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

German Plata.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Working Group

Contact: Libardo: