Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4/1, The Battle for Justice in Palestine with Ali Abunimah at Northeastern University

Tuesday, April 1 at 5pm
ROOM 444, Curry Student Center
Northeastern University


Join the Progressive Student Alliance, the Northeastern Palestine Underground, and the International Socialist Organization - Boston on Tuesday, April 1st at 5:00pm as we host prolific author and activist Ali Abunimah. He will be discussing his most recent book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, which documents the struggle on campus for Palestinian liberation and the BDS movement. Abunimah has also dedicated the last few stops of his tour to raising awareness about the Northeastern administration's censorship of SJP, along with the censorship of Columbia SJP at Barnard and of Prof. Iymen Chehade at Columbia College in Chicago. We are honored to have such a distinguished speaker advocate for our struggle on campus, and that of all students concerned with justice in Palestine.

Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse, and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.

The Battle for Justice in Palestine has been praised by Alice Walker, Joseph Massad, Rebecca Vilkomerson, Omar Barghouti, and many others. The fascinating new book can be purchased at the event, or online via Haymarket Books:

CO-SPONSORS:
Progressive Student Alliance 
The Northeastern Palestine Underground
International Socialist Organization - Boston 
Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee 
Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
Boston College Students for Justice in Palestine
The American Friends Service Committee Peace & Economic Security Program
Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston 

 

THIS EVENT WILL BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, March 24, 2014

4/1, The Battle for Justice in Palestine with Ali Abunimah at UMass Boston

April 1, 2014 at 12:30pm
Campus Center Ballroom - Section A
University of Massachusetts Boston

Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. Ali Abunimah will offer a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.



ALI ABUNIMAH is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse, and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.



Event hosted by UMB International Socialist Organization and Haymarket Books; Sponsored by Casa Latina (More TBA)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

4/5-7: Mom Baby God at Davis Square Theater


 

MOM
BABY
GOD
April 5, 6 and 7th
Davis Square Theatre
 

MOM BABY GOD is a new one-woman political theatre piece that takes audiences inside the anti-abortion movement. The show follows a rising teenage anti-abortion activist as she navigates the political terrain at the fictionalized Students for Life of America Conference. Six other characters–from ministers to abstinence-only sex educators–provide humorous, insightful and shocking looks into the movement.

MOM BABY GOD brings live theatre and political activism together in a powerful new way. Audiences are immersed in the tactics and rhetoric of the anti-abortion movement as they don name-tags upon entrance into the performance space and become conference participants. MOM BABY GOD aims to inspire renewed commitment to reproductive rights advocacy by exposing how effectively the anti-abortion movement is stripping away women’s reproductive rights.

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, MOM BABY GOD explores how girls develop a sense of self and sexuality amidst the ongoing political backlash against feminism and reproductive rights. Developed by reproductive rights activist, actor and playwright
Madeline Burrows, MOM BABY GOD is based on a year of immersive research and interviews at anti-abortion conferences, fundraisers and rallies.

"See this play. It is a tour de force that serves both the movement for reproductive rights and the art of theater with extreme effectiveness."
 
 
 





 

Monday, March 10, 2014

3/13, What's happening in Ukraine?

Thursday, March 13, 7pm
358 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA
(Take the #23 bus from Ruggles to the Harvard Street Stop)

Join the Boston International Socialist Organization for a discussion this Thursday on the ongoing situation in Ukraine as we work to sift through the rubbish being put out by mainstream media and develop a socialist analysis. As socialists we understand any military intervention from the ruling class is directly against the interests of the working class. So then why exactly has Russia seized military control of the Crimean Peninsula? Why is John Kerry, Secretary of Defense of a country that has an extensive record of military intervention and undeclared wars from the Middle East to Latin America, now coming out against the idea of a military intervention? We will be discussing the imperial interests of Russia and the US/EU as well as what the different forces look like within the ongoing struggle.

While many have painted the protest movement to be completely dominated by the far-right, the far-right is not the only social force fighting for their politics within the movement. While the left is weak and small in Ukraine, they also make up the struggle in the streets. What are the important lessons that we can draw out from these challenges? What is the role of the left internationally in standing in solidarity with workers in Ukraine? And how does the struggle in Ukraine relate to the struggles we continue to see emerging internationally in response to austerity and the global attack on the working class?