Please join us for a peace vigil in support of the Unaccompanied Child Refugees. The vigil will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, theWalpole Common at the corner of Main and West Streets. Tens of thousands of young refugees have fled Central America and are seeking safety in the United States. We urge the President and Congress to stop deportations, increase relief for America’s immigrant families, and protect unaccompanied children who have sought refuge in the United States. U.S. immigration policies must be sensitive to the plight of families who are often broken up due to deportation. The enormous amount of funds used for border enforcement would be better spent helping the countries from which these children come. We bear significant responsibility as U.S. economic policies and past support of dictators and wars in Central America have contributed to conditions of violence and poverty in the children’s homelands. Come stand in support of the children and speak out in support of Gov Patrick’s offer to house and care for child refugees here in Massachusetts.
Upcoming Talks on Other important issues
An analysis of the Cataclysms in Gaza, Iraq and Syria –and U.S. Middle East Policy With Raed Jarrar (Just Back from Jerusalem!) - sponsored by United for Justice with Peace
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • off Brattle St - Harvard T • Cambridge
Dr. Rebecca Gordon to speak on her new book, ‘Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States’
In her book, Dr. Gordon argues that most perspectives on torture miss the point, by treating torture as a series of isolated actions that arise in extreme times of war and crisis. But institutionalized state torture is actually an ongoing, socially embedded practice. The use of torture by the United States as part of the “war on terror” cannot be separated from a national history that includes state support for torture regimes abroad — as well the ongoing use of torture in U.S. jails and prisons. Torture still matters, because the United States is still torturing.
Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:00 PM at the Framingham Public Library – Sponsored by Metrowest Peace Action
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Walpole Public Library – Sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group