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Sunday, May 29th at 11 AM:
“Is There a Purpose for Memorial Day?
with Matthew Hoh

What purpose can Memorial Day serve in a nation whose politicians, media and industry are addicted to war?

• Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow Emeritus with the Center for International Policy. He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran and, in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war.


Music by Magpie

Sunday, June 5th at 11 AM:
“Gangster of Capitalism
with Jonathan M. Katz
Music by David Roth

Smedley Butler was the most celebrated war-fighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, the “Fighting Quaker” went in nearly every major overseas conflict from 1898 until the eve of World War II. Jonathan Myerson Katz traveled the world recreating Butler’s journeys. In doing so, Katz reveals how memories of U.S. imperialism remain a vital force shaping politics and culture across the globe. Gangsters of Capitalism: : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire tells an urgent story about a formative era most Americans have never learned about, but that the rest of the world cannot forget.

 • Jonathan Myerson Katz received the James Foley/Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for reporting from Haiti. His first book, The Big Truck That Went By, was shortlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction and won the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, and the WOLA/Duke Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. His work appears in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. Katz was a New America national fellow in the Future of War program and received a fellowship from the Logan Nonfiction Program. He lives with his wife and daughter in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Photo: Smedley Butler poses with bulldogs on Armistice Day: Bill, Sergeant Thunder & Jiggs II as they watch the Football game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia between the Quantico Marines & the American Legion All Stars. From the P.J. Woods Collection (COLL/1502), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

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Discourse by CCB MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Articles by Rev. William Alberts on CounterPunch
Quotes from Victor Wallis, Red-Green Revolution… by Victor Wallis
After the Mid-Term Elections by Mark Solomon
Global Inequalities, Local Remedies by Rev. Dr. Norm Faramelli
What Would Gandhi Do? by David Lewit
Remembering Hiroshima with Consideration for its Current and Future Implications by Virginia Pratt
A Eulogy for Hank Faunce by Edward Beuchert
Agelessness, Ageism, And Aging by Mary Lynn Cramer
The Limits of Liberal Rhetoric: Profits vs. Jobs by Mary Lynn Cramer
It’s Time to Recall the Sub-prime Loans by Virginia Pratt


BOSTON AREA RESOURCES

For listings of regional peace and justice events, see the Act-MA list, the AFSC Weekly Calendar, Boston Indymedia, United for Justice and Peace, and Massachusetts Jobs with Justice’s ResourcesCentro Presente (Somerville), the Democracy Center (Cambridge), Encuentro 5 (Boston),  Lucy Parsons Center (Jamaica Plain) and Spontaneous Celebrations (Jamaica Plain) also publish a ‘calendar of events’ hosted at their respective community spaces.

The Community Church of Boston has also compiled a Homeless and Low Income Resource Guide 2020 for those in need.

Sexually transmitted diseases in Suffolk County and Boston area rates tend to be higher than the national averages. For more information and resources for free testing in Boston contact these local health organizations.

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Community Church of Boston is located at
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