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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:05pm

On International Day of Al-Quds, people of conscience express solidarity with the oppressed of the world, particularly the innocent of Palestine. Organizers invite all the peace-loving people to voice their opposition against the unjust occupation and the usurpation of Palestine by the oppressive Zionist regime. 

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Since July 8, Israel has been pounding the nearly two million Palestinian people locked down in the tiny, densely populated Gaza Strip with thousands of attacks by fighter jets, helicopters, missiles, tanks, warships, and drones. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed including many children, people living at a center for severely disabled people, and whole families. On July 17 Israel escalated the slaughter with a ground invasion. These are war crimes backed by the U.S.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:20pm

Join Rick Kogan and the Newberry Library in demonstrating that Chicago’s long and proud history as a hub of free speech is alive and well! The program starts at noon with stimulating and entertaining performances by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, led by Stephen Spencer, and with the Environmental Encroachment Marching Band. Be part of the outspoken citizenry in Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar and hear Brutus and Marc Antony’s famous speeches, as well as other rhetorical greats from Shakespeare.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 3:00pm

Since June 12th, Israel has engaged in a brutal campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, bombing Gaza and raiding West Bank towns and villages, arresting hundreds of civilians, including children across the West Bank and 1948 Palestine.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Chicago Area Peace Action invites you to this free public event to discuss the recently released scientific reports on climate change and what we can do about Illinois carbon standards.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Israel’s bombs are slaughtering civilians held captive inside the besieged Gaza Strip. This horrific violence stems from decades of colonization, dispossession, and apartheid by an Israeli state that serves the interests of US domination in the oil-rich Middle East.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The film shows the corrosive effects of fear and anxiety in Japan from the threat of nuclear attack through one family's tragic story

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Catholic Peace Ministry, AFSC, WILPF and other organizations are sponsoring one of the longest-running Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration events in the country! Meet at the Japanese bell on the State Capitol Grounds on Thursday, August 7th, at 7:30pm.  For more information contact Ericka at catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

BDS summer institute: A fun, comprehensive training program for campus activists

When: August 10-14, 2014

Where: Northern California

Cost: $100 registration fee (Travel scholarships available)

Apply by May 1, 2014

Applications are available here.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Israeli military forces have now killed more than 100 Palestinians in Gaza and at wounded least 700 hundreds more. And the bombs, mortars and missiles keep falling.

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