Films are in the Community Room at Forbes Library, 20 West Street [Full Schedule]

Sep 14 The War You Don't See
Forbes, Mon 6:30
John Pilger documents the media manipulations that were necessary to whitewash the Iraq War and other conflicts.


Theory and Practice of Direct Action

Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm

Cape Cod Lounge, E-27A Machmer Hall

Direct action—from sit-ins, occupations, and blockades to tree-spiking, theft of government documents, and Internet hacktivism—has played a crucial but changing role in U.S. political movements from the mid-20th century to today. STPEC is proud to host a panel discussion with four activists and organizers from the Pioneer Valley who have participated in direct action to resist war, torture, racism, police violence, home foreclosures, and nuclear power. Their experiences shed light on the different philosophies that have guided direct action over time and on the different risks and stakes for activists based on race, gender, sexuality, age, and class. Moderated by Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, UMass; longtime activist and union organizer

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Event calendars

Here are some local event calendars:

Saturday Peace Vigil

Join our weekly vigil for peace, Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in front of the County Courthouse (on Main Street between Gothic and King), rain or shine. From May through October, the vigil coincides with the Farmer's Market 100 feet away on Gothic Street.

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Other local vigils:
Amherst Town Commons, Sundays 12 pm
Cummington, across from the creamery, Mondays 12 pm
Greenfield Town Commons, Saturdays 11 am
Springfield Federal Building, Mondays 12 pm
West Springfield Town Common, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 4 pm

Al-Jazeera English on WXOJ-FM

Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. WXOJ 103.3FM, Valley Free Radio

Al-Jazeera English now brings quality, in-depth coverage of world news to the Valley.

Chelsea Manning

Follow the saga of Chelsea Manning, the accused leaker of the Iraq War document trove. Two good Manning web sites are Courage to Resist and

Active Ingredients:
Audio Archive of Local Peace and Justice Events

Free thought! Miss an important local peace and justice event? It may be available at

Active Ingredients is also a radio show, Sunday mornings 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. or Monday evening at 7:00 on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ-103.3FM.

~ Local Schedule ~


WMUA 91.1
8:00 a.m.
Valley Free Radio WXOJ 103.3
5:00 p.m.

Public Access Cable TV

Northampton Channel 15 8pm & midnight
Northampton Channel 10 7pm
Amherst Channel 12 8am & 5pm
Hadley Channel 5 7pm
Greenfield Channel 15 8am
Easthampton Channel 5 8am, noon, 7pm

Other Local Peace and Justice Orgs