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Assembling Peace II
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Jamaica Plain, MA




Saturday, December 9, 2006

at Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

617 -524-6373
Map to Spontaneous Celebrations

All Ages
10$ donation

A radical, politically progressive and energizing
anti-war event/party/mixer to
benefit the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition.

Assembling Peace IV

The Assembling Peace parties are designed to create a setting in which veteran activists can gather, network and socialize in a fun, relaxed and positive setting while encouraging interested newcomers to learn about and participate in political and social awareness and action. At an Assembling Peace party you can expect to find a variety of activist groups speaking and tabling, musical and theatrical performers, film, books, art, food, beer, wine, coffee, food, dancing, massage and more.

There will be organizations setting up information tables and speakers on the subjects of the anti-war movement, global justice, class, human rights, racism, sexism, environmental sustainability, labor, trade, capitalism, socialism, etc. There will also be musicians, artists, massage, food, vol, etc.

Assembling Peace IV is a fundraiser for the Stop the Wars Coalition (STWC). The Stop the Wars Coalition is an anti-war group that formed out of the organizing efforts in the Boston area during 2005 to stage a mass rally against the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After successfully staging a rally and march on October 29, 2005 featuring Cindy Sheehan and 3,000 participants; the October 29th Coalition evolved into the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, which has continued to stage anti-war protests, host speakers, hold meetings, stage teach-ins and push the "How Many More" campaign in the Boston area. (

Contact: Brian O’Connell, 617-947-8983

Boston Saturday, December 9, 2006, 8pm-12pm, $10 donation, cash bar
at Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA
A block from Stony Brook T stop


Confirmed Bands/Musicians:
Diamond Mines ( "...they couldn't be a more complete rock outfit... skilled musicianship and keen understanding of crafting hooks... the melding of different styles isn't forced..." -Alan Verly (Northeast Performer)

Yoni Gordon ( "Yoni Gordon is a local singer-songwriter with the DIY ethics of Minor Threat, the work ethic of James Brown, and the pop style of say, Ted Leo. We really are unsure as to how one could watch Yoni and not be stoked. For real." -O'Brien's Pub Website

The Scallywags ( "Arrr! We be a rovin' band of pirates, tellin' the tales of the ghost ships and revolutionaries. We be clearin' the name of many a misrepresented Pirate Lady and Man alike. With stories, shanties, dances and a healthy swig o' rum, we'll take ya scurvy dogs on a trip to the high seas."

Bread and Roses ( Spreading the revolution and lifting up the workers through good ol‚ fashion foot stompin‚, pickin‚, fiddlin‚ and singin‚!

Nate & Amatul of Aquari‚i Arts Network ( Beatbox, rhymes and spoken word with two of Boston‚s most outspoken activists.

Andrew Alexander ( "From opera and classical to improv and show tunes. Mr. Alexander delights and entertains, sharing his vivacious love for music and high-spirited camaraderie to create for you ...a kind of entertainment that is spectacular!"

Mercen Hot up and coming MC straight outta Boston and blowin‚ it up on the mic.

Pete Cassani ( Pete Cassani wields his guitar like a rock & roll WMD against the forces of imperialism, war and an out of control right wing gone mad.

More performers to be announced!

Participating Organizations:
Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition
Socialist Alternative
Lucy Parsons Center
Harvest Food Coop
Equal Exchange
American Friends Service Committee
Socialist Party of Boston
What's Up Magazine

Plus many more


Assembling Peace History:

Assembling Peace I was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on March 26, 2005 and was a fundraiser for Boston Mobilization and the March 20, 2005 protest against the war in Boston. Pictures of the 3/26/05 Assembling Peace I can be seen here:

Assembling Peace II was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on October 8, 2005 and was a fundraiser for the October 29th Coalition and the 10/29 rally and march (mentioned above). Pictures of 10/8/05 Assembling Peace II can be seen here:

Assembling Peace III was held on March 18, 2006 (the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq) at Encuentro 5 (, an activist community space in Boston‚s Chinatown. AP III was a benefit for STWC.

Spontaneous Celebrations venue Info:

Spontaneous Celebrations has two floors and can hold 280 occupants (at any one time). The first floor is for various groups to set up information tables and introduce themselves, network, promote their actions and recruit. There is no fee to table, but we encourage all participants to contribute to the event however possible. There is a side room on the first floor that will be set up for massage chairs and arts related activities. There is also a kitchen and counter on the first floor which will have food to serve.

The Second floor has a bar that will serve beer, wine and fair trade coffee. There is a stage on the second floor that will host the performers and speakers. A diverse array of musicians, poets, comedians, entertainers and speakers will alternate on this stage. Every organization that tables on the first floor is encouraged to speak. The program will focus on diversity and present a broad spectrum of race, sex, musical styles and speakers including veterans, youth, socialists, environmentalists, anti-war, labor rights, low income advocates and much more.

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Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Click for map

From Stony Brook T stop, Orange Line:
Exit right from the MBTA station on to Boylston St. Cross Lamartine St.
(light) and continue on the right side of Boylston St. one short block. The
next right is Danforth St. # 45 is the first large building in from the
corner on the left side of the street.

From the Jamaicaway, coming from Boston or Cambridge:
Go left on Bynner (lights after Brookline overpass). Go through lights at
South Huntington. Right at Day St. Go straight at stop sign (Center St.)
Take next left at Paul Gore St. Go down Paul Gore St. to the end, turn right
at Larmartine, take first right at Boylston, first right at Danforth.

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Please contact Brian O'Connell anytime that you have any questions.
Cell: 617-947-8983

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