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Boston Teachers Walk Out in Protest
13418938_10154214853922114_26883639731067750_n.jpgCorporate media outlets are reporting that thousands of members of the Boston Teachers Union walked out Friday to protest school budget cuts and contract concessions demanded by the school department. The protest follows two student walkouts, also in protest of budget cuts.
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18 Jun 2016 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
Boston Students Walk Out of School to Protest Budget
12814494_964043700310076_1057397213461799667_n.jpgAbout 2,000 Boston high school students walked out of class today at 11:30 AM to protest the inadequate school budget, which threatens to cut language classes and transportation. The walkout was sponsored by the Boston Education Justice Alliance. Students marched downtown to Downtown Crossing and the State House.
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07 Mar 2016 | Filed under: News / Education
Northeastern Empower Adjunct Community Coalition Blocks MBTA Tracks
12208563_725420737590778_8125234472046233258_n.jpgBOSTON November 10 2015 - Today, we, over 40 Northeastern students and community members, linked arms on the Northeastern T stop tracks in protest of the university’s treatment of adjunct faculty, blocking the train for 25 minutes.
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10 Nov 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
Prison Action News 8.2 Hits the Stands
Or at least the Internet... Volume 8 Issue 2 of Prison Action News is now available for download.
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01 Aug 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Media : Police and Prisons
Workers, Students and Community Members Rally for Patricia, Nassim & Paul
img_9555.jpgOn a scorching July 30, IWW members, the Student Labor Action Movement, and allies protested discrimination against Harvard workers Patricia, Nassim and Paul. Nassim was forced to pick between being laid off or demoted three salary grades, after standing up to a racist boss and defending co-workers (including one who was sexually harassed).
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31 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Churches and Synagogues Pray for Students Trapped in Debt‎
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million for illegal student lending practices. The bank must repay students $16 million, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and reform its lending practices. The Bureau accused Discover of overstating the minimum amount due in billing statements, misrepresenting students' total interest payments and engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The penalty is the first of its kind by the Bureau against a student loan company.

"This fine sends a strong message to companies that take advantage of students," said Eric LeCompte, executive director of the religious anti-poverty coalition Jubilee USA Network, which advocates for responsible student lending policies. "Predatory lending traps students in debt."

This past weekend, 64 faith communities from 26 states prayed and acted for fair student lending policies as part of Jubilee USA's national interfaith "Jubilee for Students" prayer event. In 2012 and 2013, the event pushed congressional legislation to stop federal student loan interest rate increases.
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28 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Education
Boston Anarchist Bookfair to be Held at New Location, Date This Year
The 2014 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held this year at Boston University's George Sherman Student Union, 775 Comm. Ave., on November 23 - 24.

The application deadline for tables and workshops has been extended to October 10. Click on the links below to apply.

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01 Oct 2014 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Radical Culture
Radical Labor Unions Picket Harvard Commencement
commencement2.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

Yesterday IWW’s who are members of HUCTW (the Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers) helped organize an action at the world’s richest University’s Commencement Exercises. The Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM) helped us build for the event, and mobilized their members to turn out. SLAM has been fiercely defending campus workers for many years.
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30 May 2014 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Race
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