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Report From Last Night's Ferguson Solidarity March
Gratitude and power for all the actions last night in solidarity with the community
of Ferguson, with Michael Brown's family and all those who face the violence of
systemic racism, police brutality and the killing of black and brown people.

A few moments of light... At yesterday evening's demonstration in Boston, Sub/Urban
Justice youth leaders and community shut down the streets, witnessed at the South
Bay detention center, shared our voices in struggle and tried to figure out what
hope looks like in these days of despair.
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26 Nov 2014 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Police and Prisons : Race
Housekeepers at Harvard-Owned Hotel on Strike Today
Reposted from Harvard Hotel Justice.

Thursday, November 20 - Housekeepers at the Harvard-owned Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Cambridge in Allston are on strike today. It is the first strike of housekeepers in Boston’s history. Harvard housekeepers say Harvard profits from its hotel—$22.6 million in 2012—while workers have confronted pain and sometimes debilitating injuries.
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20 Nov 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
EMERGENCY APPEAL: PLEASE MAKE A PHONE CALL IN SUPPORT OF COLIN, FIRED FOR UNION ORGANIZING
Last week IWW member Colin was fired from his job as a baker at Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square. A trained organizer, Colin was working to unionize the company, which has been dogged by charges of racism, wage theft, failure to provide breaks and retaliation against union activists. Last year Insomnia was forced to pay back wages to four IWW members illegally fired for striking. Colin is the sixth IWW member unfairly fired by the company in less than two years.
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08 Oct 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
BOSTON IWW’S TO GCI: F U!
gci1.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

Today Wobblies from Boston took to the street to support Portland OR canvassers, employed by Grassroots Campaigns Inc (GCI), who formed the United Campaign Workers* union in response to poverty pay, impossible quotas, meager training, and blatant disrespect. Canvassers’ demands included $15/hr, overtime pay, and sick leave. The company retaliated by shutting down its Portland operation, laying off employees with no notice and just two days’ wages!
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04 Oct 2014 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Two Pieces on Surveillance
Surveillance // Panopticon // Security Culture // Paranoia

Why hammer out concepts--be it speculative, critical, or pragmatist--if there is a meta-authority overseeing it all? Why conspire in the light?....We need to develop dissident knowledge of how to bring down drones, detect sensors, hack servers, distort GPS signals, and disrupt Google by fooling its algorithms. Forget the next innovation cycle. If the common hacker’s paranoia informs us correctly, we lost the war years ago and are surrounded. Soon we will be called to surrender, one by one.
--Geert Lovink "Hermes on the Hudson: Notes on Media Theory after Snowden. e-flux.com/journal, April 4, 2014.


A culture of security is one which enhances an organization's capacity to determine its interests and act on them in spite of another organization's opposed interests. Corporate workforces and law enforcement agencies both cultivate cultures of security, as do management teams, investment rings, smugglers, unions, militia men, and academic researchers. All of these cultures are supposed to control flows of information (trade secrets, exclusive suppliers, price indexes, strategic plans, etc.) and restrict communication in furtherance of an organization's interests.

Among dissident circles, the term Security Culture has been popularized as a response to the absence of organization and shared organizational interests. Security Culture carries a few hard and fast rules (don't talk to cops, need-to-know basis, interrupt gossip, etc.) which have established a rough outline of best practices when daily life and sensitive operations overlap or are indistinguishable.

Best practices are fundamental to the Insurgent, who frequently operates without clear structures of command and communication, enjoys limited operational awareness, and can hardly imagine an everyday life divorced from sensitive operations. The Insurgent, however, should not be confused with a dissident or “common hacker,” as Lovink puts it, and the conflation of Security Culture with Operations Security carries heavy tolls.
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30 Sep 2014 | Filed under: Commentary / Organizing : Police and Prisons : Technology : War and Militarism
Bostonians March for End to Violence in Israel/Palestine
jul9action3.jpgBoston, MA - Hundreds of students, faith leaders, and activists from 15 local organizations marched today to protest Israel’s escalation of violence against Palestinians, citing 52 killed and 450 injured in Gaza in just the last two days. They picketed the downtown Boston locations of three companies they say are complicit in the violence: TIAA-CREF, Veolia, and Macy’s.
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10 Jul 2014 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Palestine : War and Militarism
Over 150 Rally Against Northeastern's Double Standard: Silencing Students, Applauding Israeli Knesset Members
northeastern.4.1..pngBoston, MA - Tuesday night, over 150 students and local activists protested at Northeastern University with a strong message to the administration: Don't silence Students for Justice in Palestine and applaud the Israeli Knesset. The protest was sponsored by a coalition of 20 Boston-area organizations, and took place outside of a university-sponsored "town hall" meeting with six members of the Israeli Knesset. The rally followed a talk by author and activist Ali Abunimah, co-founder and director of the publication The Electronic Intifada.
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02 Apr 2014 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Palestine : Race
Over 200 Protesters Oppose Northeastern University's Suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine
Boston, MA- Over 200 protesters from a coalition of 30 student, labor, faith, feminist, LGBTQ, environmentalist, peace, and social justice groups rallied at Northeastern University to oppose the administration's suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
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18 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Palestine : Race
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