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Somerville 18 Need Support
somerville18.jpgOn January 15, 2015, the #Somerville18, a group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom identify as queer or transgender, stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by temporarily blocking the I-93 highway in Massachusetts. The demonstration called for the end to racial profiling, incarceration, murders, and other forms of police violence against Black people in the United States and beyond.
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14 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign!
2014.jpgUrging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer."
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12 Feb 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Race
Activists Shut Down Interstate Highway 93 North and South During Morning Rush Hour Traffic into Boston
B7ZV0HHCEAErRK2.png:large.pngSomerville/Milton/Boston -- Activists have shut down Interstate 93 Southbound and Northbound during morning rush hour commute into Boston to “disrupt business as usual” and protest police and state violence against Black people.

Two different groups of activists linked their bodies together across the highway in coordinated actions north and south of Boston. This action was in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This diverse non-Black group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom are queer and transgender, took this action to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of Black people in Boston.
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15 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
350 Jews March from Coolidge Corner to Protest Racist Police Violence on First Night of Chanukah
tesssheflan.jpgBrookline, MA — Last night, over 350 Boston-area Jews gathered to observe the first night of Chanukah in Coolidge Corner by protesting racist police violence. They lit menorahs as a symbolic dedication to the fight to end systemic police violence and racial profiling, and to remember the lives of black people across the country who have been killed by police. Traffic was stopped in Coolidge corner for 30 minutes as hundreds of protesters gathered on the sidewalks and in the streets for public prayer and song, led by Jews of color, followed by a youth speak-out held on the steps of Kehillath Israel. They also fundraised for Black Lives Matter Boston.
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17 Dec 2014 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
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
Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party --An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell
In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI's full-scale assault on the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s remains an open wound for the nation itself. This is more than a national tragedy; this is a human wrong."
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07 Sep 2014 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Race
Ferguson. Over one week in.
Reposted from Anti-State STL

What began as a protest movement after 10 days of sustained defiance, has taken a couple shaky steps towards revolt. The situation here is still fluid and ripe with potential. Locally, people are surprised that similar unrest hasn’t sparked off in other cities. If it were to spread, the scope here would likely widen. It’s difficult to get a sense of how people outside the metro area interpret what’s happening here. What follows are some observations from St Louis residents and participants in the struggle who might give a clearer picture of this strange new reality.
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20 Aug 2014 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
National Lawyers Guild on the Ground in Ferguson, Needs Help
Since shortly after the demonstrations erupted in Ferguson, MO over the police murder of Mike Brown the National Lawyers Guild has been on the scene to provide legal observers and other legal support to protesters. Brian from Beer and Revolution recently posted the following:
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19 Aug 2014 | Filed under: Announcement / Police and Prisons : Race
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