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In prison, the holiday season is grim – but I won't lose hope - Chelsea Manning
Free Manning.jpgHaving a birthday around the holidays was never easy and, with every successive year, it felt more and more as if celebrating my birthday got thrown into the December holiday mix as an afterthought.

But now, Decembers are becoming the hardest month of the year to endure.
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27 Dec 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Video/Photos-46th Native American National Day Of Mourning-Nov. 26
46th native day of mourning 11-26-15 edit (6).jpgThe 46th annual Native American Day Of Mourning took place Thanksgiving Day in Plymouth, Mass.
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27 Nov 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Anti-Olympic Home Demo at Boston Mayor's House
mayor_home_demo.jpgMembers of Safe Hub Collective and Black Lives Matter Boston take action to demand Mayor Marty Walsh pull the Olympic 2024 bid now.

Video of action.
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30 Jun 2015 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Human Rights : Social Welfare
Rights Groups Sue for Proper Treatment of Hepatitis C in State Prisons
BOSTON, MA – Hundreds of prison inmates are in danger of losing their lives because the Department of Correction refuses to provide the medicine that will cure their potentially fatal disease. A class action lawsuit filed in federal court today by lawyers for the National Lawyers Guild and Prisoners Legal Services says it is Massachusetts’ legal responsibility to provide adequate medical care to state prisoners. Urszula Masny-Latos, Executive Director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, said: “It is the responsibility of the state, which spends millions to incarcerate thousands of people, to provide adequate medical care for them. Without such care, many of them will develop serious complications of this disease, and some will die.
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11 Jun 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Social Welfare
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
Video-Photos: 4-Mile March For Martin Luther King Day -Boston-1/19/2015
4-mile MLK march-boston 1-19-15 download (1).jpgBoston,Mass.-Jan.19, 2015-
Martin Luther King Day:

About a thousand civil rights and anti-police brutality activists marched on MLK Day in Boston.
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21 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
video/photos/song:Boston Martin Luther King Day speakout 1/17/2015
MLK legacy jobs not war-cropped.jpgBoston Common-Jan. 17, 2015:
The weekly sat. peace vigil at Park St. in Boston held its annual Martin Luther King Day weekend vigil and speakout.
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18 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
video-photos: Boston Protest To Close Guantanamo Prison
guantanamo protest-edited flickr-1-10-2015 boston (2).jpgBoston, Mass.-Jan. 10, 2015:

This weekend, Jan. 11, marks the 13th anniversary of the opening of the US detention/torture facility at Guantanamo. About 20 people braved the cold temperatures to protest at Park St. in Boston, with speakers detailing the torture of prisoners as well as reading statements and poetry by the prisoners themselves.
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11 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
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