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Harvard Dining Hall Strike Gathering Momentum
Harvard's dining hall workers have been on strike for a week, demanding a living wage and affordable health care. Harvard is attempting to fill the void with a combination of cafeteria managers and volunteer scabs, few of whom have any practical food service experience. The results have been predictably unappetizing.
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13 Oct 2016 | Filed under: News / Education : Human Rights : Labor
Video-Photos:Indigenous Peoples Day rally in front of Boston city hall-10/5/2016
Indigenous Day Boston 10-5-16 edit (1310).jpgBoston, Mass. 10/5/2016:
Indigenous people and their supporters rallied in front of Boston city hall to get the mayor and city council to change the Columbus Day holiday Oct. 12 to "Indigenous Peoples Day"-in protest against the genocide of Native peoples in the Americas that Columbus started.
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06 Oct 2016 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Video/photos-Boston RallyTo Re-Open Long Island Shelter
LIS Boston rally 8-22-16 (1).jpgBoston City Hall-Aug. 22, 2016:
Boston's Long Island Shelter was closed down in 2014
by Boston Mayor Walsh, giving no alternative to provide
vital social services and shelter for many of Boston's
homeless. There was a rally today organized by
The Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee to demand
the shelter be re-opened. About 100 people attended.
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23 Aug 2016 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
International Day of Solidarity With Oscar López Rivera
FINAL-INTL-DAY-OF-SOLIDARITY2016v17S1.pngShow your solidarity with Oscar using #FreeOscarLópez and #35paisesxOscar
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20 Jun 2016 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Police and Prisons : Politics : Race
Interfaith Clergy Block Pipeline with Prayer Service, 16 Arrested
pipeline_blockade.jpgMay 25, 2016, West Roxbury, Boston, MA -- Out of concern over global climate change and public safety, 16 local religious leaders were arrested for blocking the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline with an interfaith worship service. The peaceful civil disobedience occurred on the morning of Wednesday May 25th in West Roxbury.
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26 May 2016 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Race
Texas Prisoners to Stage Work Stoppage April 4

Monday April 4th 2016, Texas prisoners will begin a SERIES of Statewide Work Stoppages, Strikes, and Slowdowns to force the Texas Legislature to address much needed Reform to the Parole, Medical, Grievance, and, Legal System in Texas. Prisoners are also DEMANDING Humane Living Conditions and Treatment.
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31 Mar 2016 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Labor : Police and Prisons
Farmworkers, Consumers Declare National Boycott of Wendy’s
New York, NY: On Thursday, March 3, hundreds of farmworkers, religious leaders, students, and consumers will gather near Columbus Circle to launch a national boycott of Wendy’s, the world’s third largest hamburger chain. Following the boycott announcement, the protesters will march from Columbus Circle to the Park Avenue offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz, Founding Partner and CEO of the activist hedge fund Trian Partners and a major shareholder in Wendy’s.
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03 Mar 2016 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
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
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