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Roxbury Organizers Continue to Fight Biolab
biolab.jpgDespite the recent ground-breaking of Boston University's BioSafety Level 4 laboratory, Roxbury organizers are still trying to stop its construction. The lab, which would test deadly pathogens such as anthrax and ebola, purportedly using scores of animals in the process, would be located next to the Roxbury neighborhood, putting Roxbury residents at grave risk in the case of a leak.
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11 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
43 Events to Resist the Green Scare World Wide
grandjury graphic red.GIFBoston--December 7, 2005, marked the beginning of the largest roundup of environmental and animal rights activists in U.S. history. There have now been nearly 20 arrests and many Grand Jury subpoenas.

The nation-wide sweep of arrests, dubbed “Operation Backfire,” has been described by the FBI as a major hit to environmentalists and animal rights activists who engage in destruction of property as a means to defend wild lands and lives of animals. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales stated in January that, “Investigating and preventing animal rights and environmental extremism is one of the FBI’s highest domestic priorities”.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9th: benefit show and screening of 22/8. SUNDAY, JUNE 11th: symbolic demo at the federal building where different organizations will be speaking about the green scare.
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09 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment
T Fare Hike Hearings Off to a Rough Start
kenmore2.jpgBoston -- The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority held the first of a series of public hearings about a proposed subway and bus fare increase Tuesday in an overflowing and contentious meeting room at the Boston Public Library. Hundreds of people filled the room in the library’s Copley Square branch to express their opposition to the fare increase.
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07 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment
Help Save the South Central Farm - PHOTO ESSAY
01.jpgThe city of Los Angeles is trying to take the collective South Central Farm away from the community. The struggle to save the farm might have implications to urban gardeners and urban community farmers in Boston and across the nation.
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15 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
The Threat Of Compulsory Insurance
400px-Flag_of_the_Red_Cross.svg.pngThe precedent of compelling drivers to purchase private auto insurance is bad enough, but one can opt out. One doesn't have to drive, they say. The only way to opt out of compulsory health insurance, however, would be to die.
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06 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Commentary / Environment : Media : Politics : Social Welfare
Concerned citizens "die" at BU biolab site
die-in3.jpgA crowd of people gathered outside the site of BU's proposed biolab late Tuesday afternoon and fell down "dead," faces streaked with fake blood. "We wanted to show the public what an outbreak might look like," said Derek Garcia, a Boston-area resident. The street theater, which was staged by anti-biolab protestors, was intended to draw attention to the dangers of placing a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) facility in the middle of a densely-populated urban area. Participants included members of the direct action campaign Operation: Over, people from the Coalition to Stop the Bioterrorism Lab, and members of the Green-Rainbow Party.
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05 Apr 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Social Welfare
Cambridge's LISE Problem
lise.jpgTrue to form, for their new Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering (LISE) Harvard University has spared no expense. Award-winning Spanish architect Rafael Moneo was hired to design the building with, according to the Harvard Gazette's Steve Bradt, "an unusual pearlescent façade that changes subtly with the day's lighting... sculpted pedestals... and an underground section designed to receive natural light." (1)

Local residents may live next door to a powder keg, but there's no doubt that keg will look fabulous.


BioLab Was Just the Beginning
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13 Mar 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment
Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
boycott1.jpgSeven Boston University (BU) campus tours were interrupted today by members of Operation: Over to inform the prospective students about BU’s proposed BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) lab in Roxbury. These interruptions were intended to promote the boycott of BU that Operation: Over has called.

The boycott is calling for high school students who are considering attending BU to reconsider, on the grounds that their tuition money will go towards funding the proposed BSL-4 lab, which will be built in a densely populated, low-income community of color against its wishes.
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23 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Organizing : Race
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