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We condemn ICE Raid in Milford, Mass., and protest insensitive media reporting about it
miilford.jpgLast Friday, December 7, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents "supported" by the Milford Police Department raided an immigrant community again. They arrested 15 undocumented migrant workers. Reports indicate that most were from Ecuador. The media, uncritical and sympathetic to ICE reported that the workers were charged for violating criminal laws. However, the same article indicated that only one person was charged with violating "criminal laws". The others “will face a federal immigration judge." In other words, the raid was about migrant workers and not about criminal law enforcement.
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12 Dec 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : Labor
Bolivian Anarchism and Indigenous Resistance: Interview with Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
III_Cumbre__final_.jpgThe South American nation of Bolivia has filled the headlines of the global press with their fight against water privatization, struggle for nationalization of gas, non-compliance with free trade policies, and the election of South America’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales. These struggles are rooted in the long history of indigenous resistance to colonialism and imperialism in Bolivia. In an interview conducted during her recent stay in Pittsburgh, subaltern theorist, Aymara sociologist, and historian Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui discussed Bolivian Anarchism, the health benefits of the Coca plant, and the Cocaleros' (Coca Growers') fight for sovereignty.

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13 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Interview / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Vandana Shiva: Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed
FPimageNew.gifEnvironmental activist and scholar, Vandana Shiva, spoke in Boston about her most recent book "Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed." Invited by the Center for New Words and South End Press, she talked about globalization, WTO policies, food sovereignty and the rights of people to protect ecological diversity and land, as well as positive examples on how to foster environmental social change.

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16 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / Education : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
Protestors Gather to Declare: Protest Is Not TERRORISM!
romero.jpgOn Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2007, under a brilliant sky, fifty activists converged on the plaza in Maverick Square in East Boston, Massachusetts to sound the alarm about events in El Salvador. Led by CISPES and joined by the Cambridge-El Salvador Sister City Project and Centro Presente, the rally was called to bring attention to the arrests of 13 people in Suchitoto for simply speaking out against the government’s water privatization policy. Speakers throughout the afternoon outlined the new anti-terror law under which the thirteen were charged with acts of terror and face up to 50 years in jail for being at or near a lawful protest.
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11 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"
shock_doctrine.jpgNaomi Klein is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. She writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and London Guardian that's syndicated internationally by the New York Times Syndicate that gives people worldwide access to her work but not its own readers at home.

In 2004, she and her husband and co-producer Avi Lewis released their first feature documentary - "The Take." It covered the explosion of activism in the wake of Argentina's 2001 economic crisis. People responded with neighborhood assemblies, barter clubs, mass movements of the unemployed and workers taking over bankrupt companies and reopening them under their own management.
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26 Sep 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / Globalization
CISPES Declares Its Solidarity with the Salvadoran Political Prisoners
consulate_alto_ley2.jpgOn July 30th, members of the national Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) organized a protest in front of the Salvadorean Consulate in Boston to demand the immediate release of 13 community leaders who were arrested, preemptively, before a national protest against water privatization in El Salvador.

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14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
The New York Times Sells Cameroon for $250,000
On a silver platter this past Sunday, The New York Times magazine featured no less than eight pages towards the liberalization of the economy in Cameroon. Showing off its excellence in corporate media advertising, the NY Times magazine sold prominent space to Cameroon business traders so they can in turn sell their country’s resources to U.S. investors, no doubt to the demise of many of its citizens. “Cameroon ready for growth, ready for investment,” reads a headline on page 59 which goes on to explain the country’s “quest for sustainable growth...”
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10 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Immigrants Rights at the U.S. Social Forum
ussf_carpa2.jpgAtlanta, GA - Friday, 6/29/97.- The U.S. Social Forum is in progress with workshops, presentations and plennaries that cover almost all areas of struggle in this attempt to build "another world." The small Boston May Day Coalition has been present in as many migrant workers workshops as humanly possible. The concept of "migrant worker" is not popular in the forum. Most of the events are labeled "immigrant rights".
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30 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
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