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Victory for Student Speech Rights: Northeastern SJP To Be Reinstated
Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has announced that the University is backing off of its decision to suspend the student organization until January 2015. “This is a victory for freedom of expression on campus,” said SJP leader Tori Porell who thanked SJP supporters. “Weeks of protests, picket lines, petitions, phone calls, and emails appear to have paid off and SJP will be operational next semester,” Porell said. “This is also a victory for the national student movement for justice in Palestine.”
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24 Apr 2014 | Filed under: News / Education : Human Rights : International : Palestine : Race
Over 150 Rally Against Northeastern's Double Standard: Silencing Students, Applauding Israeli Knesset Members
northeastern.4.1..pngBoston, MA - Tuesday night, over 150 students and local activists protested at Northeastern University with a strong message to the administration: Don't silence Students for Justice in Palestine and applaud the Israeli Knesset. The protest was sponsored by a coalition of 20 Boston-area organizations, and took place outside of a university-sponsored "town hall" meeting with six members of the Israeli Knesset. The rally followed a talk by author and activist Ali Abunimah, co-founder and director of the publication The Electronic Intifada.
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02 Apr 2014 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Palestine : Race
photos/video-Boston Venezuela Support Rally 3-22-2014
1 bos venezuela rally 3-22-14--2.jpgBoston, Mass.-March 22, 2014:
A spirited rally of about 75-100 people gathered on Boston Common
today in support of the Venezuela Bolivarian socialist revolution started
by the late Hugo Chavez and his successor President Maduro.
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23 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / International
URGENT ACTION: Northeastern University Suspends Students for Justice in Palestine
NU_SJP.jpgWith profound disappointment and righteous indignation Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine announces it has been suspended as an organization. SJP is disappointed because Northeastern’s claims of creating a diverse learning environment that encourages the free exchange of ideas and promotes Academic Freedom are impossible to reconcile with the university’s decision to suppress our speech and suspend our political group. As if banning our activities from campus and denying us all use of campus resources wasn’t outrageous enough, the university is pursuing expulsion-level sanctions for two students—all for participation in a mock eviction action. SJP is furious to report the only individuals to face our school’s opaque disciplinary process are two young women of color; none of the white or male participants have faced any charges. This unprecedented ban and appalling prosecutions are the latest attempt by the university to suppress pro-Palestine speech, and continues the university’s disturbing history of enacting injustice.
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12 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / International : Organizing : Race
Three Upcoming Actions This Week
Dear Black Rose friends and comrades // Queridxs amigxs y camaradas de Rosa Negra,

[español a continuación]

It seems like the struggle just won't wait for Spring! Between victories, attacks, and ongoing fights, things are heating up and the snow is finally melting! Please join us in the streets for 3 actions this week and more in the coming weeks. Here are some upcoming actions we will be participating in. Details below. Hope to see you there!

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¡Parece que la lucha simplemente no va esperar hasta la primavera! Entre las victorias, los ataques y las luchas en desarrollo, se está calentando la cosa y por fin la nieve se está derritiendo! Por favor, únanse a nosotrxs en la calle para 3 acciones esta semana y más en las próximas semanas. Les enviamos la información de las próximas actividades en que vamos a estar participando. Detalles a continuación. ¡Esperamos verles ahí!

Solidarity // Solidaridad, Black Rose//Rosa Negra - Boston
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12 Mar 2014 | Filed under: News / International
Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency
The Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare examines terrains of conflict around the globe, independent of the conceptual politics involved, on a material and tactical level. On topics ranging from the security implications of international trade agreements to the dynamics of conflict in virtual networks, from police tactics to the movements of insurgencies globally, we aim to provide regular analysis, release reports and provide overviews of conflicts that are present in the news, mainstream or otherwise. ISIW's latest report is titled Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency. (Full report linked below.)
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23 Jan 2014 | Filed under: Commentary / International : Organizing : War and Militarism
HOW EUROPE'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONVERGED IN AMSTERDAM TO PLAN 2014 #EUINCRISIS
Originally published by Transnational Institute

The Transnational Institute hosted in Amsterdam a European strategy meeting in October which brought together different European social movements on the front lines of resistance against the neoliberal E.U. austerity regime.

Austerity, privatization and attacks on social rights, imposed by the European Commission, have become a reality for people across Europe. While there have been many impressive struggles at the national level - especially in Southern Europe - European coordination is still weak apart from sporadic days of joint action.

In recent years European social movements have organized numerous meetings to analyze the situation. However, it also became clear that European social movements required a common strategy. Following the results of the E.U. economic governance assembly organized in the Alter Summit in Greece in June, the Amsterdam strategy meeting was called to coordinate European struggles against the Troika's imposition of neoliberal policies under the new E.U. economic governance regime.
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11 Jan 2014 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International : Organizing
An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End
1-FARC-Columbia-Peace-Talk-ilps-ndfp-npa.jpgThere has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.
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03 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
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