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Lynne Stewart's Victory: Remains Free on Bail
lynne_stewart.jpgAfter fearing an indictment that could have landed her in jail for life, Lynne Steward claimed victory today as the judge handed a veridict of 28 months in prison for "extraordinarily severe criminal conduct" for distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client. She remains free on bail upon the appeal of her case.

Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney known for her outspoken political views and representation of controversial clients. Last year, Lynne was convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization for representing a client accused of terrorism.
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17 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics
Textron Cluster Bombs Focus of Vigil in Wilmington MA
DSC00016.jpgNorthampton, Mass -- About 80 people joined the Northampton (MA) Committee to Stop the War in Iraq yesterday to protest Textron Systems based in in Wilmington, Mass., for its manufacture of cluster bombs. The vigil took place outside the plant to call on all people of conscience to oppose the use of cluster munitions and to actively work to end the manufacture and sale of cluster bombs. The Northampton Committee initiated this protest after one of its founding members, Frances Crowe, 87 of Northampton, learned of Textron's role in the production and sale of cluster munitions. Since then Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Traprock Peace Center, Code Pink of western Massachusetts as well as Progressive Democrats of America/Massachusetts, Northampton Chapter have endorsed the protest in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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06 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : War and Militarism
Actions in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca!
helicopter.jpgOn Saturday, September 30th, as Mexican military helicopters flew over Oaxaca City with the intent of threatening and intimidating the peaceful movement of the Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca, Boston activists gathered at the Boylston T stop to spread awareness about the imminent invasion of Oaxaca City by the federal Mexican Army. This small educational action marked the beginning of an on-going campaign of Boston solidarity with the movement of the popular assemblies in Oaxaca. Read more for ideas on how to get involved!
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02 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / International
4th Boston Justice for Lebanon Rally
01.jpgUnder a thin veil of desperation, about 500 Lebanese, Lebanese-Americans, and supporters from many walks of life assembled for the fourth consecutive week at Copley Square to protest the ongoing indiscriminate attacks of Israel on the Lebanese civilian population and its infrastructure.

Photos by Jonathan McIntosh
http://capedmaskedandarmed.com/photoblog
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12 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Local Jews Protest Against War and Stand With Humanity
DSC09963.jpgOn Thursday afternoon, August 10th, several dozen people from various Jewish peace organizations gathered for a demonstration at 126 High Street in downtown Boston. They came together at that location to protest under the banner “The Jewish organizations in this building do not speak for us!”
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10 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Race : War and Militarism
Demonstrations for Justice in Lebanon Continue in Boston Area
01.jpgDemonstrators gathered in Copley Square on Wednesday evening to demand Israel immediately stop it's attacks on Lebanon. This was the third organized rally held at Copley in the past few weeks.

The protesters, many of them Lebanese-Americans, lined Dartmouth Street for several hours. They carried sings, waved Lebanese flags and chanted, "Stop the bombing now, ceasefire now" for the passing rush hour traffic.
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03 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Young Jews Stage Die In to Denounce Israeli Attacks on Civilians
southstation_die_in01.jpgBoston, Mass. – A group of young American Jews staged a "Die In" on Tuesday August 1, 2006 at South Station in downtown Boston to demonstrate their opposition to recent actions by the Israeli government in Lebanon and Gaza.
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01 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Race : War and Militarism
Stop the Bombing of Lebanon Protest (Photo Essay)
04.jpgSeveral hundred Lebanese-Americans, religious leaders and concerned citizens gathered in Copley square Friday for a demonstration demanding an immediate end of the humanitarian and economic catastrophe in Lebanon as a result of Israel’s bombing and invasion of the country.

Supporters lined the streets waving red and white Lebanese flags and holding signs and banners denouncing Israeli aggression and killing of civilians. A heavy storm moved in halfway through the rally but most of the demonstrators stood their ground singing, chanting and dancing in the pouring rain.
02 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
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