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BOSTON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5th ANNIVERSARY
BPFF_poster_2011.jpegThe Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF), co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. From October 21-30, BPFF will screen over 50 Palestine-related films by Palestinian, American, Israeli, and international filmmakers at the MFA and other venues across the city. The festival also features three live music shows as well as panel discussions with distinguished, invited guests. The festival opens this Friday, Oct. 21st at 6:30pm at the MFA with the screening of the highly acclaimed 2009 Cannes Selection,The Time That Remains (2009), by Elia Suleiman. The director will also be in attendance.
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21 Oct 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Palestine : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Students for Justice in Palestine Rally at BU
palestine_rally1.jpgStudents for Justice in Palestine held a rally to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation of Palestine yesterday at Boston University's Marsh Plaza.
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04 Mar 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Second Egypt Solidarity Demonstration a Success
100_0094.JPGFor the second Saturday in a row Boston area activists held a demonstration in solidarity with the Egyptian revolt.
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06 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Rally for Egypt February 5 in Copley Square
There will be a rally in solidarity with the Egyptian people Saturday February 5th in Copley Square at 12 noon.
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04 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / International : Organizing
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
#1!_AKBAYAN_Walden-Bello_Risa-Hontiveros_Etta-Rosales.jpgHe was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.
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02 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Magallanes: Lessons in People's Mobilization for Chile and the World
magallanes_1-11a.JPGNatural gas is one of the main sources of fuel for heating and even industrial energy. In this context the government of the right-wing president Piñera announced that it would increase the price of gas by about 17%. This announcement was not well received by the population in Magallanes for obvious reasons. However, it is important to point that in the midst of this proposed increase in prices, the government is also firing personnel in the region and the country.
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17 Jan 2011 | Filed under: Commentary / International
Spirited Protest at Israeli Consulate
consulate_protest1.jpgNearly 50 protesters gathered at 20 Park Plaza, home of the Israeli consulate, to protest the recent murder of a Palestinian woman by Israeli police, and Israel's genocidal occupation of Palestine. The protest was organized by members of Boston Food Not Bombs and Israel's Anarchists Against the Wall.
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08 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Riot Police Seize the University of Puerto Rico
After midnight on Thursday, December 9, 2010 the Puerto Rican police force, including SWAT forces broke into the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), as well as other campuses. For more information, check out student-run news at www.radiohuelga.com, www.rojogallito.com or for English language news, www.dailysunpr.org.
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12 Dec 2010 | Filed under: News / Education : International : Organizing : Politics : Race
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