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Workers Forum at BU Tonight!
Insomnia driver becomes sixth local worker to declare union membership, speaks at workers' forum.
On Friday, December 6th, Tasia Edmonds, a bicycle delivery driver at the
late-night national cookie chain Insomnia Cookies declared her union
membership with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Edmonds'
announcement came the same night as a union picket which drew 30 labor and
student activists to the store at 708 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston, near
Boston University's campus.
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11 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : 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
Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer
2013-Philippine-Movement-Climate-Justice.jpgCapitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.
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22 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Wobs & Allies Hold 2 Rallies to Protest Brutality by Cambridge Police
pb23.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

This weekend the IWW held two separate actions in Harvard Square to protest the Cambridge Police’s 11/14/13 attack on our legal picket at Insomnia Cookies, where the union is conducting an organizing drive.
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17 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Police and Prisons
Rally for Workers Rights and Against Police Brutality!
Tomorrow, Saturday November 16th, Rally in Harvard Square at 3:30pm, march on Insomnia Cookies.
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15 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Police and Prisons
Wobbly Beaten and Arrested by Cambridge Cops for Picketing at Insomnia Cookies
Insomnia Cookies fires workers for joining the union. Cambridge police brutalize union members for protesting the illegal firing. We will return with ten times the numbers and continue to fight, until there is justice at Insomnia Cookies.

Watch this space for details of time and date!

Emergency march against police brutality tonight! 5:30 PM in Harvard Square!
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15 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Police and Prisons
SF Protest At Veolia To Back USW Local 8751 Boston Bus Drivers
Boston Say No To Veolia.jpgSan Francisco bus and transit workers rallied to demand the rehiring of the five Boston USW Local 8751 union leaders and an end to union busting by Veolia. They picketed the San Francisco office of Veolia and also attacked Veolia for trying to bust the BART workers during their struggle for a contract.
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31 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Demand Letter Delivery to Insomnia Cookies
inny.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog

IWW’s, members of Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), and the Boston Solidarity Network (BSOL), delivered a demand letter to Insomnia Cookies (with cc to CEO Seth Berkowitz), insisting on reinstatement of strikers Niko and Jonathan with full back pay.
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26 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
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