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May 1 in Boston: Rally and March for Immigrant Rights and International Workers Day
may1_2008_sm.JPGAs it has become a tradition in Boston, a rally will be held on May 1st. at the Boston Common Bandstand, starting at 4 pm. Immigrant and labor rights advocates will address the participants. There will also be cultural presentations with a special presentation by Bolivian folk-musician and composer Manuel "Papirri" Monroy. This will be Monroy's first visit to the United States. At 5:30 pm the rally participants will march to Copley Square to demonstrate their protest at the government policies against undocumented migrant workers, demanding an end to the raids and deportations and full legalization for all migrant workers and their families.
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23 Apr 2008 Modified: 28 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
National Petition to End Sweatshops and Slavery in the Fields
lucasbenitez.jpgThe Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) - an organization of low-wage workers based in Immokalee, Florida - has launched a national petition campaign to demand that Burger King and other food industry leaders work with the CIW to improve the wages & working conditions of the workers who pick their tomatoes, and join with the CIW in an industry-wide effort to eliminate modern-day slavery & human rights abuses from Florida's fields.

RELATED: Did Burger King Target and Spy On Tomato Pickers Rights Groups? from Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/4/14/did_burger_king_target_and_spy
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08 Apr 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Labor
To Snitch or Not To Snitch: The View From The Other Side
snitching.jpgI decided to write this article in response to the endless criticism that is being directed against the “Stop Snitching” movement by critics claiming that Hip Hop is responsible for the “Stop Snitching” movement and the “Us vs. Them” mentality youth of color have towards law enforcement agencies. As a former gang member and street combatant of the drug wars that dominated the streets of Philly in the late 80’s and a member of the generation that came of age listening to Hip Hop I believe I am qualified to offer a frontline perspective from the other side of the issue, especially as one who was sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile because of the testimony of a snitch co-defendant that was close to 10 years older than I.
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29 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Commentary / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
A Culture of Death And Destruction
Growth_Versus_Sustainability.jpgSome people have likened the Earth to a relatively small lifeboat wheeling in an incredibly vast sea of outer space. If they also think that the sinking of the Titanic was a sad disaster, they will be heartbroken over the tragic devastation when this sort of occurrence happens on a planetary scale.

In the end, the answers almost don't matter because, as Judy Bonds states, "In Southern West Virginia we live in a war zone. Three and one-half million pounds of explosives are being used every day to blow up the mountains. Blasting our communities, blasting our homes, poisoning us, trying to intimidate us. I don't mind being poor. I mind being blasted and poisoned. - There ARE no jobs on a dead planet."
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28 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Commentary / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Confronting Empire Speaker Series--Harvard Law School March 17-19
To mark the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq, Harvard Law students from the group Unbound, HLS Peace, Justice for Palestine, and the National Lawyers' Guild sponsored a three-day lecture series called Confronting Empire: Five Years of War with Iraq. The third day, March 19, fell on the actual anniversary date, and the lecture this day was called "US Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East." It featured Irene Gendzier, Boston University Professor and Author of "Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East," and Howard Zinn, historian and author of "A People's History of the United States."

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20 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : War and Militarism
Verizon Employment Numbers in Massachusetts Don't Add Up to the Secure Jobs Our Communities Need
verizon.JPGVerizon management recently boasted to the news media about adding new services and new jobs in Massachusetts. On February 28, Verizon announced it "is completing the hiring of an additional 200 union-represented customer service employees in Andover, Springfield, Taunton and Worcester," as part of "a major capital investment of $200 million in new broadband technology for Massachusetts in 2008."

The company enlisted support from union members for the expansion, yet less than two weeks later management informed employees that it would eliminate over a hundred jobs at thirty work locations in Massachusetts.
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12 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Labor
Why I Won’t Vote for Obama... Or for Hillary, And Certainly Not for McCain, And Not Even For Ralph
An Anarchist View of the U.S. Elections.

In the United States, there has developed an enthusiastic movement of support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama. Besides the large forces he appeals to, especially among young adults, he is overwhelmingly supported by the left: liberals, social democrats, and Stalinists. I appreciate the movement-like aspect of his popular support, yet I personally will not vote for him.
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08 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Commentary / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Who Owns Our Water? The Global Grassroots Struggle to Take Back the Tap
Thirsty Image.jpgThe "water wars" are on the horizon. Just like oil today. We suffer a moral predicament as big corporations reap windfall profits from privatizing water while billions go thirsty. But who owns our water in the first place? How can we protect this common resource for all, now and forever? There is no one better to address this issue and provide us with hopeful direction than world renowned global expert on water rights, Maude Barlow. Maude discussed how protecting our water sources from corporate interests is as crucial as curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, she laid out the actions that we as global citizens must take to secure a water-just world - a "blue covenant" for all.

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07 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
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