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George Mann - Songs of the IWW and Utah Phillips - May 15
A fundraiser for encuentro 5 sponsored by the Industrial Workers of the World

Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 PM (Utah Phillip's birthday)
encuentro 5
33 Harrison Avenue, 5th floor in Chinatown

Suggested Admission $5-$12, no one turned away for lack of funds!
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02 May 2011 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
Photo/Video Essay-May Day 2011 Boston Rally
may day boston edit.jpgAbout 200 labor and immigrant activists gathered in the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park in Boston to observe May Day 2011.Part of several area May Day protests.
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02 May 2011 | Filed under: News / Labor
Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park
may_1_2011_small.jpgSunday, May 1, 2011 -- 12noon
Haymarket T Station Area, corners of Cross and Hanover St.
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30 Apr 2011 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
Photos/Video-April 4 Labor Rally,Boston, On Anniv. Of Martin Luther King's Assassination
april 4 union rally.jpgOver a thousand labor activists braved a steady rain to protest austerity budget cuts--in front of the Mass. Republican Party headquarters.
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06 Apr 2011 | Filed under: News / Labor
photos/video:Wisconsin Union Action-Boston Solidarity Rally
wisconsin solidarity rally-boston 2-22-11 037.jpgOver a thousand labor activists held a rally in front of the Mass. State House in solidarity with the Madison, Wisconsin union action.
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23 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Labor
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
Starbucks Workers Union Organizer Speaks in Boston
Anja Witek, an organizer with the Starbucks Workers Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, gave a talk about her union experiences last night at Encuentro 5 in Chinatown. The SWU was formed in New York in 2004 in response to poor working conditions and lousy pay at the Starbucks chain of coffee shops, and has since spread to stores Nebraska, Minnesota, and many other locations across the world. The SWU is affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
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17 Nov 2010 | Filed under: News / Labor
11/16 Barista Fight-Back: The Struggle to Unionize Starbucks (Tues)
Join us as Starbucks organizer/barista,
Anja Witek, discusses the truth about
life behind the counter at Starbucks!

7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, Boston (Chinatown)
Near Chinatown stop-Orange Line and Boylston stop-Green Line
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03 Nov 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Labor
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