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AIG, Congress and the Taxpayers
Why are we continuing to let the government bail out a failing business that is misusing taxpayer money? Surely there are independently owned businesses, and even individuals, that could put that money to far better use.

What is up with AIG? The taxpayers, by way of the government and without being asked, have given AIG more than $122 Billion in funds (the amount is actually said to be more like $152 Billion) to keep the failing insurance giant afloat, and yet AIG cannot seem to tighten its belt. American Insurance Group, a company originally founded in China, has been caught spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in perks for executive, top producers and independent advisor retreats since its taxpayer bailout.
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20 Nov 2008 | Filed under: Commentary / Media : Politics
Film from Nahr al-Bared Camp in Lebanon: Transitions
baredindy.jpgMore than a year after their homes were destroyed during the battle between the Lebanese army and the militant islamist group Fatah al-Islam, the majority of the refugees from Nahr al-Bared in North Lebanon find themselves in a difficult situation. Not able to return to their homes, stuck in pre-fabricated housing units and often unemployed, many of them feel frustrated and hopeless, only sometimes seeing a glimmer of hope.
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14 Nov 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Media
Honk! Festival Draws 25 Activist Street Bands to Somerville, MA
IMG_3398.jpgThis year's third annual HONK! Festival from Oct. 10-12 was an exuberant street party and gathering of 25 activist street bands in Somerville. On Friday, October 10, Tufts University hosted a HONK! symposium on "Politics and Festival," as well as several hands-on workshops focussing on the challenges faced by honk bands.
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16 Oct 2008 | Filed under: News / Media : Politics
Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Day
svmarch8-23-07a.JPGBoston, MA--On Saturday, August 23rd, Boston remembered the 81st anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is widely regarded as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history. This is the third rally organized by the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society in Boston.

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24 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Media : Organizing
Former Indymedia Journalist Among Ten Foreigners Detained in China
freetibet.jpgFormer Boston Indymedia journalist and media activist, Bryan Conley, founder of grassroots media videoblog Alive in Baghdad, is one of six US citizens detained in China for covering actions of Students for Free Tibet during the Olympics. The other five pro-Tibet activists are Jeffrey Rae, Jeff Goldin, Michael Liss, Tom Grant, and James Powderly. On Thursday, the Chinese government handed them and four other European activists a 10-day detention sentence.

Statement by Eowyn Rieke, wife of Brian Conley:
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22 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Media
BAAM Newsletter # 11 out!
Baam11-1.gifBAAM's 11th Newsletter now out and available for free download (in PDF). This month's issue:
Eviction Blockades Stop Forclosures - pg 1
ICE Raids in Providence - pg 1
International Workers Take On Starbucks - pg 3
The Safe Homes Initiative - pg 3
Obama Swings Right - pg 4

(Text-only version will be available shortly)
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30 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / Media
Revolutionary Music Mini-Tour, Summer '08
music-vs-military_extend.gifThe Music of Revolution: New England mini-tour of the Network of Revolutionary Musicians (NORM): July-August.

The NORM is a new project of the Northeast Anarchist Network, striving to connect revolutionary community struggles with the songs of resistance. Below is the dates of the first ever NORM shows, representing the New England wing of the NORM tour 2008. All shows are sliding-scale donations, with half the money going to the tour costs and the other half to various local causes. Look for more shows in New England in August, as well as the rest of the Northeast.
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10 Jul 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Media
BAAM # 10 out!
BAAM10-1.gifWe are proud to release BAAM # 10. PDF downloadable plus plain text, below. This month's articles: -Aramark Workers Strike at Boston’s Convention Centers; -Barack Obama, the lesser evil for undocumented migrant workers... or not; -IU 460 Fights for Fairness; -Chalking Against the BU Biolab Now A Crime: The Story of the Crayola Two.. .
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30 Jun 2008 | Filed under: News / Media
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