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From Chile to Guantanamo: A Survivor of Torture Speaks Up
444-Reyes.JPGToday marks the sixth anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, yet Guantanamo is not the first island known for the unlawful abuse and torture of detainees. Island Dawson on the southern tip of Chile is known for its inhospitable, freezing weather, and for many Chileans is also the location of a concentration camp where Pinochet ordered the detention and torture of hundreds of political prisoners.

Sergio Reyes, a Boston resident and activist, was 19 years old when he was abducted from his home in Punta Arenas, faced a mock execution in front of his mother, was regularly beaten, electrocuted, and suffered from simulated drowning. Between 1973 and 1976, he was also a political prisoner in a forced labor camp at the now infamous Island Dawson.
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11 Jan 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
A VISIT TO THE HOLEY LAND
nomorewalls.jpgFifteen residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts, formed a people-to-people delegation to Bethlehem, that "little town" of legend and current West Bank reality for five days in late November 2007, with a day in Jerusalem before and after. What follows is my impressions of this trip. Those who care about Palestinian rights may find some useful observations. I hope that those who care mainly about Israel will read on and perhaps come to agree that present policies are no better, in the long run, for Israel than they are for Palestine, and that a resolution that is good for Palestine will also benefit Israel.
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07 Jan 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Boston-Area Students and Raging Grannies Unite to Carol for Peace
Boston, MA, December 20, 2007—Groups from across the region and generations are joining together this Friday in a timely, creative call to end the American occupation of Iraq. Boston students from schools around the area are uniting their voices with the Boston Raging Grannies to sing a rousing chorus of anti-war, pro-peace holiday carols at 3:30pm on Friday in Downtown Crossing (the corner of Washington St. and Bromfield St.) We encourage all students still in the area and Bostonians to join us to engage in an anti-war action before this New Year!
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21 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
Activists Open 10 Year-Old Roadblock, Again
al jaba 11_04 1.JPGIsraeli and international solidarity activists from the Palestine Solidarity Project joined Palestinians from Beit Ommar, Surif, Al-Jab’a, and Hebron as they moved the massive interlocking cement blocks and boulders, opening a space for Palestinian vehicles to pass through. PSP has organized actions at this roadblock a number of times in the past year, in defiance of the IOF’s attempts to control Palestinian freedom of movement.
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05 Dec 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Veterans for Peace Arrested at Veterans Day March in Boston [video]
veterans.gifVeterans for Peace, in their own voices, talk about their action of civil disobedience Sunday where as many as eighteen members were arrested during the Veterans Day Parade in Boston. Every year, veterans against the war are banned from marching officially on the parade.

SEE VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YnwXHBxD9s&eurl=

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW:
Veteran Kenneth Farr, on "What's Left", WMBR 88.1FM
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25520
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13 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Bolivian Anarchism and Indigenous Resistance: Interview with Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
III_Cumbre__final_.jpgThe South American nation of Bolivia has filled the headlines of the global press with their fight against water privatization, struggle for nationalization of gas, non-compliance with free trade policies, and the election of South America’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales. These struggles are rooted in the long history of indigenous resistance to colonialism and imperialism in Bolivia. In an interview conducted during her recent stay in Pittsburgh, subaltern theorist, Aymara sociologist, and historian Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui discussed Bolivian Anarchism, the health benefits of the Coca plant, and the Cocaleros' (Coca Growers') fight for sovereignty.

For Audio Listening:
http://media.indypgh.org/uploads/2007/03/Silvia_Rivera_Cusicanqui.mp3
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13 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Interview / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Iraq Veterans Against the War Speak Out
Picture_050.jpgAs part of the national anti-war mobilization on October 27, 2007, as many 10,000 protesters gathered in Boston to make themselves heard against the war. Among them, Iraq Veterans Against the War were not only present but became prominent at the rally as they chanted, marched, wearing proudly their IVAW t-shirts, and told their stories to anyone who was ready to listen.

LISTEN TO AUDIO:
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25521
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15 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Anti-war Protest Draws New Audience
Picture_022.jpgMuggy weather didn’t hold back as many as ten thousand protestors last Saturday in Boston. Fog clouds against the Prudential building was the view at the anti-war protest, which brought in newcomers and protest veterans at the Boston Commons.

[See related photos and video links at the end of the article.]
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30 Oct 2007 | Filed under: Review / War and Militarism
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