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Activists launch 'Summer of Organizing and Struggle'
rosaparks.jpgA contingent from the Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee (BRPHRDC) hit the streets for a mass leaflet distribution July 22. Traveling through mostly working class communities of color, organizers were busy informing people about the committee’s Summer of Organizing and Struggle campaign against poverty, racism, sexism and war.
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27 Jul 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Boston Protest to Stop Invasion of Palestine and Lebanon
huda.jpgBoston, Mass. -- “This is not a war based on religion; it’s a war based on politics,” said orthodox Rabbi Dovid Feldman from the Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism, “There was a co-existence of Jewish and Arab people before the creation of the state of Israel.”
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22 Jul 2006 Modified: 24 Jul 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
Boston's Chinatown Community Shows Solidarity and Pride
suspects_aprhended_large.jpgBOSTON, Mass. -- In response to a group of men fighting near 88 Beech Street in Chinatown on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at approximately 7:10PM, members of a group of the local neighborhood Crime Watch sprang into action. Crime watch team members, Tony Yee and Michael Wong among other community members, tried to talk the disorderly men out of fighting and to move on. After being threatened by these men, the team immediately called police.
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21 Jul 2006 Modified: 24 Jul 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics
Boston City Council's White Majority Abandons Youth of Color
02.jpgSeveral hundred Boston youth, youth workers and community members converged on Boston City Hall on Wednesday June 28th to demand a budget that would offer more job opportunities to young people. The thirteen city councilors (nine district councilors and four "at-large" or citywide councilors) are required to vote on the mayor's budget each year.
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30 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Somerville 5 Jury Returns Mixed Verdict
Boston--After deliberating all day, jurors found Somerville Five defendants Calvin Belfon, Jr and Isaiah Anderson 'not guilty' of all felony charges but 'guilty' of several misdemeanors. Their lawyers immediately filed appeals on their behalf. A quiet tension greeted the jurors as they filed into the courtroom at 4:15 in the afternoon. Several of the jurors smiled. But the smiles were deceptive, and soon there were tears in the eyes of friends, family members, and supporters as the indictments and verdicts were read out and repeated back one by one, according to a precise ritual ordained by the Commonwealth.
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23 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Race
Making Technology Relevant to Nonprofit and Social Change Groups
OClogo.jpgOn June 17, 2006 the Boston based Organizer's Collaborative (OC) held their 7th annual Grassroots use of Technology Conference (http://organizerscollaborative.org) at UMass Boston's bayside campus. The Organizer's Collaborative is an organization of over 500 individual members and member orgs that are working together to advance the use of technology for social change. OC believes that all non-profits and community groups, regardless of size or income, should have access to up-to-date technology that enhances their ability to carry out their mission.
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19 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Education : Media : Organizing : Technology
Roxbury Organizers Continue to Fight Biolab
biolab.jpgDespite the recent ground-breaking of Boston University's BioSafety Level 4 laboratory, Roxbury organizers are still trying to stop its construction. The lab, which would test deadly pathogens such as anthrax and ebola, purportedly using scores of animals in the process, would be located next to the Roxbury neighborhood, putting Roxbury residents at grave risk in the case of a leak.
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11 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
BU Accuses Bio-Lab Oppenents of Misinformation and Unwarranted Disruptions
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The following is a letter sent to my parents and carbon-copied to me by Joseph Mercurio, the Executive Vice President of Boston University, followed by my response. If you have any questions, please contact me. Feel free to publish my letter, and feel free to publish the letter that Mr. Mercurio sent to my parents--Micah Lee
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17 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing
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