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Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --An interview with educator, author and ex-con Shawn Griffith
griffith-book.jpgThis new book’s thoughtful analysis and chilling reflections on what author Shawn Griffith experienced while incarcerated is a remarkable illustration of why the US public must listen to the voices of current and former prisoners who have stories that only they can tell.
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24 May 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Media : Politics
9/11, the Marathon Bombing, and the Security-Industrial Complex
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt and shootout, speculation has been rife about the attack being a "false flag operation", that is, a terrorist attack arranged by government agents for the purpose of scapegoating a particular group or nation, an example being the Reichstag fire. It's certainly not impossible. A government willing to commit similar atrocities on a daily basis by means of drone attacks in Pakistan is hardly above suspicion just because this attack occurred on US soil.

The conspiracy theorists are missing a more important point, however. Even if Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn't secretly working for the CIA, the Marathon attack did a huge favor for the US security-industrial complex.
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05 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
Boston-area Adjunct Professors Kick Off Union Organizing Drive
Boston Higher Education Symposium PNG.pngMore than 100 adjunct faculty members from throughout the Greater Boston area gathered at JFK Library Saturday to launch a massive, 20+ campus unionization drive.
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16 Apr 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Images From 2013 St. Patrick's Day Peace Parade
IMG_0004.JPGMarch 17, 2013

For the third year in a row Veterans For Peace held their annual Saint Patrick's Day Peace Parade in South Boston today.
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18 Mar 2013 | Filed under: News / Politics : War and Militarism
Freedom for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3, After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement?
herman-wallace-albert-woodfox-2002.jpgAfter four decades of solitary confinement in the nation's most populated maximum-security prison -- and one of its most historically brutal -- a member of the internationally known "Angola 3" has reasonable cause to expect that he will soon be released, his attorneys and supporters say. The request to set free Albert Woodfox, 65, is being heard by the same federal judge who in 2008 ordered that Woodfox be released, a ruling that Louisiana prosecutors successfully appealed and blocked.
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05 Feb 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Kanye-inspired “Gold Diggers'' remix calls out Bank of America/Fix the Debt scheme to snap up your tax dollars
Flashmob's parody highlights financial giant’s true plans for US taxpayers via “Fix the Debt” front group.
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30 Jan 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Film Festival Lineup for the Boston Anarchist Bookfair
The upcoming Boston Anarchist Bookfair will include a two-day film festival. Films will be shown from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Saturday and Sunday November 10th and 11th at Simmons College.
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29 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics
Kazi Toure, Ray Luc Levasseur and Ashanti Alston to Speak at Boston Anarchist Bookfair
Three well-known former political prisoners are scheduled to hold a panel at the upcoming Boston Anarchist Bookfair. Kazi Toure, Ray Luc Levasseur, alnd Ashanti Alston are confirmed as speakers, according to bookfair organizers.
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23 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Palestine : Politics : Social Welfare
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