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Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy
Two weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit. Our introduction features key excerpts from Amnesty's report detailing how Amnesty thinks the CA authorities have not done enough in response the the 2011 hunger strike.
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19 Oct 2012 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Politics : Social Welfare
Outsourced Workers Drop 40-foot Tall “Stop the Romney-Bain Economy” Banner Outside Romney National Headquarters
BainBusBoston-24.jpgThey’ve been traveling across the country over the past few weeks, but today workers from Sensata and other Bain-owned companies brought their message straight to Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston — and they made damn sure their message would be seen...
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19 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology
Janitors, Community Leaders Gather for Strike-prompted Civil Disobedience Training
Activists practice street blockades.JPGWith only days remaining until the contract covering 14,000 New England janitors expires, community, labor and student allies joined affected workers at Copley Square this week for hands-on coaching in non-violent protest and arrest protocol.
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29 Sep 2012 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
No Room for Wishing, a documentary play about Occupy Boston
No Room For Wishing Image.jpegLocal theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.
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23 Sep 2012 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Environment : Gender : Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Mass. Constituents Urge Scott Brown to Drop Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act
Mass residents urge Brown to back off opposition to ACA.JPGAs the US House prepares its vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, groups representing seniors, young adults and women from across Commonwealth send letter to Brown outlining health care reform benefits -- urging him to stop his effort to roll back the law.
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09 Jul 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Thousands of New MBTA “Change in Service” Maps Distributed at T Stations City-wide
MBTA Change of Service Map_rs.jpgMetro Boston Climate Defense launched at Copley Square press conference; new initiative educates Hub commuters on dramatic impact of climate change on transit, local economy
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08 May 2012 | Filed under: News / Education : Environment : Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : Politics
MAY DAY 2012: Hundreds Take to Boston-area Streets in the Fight for Workers’ Rights
East Boston March.jpgInternational Workers Day unifies Bay State labor, community, immigrant rights groups
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02 May 2012 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
#99TaxDay: 1,500 Take to Boston Streets to Call Out Corporate and 1% Tax Dodgers
Crowd of Nearly  1,500 Outside Verizon HQ.jpgAs deadline looms for low-income and middle class families, mass march and rally shine a light on the companies and CEOs whose Tax Day never comes.
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19 Apr 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Media : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
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