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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
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
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