US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Shepard Fairey's Obama: The Politics of Rebranding the Corporate State, and the Status of the Empire
I recently came across Chris Hedges' article entitled 'Buying Brand Obama'. Hedges describes the current nature of the Obama administration, that there is a disconnect between reality and the illusion of Obama, that there is a chasm so deep it prevents people from thinking clearly about the nature of what we face in the world:

[Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA. His article was first posted on LA IMC, Tuesday, May. 26, 2009. http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/05/227407.php ]
Read the full article »
02 Jun 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Politics
Boston Activists Protest Wall Street Bailout In NYC
102_0083.jpgNYC-April 4, 2009: About 1000 activists marched on the 41st anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, to protest the US government's trillion dollar bailout of the banks and CEOs. This was part of 2 days , April 3-4 , of protests in NYC, coordinated mostly by the Bail Out The People and United For Peace movements.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcNzissfs30
Read the full article »
06 Apr 2009 | Filed under: News / Politics
And So the “Change” Begins
Finally, we have change in Washington, D. C. Entering into this year with the words of my father, “Obama is our new president, and we need to give him a chance,” I am trying to do just that. The problem for me, though, is that as much as I would like to believe we are going to get something we can believe in with President Obama, I know Senator Obama’s voting record. So the question on the table is, will we see change we can believe in, or will it be a replay of the Democratic victory of Congress in 2006? That remains to be seen. As we begin the “Obama Era,” are we seeing the changes we were promised?
Read the full article »
23 Mar 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Politics
The revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule
Nidiosniamonichavez-2.JPGThis month (February 2009) marks the tenth anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s coming to power in Venezuela, and ten years of the “Bolivarian revolution”. This process has included waves of state intervention in the economy and fervent rhetoric against US imperialism. But while some on the left see this Chavista movement as the new “socialism for the 21st century”, a more radical critique has argued that it is actually more like an old-fashioned attempt at modernisation by a technocratic élite (including an ex-situationist as second-in-command of the ministry of information and propaganda); that increased bureaucratic power over capital is not inherently progressive; and that the “revolution” in Venezuela allows for very little working-class control or initiative from below.

* A translation of a March 2008 interview conducted by the French anarchist Charles Reeve with two members of the El Libertario group www.nodo50.org/ellibertario in Caracas, the nation’s capital, which offers some stark insights into the reality of the situation.
Read the full article »
22 Feb 2009 | Filed under: Interview / International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Mass union leaders call on Obama to support Medicare for All
More than forty Massachusetts labor leaders have signed onto a letter to President Obama raising concerns that some policy makers in Washington are backing health care reforms based on the state plan adopted two years ago. The Massachusetts plan features an "individual mandate" requiring all citizens to buy private health insurance. The letter sent today and spearheaded by the Jobs with Justice coalition, states:
Read the full article »
18 Feb 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
Philippines: Don’t revive the “Monster of Morong, Bataan”
Bataan-Nuclear-Power-Plant-Philippines.jpgMonday, 02 February 2009 MANILA, Philippines—For making the public choose between paying more for power generation that they do not need to begin with, and tolerating misplaced priorities where debt service supersedes social welfare, the Freedom from Debt Coalition today urged Congress to stop the planned rehabilitation, re-commission and commercial operation of the controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.
Read the full article »
04 Feb 2009 | Filed under: News / Environment : International : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles releases policy change for changing gender markers
mtpc_logoplus110.pngThe Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has amended its policy regarding changing gender markers on state issued identification such as driver's licenses or Massachusetts ID.

The new policy requires a person who wishes to change the gender marker on their state issued identification to submit an updated application together with a Gender Designation Change Form, signed by him or her and a medical provider attesting to the gender that the individual considers himself or herself to be. The policy no longer requires a person to submit medical proof of sex reassignment surgery or an amended birth certificate. The next edition of the Registry of Motor Vehicles Driver's Manual will reflect the agency's policy amendments.
Read the full article » (1 comment)
27 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Gender : GLBT/Queer : Politics
Defend the Hyde Square 7!
On October 21, 2008 seven Jamaica Plain anti-war and social justice activists were confronted by police while standing in conversation on a public sidewalk off Centre Street. When they asserted their right to assemble in public and asked for reasons why the police demanded to see their identification, they were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. The group, who has been called the Hyde Square Seven, has fought the charges. Over the course of three hearings at West Roxbury District Court, all motions to dismiss the charges have been denied, and the Hyde Square Seven will stand trial on Wednesday, January 28 at West Roxbury District Court.
Read the full article »
27 Jan 2009 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics
OPEN NEWSWIRE
Local Interest
text image 07/06/15
Boston school bus drivers step up the fight against union busting company ("0")
text image 07/03/15
Anti-War Standout - Park Street Station on the Common - Sat 4 July - 1- 2pm ("2")
text image 07/03/15
State House Speak Out - Stop Mass Expulsion of Haitians from the Dominican Republic ("1")
text 07/02/15
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to Give Homeless Children a Better Tomorrow ("0")
text image 06/27/15
Fenway Health Commends Supreme Court For Upholding Federally-Run Insurance Exchanges ("1")
text image 06/27/15
The Boston Olympic Bid, Communities of Color, and the Future of Our City ("0")
text image 06/26/15
Free Video - Naomi Wolf's Ideas - Sun 28 June 2pm Watertown Public Library 123 Main St. ("0")
text image 06/24/15
Feds Push Tsarnaev Execution - Abolish the Racist Death Penalty! ("6")
text image 06/23/15
#WickedPissed: Activists Halt Boston Pride Parade for 11 minutes ("0")
text 06/22/15
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to give homeless children a better tomorrow. ("0")
All newswire listings...
Elsewhere
text 07/29/15
Cómo hacer para que un adicto cambie su forma de pensar ("0")
text image 07/28/15
'Cops Out of the Unions!' California Union Calls on AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union's Memberships ("0")
text 07/28/15
United Nations Votes for Global Bankruptcy Principles ("0")
text 07/28/15
Greece demonstrates... ("0")
text 07/28/15
Tormenting Greece is about sending a message ("0")
text 07/27/15
Paraphysique du non-dit ("0")
text 07/26/15
Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income? ("0")
text image 07/25/15
Growing Movement To End Environmentally Destructive Lawns ("0")
text image 07/24/15
Repudiate Syriza’s Sellout to the EU! ENOUGH! (Trotskyist Group of Greece) ("1")
text 07/24/15
Summer of discontent: Mega-project protests across B.C. ("1")
text 07/23/15
The Shortwave Report 07/24/15 Listen Globally! ("0")
text 07/23/15
Syriza and Podemos are a reaction against the neoliberal assault ("0")
All newswire listings...
 
Hidden articles...
View comments...