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Statement in Support of Chuck Turner
Yesterday, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison for accepting a bribe. Turner has long been known for supporting radical causes and standing by his constituents, and the circumstances of his trial point to a concerted effort on the part of the Justice Department to silence his voice. Community Church of Boston's Jason Lydon has released the following statement.
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26 Jan 2011 | Filed under: News / Race
Riot Police Seize the University of Puerto Rico
After midnight on Thursday, December 9, 2010 the Puerto Rican police force, including SWAT forces broke into the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), as well as other campuses. For more information, check out student-run news at www.radiohuelga.com, www.rojogallito.com or for English language news, www.dailysunpr.org.
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12 Dec 2010 | Filed under: News / Education : International : Organizing : Politics : Race
Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters
Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.
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08 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two --An interview with Michael Richardson
Since 2007, local Boston journalist Michael Richardson has been writing a series of articles about Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, who are two Black Panther political prisoners known as the Omaha Two. Richardson argues that they were framed for the 1970 murder of a policeman as part of the FBI’s notorious counterintelligence program, dubbed “COINTELPRO.”
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22 Jul 2010 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Race
Worker Solidarity Protest at Harvard
On Thursday, March 25th at 5 PM, nearly 70 protesters converged at 1350 Massachusetts Ave. in front of Harvard's Holyoke Center administration building to protest Harvard's policies toward its employees. The protest was called by a group of Harvard United Clerical and Technical Workers Union members.
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26 Mar 2010 | Filed under: News / Race
CD Release Benefit Party for Tarek Mehanna
The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee presents:

The Free Tarek! CD Release Benefit.
April 24th, 6-10pm @ Spontaneous Celebrations

Live music! Raffle! Food!
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21 Mar 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Race
Secret Service Agent Found Liable for Violating Fourth Amendment at the DNC
Last Friday, March 12, a federal jury found Secret Service agent Darin Czellecz liable for violating the Fourth Amendment rights of Vijay Shah at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Boston in July 2004. Shah had filed a civil suit against two agents, Czellecz and JW Holloway, as a response to being detained and interrogated without reasonable suspicion during a march protesting the DNC. Quoted in an article on IndiaWest.com, Shah said “All of a sudden, two guys grabbed me from behind and shoved me into an alley, then forced me to sit down on some steps and handcuffed me.” Shah was held for about five hours while being interrogated. John Pavlos, a lawyer, intervened with the police on Shah's behalf, but was not allowed to be present during the interrogation. Pavlos also represented Shah in the lawsuit.
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19 Mar 2010 | Filed under: News / DNC : Race
AmRen Conference Back On
In a surprise announcement, the white supremacist group American Renaissance (AmRen) yesterday said that their ninth biennial conference, which had previously been canceled, is back on. On the AmRen web site Jared Taylor, AmRen's founder, announced that the conference is now being held at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC this weekend, February 19 - 21.

Breaking - The conference has been canceled. Click 'Read the full article' for details.
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17 Feb 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Race
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