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Banner Drop Over Storrow Drive in Support of Palestinians
banner1.pngToday before the evening rush, activists dropped a banner that read "The Real Terrorists: The US & Israel." The action was done in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza and in the West Bank who are currently under attack by the Israeli Military. WIth the increasing violence against unarmed civilians in Gaza, it is important to be aware of the support that the US government gives to the Israeli Military, including supplying them with "bunker buster" bombs which have been used in the last three days of attacks, which have killed over 315 people.
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29 Dec 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Fashionable Death in Gaza
As we enjoy the usual holiday season of excesses which make those of the Roman empire appear minor, as we gorge ourselves on food and drink and gifts, we might spare a moment of reflection for those who are suffering on the periphery of 'news' worthiness. Our thoughts should turn to what is happening in Palestine.

The last 48 hours has been witness to one of the greatest and most violent attacks levelled by the State of Israel against the civilian population of Gaza. The 'security compounds' which are being targeted by the IDF are, for the most part, government run bodies such as the police station, and a mosque (which is not government run). Suffice it to say that when a Canadian works for the Federal Government today, they are not by default a Conservative, and a Muslim in any part of the world, is not a de facto Hamas supporter, not even if they are Palestinian.

Israeli spokespeople explain that their current air strikes are a defensive response to the rocket attacks fired from amongst a civilian population who is being used by Hamas militants as human shields. The audience is meant to believe that Israel's superior air power, which is backed by both the money and hardware of the USA, the world's most formidable military power today, is equal to the rocket attacks launched by some Palestinians. More importantly, this same audience is meant to believe that yesterday's actions by Israel are acceptable; that the death of one Israeli is equal to the death of over 280 Palestinians and 600 wounded. I excelled in mathematics, and for the life of me can not perform enough arithmetically inclined acrobatics to make this last sentence acceptable.

Unfortunately, the death toll I mention only covers the situation over the last 48 hours, and contextualization here is key.
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29 Dec 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Protests in Boston Against Israel's Attacks on Gaza
IMG_0014.pngA day after Israel's air raids on Gaza, which claimed at least 290 lives and more than 900 wounded according to the Palestine News Network (http://english.pnn.ps/), a coalition of groups in Boston gathered on Park Street to protest Israel's aggression. Protests have been carried out in several cities in the United States and around the world.

Haaretz, one of Israel's main newspapers, reported that the attacks had been in the planning for months. Hundreds in Tel Aviv came out to protest the bombings saying that military action against Gaza does nothing to improve security in Israel.

RELATED: Protests in Houston and New York City. Planned protests in DC and Los Angeles. Visit: http://indymedia.us/en/index.shtml
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28 Dec 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Hundreds in Mass kick off campaign for passage of Employee Free Choice Act
IMG_3835.JPGOn International Human Rights Day hundreds of community and labor leaders gathered to make the link between workers' rights and human rights. The Massachusetts campaign for Employee Free Choice Act will tie broad economic recovery to passage of landmark labor legislation.
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11 Dec 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Bank Of America, We're Still Breaking Up!
Rising Tide Boston wishes to announce that the group will continue its part in the widespread campaign to pressure Bank of America to drop its involvement with the coal industry, despite the bank's recent release of a new "Coal Policy". We view this so-called policy as a PR gimmick intended to distract the public from Bank of America's ongoing funding of the coal industry. Bank of America's Coal Policy fails to commit to a timeline or any concrete action to halt their financing of mountain top removal coal mining, and the alternatives the bank pledges to support are not solutions at all.
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11 Dec 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Environment : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Social Welfare
39th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England gathered at Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and marched with about 150 of their supporters through the streets of Plymouth on Thanksgiving afternoon. They were not there to celebrate the myth of what is taught about the Pilgrims arriving here almost 400 years ago, but rather they want the truth of that time to be told, Native American heritage recognized, and they called for political prisoner, Leonard Peltier to be released. The Wampanoag were the first natives to greet Pilgrims.

LISTEN TO AUDIO REPORT:
http://radio.indymedia.org/es/node/17091

VIDEO (by Michael Borkson):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7shewtqNfEQ
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30 Nov 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Workers Struggle with Intimidation after ICE Raids in New Bedford
IMG_1769.preview.JPGOver a year after the immigration raids in New Bedford, the working conditions at Eagle Industries (formely known as Michael Bianco) have continued to worsen as workers struggle for labor rights. In an interview with Maria Gonsalves, lead organizer from UNITE HERE, she talked about how the new factory owners have used intimidation tactics against the workers who have tried to organize there.

LISTEN: Interview with Maria Gonsalvez, lead organizer with UNITE here, can be downloaded here:
http://radio.indymedia.org/en/node/17075
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20 Nov 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Race
Film from Nahr al-Bared Camp in Lebanon: Transitions
baredindy.jpgMore than a year after their homes were destroyed during the battle between the Lebanese army and the militant islamist group Fatah al-Islam, the majority of the refugees from Nahr al-Bared in North Lebanon find themselves in a difficult situation. Not able to return to their homes, stuck in pre-fabricated housing units and often unemployed, many of them feel frustrated and hopeless, only sometimes seeing a glimmer of hope.
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14 Nov 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Media
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