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CISPES Declares Its Solidarity with the Salvadoran Political Prisoners
consulate_alto_ley2.jpgOn July 30th, members of the national Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) organized a protest in front of the Salvadorean Consulate in Boston to demand the immediate release of 13 community leaders who were arrested, preemptively, before a national protest against water privatization in El Salvador.

See video of the protest at:
http://www.cispes.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=257&Item
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14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Vicious Police Attack on IWW Solidarity March in Providence
providence.jpgOn Saturday, August 11, 2007, Alexandra Svoboda, a member of the labor union Industrial Workers of the World, was brutally assaulted by North Providence Police officers as she was peacefully demonstrating with a group of fellow union members and supporters in support of workers at HWH/Dragonland in New York City. She was attacked while she was complying with orders given by the NPPD to move towards the sidewalk. Alexandra was then tackled and brutalized by the officers, suffering a grotesquely broken and dislocated knee and a ruptured vascular artery. She is currently recovering from her first operation at the Rhode Island Hospital and is awaiting a second surgery scheduled for Wednesday.
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13 Aug 2007 Modified: 14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Stop the War on Immigrants! Stop the Raids!
newbedfordchildren.jpgBoston, August 13, 2007. - Another immigration raid has taken place in the usual military style, this time in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Proclaiming that they were going after "criminals", Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up 27 "Brazilians" in yet another effort to terrorize our immigrant community. According to ICE, the 27 arrested were part of "identity-fraud rings" that sold workers' permits and green cards to undocumented migrants. According to affidavits, an ICE agent over an extended period sold false documents to a group of undocumented migrants for thousands of dollars. ICE then made the arrests. This operation reflects the business as usual atmosphere in this country where the government fleeces undocumented workers of their money and then they are hauled off to jail.
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14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Community and labor groups kick-off boycott of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
STP61812.JPGEast Boston (July 12, 2007) - Outraged by flagrant management retaliation against a good faith effort by Enterprise Rent-A-Car workers to improve their wages and working conditions, a broad coalition of labor and community organizations -- and many elected officials -- announced their support for a consumer boycott of the company. The effort is designed to level economic pressure on the nation’s largest auto rental employer because of its abuse of workers’ rights at its East Boston airport rental facility.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
The New York Times Sells Cameroon for $250,000
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On a silver platter this past Sunday, The New York Times magazine featured no less than eight pages towards the liberalization of the economy in Cameroon. Showing off its excellence in corporate media advertising, the NY Times magazine sold prominent space to Cameroon business traders so they can in turn sell their country’s resources to U.S. investors, no doubt to the demise of many of its citizens. “Cameroon ready for growth, ready for investment,” reads a headline on page 59 which goes on to explain the country’s “quest for sustainable growth...”
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10 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Immigrants Rights at the U.S. Social Forum
ussf_carpa2.jpgAtlanta, GA - Friday, 6/29/97.- The U.S. Social Forum is in progress with workshops, presentations and plennaries that cover almost all areas of struggle in this attempt to build "another world." The small Boston May Day Coalition has been present in as many migrant workers workshops as humanly possible. The concept of "migrant worker" is not popular in the forum. Most of the events are labeled "immigrant rights".
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30 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Community Stunned by Verdict: Quincy 4 Slammed with Jail Time
A six-person jury delivered its verdict yesterday evening in the case of the "Quincy 4," four Asian Americans charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in an incident involving the Quincy police.

Over 200 supporters rallied today in support of Chinese Progressive Association organizer, Karen Chen of Brighton; Quan Manh Thin and Tat M. Yuen of Quincy; and Howard Ng, who insist on April 30, 2006, were assaulted by the police coming home from a Chinese engagement party.
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23 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Race
Dykes Flood the Streets of Boston
dyke-march-banner.jpgEvery June, Dyke Marches take place in cities across the United States and internationally. On June 8th, over 1000 (some estimate many as 2000) people flooded the streets of downtown Boston building community, challenging militarism, and grappling with transphobia.
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15 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / GLBT/Queer : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
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