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Have A Heart: Moratorium on Immigrant Deportations
mlik-carton-south-stn-1.jpgBoston, MA - This Valentine's Day morning immigrant leaders gathered at South Station to call attention to the senseless immigration raids that have torn immigrant families apart across America. Standing before an eight-foot milk carton depicting missing immigrant parents, community leaders distributed postcards highlighting examples of immigrant children living without their parents. This action was part of a national mobilization to call President Bush and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to declare a moratorium on deportations.
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14 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor
Boston Activists Protest International Diamond Conference in NYC
ProtestersSigns1_web_600w.jpgMembers of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement from Boston traveled to New York on Monday to participate in the “All Diamonds Are Blood Diamonds” demonstration and press conference called by the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC). APSC is a white solidarity organization working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, which leads the Uhuru Movement.
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07 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race
History Recalls and Nothing Changes
HR Post Card jan2007.jpgFrom January to February Northeastern University hosted History Recalls, an exhibit addressing the effects of conflict and war through an international collaboration of artists. Currently the exhibit features the work of four artists who focus their diverse experiences on Lebanon and Iran. Artist and organizer Naveed Nour wants to create a venue to bring together the multiple perspectives about conflict. The exhibit has just finished its run in Boston, and the collaborative effort plans to include more artists while traveling to Australia, as well as other points.
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06 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Education : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
BioJustice 2007: Organizing Gets Underway
On Saturday, January 20th, around thirty people gathered to plan a week of activities in protest of an upcoming meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). In May, BIO will convene in downtown Boston; organizers anticipate a large, energetic counter-convergence involving many factions of the movement against biotechnology.
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22 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : Organizing : Race : Technology
Boston Delegation to the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi Kenya Proposes Intercontinental Unity in the Struggle for Migrant Workers Rights in the World
uhuru4-b.jpgThis activity seeks to demonstrate the need to join forces in the world to confront the injustices of a condition created by contemporary capitalism: large masses of migrant workers desperately seeking work to survive. In that process they are abused, victimized, exploited and discriminated.

[Read more about WSF in Kenya at Global Indymedia:
http://www.indymedia.org/en/2007/01/878667.shtml. Download radio/audio files at: http://wsf.amarc.org/]
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22 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor
The Problem the Boston Globe has with Muslims
waraffiche2 (2).jpgFor several years the news media have reported increasing numbers of controversies involving Muslim communities throughout the USA as well as in Europe. Recently, Representative Goode and US Holocaust Museum Memorial Museum Council member Dennis Prager objected to US Representative Ellison's use of a Quran during the congressional oath-taking ceremony. Since Ellison's election, Goode and many other politicians and pundits have been demanding changes in immigration law to decrease or to stop the immigration of Muslims to the USA as if the Ellison's ancestors have not been residing in the territory of the USA since the eighteenth century. Such proposals constitute an unsubtle statement that Muslims have no place in America. Muslims seem to us somewhat exotic, and are therefore easy to stereotype. Dumping on Muslims is fun, cheap, and easy.

The unwillingness of American and Western societies in general to confront naked Islamophobic incitement recalls so many pathological actions associated with the development of modern anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe that we Americans must ask ourselves whether Islamophobia is the New Anti-Semitism.
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13 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Boston Joins Protesters Worldwide: Shut Down Guantanamo, Now!
dsc02947[1] (2).jpgBoston, Mass.-- “I’m a litigator here in Boston and I have been working on representing six men detained in Guantanamo Bay Cuba since January 20, 2002. I had the opportunity to go down to the base. I met with these guys. I looked into their eyes. I have spoken with them and have spoken extensively with their families,” said Jeff Gleason, defense attorney with WilmerHale and the Center for Constitutional Rights. “This is of course the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo detention facility. Guantanamo has become a powerful image, both at home and abroad, and has come to represent the very worst in the Bush administration’s approach to the war on terror.”
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12 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Zionists Vs Truth -The Wheels of Justice Battle for Andover
WoJ021.jpgLast night was one of the most contentions events I’ve ever done. Whoever thought that a simple talk in the library of Andover High School in a small suburb of Massachusetts would make so many headlines.
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10 Jan 2007 | Filed under: News / Education : Human Rights : International
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