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Photos/Video-Shut Down Guantanamo Boston Protest
Gitmo 1 boston 5-18-13.jpgBoston Common-May 18, 2013:
Boston human rights activists held a vigil/speakout
as part of international protests to shut down Guantanamo prison; in support of the Guantanamo prisoner hunger strike.
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19 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
9/11, the Marathon Bombing, and the Security-Industrial Complex
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt and shootout, speculation has been rife about the attack being a "false flag operation", that is, a terrorist attack arranged by government agents for the purpose of scapegoating a particular group or nation, an example being the Reichstag fire. It's certainly not impossible. A government willing to commit similar atrocities on a daily basis by means of drone attacks in Pakistan is hardly above suspicion just because this attack occurred on US soil.

The conspiracy theorists are missing a more important point, however. Even if Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn't secretly working for the CIA, the Marathon attack did a huge favor for the US security-industrial complex.
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05 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
May Day Funeral March Lays Capitalism to Rest
100_1122.JPGFor the second May Day in a row anarchist organizers in Boston held a mock funeral march for capitalism downtown. Featuring puppets of various sizes, "mourners", a coffin, and a marching band, the march was meant to point out the moral and financial bankruptcy of the capitalist system.

Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtcHz3g71VA
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02 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Massachusetts NLG Calls For Explanation of Warrantless Searches
Boston, Friday, April 26, 2013: The National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts
Chapter (NLG) continues to express its sympathy to those who were wounded and to
those who lost family members in the April 15 bombings and in the events of the
following days. We join in the hope for recovery and healing.

While we appreciate that public safety rules usually serve a legitimate purpose in
times of crisis in order to protect and maintain an orderly society, our legal
system includes other important protections derived from the U.S. Constitution.
Those protections must be upheld, especially in the aftermath of crisis. Indeed,
those protections are designed for times of crisis. If constitutional protections
are denied to some of us, they may one day be denied to all of us.
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26 Apr 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights
THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD, MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER URGES LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HOLD FAST TO U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS
Boston, April 21, 2013: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) wishes to express its
sympathy to those who were wounded and to those who lost family members in the April
15 bombings near the close of the Boston Marathon and in the events of the following
days. We join in spirit with our fellow human beings to hope for speedy recovery
and healing.
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22 Apr 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Bank of America Backs Off From Dorchester Eviction
100_1116.JPGBank of America decided not to evict Aloysius Nwankwo and his family from their Dorchester home today. In the face of public pressure from City Life/Vida Urbana, Victor Manougian,, a lawyer representing BoA, sent an email to CLVU organizers that said only "Move is canceled".
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10 Apr 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing
End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements
1-Stop-WTO.jpgCall to action of the Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism toward Bali WTO Ministerial meeting on 3-6 of December 2013
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26 Mar 2013 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Social Welfare
Charges Dismissed Against Anti-War Protester
March 7, 2013 - Charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer were dropped today against Shaun Joseph, an anti-war activist arrested while protesting a Boston appearance by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
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08 Mar 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : War and Militarism
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