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Police Surveillance of Peaceful Demonstrators in Andover, MA
For several years running, the Andover Police Department has conducted surveillance of participants in legal, nonviolent demonstrations at the Raytheon facility on Rte. 133. Officers have photographed participants in demonstrations, taken down the license plate numbers of cars parked near demonstrations, and run warrant checks on organizers whose names have appeared in newspaper articles about the demonstrations.
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16 Apr 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Arrests at Homes Not Jails event
Eight people were arrested Wednesday night for a Homes Not Jails event in Lafayette Square, Cambridge were arraigned on felony charges in Middlesex County Courthouse Thursday morning.

The six adults in the case have been charged with two felonies: breaking & entering and possession of tools for burglary. They are all scheduled to return to court for a pre-trial hearing on May 26th.
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15 Apr 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Timoney Three Acquited
Camilo Vivieros and the Timoney Three were acquited of all charges placed against them by the City of Philadelphia today, Tuesday, April 6th. It was the second day of a trial that had been stalled for over three years.
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07 Apr 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
The Right to Dissent and the Trial of Camilo Viveiros
camille and co2.jpgApril 7 is the beginning of the trial in Philadelphia of community organizer Camilo Viveiros. This is the last of the criminal trials from the 2000 Republican National Convention. Will a steadfast and dedicated political organizer beat the fate of political imprisonment or will Police Chief John Timoney begin to be exonerated? www.friendsofcamilo.org
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01 Apr 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
As We Protest Today, Remember Those in Trouble for Speaking Out!
As Bostonians join with thousands of others around the world protesting the war today, we must remember those who face police reprisal for their protests. One is Massachusetts organizer Camilo Viveiros, arrested protesting the Republican National Convention in 2000, whose trial is coming on April 5.
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21 Mar 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Seaboard Corp Publicly Revealed in Boston Area for Indigenous Rights Abuse in Argentina
walkingaway.jpgActivists from Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts brought the voices of the Ava Guarani to the front steps and office doors of the Seaboard Corporation this afternoon. This action was part of an international coalition, Alerta Salta (www.Alerta-Salta.org.ar), which has formed to support the indigenous community in Salta, Argentina. This Ava Guarani community has been displaced and severely repressed at the command of the San Martin del Tabacal sugar refinery, which is owned by the US-based Seaboard Corporation.
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19 Mar 2004 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Race
Boston Police to keep protesters away from Democratic Convention
The Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has met with stiff resistance in negotiations with the Boston Police Department regarding protester access to the Democratic National Convention site.
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12 Mar 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Human Rights
Rhode Island's War on Anarchism
If you live in Rhode Island, you could get ten years in prison just for reading this. I have on my desk right now a copy of the new Rhode Island "homeland security" bil proposed by Governor Carcieri. It's an 18 page document, and right on the first page, before talking about weapons of mass destruction or poisoning the water system or anything else that a rational person might consider "terrorism", it says "any person who shall teach or advocate anarchy" will go to prison for ten years. Of course, we're not just going to roll over and let the government fuck us. We're going to fight this the right way, the anarchist way.

Update: The day after submitting the "homeland security" bill, Governor Carcieri withdrew it.
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01 Mar 2004 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Politics
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