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Low-Income Tenents Fight Harvard's Expansion
housing.jpgHarvard is eyeing Lower Allston for campus expansion, threatening to relocate low-income tenents and allegedly build a biolab which would vivisect animals for medical research. A rally on December 14th confronted Harvard's plans.

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19 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Giant Images Targeting BioTerror Lab Projected on Buildings in Downtown Boston
DSC00209.jpgOn Monday night, October 30th, members of The Stop the Biolab Coalition used "Light Cannons" to project giant images onto buildings in the downtown Boston area. They utilized this creative technology to expose the true costs of Boston University’s proposed BioSafety Lab Level 4 (BSL4).

The 50 plus foot high photos and messages expressed concerns about the deadly germs, such as Ebola and Anthrax, that will be brought into Boston’s communities for use at the BSL4 in the Roxbury/South End area.
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31 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Checking the Ingredients of Private Health Insurance
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A potentially sickening, if not fatal, flaw in the Mass Health Plan is that private insurers are still involved. They have motive and corporate duty to provide as little service as possible, for as much cost as possible --- for starters.

Of all the health plans being suggested and tried in attempts to fix the disastrous, homicidal, inhumane, abysmally costly current U.S. health system, the worst by far are the ones that compel or coerce citizens to purchase insurance from private, for-profit insurance businesses. This monster has arisen in Massachusetts and is threatened in Vermont, Rhode Island and elsewhere.
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04 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Commentary / Social Welfare
Beyond the Living Wage: A New Challenge for Progressives
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Over the past dozen years, probably no grassroots campaign has excited progressives more and generated more real victories than the living wage movement.

Over 120 communities, big and small alike, have now enacted ordinances that require businesses that win government contracts to pay a living wage. These victories have made an undeniable impact. Low-wage workers from Baltimore to Los Angeles have seen their annual take-home pay rise by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
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04 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Politics : Social Welfare
Biolab Opponents Find Success, Continue Struggle
biolab 012.jpgSafety Net members, plantiffs in a legal battle against the B.U. biolab, have one a victory over the past two days. For anyone who did not see the front page of the August 4 Boston Globe or the third page article in the Metro, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Ralph Gants ruled that the proposed bioterror lab would be illegal because Boston University did not properly obtain the necessary permits or file an adequate Environmental Impact Report.
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07 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Little Resolved at BU Biolab Hearing
00047.jpgThe latest hearing yesterday for the controversial Boston University bioterrorism lab had lawyers for both sides haggling like vendors in a market bazaar. Much of the debate focused on the timing of future hearings and judicial review.

With construction already begun and an additional $35 million in federal funds scheduled to be released to BU in September, Judge Patti B. Saris worried that she would not have enough time to make an informed ruling before the issue was moot. "How do you expect me to rule by then?" she said. "I'm not an ATM machine."
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27 Jul 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Social Welfare
Banners Dropped Today Against Biolab
first banner.JPGOn Monday, July 24, Operation: Over participants hung two anti-biolab banners on bridges over the Mass Pike and Route 128. The banners were dropped at the beginning of evening rush hour.

In other biolab news, there will be a court hearing at 1:30pm this Wednesday,the 26th, for the lawsuit against the National Institute of Health, which is one of three lawsuits alleging the illegality of the proposed lab. Roxbury SafetyNet folks are urging people to come out for this, and so is Operation: Over.
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25 Jul 2006 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Boston City Council's White Majority Abandons Youth of Color
02.jpgSeveral hundred Boston youth, youth workers and community members converged on Boston City Hall on Wednesday June 28th to demand a budget that would offer more job opportunities to young people. The thirteen city councilors (nine district councilors and four "at-large" or citywide councilors) are required to vote on the mayor's budget each year.
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30 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
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