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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
Roxbury Organizers Continue to Fight Biolab
biolab.jpgDespite the recent ground-breaking of Boston University's BioSafety Level 4 laboratory, Roxbury organizers are still trying to stop its construction. The lab, which would test deadly pathogens such as anthrax and ebola, purportedly using scores of animals in the process, would be located next to the Roxbury neighborhood, putting Roxbury residents at grave risk in the case of a leak.
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11 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Outraged Community Residents Sue to Stop BU's Federally Funded Bio-Lab
bubanner.jpgLaw Suit Alleges Violations of the National Environmental Policy Act

This is a summary of the law suit filed on May 18th by community activists in the Southend and Roxbury who want to stop BU's proposed Bio-Saftey Level 4 lab from being built.
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19 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Help Save the South Central Farm - PHOTO ESSAY
01.jpgThe city of Los Angeles is trying to take the collective South Central Farm away from the community. The struggle to save the farm might have implications to urban gardeners and urban community farmers in Boston and across the nation.
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15 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Biolab Protestor Arrested at BU President Robert Brown’s Inauguration Ceremony
brown_1_1.jpgToday, during the inaugural ceremony of Robert Brown as Boston University's 10th president, a biolab protestor was arrested after speaking up against the lab - while two other protestors were escorted off the premises. “Boston University has now resorted to arresting those who voice opinions against the biolab. What next?” said Dylan Bergman, area resident. “It’s pretty clear they’ll do whatever it takes in order to silence the issue.”
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28 Apr 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Politics : Social Welfare
Rally and Education Day to Demand CORI Reform
DSC03031.jpgOrganizations, groups and citizens from across Massachusetts gathered on the Boston Commons Thursday April 20th to demand CORI reform.
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21 Apr 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Operation: Over Occupies BU President Robert Brown's Office
bulab.jpgBoston, MA--This morning seven individuals began an occupation of Boston University President Robert Brown’s office in protest of the proposed BioSafety Level 4 (BSL4) Laboratory. At approximately 9:20am, seven protestors entered Brown’s office, informed the staff that a nonviolent occupation was occurring and asked them to leave. After Brown and the staff refused to leave, the protesters linked arms in Brown’s office and started the occupation.
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20 Apr 2006 | Filed under: News / Politics : Social Welfare
Diversions Unlimited
Rockland, MA--The enforcement of our Bill of Rights and United States Constitution has become income-based. When abusive, politically-connected corporations merge, individuals are in danger of losing more freedoms, rights, and protections. Who benefits most from subsidized housing complexes?

Why is enough never enough for previous and new corporate landlords at Rockland Place Apartments, located in Rockland, Massachusetts? Low-income residents received another notice for request to increase rents on April 7, 2006. If Mass Housing approves this request, low-income tenants are denied any right to dispute rent increases until 2009. While convenient for some, this approval would be another way to disrespect and disempower low-income residents. A fair and understandable request would be for 1-year at a time, from 3 to 5% for 2006.
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19 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights : Social Welfare
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