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Banner Hoist Against Whole Foods in JP
100_0127.JPGMonday, March 14, 2011 - Shortly after six this morning a banner was hoisted on Centre and Forbes Streets in Jamaica Plain protesting the attempted takeover by Whole Foods of the former Hi-Lo market.
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14 Mar 2011 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
H.E.L.L. Benefit Party at the LPC
H.E.L.L. (Helping Everyone Live Longer) is having a fundraiser movie night at the Lucy Parsons Center.

What is H.E.L.L.? Find out at: http://HelpingEveryoneLiveLonger.org
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02 Mar 2011 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Social Welfare
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle
#1!_AKBAYAN_Walden-Bello_Risa-Hontiveros_Etta-Rosales.jpgHe was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.
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02 Feb 2011 | Filed under: News / Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Skewed and Screwed Revue Seeks Performers and Volunteers
A variety show on a mission!

Skewed & Screwed exists to support the GLBT/Queer community, but it's an inclusive space for everyone.

January's show is music-centric, but we strive for variety. We’ve featured comedy, spoken word, burlesque, live music, magic and more.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Transgender Emergency Fund.
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19 Dec 2010 | Filed under: Announcement / Gender : GLBT/Queer : Human Rights : Social Welfare
A Permanent Housing Collapse?
The recent chaos that erupted when 30,000 people waited hours in the Atlanta, Georgia heat to receive applications for subsidized housing is a mere symptom of a worsening national problem.

The housing market appears to be on a never-ending downward spiral, with the much-discussed "recovery" always around the next corner.
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18 Aug 2010 | Filed under: Commentary / Social Welfare
Filipino teachers in US file class suit vs oppressive recruiters
Filipino migrant teachers in Louisiana today (August 5, US Central Time) filed a class lawsuit against Universal Placement International (UPI) and its Philippine based partner, PARS International for various offenses ranging from racketeering, human trafficking, extortion and mail and wire fraud.
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08 Aug 2010 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
USA Mental Health Agency Cancels Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of Alternatives 2010
Bob Whitaker's Book "Anatomy of an Epidemic" Criticizes Psychiatric Pharmaceutical Claims

A major annual conference funded by the US government since 1985 advertises itself as "organized by and for mental health consumers and survivors." The goal of this popular "Alternatives Conference" is to support empowerment, self-determination and choice by mental health clients.

But MindFreedom International News discovered that after Alternatives 2010 organizers confirmed their choice of keynote speaker as journalist Robert B. Whitaker, author of a new book with a scathing critique of psychiatric pharmaceutical claims, upper-level federal officials objected.
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22 Jul 2010 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Philippine Democracy: Alive, but is it well?
Akbayan-Party-list-Walden-Bello-Democratic-Left.jpgReflections on the 2010 Campaign.

The 2010 campaign has drawn to a close, and it’s time to distill my experiences after registering hundreds of miles by land, sea, and air crisscrossing the country as a party-list candidate.
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14 May 2010 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
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