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Supreme Court Sides with Hedge Funds Against Argentina
The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take the landmark debt case between Argentina and bondholders led by NML Capital, a hedge fund that buys the debt of countries in financial crisis. Argentina is expected to file a second petition in the coming months that the Supreme Court will review and decide again if it will hear the case. In June, Argentina filed a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to overturn a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made last October. The ruling ordered Argentina to pay bondholders $1.33 billion based on the court’s interpretation of a pari passu, or parity clause.
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07 Oct 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Globalization : International : Politics : Social Welfare
Bread and Puppet Circus on Cambridge Common Sept. 1

Total This & That Circus

Cambridge Common
Sunday, September 1st, 3 pm
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26 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Social Welfare
MBTA Hikes Averted, But Taxes Raised in New State Budget
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Bostonians dependent on public transit will be spared a second MBTA fare hike, just one year after a 23% fare increase. On Wednesday, July 24, the Massachusetts State Legislature approved a new budget, including safeguards, promoted by rider and worker groups, for public transit users.

After public protests against last year’s MBTA fare hikes, a variety of community organizations and unions have pressured politicians to protect the millions of riders who rely on public transportation. As Steve Annear reports in Boston Magazine, “(a)ccording to the language in the latest transportation reform proposal on Beacon Hill, (future fare) hikes… would be limited to just 5 percent—if needed—and could only come up every two years as a means of bringing in new revenue to pay off the T’s lingering debt problems.” This is great news for riders, most of whom are working class, suffer as their wages lag behind inflation, and often need public transit to get to work.
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05 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Social Welfare
State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism
Chavez_CircusHomage-2.jpg°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"
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28 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S.
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
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09 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor : Social Welfare
Boston-area Adjunct Professors Kick Off Union Organizing Drive
Boston Higher Education Symposium PNG.pngMore than 100 adjunct faculty members from throughout the Greater Boston area gathered at JFK Library Saturday to launch a massive, 20+ campus unionization drive.
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16 Apr 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
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
Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement
Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985.
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16 Feb 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
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