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Thousands March Against Water Privatization in El Salvador—In Solidarity, Boston Demonstrators Oppose Free Trade
10.17 agua march el salvador.jpgYesterday, October 17th, Boston solidarity activists presented to the Salvadoran consul a symbolic “People’s Reprieve” signifying the rejection of the CAFTA free trade agreement with the U.S. that opponents have dubbed a “Death Sentence” for the people of Central America.

The Boston demonstration was a show of solidarity with the thousands of people who took to the streets in El Salvador to defend the right of all Salvadorans to access water. The marchers, led by the public water workers union SETA, and including over 40 organizations, denounced the rightist ARENA government’s plan to privatize the public water system.
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18 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization
Lynne Stewart's Victory: Remains Free on Bail
lynne_stewart.jpgAfter fearing an indictment that could have landed her in jail for life, Lynne Steward claimed victory today as the judge handed a veridict of 28 months in prison for "extraordinarily severe criminal conduct" for distributing press releases on behalf of her jailed client. She remains free on bail upon the appeal of her case.

Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights attorney known for her outspoken political views and representation of controversial clients. Last year, Lynne was convicted of providing material support to a terrorist organization for representing a client accused of terrorism.
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17 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics
Brookline High School Students Repudiate Columbus Day
DSC00023.jpgBrookline, Mass – The Tribal Community Alliance, a student organization at Brookline High School that works on raising awareness about indigenous rights, brought friends and supporters together to protest the Columbus Day holiday. Standing on Coolidge Corner with banners that read “Stop Celebrating Genocide” and “Support Indigenous People Day”, the protesters confronted what they say is a wrong account of history.
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10 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing
Columbus Day Celebrates Genocide
1_DSC00168.jpg(October 9, Boston, MA) As of 3 o’clock this morning the statue of Christopher Columbus standing in the North End has been drenched with red paint. This stain is a symbolic action celebrating the collaborative efforts of the privileged and the oppressed in the fight for collective liberation.
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10 Oct 2006 Modified: 12:24:13 PM | Filed under: News / Race
Boston Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca
DSC00557.jpgBOSTON, MA -- At lunchtime on Friday October 5th, about 20 activists and concerned citizens from the Boston area gathered in front of the Mexican consulate

The protest event was part of a local and on-going campaign to show support for and solidarity with the demonstrators in Oaxaca and the Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca (APPO).
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10 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing
Students, Superheroes Confront Military and CIA at Harvard University
IMG_0323.jpgDozens of students and community members confronted representatives of the U.S. Army, Marines, Air Force, and Central Intelligence Agency on Harvard's campus in Allston last Friday.

The action was a joint effort by a coalition of Harvard students in protest of the war in Iraq, the poverty draft, and discrimination in the military, but also in protest of Harvard's corporatization of education and its expansion into Allston.
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10 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / Organizing
Textron Cluster Bombs Focus of Vigil in Wilmington MA
DSC00016.jpgNorthampton, Mass -- About 80 people joined the Northampton (MA) Committee to Stop the War in Iraq yesterday to protest Textron Systems based in in Wilmington, Mass., for its manufacture of cluster bombs. The vigil took place outside the plant to call on all people of conscience to oppose the use of cluster munitions and to actively work to end the manufacture and sale of cluster bombs. The Northampton Committee initiated this protest after one of its founding members, Frances Crowe, 87 of Northampton, learned of Textron's role in the production and sale of cluster munitions. Since then Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Traprock Peace Center, Code Pink of western Massachusetts as well as Progressive Democrats of America/Massachusetts, Northampton Chapter have endorsed the protest in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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06 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : War and Militarism
Actions in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca!
helicopter.jpgOn Saturday, September 30th, as Mexican military helicopters flew over Oaxaca City with the intent of threatening and intimidating the peaceful movement of the Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca, Boston activists gathered at the Boylston T stop to spread awareness about the imminent invasion of Oaxaca City by the federal Mexican Army. This small educational action marked the beginning of an on-going campaign of Boston solidarity with the movement of the popular assemblies in Oaxaca. Read more for ideas on how to get involved!
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02 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / International
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