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Local Activists Raise Funds for Fair Trade
laFiesta.jpgFair Trade activists came together Monday night to raise funds for trade justice around the world in style. The model in the photo is wearing a scarf, hat and bag that were produced by workers paid fair wages in safe conditions and produced in a way that is more respectful of the environment. Photo by Christopher Brown.

Over 150 local activists celebrated trade justice in style and raised over $1,000 at the Fair Trade Fiesta at All Asia Café last Monday night. The fundraiser was hosted by the Boston Fair Trade Coalition in cooperation with Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC), Oxfam America, It’s Only Fair, Dean’s Beans, and other local organizations.
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19 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
Anti-war movement wins Peterson's reinstatement; Tariq Khan still facing charges
nodraft.jpgAfter being 'banned' from campus, Charles Peterson, as of Oct. 8, has been reinstated at Holyoke Community College. This victory for the entire counter-recruitment and anti-war movement came only after massive worldwide support for Peterson and resistance actions including a march and rally on campus Oct. 6.

But the counter-recruitment movement is still being attacked relentlessly by the Pentagon and college administrations as the case of Peterson and Tariq Khan demonstrates.
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19 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Gov. Romney Vetoes Retro Pay for Campus Unions
iporally3.jpgAs cost of living expenses, especially housing, skyrocket, Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney has leveled yet another vicious assault on union workers at the states’ 28 public colleges and universities. On October 5 Romney vetoed about $42.2 million in retroactive raises for thousands of workers, including union graduate student-workers, many of which live at or below the federal poverty level.
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11 Oct 2005 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Holyoke College students stand up to Military Recruiters and Administration
antirecruit.jpgOn Oct. 6 over 100 students at Holyoke Community College and their allies in Western Massachusetts marched and rallied on campus to protest the ‘banning’ of student Charles Peterson, the U.S. war on Iraq and military recruiting on campus.

Calling the protest after its members were brutalized and maced by campus and state cops Sept. 29, the HCC Anti-War Coalition hand delivered its five key demands to the college’s President William Messner.

The demands are: the immediate lifting of the ban on Peterson, an immediate, unconditional public apology from the college; a pledge of non-retaliation against activists; a thorough and impartial investigation; and that military recruiters be banned from campus.
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11 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Organizing
The Continuing Legacy of Abu Ghraib
torture1.jpgAmman, Jordan -- Haj Ali is an Iraqi who was released from Abu Ghraib after five months when it was decided that he was “wrongfully arrested.” In the States many people seem to think that after the Abu Ghraib investigations, everything changed in Iraq, and this ended the mistreatment of prisoners that has often involved abuse at best and torture at worst. In fact these practices still go on, particularly in so-called “private prisons” and “party prisons.” I spoke with Haj Ali last night and he explained some of this to me.

Haj Ali, who was prisoner number 151716, was taken to Abu Ghraib on the fifteenth of October 2003. He was kept there for five months until he was put on a truck, taken to the desert and dropped off on the highway. The soldiers told him he was free because he had been “wrongfully arrested.”
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05 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International
Retirees and union members blow the whistle on GE’s low pension and health care benefits
DSC00854.JPGLynn, MA -- General Electric retirees led a rally in front of the Riverworks plant on Sept. 29 calling attention to the company’s skimpy pension benefits that have not kept up with the rising cost of living -- especially skyrocketing health costs. The retirees were joined by current GE employees, Local 201 and other union leaders, and several community supporters. At the rally, retirees used a cell phone to call GE CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt at the company’s corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT. Unable to reach him, they sent a message by blowing whistles and playing a new protest song, “The Plight of the GE Pensioneer.”
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04 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Social Welfare
Anti-Racist Medicine
A review of Tim Wise's recent memoir 'White Like Me, Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son' (Soft Skull Press, 250pp., 2005.)

Tim Wise was born to the post-civil-rights-era US south. However, unlike most white people, he has dedicated himself to attempting to understand how his whiteness, in a white-dominated society, affects him.
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04 Oct 2005 | Filed under: Review / Race
Youth and students across state demanding: Military recruiters out of our schools!
RYA.jpgAn increasing number of youth and students across Massachusetts are engaging in an array of creative protest actions demanding that military recruiters get out of their schools now.

From the Berkshires to Worcester to Boston, many students at the states’ 120 private and public colleges and universities and numerous high schools are engaging in on-going anti-war and/or counter-recruitment actions or bringing new ones to life.
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02 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Organizing
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