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Brian Conley, Independent Journalist from Boston, hosts Online Videoblog from Iraq
151183534_56de348418.jpgThis first episode details the situation of displaced Iraqis who are now living in a refugee camp outside Fallujah.

The included video was provided to us by an Iraqi production team at a press conference concerning the camp. The footage was provided to the Rafidain channel, but as far as we know has not aired previously. The audio leaves something to be desired, but everything has been subtitled in English.

The next episode will detail the lives of refugees in the Ruweishid Refugee camp on Jordan’s border with Iraq. We expect to upload one episode per week, on Monday or Tuesday, as well as various full-length interviews throughout the week.
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01 Jun 2006 | Filed under: News / International
Members of BC Community Hang Protest Banner During Rice Address
DSC072850.jpgThree people hung a banner reading "BC Honors Lies & Torture" during the Boston College commencement address by Condoleezza Rice.

During this morning’s Boston College commencement address by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who received an honorary degree, three people unfurled a banner reading, “BC Honors Lies & Torture.” The banner was visible for five minutes next to a Puerto Rican flag held by a different group. Campus police removed the flag and escorted the three out of the stadium.
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23 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Politics
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
Standard-Thomson workers stand up to concessions to win better contract
righttoorganize.gifWorkers at Standard Thomson in Waltham, Massachusetts united in their union (IUE-CWA Local 274) to fight the company's concessionary demands and preserve the good jobs our communities need.
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19 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Labor
Living Wages: Immigrants and the State's Economy
100_0659.jpgThe men flock around the car with hope and apprehension: they weigh their distance, eager but cautious, drift in through the crowd of friends and contenders in hopes to find a job. This time the car deceives them, hums and rattles, but leaves with as many passengers as it arrived. With hunched shoulders setting a front against the cold that sneaks through the cracks, the men disperse and resume talking about life, about soccer, anything that will keep their minds off the accumulated stack of bills and debt. These are but a few of the undocumented immigrant workers who stand around our street corners, looking for work.
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18 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
M24 image.jpgWednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to —or email Info (at)
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18 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Media
BU Accuses Bio-Lab Oppenents of Misinformation and Unwarranted Disruptions
The following is a letter sent to my parents and carbon-copied to me by Joseph Mercurio, the Executive Vice President of Boston University, followed by my response. If you have any questions, please contact me. Feel free to publish my letter, and feel free to publish the letter that Mr. Mercurio sent to my parents--Micah Lee
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17 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing
BU Represses Biolab Activists
andrw2.jpgOn Thursday, April 27, three individuals concerned with the threat posed to the Boston area by Boston University’s proposed Level 4 Biolab, funded by a $128 million grant from the National Institute of Health using Department of Homeland Security money, spoke out during the inaugural ceremony of BU’s tenth president, Robert Brown.
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16 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing
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