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Tortured Prisoner Fights Back: Abu Ghraib, RI, USA
jail.jpgProvidence, RI--Prison officials in Rhode Island are worried. Their crimes are being exposed.

Michael Walsh, a 30 year-old construction laborer from East Providence, RI, is being held in Minimum Security at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) of Rhode Island. On February 18, Valentines Day, he says that prison guards preformed an anal cavity search on him. They accused him of smuggling contraband, and in a depraved act reminiscent of the crimes of Abu Ghraib, forced Walsh to eat his own feces. Walsh says they then denied him the use of the sink and a toothbrush all day. Walsh also says that ACI officers beat him on the face with a telephone book.
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02 Mar 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Conley of Boston IMC Presents on Alive In Baghdad
Aliveinbaghdad-AnAverageDayInBaghdad297.jpgOn February 27, Brian Conley, a documentary filmmaker with the Alive In Baghdad project, spoke at an assembly of the Cambridge School of Weston, a small private high school in Weston, MA. The presentation included video footage that was filmed while Conley was in Iraq and Jordan in October and November of 2005, as well as a question and answer session afterwards. Students and teachers were curious about Conley’s experience as well as his opinions about the current situation in Iraq. He plans to return to Iraq to continue the documentary in the coming months.
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28 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Education
Students Confront Recruiters with Community and Music
molly.jpgOn Saturday, February 25, residents of the greater Boston area came together outside of the Tremont Street Military Recruitment Center to resist the recruitment of their friends, families, classmates and peers. Almost all attendees were local high school or college students, who are particularly concerned that the military is allowed on school campuses. The demonstration was called by members of the Radical Youth Alliance, an organization of dedicated youth throughout the area who work together on a variety of issues but focus on resisting the war.
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27 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Politics
Balata Camp Solidarity Demo. - Newton
2274.jpgA few of the usual suspects turned out for a small but colorful Palestine vigil at Newton city hall Wednesday night. We gathered in solidarity with the residents of the Balata refuge camp outside of Nablus which has been under siege by attacking Israeli forces for almost a week. Many children and camp residents have been shot, some killed, homes have been demolished and all deprived of food, medical care, and basic freedoms as the occupiers conducts ruthless military aggression against the camps 21,000 inhabitants.
http://www.balatacamp.net/website/balata.htm
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27 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Race
Prospective BU Students Informed of Biolab During Campus Tours
boycott1.jpgSeven Boston University (BU) campus tours were interrupted today by members of Operation: Over to inform the prospective students about BU’s proposed BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) lab in Roxbury. These interruptions were intended to promote the boycott of BU that Operation: Over has called.

The boycott is calling for high school students who are considering attending BU to reconsider, on the grounds that their tuition money will go towards funding the proposed BSL-4 lab, which will be built in a densely populated, low-income community of color against its wishes.
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23 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Organizing : Race
The 'Ugly Face of American Racism'
DSC_4456.0.jpgThe following interview of Professor Tony Van Der Meer was conducted by Bryan G. Pfeifer over the course of December 2005 and January 2006.

In April 2003 Mr. Tony Van Der Meer, a Black adjunct professor of Africana studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston was assaulted and arrested by campus police after challenging an Army National Guard recruiter who threatened a student distributing leaflets for an anti-war commemoration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Van Der Meer objected to the recruiter’s remark that the student should be shot like Dr. King.

[Photo by Lolita Parker, Jr.]
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21 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights
BU Theology Students Confront Biolab Construction
cause5.jpgLast Wednesday, February 15th, students from the BU School of Theology tied themselves to a civil rights memorial on campus in protest of the construction of the proposed BioSafety Level 4 laboratory that would test deady diseases on animals and put nearby residents at risk. Calling the lab an act of environmental racism, some students flyered and spoke to crowds passing by.

[Listen to the posted .mp3 radio piece for the whole story.]
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21 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Danny Glover, Sen. John Edwards Rally with Hotel Activists for Workers' Rights
dannyglover.jpgBoston area hotel workers came out strong at the Ritz Carlton Hotel to hear Senator John Edwards, actor/activist Danny Glover and other union leaders speak on workers’ rights last Saturday. The speakers were part of the “Hotel Workers Rising,” one of several nation-wide events to support increased benefits for hotel workers, part of the nation’s fastest growing labor industry.

Photography by Alexis Winter
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21 Feb 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
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