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Boston plans for the December 1 'Rosa Parks National Day of Absence Against Poverty, Racism and War'
Rosa-Parks.gifPlanning for the Dec. 1 Rosa Parks National Day of Absence jumped into high gear as more than 60 representatives from a broad cross-section of labor and community organizations met on Nov. 5 and agreed to hold a series of militant actions in Boston on Dec. 1 to honor the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks arrest for her refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. These Boston actions will be part of the Dec. 1 National Day of Absence against Poverty, Racism and War.
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09 Nov 2005 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
The World Can't Wait: Students Against the War
IMG_0132.jpgHarvard and Cambridge Latin students joined the "World Can't Wait" action today by speaking out against the war in Iraq, walking on a single file around campus, and recruiting others for a greater march later today in the Boston Commons.
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02 Nov 2005 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Concerned Citizens Confront Menino Campaign on Proposed Bioterror Lab
nobiolab6.jpg[Dorchester, MA] During a campaign event at Prince Hall in Dorchester, Mayor Thomas Menino and his supporters were greeted by members of the Boston Direct Action Project (BDAP) dressed in hazmat suits marked “Biohazard,” masks, and gloves. The BDAP members confronted Menino about his support of Boston University’s proposed bio-lab.
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02 Nov 2005 | Filed under: News / Politics : Race : Technology
Fast for Justice: Providence Janitors Struggle for Union Power
janitors-small.jpgMonday: Over forty union supporters protested in front of the "Turk's Head" downtown office building as five strong-willed people went into their fifth day of fasting today. The fasters, camped out in front of the fancy bank offices since Thursday, are members of SEIU local 615 and their supporters. They want the owner of the Turk's Head building, millionaire landlord Lloyd Granoff, to hire a union cleaning contractor.
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01 Nov 2005 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Food Aid vs. Food Sovereignty
An interview with Aburadha Mittal founder of the progressive think tank, the Oakland Institute. Representatives from the Oakland Institue are heading to the WTO ministerials in Hong Kong next monrth with a message about food sovereignty.

RadioActive is a grassroots environmental and social justice news radio journal hosted by Amy Browne and Meredith DeFrancesco and heard Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:30 pm on WERU FM 89.9 and 102.9 Bangor, Maine in the United States.
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31 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Environment
Critical Mass Attracts Dragons, Witches, and Lots of Bikes
WitchOn Bike.jpgBoston, MA – A woman with a dragon-face mask and flashing red lights in her seat pedaled down Boylston Street Friday surrounded by witches, Vikings, a man hauling a jack-o-lantern, and various other costumed bicyclists to the enjoyment of onlookers and cyclists. Yesterday’s event brought together approximately 150 local cyclists for the monthly Critical Mass bike ride, an international bicycling movement intended to celebrate urban bike riding.
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30 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Organizing
IUE-CWA Local 201 members ratify agreement with GE
Lynn, MA – Union members ratified a new agreement that will upgrade nearly 300 jobs and help bring new work to Lynn’s River Works. It also creates new opportunities for workers in GE’s Assembly and Test departments to upgrade their skills and improve their pay. The agreement was approved by a 79 percent majority vote at meetings held on October 25 and 26.
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28 Oct 2005 | Filed under: News / Labor
Inequality in America: version 2.0
cashflag.jpgFall is inequality season. Every autumn, as the leaves change color, we get a vivid new picture of the trends that pull us apart as a country.

This year is no different. But after almost three decades of incrementally widening disparities of wealth and income, it¹s worth noting that we¹ve entered a new version of economic apartheid, American-style. Let’s call it Inequality 2.0.

The United States is now the third most unequal industrialized society after Russia and Mexico. This is not a club we want to be part of. Russia is a recovering kleptocracy, with a post-Soviet oligarchy enriched by looting. And Mexico, despite joining the rich-nations club of the Organization for Economic and Community Development, has some of the most glaring poverty in the hemisphere.
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26 Oct 2005 | Filed under: Commentary / Globalization
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