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Rights Groups Sue for Proper Treatment of Hepatitis C in State Prisons
BOSTON, MA – Hundreds of prison inmates are in danger of losing their lives because the Department of Correction refuses to provide the medicine that will cure their potentially fatal disease. A class action lawsuit filed in federal court today by lawyers for the National Lawyers Guild and Prisoners Legal Services says it is Massachusetts’ legal responsibility to provide adequate medical care to state prisoners. Urszula Masny-Latos, Executive Director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, said: “It is the responsibility of the state, which spends millions to incarcerate thousands of people, to provide adequate medical care for them. Without such care, many of them will develop serious complications of this disease, and some will die.
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11 Jun 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Social Welfare
Mass. NLG Launches FOIA Lawsuit Against Boston Police and BRIC
Boston, May 21, 2015 — On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a lawsuit with Suffolk Superior Court against the Boston Police Department (BPD) and its Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) for their violations of the Massachusetts Freedom of Information Act (MassFOIA).

The lawsuit claims that both BPD and BRIC systematically violated at least three provisions of MassFOIA by: (1) refusing to release documents, (2) not responding to information requests within a 10-day period, and (3) charging prohibitive fees for requested documents.
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21 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons
Devastated Nepal Daily Pays $600,000 on Debt
Nepal underwent another earthquake on May 12 amid recovery from the April 25 quake. It owes billions of dollars of debt to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and foreign lenders. Anti-poverty organization Jubilee USA Network states that debt relief would aid Nepal's recovery efforts.
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17 May 2015 | Filed under: News / International
1995 Conviction Overturned for Sean K. Ellis - Framed for a Boston Police Officer's Murder
Sean K. Elis.pngTwo decades in prison.
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08 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons
Video/ Photos-Boston May Day Rally-March
2015 may day downloads edit.jpgBoston, Mass. May 1, 2015:
The Boston May Day Committee organized a rally/ march on May Day-May1. About 100 labor/ immigrant/ anti-police violence protesters gathered on Boston Common from 12 -2pm.
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03 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Over 200 Labor Union Construction Workers Protest in Quincy Center
Quincy.png200 labor union members protest in Quincy.
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01 May 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Video: Transit Workers Rally to Defend Labor Union Rights at the MBTA - 27 April 2015
Hundreds rally on Boston Common in front of the State House.
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27 Apr 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
Labor Union Protest - State House Rally to Keep the T Public! Defend Union Workers! Monday, April 27 - 9:00 am State House Steps
Defend Labor Unions and Workers Rights!
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26 Apr 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor
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