US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

The Boston Underground (archive)
Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
The Boston Social Forum: Another World is Possible
P7230001.JPG
Starting on July 23rd, 2004, thousands of progressive individuals and organizations came together for the 3 day Boston Social Forum (BSF, http://www.bostonsocialforum.org). Following the 2004 model of the World Social Forum that took place in Mumbai, India, the Boston Social Forum is not a platform or an organization, and is, in their words, an “open space… a meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action by groups and movements… committed to building a society centered on the human person.”
Read the full article » (16 comments)
25 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Organizing
Crack Down in Boston Continues
SeedsOfPeace.jpg
Earlier today activists from Seeds of Peace and the Boston Center for Non-Violent Social Change were detained and searched for 4 and half-hours. Activists from Seeds of Peace arrived in Boston with their bus converted to be utilized as a mobile kitchen for events in Boston during the DNC as well as the DNC2RNC march. The Boston Center for Non-Violent Social Change had secured a lease on private property to park the bus through the week of the DNC.
Read the full article » (17 comments)
25 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Human Rights
NLG & ACLU Appeal Judge's Decision That the DNC Week "Free Speech Zone" is Legal
razorwire.jpg
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) filed an appeal of the judge’s decision in the federal district court lawsuit brought on behalf of the public and members of the Bl(A)ck Tea Society, United for Peace With Justice and the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights against the City of Boston opposing the City’s unconstitutional attempts to confine and restrict demonstrators at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (“DNC”) to a claustrophobic and unsafe so-called “demonstration zone.” Despite the fact that Judge Woodlock stated that “[o]ne cannot conceive of what other elements you would put in place to make a space more of an affront to the ideal of free expression than the designated demonstration zone,” he ruled that this shocking infringement on plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights was lawful.
Read the full article » (1 comment)
24 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Human Rights
NLG Files Lawsuit against MBTA search policy
gavel.jpg
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will be filing suit on Monday, July 26, 2004, together with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and members of the American Friends Service Committee to enjoin the MBTA bag search policy. The challenge will be based on the fact that the policy violates the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution by permitting searches of private possessions without any particular information that the person searched is suspected of criminal activity.
Read the full article » (1 comment)
23 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Human Rights
The Road to Boston: Communiqué from my sister.-Day One
293160.jpgTonight my sister will leave San Francisco and head for Boston. She will travel with friends to stand and be heard at the National Democratic Convention and the Boston Social Form. Thousands are heading to Boston. It is the right thing to do. My sister will send me communique's here to Portland …to keep me informed. Friends will send pics and video footage. I will post them here for the next few days. If you can go. You should go.
Read the full article » (13 comments)
23 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Politics
Hey, Massachusetts, It’s 2004: Do You Know Where Your Twelve Electoral Votes Are and How They Got There?
check.jpg
If America can put men on the moon, surely it can devise a presidential election system easier to understand than the theory of relativity or even Dubya’s “answers” at his last press conference. It’s time to close the old Electoral College and start a new institution: winner by direct majority vote.
Read the full article » (5 comments)
22 Jul 2004 | Filed under: Commentary / Politics
Your Civil Rights May Be Briefly Delayed: MBTA Security Inspections & the 4th Amendment
mbta1.JPG

A permanent policy of random searches of baggage on the T not based on probable cause or any suspicion at all is inconsistent with the general spirit of liberty, violate the Fourth Amendment privileges of T passengers, and serves only the selfish interest of expanding police power at the expense of Bostonians.
Read the full article » (28 comments)
12 Jul 2004 | Filed under: Commentary / DNC : Human Rights
Stealing From The Poor, The Section 8 Scandal
house.jpg
The sanctomonius pimps for the Bush administration have been making the rounds lately trying to counter the recent news stories showing up from here to hell that have exposed the plight of the nearly 2 million Section 8 renters that are now being threatened with homelessness because of the recent actions of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials. More than $22 billion dollars in federal money is being diverted to “homeland security” with $2 billion of that amount coming from HUD's much needed budget that in part provides funding for the nation's homeless shelters and the poorest of renters in America. Being a barometer of what is likely to happen across the nation, as an example, Massachusetts would have been forced to rescind vouchers from 3,700 families because HUD's new policy created a $3.1 million gap in Section 8 funding.
Read the full article » (7 comments)
11 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
OPEN NEWSWIRE
Disclaimer
Local Interest
text image 08/21/14
Ebola Depopulation Scam: At Gunpoint People Are Quarantined In Poorest Neighborhoods Of Monrovia ("0")
text image 08/15/14
Boston Public Schools - $70 for a new Roxbury building - Private Charter Schools Want It ("0")
text image 08/14/14
Boston Common Protest Police Murder in Ferguson - Thursday 14 Aug 2014 ("2")
text 08/13/14
Sacco & Vanzetti Event in Boston 8/23/2014 ("3")
text image 08/10/14
Mass March for Gaza To Be Held Monday Evening ("2")
text image 08/05/14
The car, the radio, the night - and the song is not Massacusetts official ("1")
text image 08/04/14
4th Amendment Suspended for Unarmed Carjacking and Taxi Fare Evasion in Revere - Melrose ("0")
text 08/02/14
Copyright violation ("8")
text 08/01/14
8/2 sat.-Local Boston Support Rally For DC Gaza War Protest ("0")
text image 07/31/14
Bike4Life Boston 2014 ("3")
All newswire listings...
Elsewhere
text image 08/21/14
Governor Kasich Of Ohio Works To Push 11 County Pipeline on Citizens ("0")
text 08/21/14
Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide ("0")
text image 08/21/14
There’s No Proportionality in American Law and Order ("0")
text 08/21/14
Israel's Genocidal War Continues ("0")
text 08/21/14
Paraphysique de la collaboration ("0")
text image 08/20/14
Rail Workers Revolt against Driving Huge Trains Solo ("1")
text 08/20/14
Kiev's Dirty War ("0")
text 08/20/14
Clinton, Obama and the New Era of American Empire ("0")
text 08/20/14
Thinkers replaced by Social Controllers on massive scale ("0")
text 08/20/14
Failure in Gaza ("0")
text image 08/20/14
Islamic State militants behead missing American journalist ("1")
text image 08/19/14
Israeli Ship Successfully Driven From The Port of Oakland ("3")
All newswire listings...
 
Hidden articles...
View comments...