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MULTI-NATIONALS: Victory in U'wa campaign: Boston's efforts vindicated
In early May 2002, Occidental Petroleum executives announced they would discontinue attempts at oil exploration on U'wa land, handing the tribe and their international supporters a monumental victory after a long and bitter struggle. Fundamental to that success were Boston efforts against financial giants like Fidelity Investments, showing that even small demonstrations, carefully and strategically targeted, can have a huge impact years down the road.
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14 May 2002 | Filed under: News /
MAY DAY: Boston Celebrates May Day
housing occupationa compilation of newswire stories regarding May Day and events on the following days.
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07 May 2002 | Filed under: News /
WORLD BANK: Cambridge, MA Becomes 7th American City to Boycott World Bank Bonds
Bankbusters of Boston savors a successful campaign to convince the city of Cambridge to send a clear message to the World Bank.
[ Full Story | BankBusters of Boston ]
07 May 2002 | Filed under: News /
ARRESTS AT UMASS: 35 Protestors arrested at UMass, Amherst
35 protestors occupied the Whitmore administration building Monday April 29th to protest the university's refusal to recognize the residential assistants' union.
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05 May 2002 | Filed under: News /
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: 14 Tenant Activists Arrested in Landlord's Office
At 7:30pm, after the negotiating meeting with [Landlord] Colannino had broken down, the police began to arrest the protesters who had occupied the office. Fourteen tenant activists were arrested on trespassing charges. They were led out of Colannino’s office building by the police and were received by the demonstrators outside who had been on a picket line and endured the rain for four hours.
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12 Apr 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: National Day of Student Labor Action Rally
MLK BannerOn April 4th, Boston Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) rallied with Harvard workers demanding that Harvard sign the union contract. They also remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the 34th anniversary of his assasination, while he was in Memphis supporting striking sanitation workers.
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12 Apr 2002 | Filed under: News /
MIDDLE EAST & BOSTONIANS: 4/1: Arabs, Jews, Others Vigil for Palestine
On April 1 at 5:00 outside of Park St. T Station, about 200 people gathered for a vigil in solidarity with the Palestinian people, currently under intensified attacks by the Israeli occupation forces. It was a diverse crowd, with women in Muslim headscarves, families with small children, and many clearly self-identified Jews.
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05 Apr 2002 | Filed under: News /
MEDIA: 'Zine-Makers Building Grassroots Media
23 March, '02, Boston, MA--This weekend at the Mass. College of Art, people from all over the northeast gathered for Beantown ‘Zinetown, Boston’s annual ‘zine fair. A couple dozen tables were set up, displaying people’s self-published, photocopied works, which ranged from personal stories to political commentary to comics. Although the attendees were predominantly white and countercultural, there was an unusually diversity in the age range.
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27 Mar 2002 | Filed under: News /
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