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LABOR: Gucci Store Briefly Shut Down in Protest Against Union-Busting and Sweatshops
On August 9, a small but lively action gave the ritzy shops of the Copley Place mall a taste of the grassroots. About twenty activists from UNITE and Union Summer picketed outside the Gucci store, protesting union-busting and the use of sweatshop labor by Gucci's parent company, PPR. Store managers responded by locking their doors, keeping out both activists and potential customers.
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10 Aug 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Rally for Workers' Rights and Safe Foods at Shaw's/Star Markets
Shoppers unite! Safe foods and workers' rights.In Cambridge, the “Seattle coalition” came together on July 22, 2002 to protest the treatment of workers and the sale of unsafe genetically engineered food at Shaw’s and Star Market. About 150 labor, environmental, church, human rights and economic justice activists rallied against Shaw’s/Star’s union-busting and its sale of untested genetically engineered food.
[ Full Story | A Related Protest ]
23 Jul 2002 | Filed under: News /
THE POLITICAL POLICE: Surveillance, Beatings, Torture by Local Police & Jail Guards
24-year-old Palestinian activist and Canadian citizen Jaoudat Abouazza is being held by the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) in Bristol County jail in Massachusetts. Since his May 30 arrest, Abouazza has been held on suspicions of terrorism, interrogated without a lawyer, beaten, and had four of his teeth forcibly extracted without consent. This is the story of his detention.
[ Full story & links to local media ]
03 Jul 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR MOVEMENT AND HEALTHCARE: Pressure Builds on Nursing Home to Stops Cuts in Staff Hours
At a caregivers' support rally, dozens of community and religious leaders initiated a dialogue with Star of David's nursing home management seeking to reverse a proposed cut in staff hours. These cuts will adversely affect quality of care at the Star of David.
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27 Jun 2002 | Filed under: News /
CIVIL LIBERTIES: Hundreds Rally in Defense of Civil Liberties for All
On June 22, hundreds gathered on the Boston Common for a rally to defend the civil liberties of all, both citizens and immigrants, against the repressive measures of the Bush administration. At any one point, there were 300 people gathered, but there was also a heavy turn over, indicating that many more than that came through in support over the course of the day.
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23 Jun 2002 | Filed under: News /
GENETIC ENGINEERING: 50 GE-Free Food Activists Visit Shaw's Headquarters
blow-up GM cornVolunteers with the Safe Foods Campaign, VT People's Voluntary Labeling Bridgade, Organic Consumers Association, Newton Sustainable Food Committee and Greenpeace converged at Shaw's US headquarters Tuesday to demand an end to Shaw's use of untested GE ingredients.
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20 Jun 2002 | Filed under: News /
REPRESSION OF CIVIL LIBERTIES: Palestinian Activist Has Pre-Trial Hearing--Sort Of
Palestinian activist Jaoudat Abouazza, currently being detained by the INS on bogus "suspicion of terrorism" charges, was found in default for failure to appear at his pre-trial hearing, after the efforts of his court-appointed attorney to secure his transfer to the courtroom were rejected by the court.
[ Full Story | Update | WMFO interview about Jaoudat ]
13 Jun 2002 | Filed under: News /
PEACE ACTIVISM: Boston Launch of the 'Pledge of Resistance'
girl with signBoston took part in the nationwide antiwar organizing event, the `Pledge of Resistance' in Copley Square, June 4. About 100 gathered to demonstrate and listen to speakers describe the damage being done to their countries and ours by US policies and tax dollars.
[ Full Story ]
12 Jun 2002 | Filed under: News /
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