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ELECTORAL POLITICS: Protests Outside Second Gubernatorial Debate About Exclusion of Green Party
Stein With CrowdOn October 1st in Worcester, supporters of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein arrived at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to protest the exclusion of their candidate from three scheduled debates. The debate was the second in this series. Stein supporters contributed a significant presence at this first debate and made an even stronger showing in Worcester, one that would lead to the creation of two more debates to include all five official candidates.
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05 Oct 2002 | Filed under: News /
ANTI-WAR: Reportbacks from Bush's Unwelcoming Party
Reactions to the rally and march on Friday, October 4th. First-hand reports, written accounts along with pictures and audio.
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05 Oct 2002 | Filed under: News /
JUSTICE FOR JANITORS: Boston Janitors Launch Massive Strike
The Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) local 615 lauched one of the largest labor actions in recent Boston history on Monday, September 30. Twelve hundred janitors from about fifteen buildings did not attend work that evening, going on strike instead. The following night, more janitors struck and the union plans to continue escalating until up to 11,000 janitors are on strike throughout Greater Boston.
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02 Oct 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: "Shop-In" for Shaw's Workers--and Janitors
Check OutOn September 28, twenty shoppers participated in a "shop-in" at the Shaw's/Star Market near MIT. The shoppers wore bright yellow T-shirts reading "We support Shaw's/Star Workers Right To Organize". The UFCW is in the middle of a one-year-old campaign to organize 5,500 workers at 44 Shaw's and Star Markets (both owned by Sainsbury) throughout the state. Star Market refuses to hire workers full-time, making them ineligible for benefits, even though they work thirty to thirty-five hours per week. The company has also held intimidating meetings at which they tell workers that joining a union is a bad idea.
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28 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
GLOBAL AND LOCAL JUSTICE: Janitors and Global Justice Activists Take Action Against Unicco and Fleet Bank
Justice for Janitors RallyOn September 26, 200 labor and global justice activists rallied in Copley Sqaure in support of the upcoming janitors' strike against Unicco for higher wages and healthcare. Seven were arrested for commiting civil disobedience by blocking the street. A smaller group continued on afterward in a protest in solidarity with the anti-IMF/World Bank protests in Washington DC this weekend. The local target was Fleet Bank, because of their role in destroying Argentina's economy in collusion with the IMF and World Bank.
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27 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
ARTS AND ACTIVISM: Active Arts Conference--A Critique and Interviews
From September 20-22nd in Boston, a conference was held to help bind social activism and art through hip hop... Workshops included the "No More Youth Jails" and "Women's Voices", with artists from around the country present, including Suheir Hammad and Dead Prez... The following includes interviews with a son of a political prisoner and local organizers in Boston... (VIDEO SOON)
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25 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
ELECTORAL POLITICS: Democracy in the Parking Lot: Protest Against Exclusion of Green Candidate for Governor from Debates
More than 50 supporters of Massachusetts Green Party gubernatorial candidate Dr. Jill Stein gathered outside the debate hall on Tuesday to protest the exclusion of Stein from the first post-primary gubernatorial debate. The debate was held at Western New England College in Springfield. The only candidates permitted to participate were Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Shannon O’Brien.
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25 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
PALESTINE: Protesters Rally Against Speech by Harvard President Equating Criticism of Israel with Anti-Semitism
Roughly fifty people gathered at 5:30 PM in front of Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square in Cambridge to protest a recent speech by Harvard Univesity President Larry Summers in which Summers criticized protestors of Israel as being "anti-Semitic in their effect, if not their intent."
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23 Sep 2002 | Filed under: News /
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