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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 /
LABOR: Star Market Workers' Rights Protest
SLAP protest in front of Star MarketThis spirited demonstration denounced Star’s CEO Ross McLaren for management's campaign to stop union organizing. The tactics, which have led to a formal complaint by the National Labor Relations Board, have ranged from performing surveillance on workers’ organizing activity to attempts to misrepresent and discredit the union by forcing workers to attend anti-union meetings and watch anti-union videos.
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11 Mar 2002 | Filed under: News /
ECONOMY SPEAKOUT: 2/2 Boston Speakout On Recession
As activists gathered in New York City to protest the World Economic Forum, people gathered at Faneuil Hall to speak about the impact corporate globalization and the recession were having in Massachusetts. The unifying theme of all the testimonies is the eroding conditions of life for working people.
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08 Feb 2002 | Filed under: News /
MLK PROTEST: MLK Day Living Wage Rally
At 2:00 on Martin Luther King Day (01/21/02) about 400 Harvard University janitors and their supporters from the community packed the First Unitarian Church for a noisy, celebratory rally in support of a living wage. Afterwards, 250 people spilled out of the church into the cold drizzle for a vibrant, upbeat march around Harvard Square.
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24 Jan 2002 | Filed under: News /
FIRST NIGHT IN BOSTON: Peace Vigils at First Night
Two peace vigils were held during this year’s First Night activities in Boston. About a dozen people gathered in Copley Square from 4:00-5:00 to protest the on-going war in Afghanistan and the “war on terrorism”. From 5:00-6:00 about fifty people gathered at Park St. Station to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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04 Jan 2002 | Filed under: News /
MACY'S PROTEST: Burma Action Movement Protests Outside Macy's
Members of the Burma Action Movement at Brandeis University held a two-hour protest outside of Macy’s Department Store. The group, chanting slogans such as “Get your slave goods at Macy’s” drew attention to Macy’s sale of clothing made in Myanmar, a country known for its military dictatorship and use of forced labor.
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29 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
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