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Workers Forum at BU Tonight!
Insomnia driver becomes sixth local worker to declare union membership, speaks at workers' forum.
On Friday, December 6th, Tasia Edmonds, a bicycle delivery driver at the
late-night national cookie chain Insomnia Cookies declared her union
membership with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Edmonds'
announcement came the same night as a union picket which drew 30 labor and
student activists to the store at 708 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston, near
Boston University's campus.
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11 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
March Against Mass Incarceration Invades Downtown
mass_incarceration_march.pngA 200-plus strong march against mass incarceration made its way through downtown Boston today, stopping at the Suffolk County jail and the Department of Mental Health.

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08 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Gender : GLBT/Queer : Police and Prisons
An Imperfect Peace: Colombia's Civil War Nearing End
1-FARC-Columbia-Peace-Talk-ilps-ndfp-npa.jpgThere has been civil war in Colombia more or less continuously since 1948. It seems it may finally be coming to an end. It is ending the way most other long-lasting civil wars end.
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03 Dec 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics : Social Welfare
Videos/Photos 44th Native American Day Of Mourning-Nov. 28, 2013
11112405484_1513e5fb12_b.jpgPlymouth, Mass.-Nov. 28, 2013:
44th annual Native American protest on Thanksgiving Day.
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29 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Philippine Debt Repayments from Marcos Regime Overshadow Relief Monies to Assist with Typhoon Reconstruction
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29 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Media : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Philippines: They Destroy, We Suffer
2013-Philippine-Movement-Climate-Justice.jpgCapitalism is destroying the planet. Now we suffer. The devastating horror unleashed by monster-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) upon the eastern and central Philippines regions is unspeakable. As of writing, estimates of the number of casualties and actual damages are tentative because many areas remain isolated and communications, power, road and port systems are down.
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22 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Environment : Human Rights : International : Labor : Social Welfare
Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage!
TTIP is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.
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19 Nov 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / International
Wobs & Allies Hold 2 Rallies to Protest Brutality by Cambridge Police
pb23.jpgReposted from the Boston IWW blog.

This weekend the IWW held two separate actions in Harvard Square to protest the Cambridge Police’s 11/14/13 attack on our legal picket at Insomnia Cookies, where the union is conducting an organizing drive.
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17 Nov 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Police and Prisons
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