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Cradle of Liberty Issue 3!
We are proud to announce the release of Issue #3 of The Cradle of Liberty,
a Newsletter of Mass. Struggles. View it here:
http://cradleoflibertynews.org/cradle-of-liberty-issue-3/
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05 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Media : Organizing
MBTA Hikes Averted, But Taxes Raised in New State Budget
Reposted from http://cradleoflibertynews.org

Bostonians dependent on public transit will be spared a second MBTA fare hike, just one year after a 23% fare increase. On Wednesday, July 24, the Massachusetts State Legislature approved a new budget, including safeguards, promoted by rider and worker groups, for public transit users.

After public protests against last year’s MBTA fare hikes, a variety of community organizations and unions have pressured politicians to protect the millions of riders who rely on public transportation. As Steve Annear reports in Boston Magazine, “(a)ccording to the language in the latest transportation reform proposal on Beacon Hill, (future fare) hikes… would be limited to just 5 percent—if needed—and could only come up every two years as a means of bringing in new revenue to pay off the T’s lingering debt problems.” This is great news for riders, most of whom are working class, suffer as their wages lag behind inflation, and often need public transit to get to work.
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05 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Organizing : Social Welfare
video/photos-Boston Protest Against Drones
1 drones protest 8-3-13-edit.jpgBoston protest against US drone warfare--high tech
war that never sees its victims.
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04 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Prison Action News 6.2 Now Available
Boston Anarchist Black Cross is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of Prison Action News. PAN is a biannual journal of prison resistance from the inside.
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02 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Organizing : Race
video/photos-Free Bradley Manning-Boston Protest
bm 13.jpgBoston, Mass.-July 27, 2013:
A good sized group of peace activists rallied on Boston Common at Park St. today, to call for freedom for accused Wiki-Leaks
whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. His trial is nearing its end this week.
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28 Jul 2013 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Video/Photos-US Out of Syria/Justice For Trayvon Martin Rally-Boston
Syria-Trayvon 7-20-13 2.jpgJuly 20, 2013- Boston,Mass.:
There was a joint rally to protest US military
involvement in Syria as well as to demand justice
for murdered youth Trayvon Martin.
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21 Jul 2013 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, California Hunger Strikers and the Horror of Solitary Confinement
Herman Wallace has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana’s Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. They are asking folks to continue supporting Amnesty International’s call for humane release. The Angola 3’s Robert H. King, himself released in 2001 after 29 years in solitary confinement, says, “The wind is at our back and with your continued help our objective will be realized - freedom is in sight.”
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20 Jul 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Race
Dr. Tarek Mehanna's Appeal Hearing for Oral Arguments Tuesday July 30th at 9 AM!
Pack the Courthouse!

Tuesday July 30 at 9 AM (please come early)
Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA

Fifteen months ago, Tarek Mehanna stood at his sentencing hearing in front
of Judge O’Toole, the US Attorneys that had prosecuted him, the media, and
a room overflowing with supporters, and gave an inspiring, historic speech
about the struggle of oppressed people and the right to self defense. He
was sentenced that day to 17 1/2 years in prison.
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16 Jul 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights : Race
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