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Harvard Union Protests Racist Layoffs at Commencement
IMG_0045.JPGMembers of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers marched at Harvard commencement to protest the racist layoffs of three of their members.
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31 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor : Race
Photos/Video:Anti-War Memorial Day Boston
1 VFP Memorial Day-5-27-13 033_1024x768.jpgBoston, Mass.-May, 27, 2013:
Peace activists gathered on Boston's waterfront to observe a Memorial Day For Peace-an alternative to the usual militaristic displays of the day.
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28 May 2013 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism
Chavez_CircusHomage-2.jpg°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-am. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"
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28 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Globalization : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --An interview with educator, author and ex-con Shawn Griffith
griffith-book.jpgThis new book’s thoughtful analysis and chilling reflections on what author Shawn Griffith experienced while incarcerated is a remarkable illustration of why the US public must listen to the voices of current and former prisoners who have stories that only they can tell.
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24 May 2013 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Media : Politics
Photos/Video-Shut Down Guantanamo Boston Protest
Gitmo 1 boston 5-18-13.jpgBoston Common-May 18, 2013:
Boston human rights activists held a vigil/speakout
as part of international protests to shut down Guantanamo prison; in support of the Guantanamo prisoner hunger strike.
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19 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S.
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
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09 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor : Social Welfare
9/11, the Marathon Bombing, and the Security-Industrial Complex
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent manhunt and shootout, speculation has been rife about the attack being a "false flag operation", that is, a terrorist attack arranged by government agents for the purpose of scapegoating a particular group or nation, an example being the Reichstag fire. It's certainly not impossible. A government willing to commit similar atrocities on a daily basis by means of drone attacks in Pakistan is hardly above suspicion just because this attack occurred on US soil.

The conspiracy theorists are missing a more important point, however. Even if Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn't secretly working for the CIA, the Marathon attack did a huge favor for the US security-industrial complex.
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05 May 2013 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
May Day 2013 Reports
This May Day, Bostonians held three separate events to mark International Workers Day. Below are reports from two of these events (the final report to come soon).
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02 May 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
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“A Traveler’s Guide to Self Love” with True Colors Troupe - LBTQ+ - 20 May 2pm4pm - Community Church Boston ("0")
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Protest Mexican Attack on Labor Activists: Sunday, May 13, 10:00-11:00 a.m. outside the Consulate of Mexico, 55 Franklin St, Boston ("0")
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