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Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy
Two weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit. Our introduction features key excerpts from Amnesty's report detailing how Amnesty thinks the CA authorities have not done enough in response the the 2011 hunger strike.
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19 Oct 2012 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Politics : Social Welfare
Outsourced Workers Drop 40-foot Tall “Stop the Romney-Bain Economy” Banner Outside Romney National Headquarters
BainBusBoston-24.jpgThey’ve been traveling across the country over the past few weeks, but today workers from Sensata and other Bain-owned companies brought their message straight to Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston — and they made damn sure their message would be seen...
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19 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology
Workers Stand Up to Walmart
When a torrent hits an obstacle that refuses to give, it either flows around or over the obstruction. When workers’ needs for a living wage, fair treatment, and a voice are damned up by an oppressive employer, it is only a matter of time before they find a way of asserting their strength.
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18 Oct 2012 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
Leonard Peltier statement from federal prison-Indigenous Peoples Day-Oct. 8,2012
Statement on Indigenous Peoples Day
(Columbus Day the imperialists call it)
by Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier.
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09 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Photos/Video:Boston Anti-War Protest Oct. 6, 2012
1 boston anti-war oct 6 2012-drone clearer.jpgBoston-Oct. 6, 2012: Several hundred peace activists protested the 11th
anniv. of the US war of aggression against the people
of Afghanistan--as one of many wordlwide protests
against the wars.
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07 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Video/song-Free Leonard Peltier: For Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 8
leonard peltier 6.jpgOct. 8-Indigenous Peoples Day:
Song/video I put together to free Native American
political prisoner Leonard Peltier.
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03 Oct 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Janitors, Community Leaders Gather for Strike-prompted Civil Disobedience Training
Activists practice street blockades.JPGWith only days remaining until the contract covering 14,000 New England janitors expires, community, labor and student allies joined affected workers at Copley Square this week for hands-on coaching in non-violent protest and arrest protocol.
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29 Sep 2012 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
No Room for Wishing, a documentary play about Occupy Boston
No Room For Wishing Image.jpegLocal theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.
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23 Sep 2012 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Environment : Gender : Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Occupy Boston : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
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