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Boston Common Right Wing Rally Fizzles Out as 50 Face 10,000 Counter Protesters 19 Aug 2017
BOSTON —

Most of the crowds have dispersed after the controversial "Free Speech Rally" disbanded before it ever really began, but some lingering crowds continue to clash with police near Boston Common.

The controversial rally on the Common was met with overwhelming opposition Saturday morning as thousands of people surrounded the cordoned-off bandstand and another 10,000 or more marched to the area from Roxbury.
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19 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Organizing
Worcester, MA: Three Arrested in Charlottesville Solidarity March
1-11-1068x591.jpgOn Sunday August 13th, a crowd of several hundred people turned out in front of Worcester City Hall to show solidarity with those in Charlottesville, Virginia and the death of an anti-fascist protester who had been killed while demonstrating against white supremacists the day before. The morning before the rally, anarchists hung a banner saying “FIGHT BACK AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY, #defendcville”, advertising the rally on a chain link fence outside the Worcester World Cup, a huge annual soccer tournament involving many different immigrant communities across the city.
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16 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Politics : Race
Leftists to Oppose Right Wing Boston Common Rally - 19 Aug 2017 12 - 4 pm Mass State House
Rally to Unite Against Hate and Oppression

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Massachusetts State House • Boston
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16 Aug 2017 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights
100 Bostonians Shine a Light On Gaza, Demand Media Attention for Blackouts
20776613_10159390355620722_7273557340054690231_o.jpgAdvocacy Groups Hold Demonstration Calling for Support and Media Coverage of Electricity Blackout in Gaza Strip
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15 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Palestine
Plantations Were Prisons: Mobilizing for the Aug. 19 Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March in Wash. DC
13amendment.jpgLaw Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell confronts the history and legacy of slavery head-on, asserting: "When it comes to African Americans, we have been incarcerated from the time we arrived in this country. Plantations were prisons. The change from incarceration on a plantation, to incarceration in custodial institutions, to incarceration where there are no physical limitations, but where one exists in a state of civic and political oppression, in my view, is nothing more than semantics. Mass incarceration started when slavery started."
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12 Aug 2017 | Filed under: Interview / Human Rights : Police and Prisons : Race
1,200 Tufts Medical Center Nurses - Strike and Lock-Out - 12 July - 17 July (Massachusetts Nurses Association)
Tufts Nurses on strike.jpg12 July 2017

BOSTON - The 1,200 registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are prepared to return to caring for their patients at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 13 following the conclusion of their one-day strike for safe patient care, fair retirement benefits and market competitive wages.
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18 Jul 2017 | Filed under: News / Labor
Boston Tuft's Nurses On Strike for Higher Pay and Better Patient Care
Tufts Nurse.jpg13 July 2017

The Massachusetts Nurses Association has announced a strike after negotiations with Tufts Medical Center fell apart. The nurses felt betrayed as they walked off the job in hopes of securing better pay and more staff.

Some nurses felt like the hospital’s administration forced them to this point. The negotiations between the hospital administration and the MNA ultimately failed.
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13 Jul 2017 | Filed under: News / Labor
40k AT&T workers go on strike after contract negotiations fail (Picket Lines Mean Don't Cross)
Att 2.pngAT&T workers have begun a three-day strike, accusing the company of failing to make fair proposals during contract negotiations. It is the largest strike in the US since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year.
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20 May 2017 | Filed under: News / Labor
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