Subpoenas have been served to David and others in Greater Boston to appear before the grand jury. This will give the government the legal groundwork to incriminate anyone who supports WikiLeaks, and perhaps any organization that provides an outlet for whistle-blowers in the future. The date of his appearance will be our day of protest, and the expression of our solidarity, as subpoenaed activists risk being held in contempt and jailed for the duration of the trial should they refuse to cooperate with the grand jury.
A meeting in Jamaica Plain between representatives of Whole Foods and Jamaica Plain residents ended in chaos yesterday. Boston Police shut down the meeting early after arresting three people for displaying banners.
Blair Mountain, a crucial site of labor history, is being threatened by the disastrous process of Mountain Top Removal. People from around the country are marching in early June to raise awareness and save the mountain.
On Sunday May 22, the radical cheerleading squad Boston Sass Attack led a flashmob tour of local grocery stores to draw attention to the struggle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).Hitting two Stop and Shops and a Trader Joe's, the group conducted a choreographed dance routine set to a rewritten version of Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time."
Community groups representing immigrants, labor, faith, and workplace safety are pushing for legislation to reform temp agency practices. Today they have won over one temp agency to voluntarily follow new standards.