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Photos-Video: Iran/ US nuclear agreement Boston support rally 8/ 15/ 2015
Iran-US nuclear agreement rally-Boston-8-15-15 (2).jpgBoston, Mass.-Copley Sq.-Aug. 15, 2015:
About 250 of Boston's Iranian community and supporters rallied in Copley Square as part of worldwide rallies today to support the Iran/ US nuclear agreement.
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16 Aug 2015 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Prison Action News 8.2 Hits the Stands
Or at least the Internet... Volume 8 Issue 2 of Prison Action News is now available for download.
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01 Aug 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Media : Police and Prisons
Workers, Students and Community Members Rally for Patricia, Nassim & Paul
img_9555.jpgOn a scorching July 30, IWW members, the Student Labor Action Movement, and allies protested discrimination against Harvard workers Patricia, Nassim and Paul. Nassim was forced to pick between being laid off or demoted three salary grades, after standing up to a racist boss and defending co-workers (including one who was sexually harassed).
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31 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Labor
Grassroots Opposition Derails Boston Olympic Bid
poor_marty.jpgYahoo! News has reported that Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has come to an end, after new mayor Marty Walsh declined to sign an agreement committing the city to cover cost overruns from the event.
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28 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Politics : Social Welfare
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Churches and Synagogues Pray for Students Trapped in Debt‎
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million for illegal student lending practices. The bank must repay students $16 million, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and reform its lending practices. The Bureau accused Discover of overstating the minimum amount due in billing statements, misrepresenting students' total interest payments and engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The penalty is the first of its kind by the Bureau against a student loan company.

"This fine sends a strong message to companies that take advantage of students," said Eric LeCompte, executive director of the religious anti-poverty coalition Jubilee USA Network, which advocates for responsible student lending policies. "Predatory lending traps students in debt."

This past weekend, 64 faith communities from 26 states prayed and acted for fair student lending policies as part of Jubilee USA's national interfaith "Jubilee for Students" prayer event. In 2012 and 2013, the event pushed congressional legislation to stop federal student loan interest rate increases.
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28 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Education
IWW Member Acquitted on All Charges
courtsupportday1.jpgOn Tuesday July 21, IWW member Jason was cleared of all the phony charges dating from an arrest in November 2013. Jason was falsely charged with assaulting a cop, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after Cambridge and Harvard Police attacked an IWW picket at Insomnia Cookies. Workers at Insomnia went on strike in August 2013 over below minimum wage pay and illegal denial of breaks. Their demands included $15/hr, health care, and a union. The strike was later settled with strikers receiving back pay and offers of re-employment.
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23 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Labor : Police and Prisons
Video/Photos:Iran-US nuclear agreement rally-Boston 7/18/2015
iran-us boston 7-18-15  3.JPGBoston Common-July 18, 2015:
About 15 anti-nuclear weapons activists held a
rally/speakout in support of the new Iran-US
nuclear agreement.
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19 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Somerville 18 Need Support
somerville18.jpgOn January 15, 2015, the #Somerville18, a group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom identify as queer or transgender, stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by temporarily blocking the I-93 highway in Massachusetts. The demonstration called for the end to racial profiling, incarceration, murders, and other forms of police violence against Black people in the United States and beyond.
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14 Jul 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
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