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2013 HONK! Festival - Now With Two More Days of Honking
HONK! FESTIVAL


FESTIVAL OF ACTIVIST STREET BANDS

EIGHTH ANNUAL

SAVE THE DATES

October 11 through 14, 2013

a wide variety of events planned
in Somerville & Cambridge

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
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31 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Radical Culture
video-No War On Syria-Boston Protest-Aug. 31, 2013
no US war on Syria-protest-Boston 8-31-2013 005_1600x1200.jpgBoston, Mass.-Aug. 31,2013:
A large group of protesters against US military
intervention in Syria held a speakout and march
on Boston Common today.
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31 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Video/Photos: Fast Food Workers Strike and Protest low wages-Boston Protest-Aug. 29, 2013
fast food strike-boston-8-29-13.jpgDowntown Boston-Aug. 29, 2013:
Boston fast food low wage workers protested for a $15 an hour wage and good benefits.

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/sets/72157635287554833/detai
Video:
http://youtu.be/97cgJxv6BMM
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30 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Photos/Video-Boston Solidarity With 50th Anniv. of Martin Luther King 1963 March on Washington
mlk anniv boston 8-28-13 7.jpgBoston Common-Aug. 28, 2013:
Rally to carry on MLK's Dream of social justice-on the 50th anniv. of Martin Luther King's March for Jobs and Freedom.
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30 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
NO JUSTICE, NO COOKIES! PICKET SUPPORTING INSOMNIA COOKIE STRIKERS
iww114.jpgThe IWW was joined by Harvard’s Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), Common Struggle and other allies in a lively demonstration in front of Harvard Square’s Insomnia Cookies, where striking workers are fighting back against poverty pay, zero job security and long shifts without any breaks
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29 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Bread and Puppet Circus on Cambridge Common Sept. 1
BREAD & PUPPET THEATER

Total This & That Circus

Cambridge Common
Sunday, September 1st, 3 pm
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26 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Social Welfare
Boston Wobblies turn up the heat on Insomnia Cookies!
iww107.jpgOn August 22 at Harvard Square, Wobblies, students, radicals, community members, and workers from Insomnia Cookies hit the picket line hard. Roughly about forty people came out to show solidarity with workers who are struggling for better pay, better working conditions, and respect. Many passersby showed solidarity with the striking workers by offering kind words. Some even joined the picket line. When curious people found out about the disgustingly low wages, and the disrespect workers receive, they where appalled. We turned away many a customer at a time when the shop gets increased business from tourists and college students. Fast food employees across the nation are starting to resist their oppressive work situations. The staff at Insomnia Cookies has joined this common front that been developing against very exploitative corporate food chains. Wobblies are helping fast food workers to organize. We call on all workers to show solidarity with this struggle.

An Injury to One is an Injury to All !!!
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23 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor
Tent City Resisting Roslindale Foreclosure, Help Needed!
City Life/Vida Urbana is urging everyone available to come to a Tent City in Roslindale to block the foreclosure of Olivé Hendricks' home. The address is 21 Pinedale Road.

Fannie Mae, the mortgage holder on Hendricks' property, has obtained a court order allowing them to evict Hendricks and his family with no notice, in contrast to the 48 hours that are usually required.

Shortly before 3PM today moving trucks and police were spotted approaching the Hendricks' house. At 5PM CLVU organizers texted supporters saying there was still time and that they would be there into the evening. Boston luminaries Carlos Arredondo and Mel King, along with several local politicians, are at the scene or have visited.

Yesterday CLVU released the following statement:
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22 Aug 2013 | Filed under: News / Gentrification : Organizing
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