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Youth protest State’s approval of coal gasification plant
coal3.jpgNearly fifty protesters gathered in opposition to a new coal project in Massachusetts. A delivery of coal was made by activists to the Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston. The office has recently dismissed an appeal of the state’s approval for a coal gasification project in Somerset, MA. Protesters gathered with music, signs and chants such as "Clean Coal Is A Dirty Lie."

If completed, this will be the first coal plant to use this untested technology in the US, setting a dangerous precedent for the rest of the country.
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11 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / Environment
Revolutionary Music Mini-Tour, Summer '08
music-vs-military_extend.gifThe Music of Revolution: New England mini-tour of the Network of Revolutionary Musicians (NORM): July-August.

The NORM is a new project of the Northeast Anarchist Network, striving to connect revolutionary community struggles with the songs of resistance. Below is the dates of the first ever NORM shows, representing the New England wing of the NORM tour 2008. All shows are sliding-scale donations, with half the money going to the tour costs and the other half to various local causes. Look for more shows in New England in August, as well as the rest of the Northeast.
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10 Jul 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Media
'Welcoming Massachusetts' Launches to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion in MA
IMG_0044.gifBoston, MA - A diverse group of over 200 faith, labor, education, and immigrant community members and leaders gathered today at the Grand Staircase of the State House to officially launch the new Welcoming Massachusetts statewide initiative. Welcoming Massachusetts was founded on the belief that the people of MA remember, honor, and value its immigrant roots, and that the communities that make up the Commonwealth embrace the shared values that unite everyone.

Sign the Pledge!
http://www.welcomingma.org/
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09 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Race
Dick Cheney Met By Protesters on 4th of July
New_July 4 Cheney Visits Boston 001.jpgAnti-war and impeachment protesters met Dick Cheney as he visited Boston July 4th. The "president of vice" , Dick Cheney, came to Boston, MA this July 4th--he was present at a military re-enlistment ceremony aboard the revolutionary war era ship the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"). About 50 anti-Cheney and anti-war protesters greeted his motorcade entering the Charlestown Navy Yard with protest signs and jeers.
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05 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Iraq War Resisters Seek Refuge in Canada: First Deportee Scheduled for July 10
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Corey Glass is a former sergeant from the Los Angeles California National Guard, who arrived in Canada in August 2006. "When I joined the national guard, they told me the only way I would be in combat is if there were troops occupying the United States," Corey said. "I signed up to defend people and do humanitarian work filling sandbags if there was a hurricane; I should have been in New Orleans, not Iraq." Now he faces deportation.
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02 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
PSL ON THE BALLOT IN ARKANSAS, VERMONT AND COLORADO!
update.jpgThe La Riva/Puryear PSL Presidential Campaign is proud to announce that we have achieved ballot status in Arkansas, Vermont and Colorado! We are also in the final stages for ballot status in Utah, Florida, New Jersey and Iowa. Over the next two months, we will be working to gain ballot access in many additional states, including Washington state, New York, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, California and other states.
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01 Jul 2008 | Filed under: News / Politics
Solidarity rally with workers from the Colonade Hotel
IMG_2331.jpgSkilled trades and maintenance workers at the Colonade Hotel are united in the Area Trades Council. Hotel management is refusing to agree to a contract that would provide fair wages and benefits based on area standards. Union and community supporters came to a rally to show support for fairness and put pressure on management to treat employees with dignity and respect.
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30 Jun 2008 | Filed under: News / Labor
Aramark Workers Strike at Boston’s Convention Centers
protest.jpgOn June 21st, hundreds of food service workers initiated a strike against the Philadelphia-based Food Service company, Aramark, walking off the job and picketing at Boston’s two biggest convention centers: the Hynes Convention Center (HCC) and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). 350 food workers at the two convention centers, members of Unite Here Local 26, have been without a contract since October, and the company called off all negotiations in May.

[Reposted from BAAM! newsletter: Print your own personal copy from article below!]
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30 Jun 2008 | Filed under: News / Labor
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