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For Labor Day: Boston-area workers finding new paths to rights and respect
fallriverpcas.jpgFour examples of how workers in the Boston area have found new paths to organization and the power of a voice at work. A recent study by the U-Mass Donahue Institute documents how the gap between rich and poor has widened substantially in Massachusetts over the past two decades. It showed that only those earning the highest incomes benefited from gains in technology, productivity, and globalization, while working class earnings stagnated and incomes for poor families plunged 15 percent (www.donahue.umassp.edu/publications/index).
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29 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
BAAM # 12: Our Birthday Issue
Baam12_Complete-1.gifWe are proud to release our 12th issue, which is also our 1 year birthday issue! As always you can download the PDF, but we are also now offering a mail subscription. We have changed a lot since our first, four-page paper, produced especially for last year’s Sacco and Vanzetti Parade, and are excited to launch our mail-subscriptions program. Check "Our birthday " article on page 2 for info on subscriptions. Text version also below

Sacco And Vanzetti Remembered; ICE Strikes Mass.; Our Birthday Issue! Pg 2
Hacking the T pg 3
Verizon Workers Win Contract; A Preview of the DNC, Pg 5
Abortion in Ireland Pg 6
War in Georgia, Pg 8
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27 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Education
Humanitarian Crisis in Mississippi: ICE Detains Hundreds in Workplace Raid
migra.jpgAfter answering the phone, Bill Chandler , director of MIRA! (the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, based in Jackson ), blurted out, “The ICE raid is in progress right now at Howard Industries, in Laurel , Mississippi .” Laurel is a small town of about 18,000 people; Howard Industries employs about 800 workers.
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27 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Race
A Preview of the DNC
dnc.jpgMuch has been made by many a liberal Democrat about the supposed "different-ness" of their political party, one that they claim has miraculously found a way to take billions of dollars of money every year from racist, sexist, land-raping capitalists and simultaneously support the liberation of women from patriarchy, people of color from white supremacy, workers from bosses, and the earth from destructive abuse. Anarchists reject these easily apparent lies every day, and they plan to do so again at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver Colorado.
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26 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / DNC : Organizing
Free Gaza Boats Break the Siege of Gaza; International Support Crucial to Success
1.jpgTwo small boats carrying 42 human rights activists broke the siege of Gaza. They sailed from Cyprus in defiance of Israeli threats to intercept the boats to enforce its blockade of Gaza. The arriving boats were greeted by thousands of jubilant Gazans and former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Intense international support was crucial in persuading Israel to allow the boats through.
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24 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Day
svmarch8-23-07a.JPGBoston, MA--On Saturday, August 23rd, Boston remembered the 81st anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is widely regarded as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history. This is the third rally organized by the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society in Boston.

VIDEO (from saccoandvanzetti.org):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1npVlofXh4

LISTEN TO AUDIO (from Chuck):
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24 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : Media : Organizing
Former Indymedia Journalist Among Ten Foreigners Detained in China
freetibet.jpgFormer Boston Indymedia journalist and media activist, Bryan Conley, founder of grassroots media videoblog Alive in Baghdad, is one of six US citizens detained in China for covering actions of Students for Free Tibet during the Olympics. The other five pro-Tibet activists are Jeffrey Rae, Jeff Goldin, Michael Liss, Tom Grant, and James Powderly. On Thursday, the Chinese government handed them and four other European activists a 10-day detention sentence.

RELATED:
Statement by Eowyn Rieke, wife of Brian Conley:
http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/205488/index.php
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22 Aug 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Media
Protesters Say No to Psychologists' Involvement in Torture
apa.jpgOn Saturday, August 16, about two hundred protesters gathered in Boston to protest psychologists’ involvement in abusive interrogations and illegal detention. People gathered at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention to support a call to the APA to forbid their members from cooperating in any way in torture and reject our government's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques." Co-sponsors of this action included Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility, the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, and Psychologists for an Ethical APA. In the next month, APA members will be voting on a referendum that would make any participation in detainee interrogations a violation of their code of ethics.

RELATED: Democracy Now! coverage of this event:
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/8/18/referendum_on_torture_debate_over_
Physicians for Human Rights Campaign Against: Torture
http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/torture/
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19 Aug 2008 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights
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