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Boston Protests 4th Anniversary of Iraq War - PHOTO ESSAY
138852105-S.jpgMAR/24/07 - Several thousand people gathered on the Boston Common for a rally and festive march against the continuing war and occupation in Iraq. Demonstrators form all over the state demanded an immediate end to the war and that all US troops be pulled out of the region.
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27 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
3/17 Pentagon protest-photos
PICT0113.JPGAbout 50,000 protesters braved the cold yesterday 3/17/07 in Washington DC to protest at the Pentagon. 3 buses from Boston came to DC.Here are some photos.
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18 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Hundreds Amass in New Bedford to Denounce Immigration Raids
136935126-S.jpgSaturday, March 17th -- Nearly two weeks after roughly 360 people were detained in one of the largest immigration raids in recent Massachusetts history, around 600 people converged in New Bedford to demand an end to such raids.
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18 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Pentagon Focus of a Spirited Peace Demonstration
The Pentagon was the focus of a spirited Peace demonstration on March 17, 2007. The crowd in the tens of thousands heard from over 30 riveting speakers. Activist Cindy Sheehan said: “Let’s stop this b... s...These b... s.... wars. It’s for the corporations...to make them rich and line the pockets of the...war criminals.” She added: “We’re the deciders. And we have decided that we want Bush and Cheney impeached...indicted...and imprisoned.”
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18 Mar 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
BC Activists Stage Protest Against Israeli Military Occupation at Israeli Consulate
demonstration4.jpgBoston, Massachusetts—A large group of Boston College students and others took part in a nonviolent direct action involving elaborate street theater at the New England Israeli Consulate building coinciding with the 4th anniversary of the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie and to draw attention to the construction of Israel’s Apartheid wall and Israel’s continuing illegal Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip at 1PM on Thursday, March 15, 2007.
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16 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Politics : War and Militarism
Photos 3-14 Immigrants rights I.C.E. protest, Boston
3-14 ICE protest 14.jpgAbout 200 people held a picket line on Wed. 3-14-07 in front of the Boston JFK Federal Building to protest Immigration and Naturalization's I.C.E. raid in New Bedford last week
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15 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
ICE Headed by Bush Crony; Investigated by Homeland Security for Deplorable Prison Conditions
Myers.jpgJulie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the branch of Homeland Security responsible for conducting the immigration raids in New Bedford, Massachusetts that helped create a humanitarian and economic crisis there, was appointed to her post by President Bush thanks to close family connections, according to several sources.
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09 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
The Day That Destroyed The Immigrant Family
no_human_being_is_illegal.jpgBoston, Mass. - Yesterday, a humanitarian crisis emerged from the aftermath of the March 6, 2007 raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Michael Bianco Inc. factory in New Bedford. Throughout New Bedford, children were left at day care centers, babies with babysitters and elders without caregivers. Throughout the day and evening, hundreds descended upon Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church looking for loved ones.

Corinn Williams, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) in New Bedford, expressed the urgent need they have for help, "Families are in desperate need of basics like diapers, baby food, and formula. This is like a natural disaster created by our federal government."
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08 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
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