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video/photos/song:Boston Martin Luther King Day speakout 1/17/2015
MLK legacy jobs not war-cropped.jpgBoston Common-Jan. 17, 2015:
The weekly sat. peace vigil at Park St. in Boston held its annual Martin Luther King Day weekend vigil and speakout.
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18 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Activists Shut Down Interstate Highway 93 North and South During Morning Rush Hour Traffic into Boston
B7ZV0HHCEAErRK2.png:large.pngSomerville/Milton/Boston -- Activists have shut down Interstate 93 Southbound and Northbound during morning rush hour commute into Boston to “disrupt business as usual” and protest police and state violence against Black people.

Two different groups of activists linked their bodies together across the highway in coordinated actions north and south of Boston. This action was in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This diverse non-Black group of Pan-Asians, Latinos, and white people, some of whom are queer and transgender, took this action to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of Black people in Boston.
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15 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
video-photos: Boston Protest To Close Guantanamo Prison
guantanamo protest-edited flickr-1-10-2015 boston (2).jpgBoston, Mass.-Jan. 10, 2015:

This weekend, Jan. 11, marks the 13th anniversary of the opening of the US detention/torture facility at Guantanamo. About 20 people braved the cold temperatures to protest at Park St. in Boston, with speakers detailing the torture of prisoners as well as reading statements and poetry by the prisoners themselves.
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11 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
(A-Radio) Interview with Anarchist Black Cross Belarus on the repression, Ukraine and the refugees
In the context of the recent acute increase in repression in Belarus, the Anarchist Radio Berlin talked to Anarchist Black Cross Belarus about their work, the situation in the neighbouring country of Ukraine and the situation of refugees in Belarus. For security reasons we transcribed the original interview and re-recorded it ourselves.

You'll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here: http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/01/09/a-radio-in-english-interview-with-/

The length is: 10:53 min.
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11 Jan 2015 | Filed under: Interview / Police and Prisons
Congolese president’s nephew, likely successor to Denis Sassou N’guesso, in shady French political deals
Jean Dominique Okemba, the newphew of the Congolese president, is involved in shady deals in France together with financial institutions from France and PROPARCO, the French investment agency.
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09 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Politics
video/photos-Boston First Night 2015 Against War And Police Violence
1 first night 2015 (12).jpgBoston, Mass.-Dec. 31, 2014

New Years Eve 2015: Boston First Night Against The Wars took place in Copley Sq. in Boston in the midst of New Years Eve festivities. There was a standout between 12 noon and 6pm with anti-war banners and signs.
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01 Jan 2015 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons
Countries Affected by Ebola Lose $1.4 Billion Annually to Debt, Corruption and Tax Evasion Outflows Dwarf Money in Health Care and Prevention Budgets
New reports show Ebola-impacted countries losing billions to debt, tax evasion and corruption.
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26 Dec 2014 | Filed under: News / International
350 Jews March from Coolidge Corner to Protest Racist Police Violence on First Night of Chanukah
tesssheflan.jpgBrookline, MA — Last night, over 350 Boston-area Jews gathered to observe the first night of Chanukah in Coolidge Corner by protesting racist police violence. They lit menorahs as a symbolic dedication to the fight to end systemic police violence and racial profiling, and to remember the lives of black people across the country who have been killed by police. Traffic was stopped in Coolidge corner for 30 minutes as hundreds of protesters gathered on the sidewalks and in the streets for public prayer and song, led by Jews of color, followed by a youth speak-out held on the steps of Kehillath Israel. They also fundraised for Black Lives Matter Boston.
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17 Dec 2014 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
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