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Telephone workers picket home of Verizon General Manager to support the FiOS Five
IMG_0853.jpgOn Sunday morning Nov. 18, more than 50 telephone workers picketed the home of Ellen Corcoran, General Manager of Verizon New England. Union members are upset that Verizon’s relentless push for unreasonable and unattainable production quotas is putting workers and the public at risk.
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18 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Massachusetts Rallies in Support of Pakistani Lawyers
NLG_demo_for_Pakistan_01.jpgThe National Lawyers Guild organized a demonstration in Boston on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 in solidarity with lawyers in Pakistan, who have been beaten and jailed for opposing the suspension of constitutional rights in their country.
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14 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / International
Veterans for Peace Arrested at Veterans Day March in Boston [video]
veterans.gifVeterans for Peace, in their own voices, talk about their action of civil disobedience Sunday where as many as eighteen members were arrested during the Veterans Day Parade in Boston. Every year, veterans against the war are banned from marching officially on the parade.

SEE VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YnwXHBxD9s&eurl=

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW:
Veteran Kenneth Farr, on "What's Left", WMBR 88.1FM
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25520
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13 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Bolivian Anarchism and Indigenous Resistance: Interview with Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
III_Cumbre__final_.jpgThe South American nation of Bolivia has filled the headlines of the global press with their fight against water privatization, struggle for nationalization of gas, non-compliance with free trade policies, and the election of South America’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales. These struggles are rooted in the long history of indigenous resistance to colonialism and imperialism in Bolivia. In an interview conducted during her recent stay in Pittsburgh, subaltern theorist, Aymara sociologist, and historian Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui discussed Bolivian Anarchism, the health benefits of the Coca plant, and the Cocaleros' (Coca Growers') fight for sovereignty.

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http://media.indypgh.org/uploads/2007/03/Silvia_Rivera_Cusicanqui.mp3
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13 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Interview / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Iraq Veterans Against the War Speak Out
Picture_050.jpgAs part of the national anti-war mobilization on October 27, 2007, as many 10,000 protesters gathered in Boston to make themselves heard against the war. Among them, Iraq Veterans Against the War were not only present but became prominent at the rally as they chanted, marched, wearing proudly their IVAW t-shirts, and told their stories to anyone who was ready to listen.

LISTEN TO AUDIO:
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25521
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15 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Immigration Raids Create Emotional Trauma and Economic Distress for Children, New Report FInds
199190_IMG_0095.JPGBoston, MA - The Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NSWMA) presented a new report by the Urban Institute and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), which examines how recent immigration enforcement actions have affected the wellbeing of children of immigrants in the U.S.

Researchers found that for every two people detained in immigration enforcement operations, one child is left behind. Two-thirds of these children are U.S. citizens and a similar share is under age ten. The report details the consequences of immigration enforcement operations on children's psychological, educational, economic, and social wellbeing. It also outlines the heavy burden that workplace raids are placing on communities, school systems, social service providers, and religious institutions, which have acted as first responders for families in these incidents.
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02 Nov 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Reclaiming the Streets One Honk at a Time
honk6.jpgBoston, Mass.--Let's face it, we spend less and less time in public and when we do, it is often to just get from one place to another. True, every city has its fair share of festivities each year that manage to bring the populous into the streets for "celebration", but the result of these activities is little more than dollars spent, food ingested, and the possibility of being entertained.

The Honk Festival, now in its second year, is intended to be the exact opposite. The flyers describe it simply as a "Festival of Activist Street Bands," but this is no average performance. Yes, there is music, lots of music, and there's theater too, but there are no stages, no DJ's, no cart-wielding vendors, and yeah, it's free.
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31 Oct 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Anti-war Protest Draws New Audience
Picture_022.jpgMuggy weather didn’t hold back as many as ten thousand protestors last Saturday in Boston. Fog clouds against the Prudential building was the view at the anti-war protest, which brought in newcomers and protest veterans at the Boston Commons.

[See related photos and video links at the end of the article.]
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30 Oct 2007 | Filed under: Review / War and Militarism
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