US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
IVAW Winter Soldier Local Support Action
3-15-08 Winter Soldier--005.jpgOn March 13-16 in Washington, DC, the Iraq Veterans Against The War conducted the "Winter Soldier" hearings on the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. Former US military who were in Iraq and Afghanistan testified about US war crimes in the 2 wars and dramatically condemned the Bush administration and Pentagon for starting the wars.

The DC hearings were broadcast live on the internet and they were seen by the public at many locations organized by anti-war activists in multiple states. In Boston, viewings were organized at the University of Massachusetts on Friday and the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge on this past Saturday 3-15. A good turnout showed up in Cambridge Saturday to watch the IVAW Winter Soldier hearings. Local media, including the Boston Globe, covered the event; however the IVAW Winter Soldier was largely ignored by most corporate media. People took anti-war signs and a bullhorn outside to Harvard Square to make the public aware of the Winter Soldier proceedings.
Read the full article »
18 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Confronting Empire Speaker Series--Harvard Law School March 17-19
To mark the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion into Iraq, Harvard Law students from the group Unbound, HLS Peace, Justice for Palestine, and the National Lawyers' Guild sponsored a three-day lecture series called Confronting Empire: Five Years of War with Iraq. The third day, March 19, fell on the actual anniversary date, and the lecture this day was called "US Foreign Policy and Intervention in the Middle East." It featured Irene Gendzier, Boston University Professor and Author of "Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East," and Howard Zinn, historian and author of "A People's History of the United States."

Read the full article »
20 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : War and Militarism
Central American Solidarity Activists Dispute Department of Justice Order, Denounce Possible Repeat of Illegal Harassment
cispes25.jpgGrassroots Group Accused of Being Foreign “Agent” of Leftist Political Party in Lead-up to Contentious Salvadoran Presidential Elections.

The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), illegally targeted in the 1980’s by the largest FBI Internal Security investigation of the Reagan era, has in recent months again received threatening communications from the U.S. Department of Justice. Citing the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, a letter sent to CISPES in January questions the organization’s relationship with the leftist Salvadoran political party known as the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation, or FMLN. CISPES received similar inquiries in the 1980s which eventually led to an illegal FBI investigation into its activities.
Read the full article » (1 comment)
13 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / International : Organizing : Politics
Verizon Employment Numbers in Massachusetts Don't Add Up to the Secure Jobs Our Communities Need
verizon.JPGVerizon management recently boasted to the news media about adding new services and new jobs in Massachusetts. On February 28, Verizon announced it "is completing the hiring of an additional 200 union-represented customer service employees in Andover, Springfield, Taunton and Worcester," as part of "a major capital investment of $200 million in new broadband technology for Massachusetts in 2008."

The company enlisted support from union members for the expansion, yet less than two weeks later management informed employees that it would eliminate over a hundred jobs at thirty work locations in Massachusetts.
Read the full article »
12 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Labor
Boston in Solidarity with the Victims of State Repression in Colombia
colombia.jpgBoston, Mass. -- Last Thursday, on March 6, the Boston May Day Coalition, MLK Bolivarian Circle, Permanent Committee for Peace in Colombia, and Chelsea United Against the War, joined in location at Park Street a vigil called by Colombia Vive. With respect for the activity called by Colombia Vive, these groups expressed their own position about the tragic and dramatic situation in Colombia. This coalition, however, demonstrated in solidarity with the initial call made in Colombia to denounce the crimes of the State and the paramilitary and demand that repression be stopped now.
Read the full article »
11 Mar 2008 Modified: 12 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Education : Globalization : Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan
Picture 004.jpgFrom March 13-16th, U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will testify to what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground in these occupations. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.

PUBLIC AIRING IN BOSTON: March 14, UMass, Campus Center 3rd Floor, 3 Point Lounge, 9:00am - 12:00am; and March 15, Harvard Square in Cambridge at the First Parish Church from 10:00 am through 6:00 p.m.
LOCAL TV BROADCAST: Somerville Community TV, Channel 3, FRI-1:00pm-4:30pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm, SAT-3:00pm-5:00pm, 8:00pm-9:00pm (FSTV)
Read the full article »
09 Mar 2008 Modified: 12 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Media : Organizing : Politics : War and Militarism
Why I Won’t Vote for Obama... Or for Hillary, And Certainly Not for McCain, And Not Even For Ralph
An Anarchist View of the U.S. Elections.

In the United States, there has developed an enthusiastic movement of support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama. Besides the large forces he appeals to, especially among young adults, he is overwhelmingly supported by the left: liberals, social democrats, and Stalinists. I appreciate the movement-like aspect of his popular support, yet I personally will not vote for him.
Read the full article »
08 Mar 2008 | Filed under: Commentary / Education : Environment : Gender : GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Who Owns Our Water? The Global Grassroots Struggle to Take Back the Tap
Thirsty Image.jpgThe "water wars" are on the horizon. Just like oil today. We suffer a moral predicament as big corporations reap windfall profits from privatizing water while billions go thirsty. But who owns our water in the first place? How can we protect this common resource for all, now and forever? There is no one better to address this issue and provide us with hopeful direction than world renowned global expert on water rights, Maude Barlow. Maude discussed how protecting our water sources from corporate interests is as crucial as curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, she laid out the actions that we as global citizens must take to secure a water-just world - a "blue covenant" for all.

Read the full article »
07 Mar 2008 | Filed under: News / Environment : Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Local Interest
text 10/24/16
Boston: Two excavation workers drown in a 12-foot-deep trench ("0")
text image 10/24/16
Rally at MIT Against US Arms Deals with Saudi Arabia (Thurs 27 Oct 5pm) ("0")
text image 10/21/16
Strike Solidarity Rally - Harvard Dining Workers - Cambridge Common (Sat 3pm 22 Oct 2016) ("0")
text image 10/21/16
Mother of black teen drowned by police to speak at solidarity event Oct 24 ("0")
text image 10/13/16
Ending the Many Wars in Syria: Phyllis Bennis - Brandeis 13 Oct - Briston Community College 14 Oct ("0")
text image 10/13/16
Harvard Report on Negotiations with Striking Workers of UNITE HERE Local 26 ("0")
text image 10/12/16
Starving Harvard Hires Scabs to Replace Striking Cafeteria Workers ("0")
text 10/12/16
10/19 Rojava Solidarity Committee Meeting ("0")
text image 10/12/16
200 Workers Protest Privatization of the T - Faneul Hall - 12 Oct 2016 ("0")
text image 10/12/16
MBTA Labor Union Rally and Picket - Faneul Hall Markeplace - Noon - 12 Oct 2016 ("0")
All newswire listings...
text image 10/25/16
(A-Radio) Presentation: the Prison Strike in the USA 2016 ("0")
text 10/25/16
Layoffs hit US auto industry as sales slow ("0")
text 10/25/16
Obama administration split on “Plan B” for Syria intervention ("0")
text 10/24/16
Clinton and Trump committed to new attacks on public education ("0")
text 10/24/16
Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min ("0")
text 10/24/16
The 2016 elections and the dead-end of “lesser evil” politics ("0")
text 10/23/16
Paraphysique de la folie ("0")
text 10/23/16
New attacks on Oregon public pension plan ("0")
text 10/23/16
Guantánamo Diary author released after 14 years in illegal detention ("0")
text 10/23/16
Egyptian junta cultivates Russia and China as a counterweight to the US ("0")
text 10/23/16
Johnson-no alternative for the election ("0")
text 10/23/16
War with Russia? ("0")
All newswire listings...
Hidden articles...
View comments...