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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
Chelsea and Low Income Communities Fight Power Plant, Against Environmental Injustice
02.jpgIn an astounding display of solidarity, community members from Roxbury, Dorchester, Chelsea, East Boston and their local government officials gathered at Chelsea High School last week to speak out against plans to build a diesel power plant in Chelsea. Standing before the Energy Facilities Siting Board, a board known for historically approving every siting permit request presented before them, people bitterly complained about Energy Management Inc.’s (EMI) railroading strategy to build the diesel plant a mere 250 yards from Chelsea’s only elementary school.
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06 Mar 2007 | Filed under: News / Environment
The Veterans for Peace organization shares it’s message: “John Kerry: We voted for you. Now we expect action from you”
DSC_0050.jpgIn front of the building at 1, Bowdoin Square, where Senator John Kerry has his office, some of the cars driving by during the 9 AM rush hour traffic were honking and giving the 30 protesters – who were holding signs such as “Stop the money, stop the war. What the hell is Congress for!”- a thumb up. “ I think we had no business being there in the first place” shared a woman as she passed the small group. “You guys are doing a good thing!” added another one.
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28 Feb 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
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