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Boston Expresses Solidarity with Oaxaca
latuff15.jpgIn response to the Zapatistas call to action for Oaxaca on December 22, approximately 25 people gathered at the Mexican Consulate in Boston at noon. People came from all over the region, including Western Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Nova Scotia, and Rhode Island. Unlike many demonstrations, this event was attended by a cross section of people from the area, ranging from a family of five who lived in Oaxaca for years to students to older women with canes.
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27 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / International
Low-Income Tenents Fight Harvard's Expansion
housing.jpgHarvard is eyeing Lower Allston for campus expansion, threatening to relocate low-income tenents and allegedly build a biolab which would vivisect animals for medical research. A rally on December 14th confronted Harvard's plans.

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19 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Environment : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Human Rights Organization Denounces Egregious Workplace Immigration Raids in Six Meatpacking Plants
061213_immigration_hmed_7a.hmedium.jpgCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Regional office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) expresses deep concern that the immigration sweeps which recently took place in six Swift & Company meatpacking plants in six states represent an egregious attack on the right to work, and whose sole effect serves to stir up unfounded negative sentiments towards migrants and divide working-class families and migrant communities. Furthermore, some press reports indicate that less than 5% of those detained were charged with identity theft raising serious questions about the use of identity theft as a principle motive behind the raids.
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17 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Dehumanization Has No Place On Boston Radio
homeless.jpgThis coming weekend, WBCN Boston is planning to broadcast an event that degrades and humiliates homeless individuals for the perverse amusement of the listening audience. The AIDS Housing Corporation is calling on concerned persons to contact WBCN to urge them not to broadcast this disgusting spectacle.
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17 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Media
Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up
Mumia.gifAll of the Massachusetts Democrats in Congress joined in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man. They were John Olver, Richard Neal, James McGovern, Barney Frank, Martin Meehan, John Tierney, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano, Stephen Lynch, and William Delahunt.
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17 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Politics : War and Militarism
Call for 'Stewards Army' opens door for new labor activism
At a December 2 meeting of rank-and-file activists and stewards held in Braintree MA, CWA President Larry Cohen described a "vicious attack" by telecommunications employers on our standard of living, right to organize and ability to negotiate collective agreements. To rousing applause, Cohen said that for the labor movement to defend its members' wages and working conditions -- or that of workers more generally -- would require "creating an army of stewards."
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17 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Justice for Boston Children's Museum Workers!
workers.gifThe Boston Children's Museum (BCM) is widely known for its commitment to the children of Boston. But this Christmas, the president of the museum, Lou Casagrande is acting like a big Grinch to workers at the museum.

More than 15 BCM employees (mostly part-time, low-wage workers)were told on December 2 that their jobs would be terminated shortly after the holiday when the museum closes for renovations. Further, despite their experience at the museum, they were told they would not be guaranteed employment when the museum reopens.
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13 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Labor
Protesters Object to Reverend John Dooher's Elevation
Just like they have done Sunday after Sunday, right after mass, for the past 4 years, the “sidewalk protesters” gathered once again in front of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End.

Except it is 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon and today’s mass is not your usual Sunday one: Reverend John Dooher – a high-ranking chancery officer who coordinated sexual misconduct matters, alongside Bishop John McCormack- is being elevated to Auxiliary Bishop overseeing the Boston Archdiocese’s South Region. It is believed that as a coordinator, John Dooher helped create housing for abusive priests and by remaining silent about the issue, participated in covering-up the sexual abuse.
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12 Dec 2006 | Filed under: News / Organizing
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