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Community and labor groups kick-off boycott of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
STP61812.JPGEast Boston (July 12, 2007) - Outraged by flagrant management retaliation against a good faith effort by Enterprise Rent-A-Car workers to improve their wages and working conditions, a broad coalition of labor and community organizations -- and many elected officials -- announced their support for a consumer boycott of the company. The effort is designed to level economic pressure on the nation’s largest auto rental employer because of its abuse of workers’ rights at its East Boston airport rental facility.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Artist Stages Reenactments of Vietnam-Era Protest Speeches
zinn3.jpgExploring the parallels between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War, artist Mark Tribe will stage re-enactments of Vietnam-era protest speeches in Boston and Washington, D.C. in July. The events are part of Tribe’s Port Huron Project, a series of re-enactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the 1960s and ’70s.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
The New York Times Sells Cameroon for $250,000
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On a silver platter this past Sunday, The New York Times magazine featured no less than eight pages towards the liberalization of the economy in Cameroon. Showing off its excellence in corporate media advertising, the NY Times magazine sold prominent space to Cameroon business traders so they can in turn sell their country’s resources to U.S. investors, no doubt to the demise of many of its citizens. “Cameroon ready for growth, ready for investment,” reads a headline on page 59 which goes on to explain the country’s “quest for sustainable growth...”
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10 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
US Labor Against the War Iraqi Solidarity Tour
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Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein, President of the Electrical Utility Workers Union of Iraq and Faleh Abood Umara Gen. Sec. of the Iraqi Fed. of Oil Workers were hosted by U.S. Labor Against the War and offer perspective on the labor situation in Iraq. SEE VIDEO COVERAGE:
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06 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : War and Militarism
Voice from the North: Humankind is on the Brink of Destruction
ARCPolarbear.jpgAn interview at the US Social Forum with Faith Gemmill, member of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands) Network, about the environment, climate change, and a warning to all about failing to take care of the earth.
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04 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Environment
Immigrants Rights at the U.S. Social Forum
ussf_carpa2.jpgAtlanta, GA - Friday, 6/29/97.- The U.S. Social Forum is in progress with workshops, presentations and plennaries that cover almost all areas of struggle in this attempt to build "another world." The small Boston May Day Coalition has been present in as many migrant workers workshops as humanly possible. The concept of "migrant worker" is not popular in the forum. Most of the events are labeled "immigrant rights".
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30 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Community Stunned by Verdict: Quincy 4 Slammed with Jail Time
A six-person jury delivered its verdict yesterday evening in the case of the "Quincy 4," four Asian Americans charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in an incident involving the Quincy police.

Over 200 supporters rallied today in support of Chinese Progressive Association organizer, Karen Chen of Brighton; Quan Manh Thin and Tat M. Yuen of Quincy; and Howard Ng, who insist on April 30, 2006, were assaulted by the police coming home from a Chinese engagement party.
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23 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Race
JP Forum: Keeping JP Business Independent
Local_businesses.gifJamaica Plain is one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods, thanks in part to the unique variety of independent businesses. Yet main streets in other communities are losing their uniqueness to national chains and mega-retailers. What can JP do to preserve our strong locally-owned business community?

The Jamaica Plain Forum, JP's new community-based lecture series, presents Stacy Mitchell, author of "Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight of America's Independent Businesses". Thursday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Free
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21 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / Globalization : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
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