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Condoleezza Rice at Boston College? I Quit
BushandCondi2.jpgAn open letter to William P. Leahy, SJ, president of Boston College.
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13 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Alive In Baghdad Project: From Amman
Aliveinbaghdad-AnAverageDayInBaghdad297.jpgThese are excerpts from the AliveinBaghdad web site. A project initiated by a BIMC member and currently freelance reporter, Brian Conley, reporting from Amman, Jordan.

During his first trip to Iraq, Brian focused on interviewing Iraqis living in and outside Baghdad. Previous to his trip to Iraq, he had been shooting video for seven years, worked internationally in Quebec City and Guatemala, contributed with Indymedia on two films about the FTAA, and worked independently with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Miami Workers, and other organizations of Communities of Color. See www.aliveinbaghdad.org for complete information on this project.
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12 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Politics
Framework for a police state – US government phone spying targets all Americans
mike122905.gifThe exposure in Thursday’s USA Today of a vast and secret National Security Agency data base tracking the phone calls of hundreds of millions of Americans is further evidence of the advanced preparations for the establishment of a police state in the United States. The NSA database is a blueprint for political repression and intimidation on a massive scale.
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12 May 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / Human Rights
Fair Trade Art from Zimbabwe Makes Its Way to Boston
zimart.jpgSocially responsible artwork from Zimbabwe makes a big impression and gives a different image of Africa.

Usually the term fair trade is associated with coffee, chocolate or bananas. But how often do you hear about fair trade art? Planet Aid and Friends Forever Zimbabwe will host a three-week exhibition at the Harriet Tubman House displaying fairly traded sculptures from Zimbabwe starting May 3.
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08 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor
Mexican Repression Sparks Boston Solidarity Demonstration
zapatistas1.jpgRoughly 20 demonstrators gathered at the General Consulate of Mexican in Boston today at 4:00pm. They were protesting the recent wave of repression by the Mexican government against residents of Texcoco and Oaxaca. Chanting slogans such as “they killed that young boy in the street,” followed by “and said it met his human needs,” protesters marched in solidarity with the people of Texcoco, which is located near Mexico City. Mexican riot police have directed a brutal campaign of dislocation and eviction against residents there that left one fourteen year old boy dead. As a result, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) suspended “The Other Campaign” and called for worldwide actions to support the victims of Mexican state brutalization.
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06 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Palestine Youths Art Censorship: Protest at Brandeis
brandisepalrt 003.jpgAlmost a hundred Brandies students and local activists descended on the Goldfarb library yesterday to reclaim an exhibit of children’s art by Palestinian refugees that had been removed by school officials. Initiated by an Israeli student and former IOF solider the display showed the realities of life under occupation from the eyes of its young victims.
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05 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Race
Quick Review of el Gran Paro
minCIMG0743.JPGThousands celebrate el Gran Paro Nacional by participating in rallies and marches across Greater Boston.

A day of events celebrating el Gran Paro Nacional on May Day ended in Boston with thousands of immigrants and their allies participating in rallies, marches, work stoppages, and school walkouts.
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01 May 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Anti-Torture Demonstration at Harvard Marks Abu Ghraib Scandal
Cutout5.jpgDemonstrators hold symbolic protest on the two year anniversary Iraq prisoner abuse.

Students, faculty, and members of the Harvard community joined a silent demonstration Friday calling for accountability on the two-year anniversary of the release of the Abu Ghraib prison photos.
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29 Apr 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
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