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Jesse Diaz, leader of the Los Angeles March 25th Coalition successfully concluded visit to Massachusetts
jesse_8-27-06_boston_b.jpgJesse Diaz, one of the leaders of the March 25th Coalition in Los Angeles, California, that started a process of massive immigrant demonstrations, visited Boston from 8/24 through 8/27. Diaz was invited to tour the area to share his organizing experience with local pro-undocumented immigrant rights organizations by the Boston May Day Coalition.
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29 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Labor
New Name For Senate Telecom Bill—But Still In Need of Fix
ATOR-headline.jpgSummary: Sen. Steven’s telecom bill HR5252 is now called the “Advanced Telecommunications and Opportunity Reform (ATOR) Act”—but still fails to protect Net Neutrality, allows for telecommunication ‘redlining’ of low income and rural communities, and hurts public access TV, says Anthony Riddle of the Alliance For Community Media.
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16 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Media
4th Boston Justice for Lebanon Rally
01.jpgUnder a thin veil of desperation, about 500 Lebanese, Lebanese-Americans, and supporters from many walks of life assembled for the fourth consecutive week at Copley Square to protest the ongoing indiscriminate attacks of Israel on the Lebanese civilian population and its infrastructure.

Photos by Jonathan McIntosh
http://capedmaskedandarmed.com/photoblog
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12 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
Local Jews Protest Against War and Stand With Humanity
DSC09963.jpgOn Thursday afternoon, August 10th, several dozen people from various Jewish peace organizations gathered for a demonstration at 126 High Street in downtown Boston. They came together at that location to protest under the banner “The Jewish organizations in this building do not speak for us!”
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10 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Race : War and Militarism
Poverty in Boston, What Poverty?
new_orleans.jpgThat’s exactly what an editor for the business section at the Boston Globe said during class at Harvard when I proposed writing a story about the correlation between the rise in crime and poverty in our city. I was dumbfounded and almost answered, “All you have to do is look outside your window,” as I remembered the men standing day after day on the street corners looking for work at my Somerville neighborhood. Then again, I didn’t know where the editor lived and the suburbs isn’t exactly a Boston hub for the homeless. The story idea was shut down, and we both moved on with our privileged lives.
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09 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Education : Media : Race
Menino Targeted for Supporting Biolab
shirt.jpgBoston Mayor Thomas Menino, a supporter of the dangerous "BioSafety Level- 4" (BSL-4) lab, was targeted by Operation: Over and other opponents of the proposed lab on Monday. Biolab opponents gathered at Boston City Hall for the fourth weekly death procession and for the beginning of their focus on the Mayor.
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09 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Biolab Opponents Find Success, Continue Struggle
biolab 012.jpgSafety Net members, plantiffs in a legal battle against the B.U. biolab, have one a victory over the past two days. For anyone who did not see the front page of the August 4 Boston Globe or the third page article in the Metro, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Ralph Gants ruled that the proposed bioterror lab would be illegal because Boston University did not properly obtain the necessary permits or file an adequate Environmental Impact Report.
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07 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Demonstrations for Justice in Lebanon Continue in Boston Area
01.jpgDemonstrators gathered in Copley Square on Wednesday evening to demand Israel immediately stop it's attacks on Lebanon. This was the third organized rally held at Copley in the past few weeks.

The protesters, many of them Lebanese-Americans, lined Dartmouth Street for several hours. They carried sings, waved Lebanese flags and chanted, "Stop the bombing now, ceasefire now" for the passing rush hour traffic.
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03 Aug 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : War and Militarism
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