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Textron Cluster Bombs Focus of Vigil in Wilmington MA
DSC00016.jpgNorthampton, Mass -- About 80 people joined the Northampton (MA) Committee to Stop the War in Iraq yesterday to protest Textron Systems based in in Wilmington, Mass., for its manufacture of cluster bombs. The vigil took place outside the plant to call on all people of conscience to oppose the use of cluster munitions and to actively work to end the manufacture and sale of cluster bombs. The Northampton Committee initiated this protest after one of its founding members, Frances Crowe, 87 of Northampton, learned of Textron's role in the production and sale of cluster munitions. Since then Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Traprock Peace Center, Code Pink of western Massachusetts as well as Progressive Democrats of America/Massachusetts, Northampton Chapter have endorsed the protest in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
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06 Oct 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : International : Organizing : War and Militarism
Actions in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca!
helicopter.jpgOn Saturday, September 30th, as Mexican military helicopters flew over Oaxaca City with the intent of threatening and intimidating the peaceful movement of the Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca, Boston activists gathered at the Boylston T stop to spread awareness about the imminent invasion of Oaxaca City by the federal Mexican Army. This small educational action marked the beginning of an on-going campaign of Boston solidarity with the movement of the popular assemblies in Oaxaca. Read more for ideas on how to get involved!
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02 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / International
Burlington Janitors Fast for Workers Rights
fastersday1.jpgBurlington, Mass. — Several janitors began a 5-day fast on Monday to show awareness on worker rights violations by three cleaning contractors, Resource One and Jani-Solutions, hired by real state development agency Gutierrez Co., and American Housekeeping, hired by one of its tenants. Every day of this week the group of fasters, monitored by a team of nurses, will be sitting on Wall and Cambridge Streets and are planning to hold a prayer vigil on Thursday.
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27 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Somerville residents take action
IMG_0026.JPGA CD blasting the reggae beats of the group “Spearhead” and holding a couple of symbolic rainbow-colored peace flags, a dozen residents of Somerville gathered at Davis Square this evening to urge their neighbors to take action. Mathew Hochman believes that now is the time, “During the Vietnam War, people didn’t start shouting bring the troops home before the fifth year!”
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26 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Politics
Young Boston Jewish Activists Confront CJP Board of Directors
boston_jewsforjustice04.jpgOn Thursday, September 21st, 2006 at 7:30 AM, young Boston Jewish activists confronted the Board of Directors of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) at their board meeting at 126 High Street. Their message was "In the New Year, Support Justice, Not War, In Palestine and Lebanon."
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21 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : War and Militarism
Call for the formation of neighborhood anarchist collectives and projects
cambridge.jpegBAAM Boston would like to encourage all Boston area anarchists and anti-authoritarians to form collectives, organizations, or projects in their neighborhoods and schools. We encourage these groups to first organize themselves, and then tackle the issues present in their neighborhoods and communities.

Learn about ongoing struggles, and get involved. Start new projects against oppression and exploitation, and invite your neighbors.
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20 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Announcement / Organizing
The Boston Globe Must Cover the Crisis at CPCS
newsletter-button_000.jpgThe most diverse college within the most diverse university in the Northeast, the UMass Boston College of Public and Community Service (CPCS), is in serious risk of destruction at the hands of its own Dean (supported by the UMass Boston Provost and Chancellor). For months, the CPCS community has tried to get serious coverage of this crisis in the Boston Globe, and has been repeatedly rebuffed. Now the CPCS community is demanding coverage, through this petition, after providing statistics demonstrating that the Boston Globe has an established pattern of seriously underreporting events at UMass Boston--a large public college--when compared to its generous coverage of large private colleges in the Boston area.
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13 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Media
Court Solidarity Email Scooped by State Police Snoops
a 002 (2).jpgThe Massachusetts State Police "Fusion Center" has intercepted an activist court solidarity email and forwarded it to the Lexington police department who passed it to the Concord district court where it was entered into evidence against a demonstrator on trial today.
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13 Sep 2006 | Filed under: News / Race
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