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Don’t Quit, Strike! A Letter from an Insomnia Union Member to Insomnia Workers Everywhere
The following letter was written by a member of the Insomnia Workers Union, who are currently on strike against Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square. For more information see the Boston IWW blog and Boston Indymedia's previous coverage of the strike.
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08 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Boston Bus Drivers on Wildcat Strike
1375964_684950348183160_535105802_n.jpgThe Boston School Department announced today that bus drivers are conducting an "illegal" work stoppage. It remains unclear how many drivers are participating in the strike, but the number appears to be substantial.

The bus drivers, members of United Steelworkers of America local 8751, list multiple grievances on their Facebook page, including short paychecks, forced off-the-clock work, harassment by school officials, violation of the terms of the union's contract, and more. Since September the bus drivers have been employed by Veolia Transportation, who took over the contract from 1st Student.
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08 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing
Supreme Court Sides with Hedge Funds Against Argentina
The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take the landmark debt case between Argentina and bondholders led by NML Capital, a hedge fund that buys the debt of countries in financial crisis. Argentina is expected to file a second petition in the coming months that the Supreme Court will review and decide again if it will hear the case. In June, Argentina filed a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to overturn a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made last October. The ruling ordered Argentina to pay bondholders $1.33 billion based on the court’s interpretation of a pari passu, or parity clause.
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07 Oct 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Globalization : International : Politics : Social Welfare
Cradle of Liberty Issue #4 Out
We are proud to announce the release of Issue #4 of The Cradle of Liberty,
a Newsletter of Mass. Struggles. View it here: Print Version OR Web Version
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04 Oct 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Media
The ''Muhammad Ali of the Criminal Justice System'' Passes On
Reposted from Angola 3 News.

This morning we lost without a doubt the biggest, bravest, and brashest personality in the political prisoner world. It is with great sadness that we write with the news of Herman Wallace's passing.
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04 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released
herman-2-april-2013.jpgReposted from Angola 3 News

After a long, dramatic day, we are humbled to report that the indomitable, irrepressible Herman Wallace has just been released after spending over 4 decades in solitary confinement.

View A3 Coalition photos from Herman's release at Flickr and Indybay and a video of his arrival at the LSU hospital.
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06 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Police and Prisons : Race
Immigrant Prisoners Organize for Improvements at South Bay, Threaten Hunger Strike
Reposted from Cradle of Liberty. Forty detainees at Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay) in South Boston called off a hunger strike planned for Thursday, September 26, after prison officials agreed to negotiate over poor health conditions, among other issues. On Tuesday, prisoners delivered a letter to the prison administration demanding officials “improve food safety,[...]equalize access to programs and services,[...]and support visitation rights,” according to a press release from supporters.
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01 Oct 2013 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Police and Prisons
Three Upcoming Talks On Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race
Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) was an anti-white-supremacist, working-class intellectual and activist whose work focuses on the centrality of struggle against white supremacy to efforts at progressive social change. He is best known for his pioneering writings beginning in 1965 on the concept of white skin privilege and for his seminal, two volume work The Invention of the White Race (1994 and 1997).
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01 Oct 2013 | Filed under: Announcement / Race
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