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WOMEN'S LIBERATION: Student Group Organizes to Oppose Sexist Abercrombie & Fitch Catalogue
Gordon College students are organizing a protest and boycott of Abercrombie and Fitch after the company released its Christmas catalog entitled “Christmas and Sex.” The catalog, which contains 71 pictures of nude models, has sparked outrage throughout Gordon. “We are horrified that this type of soft pornography goes unnoticed,” says Gordon senior Jamee Borcuk. “In a subtle yet insidious way the Abercrombie and Fitch catalog condones the use of pornography which leads to the very sexual abuse we have been fighting to end.”
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09 Dec 2002 | Filed under: News /
RIGHT TO DISSENT: FBI "Interviews" Iraqi Professor at UMass Amherst
On Oct. 24 Mr. M.J. Alhabeeb an Iraqi professor at UMass Amherst was "interviewed" by the FBI. This attack is but one of hundreds that have occurred on campuses after Sept. 11. But a nationwide fightback is growing to protest the increasing racist profiling and blatant attacks on academic freedom by the government under the guise of "fighting terrorism."
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29 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS: Palestinian Activist Released on Bond
On Thursday, November 21, Palestinian human rights activist Amer Jubran, was released on the minimum legal bond of $1,500. The date of the next portion of his immigration trial was set for February 20, 2003.
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22 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
ANIMAL RIGHTS/STATE REPRESSION: Boston Attorney General Seeks to Criminalize Free Speech by Animal Rights Activists
Activists and civil rights advocates nationwide are crying "fascism” at Boston Attorney General Tom Reilly and Assistant Attorney General Philip J. McGovern for procuring 43 indictments against 12 animal rights activists. The indictments allege that threats and acts of attempted extortion were made during public protests against the insurance company Marsh Inc. in Boston. However, in over 7 months of protests, at which police and private security guards were present, no arrests have been made at any demonstration to date.
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21 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS: Boston Detainee Held without Charges; Friends Pressure INS
Friends of Amer JubranOn November 15, about eighty people called for the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to release Palestinian activist Amer Jubran at an early-morning rally in front of the regional INS headquarters in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in downtown Boston.
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16 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
PALESTINE: Boston Peace Activist Arrested by Israeli Military
On 11/15 in the Occupied Territories (Palestine), the Israeli military arrested nine peace activist internationals--including one Bostonian--and one Israeli peace activist after gassing and shooting rounds of live ammunition into a crowd of approximately 200 Palestinian men, women, and children who have been accompanied by over 30 international volunteers who had helped stage a peaceful protest and sit-in at the site of Israeli destruction of Palestinian agricultural land.
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15 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
ENVIRONMENT: Staples Finally Commits to Endangered Forests and Recycled Paper
Following a two-year campaign targeting the Framingham, Mass. headquartered Staples, the world's largest office supply store, the company today announced a commitment to phase out paper products originating from endangered forests and dramatically increase its sale of recycled paper products. Activists across the country are celebrating a grassroots victory.
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15 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: UMass Amherst Unions Confront Trustees, Plan Walkouts
Protest Against TrusteesOn Nov. 6 over 200 rank-and-file workers from five University of Massachusetts unions confronted the system's Board of Trustees demanding the funding of their contracts. In a spirited face off students of color also demanded the restoration of advising and other services gutted in June.
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08 Nov 2002 | Filed under: News /
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