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MLK PROTEST: MLK Day Living Wage Rally
At 2:00 on Martin Luther King Day (01/21/02) about 400 Harvard University janitors and their supporters from the community packed the First Unitarian Church for a noisy, celebratory rally in support of a living wage. Afterwards, 250 people spilled out of the church into the cold drizzle for a vibrant, upbeat march around Harvard Square.
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24 Jan 2002 | Filed under: News /
FIRST NIGHT IN BOSTON: Peace Vigils at First Night
Two peace vigils were held during this year’s First Night activities in Boston. About a dozen people gathered in Copley Square from 4:00-5:00 to protest the on-going war in Afghanistan and the “war on terrorism”. From 5:00-6:00 about fifty people gathered at Park St. Station to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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MACY'S PROTEST: Burma Action Movement Protests Outside Macy's
Members of the Burma Action Movement at Brandeis University held a two-hour protest outside of Macy’s Department Store. The group, chanting slogans such as “Get your slave goods at Macy’s” drew attention to Macy’s sale of clothing made in Myanmar, a country known for its military dictatorship and use of forced labor.
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29 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
LANDMINES: US Landmine Policy
Anti-personnel landmines kill or maim 18,000 people a year. In Afghanistan, a heavily mined country, as many as 88 people a month have stepped on a mine. Since the start of the US bombing campaign, that number is thought to be much higher. A landmine is a horrific weapon that maims and kills indiscriminately, a weapon that most of the world's countries have seen fit to ban in a 1997 treaty. The United States remains one of the few that has not signed it. President Clinton put off signing the treaty to 2006, and the Bush Administration appears to be backing away from Clinton's promises altogether. The Defense Department has stressed the need for landmine use in areas where special forces are in operation, perhaps making mines an important part of the US "war on terrorism." The following interview with Gina Coplon-Newfield, the Physicians for Human Rights-based coordinator of the US Campaign to Ban Landmines, describes mines and their implications for human rights, US policy towards mine-banning efforts, past and present, and ongoing efforts to get the US to join the mine-ban treaty.
[ Interview | US Campaign to Ban Landmines | Physicians for Human Rights ]
18 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
TUFTS PEACE CONFERENCE: Family of September 11th Victim Speak To Hundreds At Tufts Peace Conference
“We do not want war and we are not comforted by the bombing in Afghanistan.” These are the words of 28 year old Amber Amundson whose husband, Craig Amundson, was killed in the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon. This past Saturday, Amber spoke to over 450 attendees of a conference entitled “After September 11: Paths To Real Security and Justice” held at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts.
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14 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
ANTI-WAR EFFORT: Hampshire College Condemns War
In an all-community vote, the students, faculty, and staff of Hampshire College have voted to condemn the war on terrorism and propose alternative solutions.
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07 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
VIGIL FOR PALESTINE: 11/29 Vigil For the Palestinian People
On 11/29/01 at Park St. in Boston about forty people held a vigil in solidarity with the people of Palestine, who continue to suffer under Israel’s occupation of their lands. The occasion was the the anniversary of the 1947 passage of UN Resolution 181, calling for the establishment of both an Israeli and a Palestinian state.
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01 Dec 2001 | Filed under: News /
NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING: 32nd National Day of Mourning Held in Plymouth
NDM Plaque on Cole's HillThe 32nd National Day of Mourning, an annual protest held every Thanksgiving to protest the Pilgrim mythology and oppression of Native Americans, was held on Cole's Hill above Plymouth Rock. The event was organized by the United American Indians of New England.
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28 Nov 2001 | Filed under: News /
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