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SPOOKY STAPLES ACTION: Trick or Treating in Staples CEO Tom Stemberg's Neighborhood
Dressed as the ghosts of old growth trees, cut down for paper, local activists went trick-or-treating in Staples CEO Tom Stemberg's neighborhood. Staples uses virtually no recycled paper. The trick-or-treaters gave out treats- flyers explaining what they were doing and candy. Overall, they received no hostility and a lot of positive reactions.
[ www.stopstaples.net | Photos | Full Story ]
01 Nov 2001 | Filed under: News /
DEFICIENCIES IN WINGATE NURSING HOME: New D.P.H. Survey Reveals Serious Deficiencies at Wingate Nursing Home
Management Turnover Impacting Quality of Care WILBRAHAM ¡V The most recent Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) survey conducted at the Wingate at Wilbraham nursing home found numerous deficiencies in the quality of care. The deficiencies point to a continuing pattern of management incompetence at the home.
[ Full Story | OSHA Violations at Wingate | Labor Board Investigation ]
01 Nov 2001 | Filed under: News /
CHOMSKY SPEAKS AT MIT: Noam Chomsky Speaks on War on Terrorism
Professor Noam ChomskyOn October 18, Professor Noam Chomsky spoke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT's Technology and Culture forum ( web.mit.edu/tac) presented Chomsky as he gave a lecture on the "war on terrorism." Thousands of people attended the event, as the main hall and three of the overflow rooms (with live video) were completely filled. The talk was also broadcast on the web.
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24 Oct 2001 | Filed under: News /
ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT: Follow the Boston Anti-War Effort
Flower memorial from 10/14 march.Check in here for up-to-date stories about local peace coalitions, vigils, rallies, speeches, and plans. 10/10 Howard Zinn Teach-In at Mass Art. Boston 10/8 Protest in Copley Sq.. Washington, DC--9/30 Peace Demonstrations.
The Movement regroups: BGAN's Global Justice Forum, 9/25
No U-Turn Radio's coverage of Howard Zinn 9/27 Teach-In at Mass Art.
Weekly Vigils, Thursdays at Copley Sq. Story on 9/19 Vigil.
[ Copley Vigil, 9/23 Full Story | March from Copley to Harvard, 9/21 | Mainstream Coverage of 9/21 Campus Protests, ]
24 Sep 2001 | Filed under: News /
MEDIA CRITICISM: Media Outcasts Speak Up
As it is important for the nation to join together in the wake of this week's events, it is even more important for this nation's media to report the days' events as carefully as possible, casting a discerning eye on all reports, breaking news, and talking heads. A rogue's gallery of this week's underheard voices.
[ Full Story ]
14 Sep 2001 | Filed under: News /
DAY 2: Peace Vigils, Rallies in Boston and Cambridge
The Day After, Boston residents express feelings of caution, calls for peace, and demands for war. Wednesday evening at 6:00 in Copley Square in Boston and Harvard Square in Cambridge, large vigils were held mourning for the dead in yesterday’s terrorist attacks and also calling on the US government not to respond to the attacks with more violence. At the same time an initially small nationalist rally in Park Street in Boston turned into a large crowd.
[ Entire Article and Responses | MIT Panel Discusses Military Action, September 12 ]
13 Sep 2001 | Filed under: News /
PLANES HIJACKED FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: World Trade Center Destroyed, Pentagon Damaged in Apparent Terrorist Attack
On Tuesday, a hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC and caused the collapse of one of its sections.
Two other hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, each into one of the towers that constituted the World Trade Center. Shortly after the impacts, both towers collapsed to the ground.
A fourth hijacked airplane crashed in Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.
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Two of these airplanes had departed from Logan Airport in Boston, which is still completely sealed off as of midday 12 September, and is to remain so indefinitely. An investigation is being conducted and it has been reported that two of the hijackers had flown from Portland, Maine to Logan Airport. Slightly more than 24 hours after the acts, many fingers are already being pointed to various Islamic countries since "Islamic texts" and a video on "how to fly planes" were discovered inside luggage at Logan Airport. This luggage is reported as belonging to the hijackers and as having missed the connection from the flight from Portland, Maine to the flight departing Logan Airport. Cab drivers and baggage handlers have also been reported to be suspected accomplices in these acts.
These discoveries are used to attempt to justify the suspicions of most high-ranking officials in the US that the primary suspect is Osama bin Laden, the suspected terrorist trained by the CIA, now hiding in Afghanistan.
Most of Boston's federal, state and 'tall' buildings have reopened today after being closed for most of the day yesterday.
Although complete lists of the casualties have not been released, several names, many of people based in the Boston area, have been; notably the two pilots and members of the crews, co-founder of Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies and a former Boston Bruins hockey player.
A toll-free victim information line has been set up at 1-800-293-4031.
[ Breaking news coverage from NYC IMC | Coverage from DC Indymedia ]
12 Sep 2001 | Filed under: News /
LABOR: Nursing Home Threatens Union Employees
National Labor Relations Board finds that a top manager of the Wingate at Wilbraham nursing home threatened caregivers with violence for engaging in picketing and other union activities.
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06 Sep 2001 | Filed under: News /
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