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Lynne Stewart: Heroic Human Rights Lawyer Jailed
The US criminal justice system betrayed this heroic woman
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20 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
It's the 40th Anniversary of the Lucy Parsons Center!
LPC_Anniversary_webposter1.jpgIt's a reunion, an anniversary, a celebration, a party!
Please come help us celebrate! Without you we wouldn't have been able to exist for 40 years!
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12 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Organizing
Photos/ Video-Veterans For Peace March At End Of Boston Veterans Day Parade
New_Veterans For Peace-Boston Veterans Day-Nov 11, 2009 019.jpgVeterans For Peace were forced again this year to march well behind Boston's official Veterans Day Parade.
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12 Nov 2009 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
From EFF's Secret Files: Anatomy of a Bogus Subpoena
On January 30th, 2009, Kristina Clair of Philadelphia, PA — one of the system administrators of the server that hosts the indymedia.us site — received in the mail a grand jury subpoena from the Southern District of Indiana federal court. The FBI had sent an email to Ms. Clair a couple of weeks earlier asking where a subpoena directed at the indymedia.us site should be sent. So, we at EFF were ready and waiting to evaluate the subpoena as soon as it arrived. Yet even we were surprised at what we saw.
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11 Nov 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Media : Technology
Sleep-Out on Boston Common Continues Despite Police
[Boston, MA] Scores of college students and community members gathered on Boston Common in front of the Massachusetts State House yesterday evening to call on Governor Patrick to introduce a bill that will re-power the Commonwealth with 100% clean electricity by 2020. They were joined by Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.
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06 Nov 2009 | Filed under: News / Environment
¡Pedro Juan Tavarez, Presente! ICE/Prisons Claim Yet Another Life in Boston
On October 19, 2009, 49-year-old Pedro Juan Tavarez died in a Boston hospital while in ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody. While he was working as a taxi driver in Providence last year, law enforcement stopped the Dominican man for speeding. Record checks found ‘discrepancies’ related to federal immigration violations and he was brought to Suffolk County House of Corrections, alternately known as South Bay, for detention.
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04 Nov 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Race
BAAM Issue 27 November 2009
Baam 27-1.pngThe newsletter of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement
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02 Nov 2009 | Filed under: News / Politics
STOP! the BU Bioterror Lab marched on the Boston University Campus
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On Friday, October 30th, 2009 a determined group of 15-20 anti-authoritarians, anarchists and concerned citizens marched on the Boston University campus with a message to send for the students and faculty: STOP the BU Bioterror Laboratory NOW!

Beginning around 2:30 in the afternoon and ending several hours later, a group consisting of the infamous Raging Grannies, people dressed in laboratory containment suits, and walking zombies came to life and marched all over the Boston University campus playing music, and chanting, "The Bio-lab ain't no good! We don't want it in our neighborhood!" along with other chants made upon the spot. The group was accompanied by people handing out leaflets with information about the BSL-4 Bioterror lab that was built during the Bush (W) years and with the full support of the current Mayor Menino. A bullhorn shouting information into the crowds of seemingly stunned BU students as they moved between classes along Commonwealth Ave in the afternoon.

Boston University administrators (who refused to give their names) were on-scene to make sure that the non-violent demonstration was carefully watched by a mixture of different law enforcement agencies. The campus police were the most visible but they were joined by Boston police and what looked like federal officers driving in circles around the group with their black cars with tinted windows taking pictures of the demonstrators as they chanted and made their way up and down Commonwealth Ave engaging every passerby with information and some music.

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For a few video clips taken during the march, please visit the following links:

http://www.archive.org/details/Raging_Grannies_being_educated_about_zomb
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http://www.archive.org/details/Biolab-willUHoldThemAccountable

http://www.archive.org/details/Biolab-megaphone_speech
30 Oct 2009 Modified: 11:36:17 PM | Filed under: News / Technology : War and Militarism
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