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A Review of The Coming Insurrection
The Coming Insurrection, a new book on revolutionary theory, may be the best marketed book in radical history, mostly thanks to the French government. First published in 2007, the book was dubbed "a manual for terrorism" by the French Interior Minister. As if that weren't enough, Julien Coupat, one of the Tarnac 9, was held in prison for several extra months on suspicion of having written it, generating even more publicity. On this side of the Atlantic, Glenn Beck, Fox News' paleo-reactionary genocide apologist, contributed a hilarious foaming-at-the-mouth "review" that became an instant Youtube classic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKyi2qNskJc). Even some anarchists have gotten in on the act. Anti-authoritarians in New York City staged an unauthorized reading at a Barnes and Noble, which was covered by none other than The New York Times.
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16 Sep 2009 | Filed under: Review / Media : Organizing
Labor Day Healthcare Rally
New_Labor Day Healthcare March-9-7-09 Boston 023.jpgAbout three hundred concerned citizens gathered on the Boston Commons today to voice their demand for universal health care for all.

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08 Sep 2009 | Filed under: News / Social Welfare
Community Protests Deutsche Bank
Deutsche.pngBOSTON – Equipped with megaphones, banners, and golf clubs, nearly 100 community members “teed off” at Deutsche Bank’s gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston Street. In the early evening of September 2, Boston-area labor and housing activists—representing such groups as City Life/Vida Urbana, Jobs with Justice, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Community Labor United, Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending and the SEIU—demonstrated at the dinner, which kicked off the bank’s annual PGA golf championship.
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07 Sep 2009 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Social Welfare
A look inside CORI reform
cori.pngPress Pass TV talks to community members and CORI Reform activists to find out more about just what CORI is and what all the fuss is about. If you've been in Massachusetts the last year you've probably heard the acronym. But how does it affect people, what will reform look like, and what will it take to make it happen?
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02 Sep 2009 | Filed under: Interview / Politics
BAAM's September Newsletter Now Available
Baam 25.pngIssue #25 of the BAAM Newsletter is hot off the presses and available for your perusal.


Download the PDF at http://baamboston.org/wp-content/uploads/Baam%2025.pdf
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02 Sep 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Media
Bay State Banner and the Importance of Ethnic Media
banner.pngIn the wake of the potential closing of the Bay State Banner, Press Pass TV talks to Boston community members and media makers about the vital role that Ethnic and community media plays in creating a healthy community.

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01 Sep 2009 | Filed under: News / Media
Are Bostonians at risk because of Mayor Menino's firehouse policies?
fire.pngIn the summer of 2009, many firehouses have closed their doors to keep costs down. Firefighters say that it is political. The City says that it is financial. What's missing from this discussion? Press Pass TV examined Menino's controversial "brownout" policy which seeks to shut down certain fire-stations in order to combat alleged sick day abuses.

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01 Sep 2009 | Filed under: News / Politics
The Obstacles to Real Health Care Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA
big_pharma_600.pngSimply put, the obstacle to real health reform is the insurance and drug lobby's stranglehold on Democrat and Republican administrations and Congress. Corporate lawyers draft new laws, sign-off on changes, and industry officials staff the FDA, CDC, and other related agencies, then return to high-paying jobs in the sectors they represent. Public welfare is unconsidered under a system favoring profits, so achieving real reform is near-nil. Whatever, if any legislation, passes, will make a dysfunctional system worse by rationing care, leaving growing millions uninsured, many others underinsured, while enriching insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains.
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23 Aug 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
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