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CISPES Declares Its Solidarity with the Salvadoran Political Prisoners
consulate_alto_ley2.jpgOn July 30th, members of the national Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) organized a protest in front of the Salvadorean Consulate in Boston to demand the immediate release of 13 community leaders who were arrested, preemptively, before a national protest against water privatization in El Salvador.

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14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : International
Vicious Police Attack on IWW Solidarity March in Providence
providence.jpgOn Saturday, August 11, 2007, Alexandra Svoboda, a member of the labor union Industrial Workers of the World, was brutally assaulted by North Providence Police officers as she was peacefully demonstrating with a group of fellow union members and supporters in support of workers at HWH/Dragonland in New York City. She was attacked while she was complying with orders given by the NPPD to move towards the sidewalk. Alexandra was then tackled and brutalized by the officers, suffering a grotesquely broken and dislocated knee and a ruptured vascular artery. She is currently recovering from her first operation at the Rhode Island Hospital and is awaiting a second surgery scheduled for Wednesday.
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13 Aug 2007 Modified: 14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Stop the War on Immigrants! Stop the Raids!
newbedfordchildren.jpgBoston, August 13, 2007. - Another immigration raid has taken place in the usual military style, this time in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Proclaiming that they were going after "criminals", Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up 27 "Brazilians" in yet another effort to terrorize our immigrant community. According to ICE, the 27 arrested were part of "identity-fraud rings" that sold workers' permits and green cards to undocumented migrants. According to affidavits, an ICE agent over an extended period sold false documents to a group of undocumented migrants for thousands of dollars. ICE then made the arrests. This operation reflects the business as usual atmosphere in this country where the government fleeces undocumented workers of their money and then they are hauled off to jail.
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14 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor
Boston Anarchists hold Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstration
oaxaca.jpgA small but determined group of Boston anarchists demonstrated outside of the Mexican Consulate twice on Tuesday, August 7, in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca. Boston anarchists called attention to the ongoing resistance and repression in Oaxaca, Mexico. Demonstrations happened at 9 am and 4 pm due to the odd hours of the consul in Boston.

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08 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / International
Hiroshima Day 2007
Hiroshima_Panel_Fire.jpgToday is the 62nd anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and its people in split seconds, 8/6/45 -- the worst massacre and bloodiest day in American and Japanese history. In human history. 140,000 perished immediately and within hours and days. Another 70,000 were vaporized in Nagasaki on 8/9/45. Survivors (hibakusha) are still dying from the long-term after effects, their average age now 73, the cenotaph in Hiroshima now bears more than 253,000 names. These survivors were little kids caught up in the blast.
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06 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
Telecom workers march for good jobs and reliable services at Verizon
STP61933.JPGMore than a thousand telephone workers from throughout Massachusetts marched on Verizon's New England headquarters to rally for good jobs and reliable services. "Next year's collective bargaining offers telephone workers our best chance to refocus management on making Verizon work for everyone: customers, employees and investors alike," said Myles Calvey, a 39-year splice service technician and Business Manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222.
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05 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / Labor : Organizing : Politics
Residents Take on Cluster Bomb Manufacturer on War Anniversary
cluster_bomb.jpgThe Middle East Crisis Coalition held a demonstration on Thursday, August 2nd in downtown Waltham to protest Raytheon's manufacturing of weapons designed to indiscriminately kill all living things in a wide area.

Raytheon, headquartered in Waltham, is the biggest missile manufacturer in the world, one of the world's leading manufacturers of cluster bombs, and ranks fourth in terms of military sales.
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03 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
Community and labor groups kick-off boycott of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
STP61812.JPGEast Boston (July 12, 2007) - Outraged by flagrant management retaliation against a good faith effort by Enterprise Rent-A-Car workers to improve their wages and working conditions, a broad coalition of labor and community organizations -- and many elected officials -- announced their support for a consumer boycott of the company. The effort is designed to level economic pressure on the nation’s largest auto rental employer because of its abuse of workers’ rights at its East Boston airport rental facility.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics
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