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LOCAL News :: Politics
By Kevin McCrea. Open Meeting Law trial started today Tuesday, December 12, 2006
13 Dec 2006
By Kevin McCrea
http://electkevin.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Open Meeting Law trial started today

Today in Suffolk Superior Court, room 304,
Judge Connolly presiding, the Open Meeting Law case started.

Because the burden of proof is on the defendants to prove
their innocence, they present their evidence first.

This is different from typical law because the framers of the
statute understood that the public is at a disadvantage about
knowing what goes on if people are not meeting in the prescribed
manner of Open Meetings.

Councilor Feeney was the first witness called. She explained
how she changed the pay categories and the pay scales for a large
number of municipal employees on her own without speaking to the
Mayor or any other councilor or anyone else.

According to her, no councilors asked her any questions or
requested information and no questions were asked of her at the
Boston City Council meeting on May 3, 2006 when the pay raises
for the council, the mayor and a large number of city workers
were approved in 6 minutes.

Councilor Turner was the second witness.
His testimony was short.

Tomorrow, defense counsel has informed the court that
Councilors Murphy, Ross and Flaherty will take the stand.

http://electkevin.blogspot.com/
By Kevin McCrea
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Should I stay or should I go?
13 Dec 2006
Regional war in the Middle East on the cards
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Announcement :: Human Rights
Protest the Military Commissions Act with us!
12 Dec 2006
We are collecting one copy of 1984 for every congressperson who voted for the Military Commissions Act.
We have 20% of our goal, and we need your books!
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News :: Human Rights : International : Race : Technology
Fax/phone before Monday to save priceless Aboriginal culture!
12 Dec 2006
If you care about priceless Aboriginal cultural artefacts being needlessly destroyed, we need you to fax or ring the Australian environment minister RIGHT NOW, or at least before Monday. International support is needed to shame this government.
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News :: Environment
NOAA Scientist Barred from Mentioning ‘Kyoto’ and 'Climate Change'
12 Dec 2006
By Jim Erickson
December 11, 2006

"It seems more like Nazi Germany or the
Soviet Union than the United States,"
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Commentary :: Human Rights
The Cuban Five and U.S. Terrorism
12 Dec 2006
Now is the time to demand the release of the Cuban Five. They were sentenced 5 years ago this month and have been imprisoned unjustly in the U.S. for 8 years for the crime of trying to defend their homeland against terrorist attacks.
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Commentary :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics : War and Militarism
Pinochet, chief of the mass murderers, dies unpunished
12 Dec 2006
His death does not mark the end of Pinochetism. People are declaring themselves admirers of his work. Some more shamefully than others, they declare themselves his admirers, his followers, his heirs. They must pay for his entire legacy. The indictment for the crimes of Pinochet's dictatorship, which the human rights organizations have upheld valiantly and tirelessly for years, against his civilian and military collaborators, does not expire with the death of their leader.
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News :: Labor
Vote Goodyear the Grinch of the Year!
12 Dec 2006
Vote Goodyear the worst company of the year.
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Commentary :: Environment
Experiments with bed bugs
12 Dec 2006
Some amateur bed bug science
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News :: War and Militarism
War Continues for Bush's Ego? My Rear End!
12 Dec 2006
Critique of article that states that we are in Iraq due to Bush's Ego
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