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News :: Media
Bob Avakian on Richard Pryor
11 Dec 2005
Recently I was reading reports of police assaults on Black people and of Black people fighting against the police in Memphis and Miami. This called to mind a story I was told a while back. A rookie cop was riding in his police car with his veteran partner when a report came in that there was a Black man in the vicinity with a gun. As their car screeched around the corner, a young Black man suddenly appeared sprinting up an alley--into a dead end. "Shoot him!", the older cop screamed, "Go on, shoot him-- it's free!"

"It's free!" Think about that for a second. "It's free!" In other words, here's a chance that gets a pig to sweating and salivating with anticipation--a chance to "kill a nigger" with the already provided cover that a Black man--a Black man, any Black man--was reported in the area with a gun. This is an opportunity too good to pass up: "Go on, shoot him--it's free!"
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News :: Human Rights
Torture and White Phosphorus
11 Dec 2005
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
Anti-War Forum @ MIT, Wed 12/14
10 Dec 2005
Discussion, Speak Out and Question & Answer featuring a panel of local anti-war activists on the occupation of Iraq and the way forward for the anti war movement.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Organizing
Anarchist vs. Marxist-Leninist Thought on the Organization of Society
10 Dec 2005
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LOCAL Announcement :: International
Boston Mobe presents "Alive in Baghdad" Wednesday December 14th 7-9 pm
10 Dec 2005
You know it's hard to get news from Iraq. Even news from imbedded reporters rarely makes it to the American airways— you hardly know a war is going on. But, for people in Baghdad, and the rest of Iraq, the war is simply impossible to ignore. Brian Conley, a young independent journalist, decided to go to Iraq and see for himself what has been continually overlooked.
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LOCAL News :: Race
Calls needed For Palestine Today !
10 Dec 2005
UN ambassador John "the barbarian" Bolton is getting a 'defender of israel' award from the rabid zionists of America organization on Sunday at the Marriot in New York City as a reward for coercing the UN to rescind its Zionism = racism declaration. This is a call to all friends of Palestine to flood them with phone calls and raise a ruckus of complaints. Easy, fun and effective!
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LOCAL Announcement :: GLBT/Queer
Gay Love Gets Political for Boston Duo
10 Dec 2005
New "Red-State" Gay Romance Novel by Boston Authors is Published -- Designed to encourage would-be gay pols to join the political fray in 2006. Dedicated to local gay pols Carl Sciortino and Jarrett Barrios
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LOCAL Commentary :: Politics
Deeds Not words
09 Dec 2005
WORDS ARE CHEEP
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Announcement :: GLBT/Queer : Globalization : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics
National Conference on Organized Resistance 2006
09 Dec 2005
This year's NCOR will be held on February 3-5, 2006!
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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics
A Question of Complicity: Torture and the Role of Mental Health Professionals
08 Dec 2005
Modified: 09 Dec 2005
The past two years have witnessed growing accusations of torture and coercive and inhumane interrogation practices against the United States military and covert agencies in prisons from Cuba to Iraq. Beneath that terrible story lies another: the ominous possibility that military physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists have been complicit in these practices -- indeed may have helped to design some of them. In response, the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights sponsored a recent public forum and has launched a petition campaign aimed both at the U.S. Congress and the American Psychological Association, demanding independent investigations of these allegations and an end to the involvement of medical and mental health professionals is military interrogations. Information about the Fund and the ongoing petition campaign are available on its website: http://www.martinbarofund.org
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