US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Newswire Articles
LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights
First Malden Justice Fair-June 4
31 May 2005
The Malden Asian Pacific American Coalition is sponsoring the first Justice Fair in Malden Saturday, June 4, 3 to 6 p.m. at First Parish of Malden, Universalist, 2 Elm St. The themes of the conference are: "Knowing your rights" and "Taking action from your heart."
Read the full article...
LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Fuck/Fix Shit Up : June 3rd
30 May 2005
Boston's Lucy Parsons Center
Read the full article... (1 comment)
Commentary :: Labor
The Cult of Capitalism
30 May 2005
And in the end we can look back on our lives and remember all the great shows we watched on television; the great virtual escape from alienation.
Read the full article...
Commentary :: Education
Be Happy! Life is too short to think about reality
29 May 2005
Be happy. a sunny day is beteer than a rainy day.....
Read the full article... (1 comment)
News :: GLBT/Queer
gannon and the chief
29 May 2005
------------------------
Read the full article...
Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Freedom Summer Palestine 2005
29 May 2005
Freedom Summer Palestine 2005 is a Palestinian non violent campaign
against Israeli occupation — This summer, With the participation of
international supporters, Palestinians will continue their
long-standing mobilization for nonviolent direct action against the
occupation and draw the world's attention to what is really happening
in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Read the full article...
News :: Media
Co-op Grows Despite trials: New faces in movement
29 May 2005
Even the US Marines know that the best laid plans go wrong in the first 20 seconds and you better be prepared for anything to happen!



The Organizers of Unslaver.com certainly understand that concept intimately, having survived the first six weeks of operation.
Read the full article...
Commentary :: Human Rights : Politics
New PATRIOT Act Legislation Destroys Liberty
28 May 2005
The Fourth Amendment reads as follows:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Read the full article... (1 comment)
Commentary :: Environment
global internet government
28 May 2005
this is how you can save the earth now
Read the full article...
News :: Human Rights
Filibuster Wars
28 May 2005
Filibuster Wars
Power Grab at the Height of the Empire
http://rwor.org/a/004/filibuster-wars.htm

The Senate was heading for a major showdown, as the Republican majority and Vice President Cheney conspired to strip the Democrat minority of their ability to even filibuster the most extreme judicial nominees.

Then, after playing chicken for two weeks, a "Gang of 14" Senators suddenly announced they had reached a "historic compromise based on mutual trust" -- and they announced that they had saved the Senate from destruction. And the media oohed-and-aaaahed over the last minute development.

But it quickly became pretty obvious, that nothing here was an obstacle to the most dangerous plans for remaking the courts.

And did the compromise "safe the filibuster" as the media said? In fact, the compromise said "If you don't take the filibuster, we promise not to use it." Which, if you think about it, gives the top reactionaries what they want.

Part of this "compromise" is that the Democrats immediately stopped their opposition to Precilla Owen and several other of Bush's judicial nominees -- these are people who are literally monsters of an extreme kind, who had been stalled in the Senate (in some cases for years.) So this "compromise" meant that these vultures are headed for powerful courts.

And, it is also clear that huge new showdowns lie just ahead -- as the White House and Senate brace for a struggle over putting extreme rightwing judges on the supreme court.

The following article (written just before the "compromise" was announced) lays bare the stakes and dynamics of this whole crisis.
Read the full article...