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News :: Labor
Grassroots Resistance Movement Against USA PATRIOT Act Grows
05 Apr 2005
While Congress has dithered and dissembled for years, liberals and conservatives in local communities across America have been rising up and opposing the USA PATRIOT Act, declaring their states and towns to be “Patriot Act free zones.”
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LOCAL Announcement :: Social Welfare
Help Stop Luxury Condo Developers in JP
05 Apr 2005
wreck.jpgAs many of you already know, the Archdiocese of Boston is in the process of selling the 3.5-acre parcel where the Blessed Sacrament Church now stands. The Blessed Sacrament had for over a hundred years been a center of the Hyde Square community. The deadline for bids on the site is THIS WEDNESDAY April 6th, 2005. One of the developers, Mr. Xerxes Agassi from Beacon Hill (54 Temple St.), stated in the Jamaica Plain Gazette his possible intention to build market-rate condos on the site. Just recently, he won an affordable housing vs. luxury condos debate at 11 Wyman Street giving him the opportunity to build more luxury condos in Jamaica Plain.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
The moral short-sightedness of the Dutch prime-minister Balkenende and the EU regarding Israel
04 Apr 2005
Although it is of main importance the Dutch prime-minister Balkenende has referred to the universal values in respect of the holocaust, it is striking that he is lacking in moral indignation with respect to the Palestinian victims of the Israeli occupation.
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News :: Environment
CO2 and El Nino
04 Apr 2005
CO2 growth rate.JPGEl Nino Years
CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase faster during El Nino years because warmer surface waters decrease ocean CO2 absorbtion - thus more CO2 stays in the atmosphere .
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News :: Organizing
Baltimore's Opening Day, Workers Organize
04 Apr 2005
The United Workers Association is in continuous negotiations with Baltimore Orioles owner, Peter Angelos to improve working conditions at Camden Yards.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Pope a War Criminal and Hypocrite for Bush
04 Apr 2005
Modified: 04:03:50 PM
"It was a tragedy what the Pope did in Central America and Latin America in the 1980's." The show goes on to cite a number of observers who question whether the pontiff's judgment was clouded by his personal experience with communism in Poland.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Organizing
Death and Taxes 2005!
04 Apr 2005
Quack Block calls on activists to join them at the 2005 Death and Taxes Event on Saturday, April 9th, 2005
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LOCAL News :: Organizing
UMass-Amherst students resist student org. restructuring plan
03 Apr 2005
Modified: 08:50:53 PM
Students at UMass Amherst have continue their campaign to defeat an administration proposal to restructure independent registered student organizations.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Springfield 'task force' occupies oppressed communities
03 Apr 2005
Modified: 08:22:29 PM
Under the guise of “fighting crime,” the state of Massachusetts and city of Springfield started “Operation Safe Springfield” March 20.... Those involved with the task force are banking on the ploy of blaming the victims of capitalism for success in their occupation and repression.
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News :: Human Rights
Pope is dead; a look at stolen Jewish property in the vatican
03 Apr 2005
Modified: 08:18:05 PM
It looks at how the Vatican stole Jewish property for centuries. It then calls on the Vatican to make restitution and points out that Israel is the proper address for that restitution.
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