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Commentary :: Organizing
15 Apr 2005
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News :: Politics
Fascist Dictator Calls For Double Standard On Email
15 Apr 2005
Bush draws the line on Email. The government can read your email, but he doesn't want you reading his.
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LOCAL Announcement :: Human Rights : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Day of Solidarity with the Bromley Heath Workers
14 Apr 2005
After two years of "negotiations", workers employed by the Bromley Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) are still without a new contract.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Politics
Tax Me More
14 Apr 2005
This Tax Day, I'm telling Congress to stop giving me tax breaks. I'm wealthy. I don't need them, and they're bad for our country.

As a teacher, I can't look my students in the eye and tell them millionaires should get tax cuts while schools and libraries are hit with budget cuts.
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News :: Media
14 Apr 2005
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
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News :: Human Rights
Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib
14 Apr 2005
"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log:
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education
Assassination Vacation with Sarah Vowell
14 Apr 2005
Ford Hall Forum presents Assassination Vacation with Sarah Vowell (author and contributing editor for NPR's This American Life). Presented in collaboration with the Center for New Words. Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm. Followed by a discussion and book signing. Admission: free and open to all. Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located to the Northeastern stop on the MBTA Green Line or Ruggles Station on the MBTA Orange Line. For information call Ford Hall Forum 617-373-5800 or visit
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LOCAL News :: Media
New Anarchist Journal out:"Upping the Anti"
14 Apr 2005
We are pleased to announce that the
first issue of Upping the Anti, a new journal of
theory and action devoted to engaging with and
contributing to debates and discussions taking place
within anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and
anti-oppressive movements is now out! With a three
person editorial collective and an advisory board of
over twenty activists across Canada, we have created a
new, radical journal to address various problems and
successes of radical organizing in our

You can pick up the journal from local distributors in
your area or you can download the entire journal as a
PDF file from our website at
There are two versions of the PDF file, one designed
to be printed and read for personal use, and one layed
out so that by photocoping it double sided you can
make it into a pamphlet/booklet for local distribution.
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LOCAL News :: Politics
Gubernatorial Candidate Deval Patrick Has “Too Much Baggage” According to Activists
14 Apr 2005
Modified: 01:59:15 PM
deval.jpgMassachusetts Global Action: Press Release

Boston, MA—Current Coca-Cola employee, Deval Patrick, has “too much baggage” to represent the Commonwealth says, Kim Foltz, Campaign Director of Massachusetts Global Action (MGA). “With his recent $2.1 million cash infusion from Coca-Cola and confidentiality agreement, we’re worried that he cannot have anything but serious conflicts of interests when it comes to water issues, labor rights, and the health of our kids.”
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LOCAL Commentary :: Social Welfare
Latest on BU Bio-Terror Lab
14 Apr 2005
The truth about the pro-lab Op-Ed in the April 12, 2005, Boston Globe

Originally distibuted as an e-mail by ACE: Alternatives For Community and Environment

You may have read the Op-Ed in the April 12, 2005, Boston Globe in which Dr. Jean Patterson writes in favor of the lab. What the Op-Ed fails to note is that the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, where Dr. Patterson heads the Department of Virology and Biomedical Research, is the owner and operator of the BSL4 lab in San Antonio and so of course Dr. Patterson has a self-interest in assuring everyone that BSL4 labs are safe and needed. Also she is plain wrong to write that city, state, and federal officials will be keeping an eye on everything that goes on in the lab. There is no federal regulatory program for such labs -- only laboratory self-policing through an Institutional Biosafety Committee made up of members appointed by BU. There is no state or city regulatory program. In fact, the Boston Public Healthy Commission report on the tularemia infections at BU recommends the creation of multi-level regulatory programs for such labs.Until there are such regulatory programs no one should feel comfortable having a BSL4 lab in Boston. Remember, the BU lab will be the first and only BSL4 lab in a densely populated urban neighborhood anywhere in the U.S.
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