Fourteen community members, including Cambridge State Representative
Jarrett Barrios, were arrested in an act of civil disobedience to
support the janitors of Service Employees' International Union (SEIU)
local 615 as they entered the second week of their strike. The act
was part of a full day of rallies and pickets to support the striking
Tens of thousands said it together on October 6--in dozens of rallies and gatherings across the U.S., on banners and T-shirts, signs and songs, in chants, speeches and a solemn common pledge of resistance. Everywhere, on banners, flyers, signs and shirts was that photo of our beautiful planet floating in space--as a symbol of unity across borders and dreams of a better world.
Across the valleys and gorges of south east Tibet deforestation is causing severe problems of erosion and landslides, while levels of silt in rivers such as the Yangstse have reached the highest world levels.