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Sing-Along for Justice
17 Feb 2008
Are you looking for like-minded progressives to hang out with in Boston? Want to cross-promote your events and campaigns? Are you new to the area and looking for groups to get involved in? Are you psyched about building strong cross-issue coalitions?
Join Socializing for Justice at Jacob Wirth's for Sing-Along for Justice with pianist Mel Stiller on Friday, February 29th (Leap-Year Day!) at 7:30PM



No program. No speaker. Just arrive and enjoy yourself.




RSVP (required for dinner reservations) at www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcome!




Sing-alongs at this piano bar have been a Boston tradition since 1988. The emphasis is on rock/oldies from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, with plenty of show tunes and standards, too. Stop by and see why so many people have said that Friday night at Jake's is the most fun they've had in Boston. Of course, there are also all kinds of domestic and imported beers on draft, and the Jacob Wirth dinner menu to enjoy.





At SoJust events you can hang out with friends, make new ones, find a date, get the scoop on a job, and find out what's going on this weekend - political or social. And the best part is that SoJust members share your vision of building a more just world.



If you're involved with a group or project and want to spread the word bring flyers to share - and there'll be lots of opportunity to schmooze and network in between songs.



Jacob Wirth's is at 31 Stuart Street in the Theatre District - near the Chinatown T Stop on the Orange Line and the Boylston T Stop on the Green Line.




Fee: $2 to cover group expenses.




From our FAQs:
"It's not very easy for me to meet new people and I'm not really one for small talk in bars."
We hear you. That's why at SoJust events, in addition to traditional name tags, we have "Ask Me About" and "Looking For" tags. That way you can slap whatever you're into lately up on your shirt and wait for fellow SoJusters to approach you. These seem to do the trick of moving past the basic "where do you live? what do you do for work?" questions to conversations that lead to more substantial connections.



"What actually happens at events?"
You'll always be greeted by friendly folks who can help get you socializing, introduce you to people, and chat with you about questions or wishes. It's likely a few people will be there promoting their campaigns and issues (yes, SoJust welcomes that sort of behavior). At our bigger events, there's always a literature table to toss down flyers, postcards, and other paraphenalia about events around town. Most importantly, we can pretty much guarantee there will be someone there you've never met before. As one of our members said, "You are bringing together people who might never get together otherwise - if that ain't a step towards justice I don't know what is."



Wanna know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Event Photos at www.sojust.org.
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News :: Human Rights
New Orleans: Defend Jamie ‘Bork’ Loughner
17 Feb 2008
Jamie "Bork" Loughner, a housing activist, and disabled worker, who has relied on public housing for safe and affordable shelter, was arraigned
on a politically inspired charge of possessing a false explosive device in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on January 29th, 2008.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine
17 Feb 2008
Michel Chossudovsky is a professor at the University of Ottawa. His valuable website is www.globalresearch.ca.
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News :: Politics : War and Militarism
Obama: The “Best Face” For Imperialism
17 Feb 2008
Sullivan writes that a (ruling class) “consensus” agenda for endless war and increased repression will be in effect regardless of who is president. He challenges the reader to pick who could best implement all this in the face of global isolation and profound domestic alienation. And, in the process, he sheds light on the real role of elections in this society.
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Commentary :: Education : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle!
17 Feb 2008
070921 maestros FMPR PH.jpgPuerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle!
We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.
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News :: Environment
How Green Is Bamboo-Based Clothing?
16 Feb 2008
Bamboo is no longer just a delicacy for pandas or a collectible for sinophiles.
The environmental movement is embracing bamboo — it's actually a type of gigantic grass with hollow, jointed, woody stems — as a raw material source for organic clothing.
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News :: War and Militarism
Hilarity Clinton
16 Feb 2008
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News :: War and Militarism
9/11:U.S.IRS,SEC,AG Mukasey,Homeland Security Michael Chertoff,Israeli ICTS International Fraud
16 Feb 2008
Who within the U.S. IRS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TERMINATING AN INVESTIGATION INTO TAX EVASION BY THE CRIMINALS OF ICTS INTERATIONAL !? ? ICTS evecutive Menachem Atzmon was even convicted in his own country of Israel for the equivalent of money laundering between Israeli government accounts Ariel Sharon's and his own Likud Party.And then the U.S. government allowed him and his far right Israeli partners to enter the U.S. and set up a stock 'securities' scam on the NASDAQ that defrauded American investors in order to buy Huntleigh airport rent-a-cops corp that conveniently had the contract to guard Boston's Logan Airport PRE 9/11 ! And I presume you know the results of that fiasco !
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News :: International : Media : War and Militarism
Video: Nobel Prize speaks about imperialism and war
16 Feb 2008
Modified: 08:08:52 PM
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize in Literature 2005
Video of his lecture:"Art, Truth & Politics"
45 minutes about US imperial policy, war and truth. Watch here:
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lect
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Review :: Education : Human Rights : War and Militarism
Civil Resistance In the Age of Bush and Cheney
16 Feb 2008
Civil Resistance to the wrongdoings of U.S. regimes has a long, and honorable, history. In his well documented tome, “Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law,” Professor Francis A. Boyle captures the essence of that story. He explains how “civil resistance” differs from “civil disobedience.” He also cites cases, where he was involved as an attorney and/or expert witness. Professor Boyle's book is, indeed, timely and needed.
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