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14 Nov 2002
Boston March Backs Bilingual Ed.
Via Workers World News Service
Reprinted from the Nov. 14, 2002
issue of Workers World newspaper

Some 500 people joined a spirited march through a Latino neighborhood in Boston on Nov. 2 to urge defeat for a ballot initiative that would eliminate bilingual education in Massachusetts.

Many youth and teachers joined the protest, organized by Sociedad Latino and City Life/Vida Urbana. Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley multi-millionaire, organized the racist ballot question with backing from conservative "think tanks" like the Bradley Foundation. Many anti-war activists from the Act Now to Stop War & End Racism coalition joined the march for bilingual rights, pointing to the Unz initiative
as another front in the government's war at home against immigrants.

--Maureen Skehan

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