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News :: Politics
Boston Activist Dies in Natural Gas Explosion
23 Mar 2004
Modified: 09:15:23 PM
Boston Activist Dies in Natural Gas Explosion...
is what the headline might have read if I had walked through my door with a cigarette in hand, like I usually do.
Boston Activist Dies in Natural Gas Explosion...

...is what the headline might have read if I had walked through my door with a cigarette in hand, like I usually do.

My name is Nick Giannone, some of you call me Red.
I have been doing political work in the Boston area for quite some time. In recent weeks, I have been distributing leaflets calling George Bush an "Asshole" and calling on people to protest his fundraiser at the Park Plaza Hotel this Thursday.

Today (Tuesday), I came home from leafleting at about 2 O'clock to find that the gas on my stove had been left on high. It had been on for quite a while. It was enough to make me dizzy while I openend my windows to air out the house. The smell of gas was strong outside where I waited until I felt it was safe to return.

I smoke cigarettes, frequently, as anybody who knows me can tell you. It is uncommon for me to not have a lit cigarette when I come home.

I didn't call the cops. I wanted to talk to my roommates to verify that none of them had touched the stove today. They didn't. At the risk of sounding extremely paranoid...well.

My hope is that there is a non-malicious explanation for this nearly explosive situation, but I am currently unable to think of one.

I would suggest to all activists that they review their personal security and keep their eyes open for anything suspicious. I don't want to unnecessarily frighten anybody but we know that the regime is desperate. And we know what they have done in the past.

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Re: Boston Activist Dies in Natural Gas Explosion
02 Aug 2004
yeah, GW Bush is trying to get you Nick, fucking retard