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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: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog)
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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 www.fordhallforum.neu.edu.
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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
communities.

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 http://auto_sol.tao.ca.
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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KmB Pro-People Youth USA Website Operational
14 Apr 2005
kmbnewtop.jpgKmB strives to connect local issues to national and international concerns through audio-visual media, arts and culture. Showing how the problems of different communities are intertwined, Pro-People News strives to address and raise awareness about the struggles and triumphs of the people, which are not covered by the mainstream media.
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News :: Race
Anti-Immigrant Organization to Invade D.C.
13 Apr 2005
What you can do to stop anti-immigrant groups from spreading xenophobia thru the halls of Congress!
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LOCAL News :: Education : Human Rights
Immigrant Youth Tour Massachusetts for In-State Tuition Rates
13 Apr 2005
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News :: Politics
Upon returning from Iraq, AmeriNazi charged with holding Mexicans a gun point on Arizona road
13 Apr 2005
Unable to resist his new found hobby of abusing the human rights of others, AmeriNazi orders Mexicans out of their car in Arizona, makes them lie down on the road, and holds them with a gun.
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Commentary :: Environment
It's not terrorism that threatens us, it's corporate power and influence
13 Apr 2005
Modified: 12:25:09 PM
We’re told to fear the evil-doers overseas, but it’s our own American corporations, greedy to avoid safety regulations and flush with campaign contributions, that really threaten us with disaster after disaster.
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