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LOCAL News :: Organizing
Northeastern University's ROTC/Pentagon Connection
13 Nov 2004
Military officers for the U.S. warfare state are apparently still being trained on the campus of Boston's Northeastern University.
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News :: International
Statistics Don't Lie, But Don't Tell the Truth in Fallujah Either
13 Nov 2004
U.S. dead are a consequence of a Bush campaign deception, while the number of “enemy” killed in Fallujah is certain to include many civilian victims.
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Commentary :: Politics
GOD BLESS AMERICA
13 Nov 2004
UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN MESS...
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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Politics
One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
13 Nov 2004
There is need now to build a mass non-violent movement toward a single democratic non-national state, a “politics from below” for a sustainable just future for Israelis and Palestinians, forging bonds of ta'ayush (togetherness) in common struggle, the return of refugees in massive numbers – and inside Israel moving beyond apartheid ethnocracy and its oligarchy.
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Commentary :: Politics
Election Tampering and Malfunctions – Report by Some Concerned U.S. Journalists
13 Nov 2004
Since the US presidential election, accounts of voter fraud and malfunctioning voting machines have flooded into local US newspapers, to public-interest groups, to universities, and to weblogs. This is a detailed overview of those reports.
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Commentary :: Organizing
Prophecy Nov 13 : PEOPLE POWER!
13 Nov 2004
Not just a slogan but something that you do....
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Families of Dead & Wounded U.S. Servicemen can "Sue" for Damages in the Bush Regime's "Illegal" Iraq War!
13 Nov 2004
Families of Dead & Wounded U.S. Servicemen can "Sue" for Damages in the Bush Regime's "Illegal" Iraq War!
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : Race : Social Welfare
Boston to Hold Public Hearing Investigating the War on Drugs
13 Nov 2004
Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner is calling for a public hearing this Monday to investigate the War on Drugs. The purpose of the November 15th hearing is to gather data on the resources devoted to the war on drugs by different city, state, and federal agencies...
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Boston to Hold Public Hearing Investigating the War on Drugs
13 Nov 2004
Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner is calling for a public hearing this Monday to investigate the War on Drugs. The purpose of the November 14th hearing is to gather data on the resources devoted to the war on drugs by different city, state, and federal agencies...

The high cost of the drug war, both monetary and human, is the primary motivation for the public hearing.

President Nixon declared the current global War on Drugs and created the Drug Enforcement Agency in 1973. The law enforcement budget has since inflated from less than 100 million dollars to tens of billions of dollars per year. In parallel, the number of incarcerated people has quadrupled in the United States, going from 500,000 to over 2 million people. Almost a quarter of state and federal inmates are in prison for drug-related offenses, and minority populations are heavily overrepresented among them. According to a 2003 Justice Department report, a black male in the United States has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison during his lifetime.

However, according to Councillor Turner, despite law enforcement and incarceration measures, the supply of drugs seems unrelenting. Chuck Turner wants to use the public hearing on Monday to find out whether the current war on drugs has failed, like its infamous predecessor, Prohibition. (Starting in 1920, alcohol was prohibited in the United States. Prohibition was a massive failure in limiting access to alcohol, and moreover was a boon to organized criminal organizations, which took over the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Prohibition was finally repealed in 1933.)
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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
Radical Film Night Series at the LPC // 11-17 to 12-1
12 Nov 2004
Every Wednesday night at 7pm. Always Free.
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