On October 4 2002 the next Hitler will be in South Boston to make a speech at a Mitt Romney fundraiser. Protesters have announced a demonstration beginning at 6pm at the old Northern ave. bridge and the general feeling seems to be to make him feel as unwelcome as possible. more on this story as it develops.
What else can be said (aside for listening for yourself) about Linda P. and Chuck U. besides Noam Chomsky noting the most leftist (88.1 FM) station on your dial. Here's to hoping I'mable to capture some of the ten year anniversary show highlights as well as other snippets some time soon.
Thursday, Boston -- In an escalation of pre-strike tactics, seven
members of the "Justice for Janitors" campaign were arrested in Copley
Square engaging in civil disobedience by sitting down in the middle of
the intersection of Dartmouth and Huntington Streets near Copley
Square. The arrests were the centerpiece in a day of activism that
featured the Janitors campaign joining with representatives of the
Communication Workers' of America (CWA), in town for a marketing
conference, and anti-globalization activists protesting Fleet Bank's
actions in Latin America.
200 people rallied, and 7 were arrested in an act of civil disobedience, in Copley Square in support of the upcoming janitors' strike for higher wages. A smaller group continued on in a protest in solidarity with the anti-IMF-World Bank protests in DC this weekend.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the day before the anniversary of the bombing of Afghanistan, mass actions will be held in major cities, bringing together tens of thousands of people who together will take the Not in Our Name Pledge of Resistance. They will declare their opposition to the government's course and pledge to resist--and stop--this war on the world, the detentions and roundups of immigrants and the escalating police state restrictions in this country. The events will send a message to the people of the world that George Bush does not speak or act for all the American people.
Boston may face a wholesome-sounding Indoor Smoking Ban. Proprietors and smokers are to bear burdens of law for effects of a product they had no part in making...OR secretly spiking with many of the world's worst industrial toxins and carcinogens. This is a massive liability dodge by the likes of Big Oil, Pesticides and a pack of others.