Last night at the Boston Public Library Mayors and public officials from across the country met. All this week is the National League of Cities. Protesters were hard to find but the Fire dept. was protesting vigourously.
Dramatic developments in Mexico since December 1 call for world-wide support for the Zapatistas, and for the new president to continue acting as he has pledged to do and as the Mexican people want him to do.
"Growing rebel and paramilitary involvement in the drug trade is one of the main justifications behind a $1.3 billion U.S. anti-drug aid package for Colombia." - the "right-wing paramilitaries" are backed by the Columbian military and the wealthiest landowners. In this sentence above the AP/State Dept. tells us that the $1.4 billion in aid to Columbia was necessary to fight the growing paramilitary inovolvement which is also funded by the govt. of Columbia..... CAN WE START A MASSIVE PROTEST MOVEMENT AGAINST THE US FUNDING TH IS WAR?
Indian students and community members gathered to hold a public hearing on the Narmada dam at MIT. One of the key flashpoints in the struggle over the nature of development, the Narmada dam was recently given the go ahead by India's Supreme Court, after years of opposition by local and international activists fighting to save the Narmada river and valley. This has prompted renewed resistance in the form of non-violent disobedience.
Stop Sweatshops! This years pre-Christmas shopping will be sourly interrupted on Boston's posh Newbury Street. Students, workers, and environmental activists will demand an end to abusive and inhumane conditions in Nike and Gap sweatshops.