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Garment Workers Revolt: Bangladesh on Fire
bangladesh.pngThe garment industry in Bangladesh employs more than 2 million workers, 80-90% of whom are women. Bringing the impoverished nation $11 billion annually, the garment industry is Bangladesh’s largest income earner. If you go into your closet and start reading tags, you’ll probably find more than a few items made in Bangladesh. It should surprise no one that the destitute women who make our cheap clothes labor in incredibly unsafe buildings for as many as eighty hours a week, suffer intolerable working conditions, including verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, while earning little to nothing.
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03 Aug 2009 | Filed under: News / International
BAAM #24
Untitled Image.pngThe BAAM Newsletter is the monthly publication of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement, a general union of Boston anarchists. Our publication aims to spread anti-authoritarian ideas and practices, and to report on the social struggles of workers, tenants, students, radicals, and others resisting the repression of the state, bosses, landlords and banks.

Inside this issue:
-Garment Workers Revolt: Bangladesh on Fire, Pg 2, by Adrienne
-Papercut in Peril, Pg 3, by Maggie Bond
-Crotch Crisis, Pg 4
-Obama: War is Peace, Pg 5, by Sublett
-The Greek Anarchists, Pg 7, by Jake Carman
-Sacco and Vanzetti: 82-year-old Skeletons in a 19-year-old’s Closet, Pg 8, by Dave
-Worker-run TJ’s Vegan Pizza Closes, Pg 9, by Matt Carroll
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03 Aug 2009 | Filed under: News / Media
CORI Reform Hearing, March and Rally Reportback
2008_0707_CORI_march-350.pngOn Monday, July 27, over 600 people packed the State House CORI Hearing as part of an extended CORI Day of Action. Organized by the Commonwealth CORI Coalition, supporters demonstrated the severity of the CORI crisis and raised the need for immediate reforms.
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30 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Race
Cambridge Stands Against Racial Profiling-Protest In Support of Prof. Gates
New_gates racial profiling 004.jpgA protest was held on the steps of Cambridge City Hall to support Harvard professor Henry L. Gates vs. the Cambridge Police. According to the event organizers, the arrest of Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by a Cambridge police officer - after Prof. Gates showed two forms of identification to a police officer who arrived to find Prof. Gates safely in his own home in a predominantly white, upscale neighborhood known as “Harvard Square” - has brought the struggle against racism to the front pages of newspapers throughout the US and around the world.

WATCH VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSzMx_S7oY
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29 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Race
The Democrats vs. Public Education
48_Charter_Schools.pngPublic education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

In reality, Obama’s plan is to lure cash-starved schools into a “competition” to accept federal funds, with dangerous strings attached. The two most devious conditions are the widespread creation of charter schools and the implementation of teacher merit pay. Both of these items have been long-condemned by progressive educational advocates as well as the majority of the nation’s teachers. If implemented, they would have a destructive effect on public education.
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28 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Labor
A Call to Action for Street Medics, Clinicians, and Herbalists
daisyPB.pngA newly formed faction of the Seeds of Peace Collective, named Eastern Seeds of Peace, is committed to organizing medical infrastructure in support of the expected large-scale actions against the International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and G20 Summit in Pittsburgh in late September. This is a call to action for street medics, clinicians, herbalists, and all those interested in contributing to the medical support that is crucial to the success of the planned marches and demonstrations.

In late May, it was announced that both the G20 Summit and the International Pittsburgh Coal Conference will be hosted by the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the same week (9/20-9/25) in late September. Two groups of activists, the G20 Resistance Project and the Pittsburgh Organizing Group, have taken responsibility for organizing a response to these gala events and they have been hard at work for the past two months building the general infrastructure to support an activist response to these events.
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22 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Announcement / Education : Organizing
ICRC - Israel Traps Gazans in Deprivation and Despair
gaza_enewsletter.pngFounded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross is an "impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance." It also tries "to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles." It's legally mandated to do it under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and has had a permanent presence in Gaza since 1968.

Currently 109 ICRC staff work there, including 19 expatriates. They remained throughout Operation Cast Lead and witnessed firsthand the carnage and destruction that took place.
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17 Jul 2009 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Citizens Launch Group To Halt Nuclear Reactor On Chesapeake Bay
Press Release--Concerned Marylanders from around the state have come together to launch People Against A Radioactive Chesapeake (PAARC). The grassroots citizens group brings together members from local anti-nuclear organizations: Southern Maryland CARES, the Crabshell Alliance, and the Chesapeake Safe Energy Coalition in an effort to halt construction of a Giant 1,710 Megawatt EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR REACTOR proposed for the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant on the Chesapeake Bay.
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17 Jul 2009 | Filed under: News / Environment
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