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Liberty Replaced By Idiocy In Boston Pops Security Frenzy

Today, at the traditional Boston Pops Fourth of July concert, security is tight. People can’t bring backpacks, or coolers, or have drinks unless the drinks are transparent and are in transparent containers. People can’t sit close to the concert, either, and they have to agree to be searched by police officers if they want to [...]

How to take ACTION to defy the National Security Agency electronic surveillance system

An initial list of protest opportunities and ideas for Americans who want to take a stand against the National Security Agency PRISM program and other electronic spying networks. [...]

Boston Rallies to Redirect Budget Cuts from Human Needs to the Military Budget

At 11 AM today, a large coalition of groups assembles outside Boston’s North Station in a rally for the reprioritization of the budget from warfare to human needs. Participating groups include:

Budget for All Coalition Mass. AFL-CIO Mass. Jobs with Justice Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants American Friends Service Committee Mass. Peace Action Disability Policy [...]

5 Die in Boston

3 from cancer and 2 from heart disease, today and every day.

(Source: Health of Boston 2012-2013, Figure 31c)

They Call this Bar Salt of the Earth

$19 burgers. The duck liver mousse is $6.

Boston Cardinal Deeply Regrets that Women Don’t Like Being Told What to do by Old men in Robes

Women have caused Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley a pain. Lisa Wangsness reports:

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Wednesday that he is worried and saddened that the controversy over the Vatican’s rebuke of a US nuns’ group may have fostered a perception the church is inhospitable to women.

“It’s a [...]

Americans Elect and the Fundraiser Without Funds

Here’s a small curiosity to puzzle over.

In its 2nd quarter 2010 IRS disclosure, Americans Elect, the Section 527 Corporation with the goal of electing its own U.S. presidential ticket in 2012, lists a $603 “fundraising expense” at Boston’s Nine Zero Hotel on June 27, 2010. But no funds are reported to have been raised [...]

Were there Socialists at the National Equality March?

Do robins feel comfortable wearing orange? It isn’t a national march without the nice people handing out the Socialist Worker. This young woman hails from Boston, and she’s planning to head to Copley Square this Saturday for a protest against the war in Afghanistan.

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Pike Protest Is Boston Bean Dumb

If the Stop The Pike Hike commuters really can’t afford to pay a little extra money for the use of their roads, they have some choices. They can stop commuting, and live closer to where they work. They can carpool. They can also use mass transit. If these options don’t appeal, that’s only because they’re a bunch of whiners. Boo hoo hoo for them. [...]

The Bicycle Rises Again In Boston Today

Ghost bicycles are a way to remember the particular bicyclists who have been killed, but also serve as a method for making people aware of the problem of cars hitting and killing people on bicycles. [...]