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25.3.05
 

Victory at Georgetown!!!

The GJP sends its support to our Jesuit brothers and sisters at Georgetown, who after 3 years of struggling for a living wage for campus workers took part in a 9 day hunger strike to assure their demands were finally met.

As the current Boston College administration continues to refuse to affirm the dignity of the GLBT community on this campus, reveal any information regarding their stock holdings, listen to students concerns over current contracts or legitimatly address the pressing issues the O.N.E. movement struggled for a full year ago the obvious lesson here cannot be overlooked.

Direct action works.


http://dc.indymedia.org/feature/display/120039/index.php

http://www.dclabor.org


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62829-2005Mar24.html


20.3.05
 

march 20 rally

here are some pics from the march 20 rally in boston common.



























for story see here: http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/34037/index.php

i have movies too if anyone wants to view them.

17.3.05
 

BC students remember Rachel Corrie and protest for Palestinian rights

"On the second anniversary of the killing of American Human Rights worker
Rachel Corrie by an Israeli soldier with a Caterpillar Bulldozer, the BootCat
Campaign held a protest at Caterpillar’s Milford MA, offices. A group
of about 65 human rights activists, including Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli
Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD, www.icahd.org) and several BC students
gathered to protest the company’s sale of bulldozers to the Israeli military
despite concerns that the Israeli military is using the equipment in violation
of International and American law to destroy Palestinian homes, uproot orchards,
and expand Jewish settlements on Palestinian land."


 





 


For more pictures and for the full story click
here.



16.3.05
 

events concering iraq

given that it is the anniversary of the invasion of iraq 2 years ago. i thought i'd send out some more info regarding talks/events on iraq.


1) A thought-provoking article: http://www.tompaine.com/articles/what_now_for_the_peace_movement.php.

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2) Iraq: Is It Time to Leave?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
5 p.m.
Boston University Law School Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Avenue

Augustus Richard Norton
Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Specialist on the Middle East.

Barry Posen
Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT
Specialist on security studies.

Moderator: Kelly M. Greenhill
Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
Specialist on conflict and security studies

Sponsored by the Inter-University Coalition for a Humane Foreign Policy and the Boston University Peace and Justice Project.

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3)
GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST TO END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ

Sunday, March 20, 2005
1 p.m.
Boston Common Bandstand

No Mandate for War!
Protest the Iraq War Two Years Since Invasion

Anti-war groups all over the world are planning demonstrations for the second
anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Dozens of organizations from across
New England and people of all ages and communities have come together to
organize this rally on the Commons demanding:

* U.S. out of Iraq - Bring the troops home now

* $80 billion for housing, health care and education - Not war and occupation

* Military recruiters out of our schools - End stoploss - Stop the draft.

Endorsed by: Alliance of Black Union Workers, Boston Mobilization, Brookline
Peace Works, Chelsea United for Peace, District Seven Round Table, Eastern
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Framingham Human Rights Action Committee,
Harvard Social Forum, International Action Center, Iraq Veterans Against the
War, Massachusetts Global Action, Merrimack Valley People For Peace, Military
Families Speak Out, Northeastern University Coalition Against War & Racism, Out
Now Coalition, Socialist Alternative, Stonybrook Neighbors for Peace, Student
Labor Action Project, Tufts Coalition Opposed to the War in Iraq, United for
Justice with Peace, United Steelworkers of America Local 8751, Women's
Fightback Network, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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4)
"What Went Wrong and Why: Explaining the Performance of U.S. Government Policy after the Invasion of Iraq"

James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly
William Langewiesche, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
3 to 5 p.m.
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Harvard International Relations Council, and the Inter-University Coalition for a Humane Foreign Policy.

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5) The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and
Center for International Studies (CIS)
invite you to attend a special spring semester colloquium series

"The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq"

Organized and moderated by Dr. Yosef Jabareen, DUSP
(jabareen@mit.edu)


The physical, economic, and social consequences of the former regime in Iraq, the involvement in several wars since 1979, the 13 years of international sanctions, and the occupation of Iraq by the US and its allies since April 2003, have left a ravaged country and have fragmented Iraqi society. Since its occupation of Iraq, the US has promoted a grand project aiming to reconstruct 'a new Iraq' and to restructure its economy and politics.
The main objectives of this MIT colloquium are to discuss various perspectives on the reconstruction of Iraq through a variety of lenses, and to illuminate its spatial, economic, social, and political complexities. It is open to faculty, students, and practitioners.
Each of the seven sessions will examine different aspects of the reconstruction mission:

Check it out here: http://mit.edu/cis/reconstructing_iraq.html

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lastly, if anyone is interested in going to these events, contact me. if i don’t have class, i will probably be going. kingks@bc.edu

2.3.05
 

Camilo Mejia

I thought some of you may be interested in this article posted on alternet today. It was written by Camilo Mejia, a 28 year old who was sentanced to a one year prison term when he refused to continue fighting in Iraq. I think it serves to remind us just what is at stake in this war, and why we must continue to demand peace.

You can read it here.

Over 3,400 Boston College Students and 200 Members of the BC Faculty and Staff Call for Change in BC's Non-Discrimination Policy

As I am sure everyone has heard by now, the referendum was overwhelmingly supported by the student body.

Interestingly enough, Jack Dunn seems to think that the support for this issue was born out of our ignorance, explaining to the Associated Press that: "If they (students) understood the complexity of the issues, we're confident they would have voted differently."

Somehow I think that our call for equality on this campus is rooted in something more. ..

You can read the full article here.

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