[act-ma] Top Stories from Open Media Boston (week of 8/8/08) / plus 2 Upcoming OMB Events (new dates)

Jason Pramas jpramas at igc.org
Fri Aug 8 16:44:14 PDT 2008

[please forward widely]

Hi folks,

First, we moved back the dates for two upcoming Open Media Boston events 
(since encuentro 5 is under construction for a couple of weeks longer 
than expected):

Tuesday, August 26, 6-8 p.m.
Training: How to Use Open Media Boston
(limited slots available, r.s.v.p. to info at openmediaboston.org)
Encuentro 5 Media Lab, 33 Harrison Ave. in Boston's Chinatown

Friday, September 12, 7-10 p.m.
Benefit for Open Media Boston Youth Training in Collaborative Media
$10+ at the door
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave. in Boston's Chinatown

Second, big doings on our front page this week, be extra sure to check 
out our top stories at www.openmediaboston.org:

News: Immigrant Rights Organizations Denounce Mass. ICE Raids

News: "Walk for the Undocumented" Kicks Off at State House Press Conference

News: [Dave Goodman's got a news story coming in later this evening; so 
check the site for it - he always does great work ...]

Editorial: ICE Raids are Unacceptable Assaults on Democracy

Opinion: Verizon, Unions Agree to "Stop the Clock" -- Strike Action 

Opinion: Telecom Workers Rally for Good Jobs and Reliable Services at 

Tech: Control Everything on Your Mac with Your Keyboard Using Quicksilver

Living: October 11 Anti-War Demo - Planning Meeting August 9

Also, check out the OMB Blog where you can check out and comment on the 
site-related thoughts and random musing of OMB Editors and Staff at 

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find out how at http://www.openmediaboston.org/usersguide#event. 
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Jason Pramas
Open Media Boston

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