[act-ma] BIMC headlines: DNC and RNC; ICE raids; Labor Day; Black August; Fighting Evictions

Sofia JarrinT sofiajt at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 6 09:27:14 PDT 2008


Don't be angry at corporate media. Be the media! And check  http://indymedia.us for national "radical" news.

RIOT POLICE TARGET JOURNALISTS AT THE RNC 
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205643/index.php

By the last count, as many as 818 protesters, journalists, and
bystanders were arrested previous to and during the Republican National
Convention. Journalists and videographers were particularly targeted as
they tried to document the protests, largely peaceful, and random acts
of civil disobedience. On Saturday, two days before the convention,
multiple house and office raids took place and people were detained for
hours, most prominently members from I-Witness and the RNC Welcoming
Committee. Some from the committee, eight in total, were charged with
“conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism” based on a Minnesota
law that was shaped after the Patriot Act.

TENANTS TELL DEUTSCHE BANK TO STOP PUTTING AROUND
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205624/index.php

Bankers, brokers and other elites came together on Saturday, August
30th for a posh and pompous romp at TPC Boston in Norton,
Massachusetts. The Deutsche Bank Championship featured world class
golfers, thousands of spectators, and is sponsored by multinational
Deutsche Bank. As it happens, Deutsche Bank is also the leader in home
foreclosures in Massachusetts. Protestors from across Massachusetts and
Rhode Island picketed outside the tournament, greeting each shuttle bus
with their message to stop the evictions and stop the predatory lending
that leads to foreclosure.

CELEBRATING BLACK AUGUST: FROM THE STREETS TO PRISON RESISTANCE
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205602/index.php

A Black Panther member and author of two books, Blood in My Eye and
Soledad Brother, George Jackson was killed by prison guards while
serving his term in San Quentin prison on August 21, 1971. A year
earlier, his brother Jonathan Jackson was killed for taking hostage a
courtroom to demand the freedom of his brother and five other San
Quentin prisoners. Black August originated from these events to honor
the fallen, and it spread into a practice of self-reflection and
self-determination in the black resistance movement, particularly
within prison.  Following is an interview with Kazi Toure, ex-political prisoner and
co-chair of the Jericho Movement about Black August history and the
current struggles against the prisoner industrial complex. [LISTEN TO AUDIO]

SACCO AND VANZETTI ART PIECE 
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205603/index.php

"Companion" piece to the news report from Boston about Anarchists
marking the 81st Anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti.
That news piece was a straight-told story of the action. This program
uses pre-recorded music about Sacco and Vanzetti along with actualities
of the event, sometimes edited for the sake of political art. Some of
the acts were not included in the original news piece. [LISTEN TO AUDIO]

FOR LABOR DAY: BOSTON-AREA WORKERS FINDING NEW PATHS TO RIGHTS AND RESPECT
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205589/index.php

Four examples of how workers in the Boston area have found new paths to
organization and the power of a voice at work. A recent study by the
U-Mass Donahue Institute documents how the gap between rich and poor
has widened substantially in Massachusetts over the past two decades.
It showed that only those earning the highest incomes benefited from
gains in technology, productivity, and globalization, while working
class earnings stagnated and incomes for poor families plunged 15
percent.

BAAM # 12: OUR BIRTHDAY ISSUE
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205556/index.php

We are proud to release our 12th issue, which is also our 1 year
birthday issue! As always you can download the PDF, but we are also now
offering a mail subscription. We have changed a lot since our first,
four-page paper, produced especially for last year’s Sacco and Vanzetti
Parade, and are excited to launch our mail-subscriptions program. Check
"Our birthday " article on page 2 for info on subscriptions.

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN MISSISSIPPI: ICE DETAINS HUNDREDS IN WORKPLACE RAID
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205559/index.php

After answering the phone, Bill Chandler , director of MIRA! (the
Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, based in Jackson ), blurted out,
“The ICE raid is in progress right now at Howard Industries, in Laurel
, Mississippi .” Laurel is a small town of about 18,000 people; Howard
Industries employs about 800 workers.

A PREVIEW OF THE DNC
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/205549/index.php

Much has been made by many a liberal Democrat about the supposed
"different-ness" of their political party, one that they claim has
miraculously found a way to take billions of dollars of money every
year from racist, sexist, land-raping capitalists and simultaneously
support the liberation of women from patriarchy, people of color from
white supremacy, workers from bosses, and the earth from destructive
abuse. Anarchists reject these easily apparent lies every day, and they
plan to do so again at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in
Denver Colorado.


      
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