Press Pass TV joined forces with Dongoson Productions to create this powerful video featuring some of Boston's top talent and an important message for the President. You can contact Darrell Jones att MIC Norfolk 2 Clark St Norfolk MA 02056
Cambridge, MA - It was September 2001 and Josh Steiber was in middle school in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The TV footage of airplanes flying into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon made an indelible impression on the young man. Years later, he would carry thoughts of revenge with him as he fought those he was taught to think of as the enemy.
Cambridge, MA - Noted labor organizer and author Steve Early read from his new book "Embedded with Organized Labor, Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home" to a standing room only crowd of over 100 people at Porter Square Books on Monday. A lively discussion followed. The 50 minute audio recording of the event can be played below or downloaded from the open source Internet Archive.
Somerville, MA - Saying that Americans already are paying more in taxes (and private insurance premiums) for medical care than any other country in the world but having worse “health outcomes” than citizens of other western industrialized nations, Dr. Rachel Nardin, President of the MA chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, explained Monday why her organization thinks a “single payer, universal coverage” type plan must be adopted as soon as possible.
Testimony on H.341, Globalization Impact Bill
Before Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technology
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
9 June 2009
I thank the chairperson [Senator Karen Spilka] for this opportunity to share my views.
My name is David Lewit. I am a social psychologist living in Boston, and come here as an active member of the Boston-Cambridge Alliance for Democracy.
BOSTON/Chinatown - Venezuela's Adjunct Ambassador to the United Nations Julio Escalona and economists Richard B. Freeman of Harvard University, Julie Matthaei of Wellesley College and Arthur MacEwan of the University of Massachusetts Boston spoke on the Global Economic Crisis to an audience of over 60 people on Friday at the encuentro 5 movement space.
BOSTON/Jamaica Plain - Calling himself a "professional bummer-outer," author and environmental activist Bill McKibben last night described to an audience of about one hundred supporters of the Jamaica Plain based Bikes Not Bombs organization, the monumental changes he said our planet will go through if humans don't stop polluting the Earth with carbon and other industrial wastes.
Robert Shetterly, Maine-based painter and creator of the portrait book “Americans Who Tell The Truth” was joined by historian Howard Zinn on Friday for a program at Emerson College in Boston.
The student group Emerson for Peace and Social Justice hosted the event which featured many of Shetterly’s portraits of distinguished Americans. Following the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the artist began painting people he considers courageous for “speaking truth to power.”
Jamaica Plain, MA - David Korten, author of the book, "When Corporations Rule the World," considered by many to be a must read for anyone interested in the contemporary rise in resistance to corporate power, spoke Sunday at the Jamaica Plain Forum.
Korten's current book, "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to New Wealth," was written in response to the most recent economic meltdown.
Cambridge, MA - Democracy Now host Amy Goodman presented a "Celebration of Independent Media" Thursday at Cambridge Forum, moderated by Jordan Weinstein, host of NPR’s Morning Edition on WGBH-FM. Relating stories from her coverage of (and arrest at) the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Goodman discussed the important role independent media plays in facilitating meaningful and informative public discussions.