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Interview the City Stenographer
Interview the City Stenographer, Boston City Council about the new stenographic scopist technologies including the Diamante Stenograph. Ask about Closed Captioning for folks with hearing loss.
An Open Letter to Facing History and Ourselves
The open letter below is addressed to Facing History and Ourselves Executive Director Margot Strom, Associate Executive Director Martin Sleeper and Board Chairwoman Tracy Palandjian.
An Open Letter to "Facing History and Ourselves"
To: Executive Director Margot Strom,
Associate Executive Director Martin Sleeper,
Board Chairwoman Tracy Palandjian
I am deeply offended and disappointed to learn that one of our nation’s foremost genocide education organizations—Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO)—has elected to “partner” with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to sponsor a panel discussion on “The New Anti-Semitism: A Contemporary Discussion in Historic Faneuil Hall” in Boston on Nov. 7, 2011. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, will be one of the panelists.
Protest Against Prosecutor Cyrus Vance's Decision in the Straus-Kahn Case
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Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Prosecutor
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place, New York, NY 10013
September 24th 2011
Prosecutor Cyrus Vance,
We are stunned and baffled by your hostility toward, and attacks on Nafissatou Diallo, the apparent rape victim of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Your refusal to provide her the requisites of law in accordance with your sworn oath of office indicates a stark dereliction of duty. Mr. Vance, it’s not up to you to make an a priori decision of what the jury’s verdict will be; in effect, rendering a substitute verdict of your own to benefit Dominique Strauss-Kahn - and all rapists and potential rapists - based on flimsily constructed prejudicial rationalizations.
Letter: Help Kickstart HONK!
To the Editor and Viewers of Open Media Boston,
This year's HONK! Festival is just around the corner (Sept 30 - Oct 3, a week earlier than last year) and, in addition to our regular nine hours of free performances by two dozen bands on Saturday and the Sunday parade down Mass Ave, we have also initiated some new features for this year's HONK! that are guaranteed to please: A Friday night showcase at Johnny D's; A Sunday evening boat cruise with all the bands invited; a HONK! conference at Harvard on Monday; and more.
To help make this year's festival a reality, we have launched a HONK! Kickstarter campaign at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dnb/2011-honk-festival-of-activist-s... to help bring bands from far and wide for your listening pleasure.
Join an Email Blitz for Harvard Workers Under Management Attack
Solidarity is urgently needed for two union members at Harvard who are under the gun right now! Please take a moment & send a quick email protest.
Randy Fenstermacher works as a library guard in his union's lowest salary grade. Despite 20 years' experience at Harvard, Randy only gets three shifts a week, and is homeless. In violation of the union's contract, management assigns Randy even fewer shifts when the library is open shorter hours. A former union rep, Randy is 64. Management has given him two unfair warnings and is now moving to fire him. Randy was written up for ridiculous reasons, among them alerting a student about some lost belongings!
Letter: Why I'm Taking the Next US Boat to Gaza
I am slated to be one of some 60 people aboard the U.S. boat setting sail for Gaza next month as part of a larger flotilla seeking to symbolically break the siege of Gaza and put political pressure upon Israel to lift the blockade. You can learn more about it here.
I was moved to participate in light of the impact of last year’s flotilla, which compelled Israel to somewhat ease restrictions upon materials entering Gaza. As a form of dramatic international civil disobedience, multiple actions, of which last year’s Freedom Flotilla was only the most famous, have demonstrated the growing international solidarity for the people of Gaza. I have been impressed by the effectiveness of these actions. Alice Walker recently called the movement the “the Freedom Ride of this era”, a connection others have elaborated on. Time will tell.
An Open Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Regarding P.J. Crowley’s Resignation
March 14, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
US Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Madam Secretary,
We the undersigned are writing to express our severe disappointment at the resignation of P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs at the State Department.
A number of us were present at the meeting where Mr. Crowley expressed his personal opinions, but all of us are concerned to learn that Mr. Crowley’s statements appear to have led to his resignation.
An Open Letter to Jamaica Plain on The Whole Foods Effect
I have been listening deeply to the heated controversy incited by the news that Whole
Foods plans to open a new store in Hyde Square, the Latin Quarter of our neighborhood.
The lively debate of the past few weeks has inspired me to learn more, to research more,
and to better understand the extent to which the arrival of a Whole Foods Market should
be expected to contribute to gentrification in Jamaica Plain.
Help Boston's Kids Imagine New Worlds - Donate to KidsArts!
Dear fellow activists and artists,
I'm volunteering to help raise funds for KidsArts! Multicultural After School and Summer Program in Jamaica Plain. It truly takes a village, online and offline, to sustain this rare program in our city.
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