Author Archives: EMILY HOPKINS

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FREE RADICAL: SOME WHITE PROTESTERS STILL DON’T GET IT

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On Thursday, when the organizers invited people to speak out while they occupied Park Street Station, many white folks found it necessary to participate; one even insisted that “All lives matter,” the whining slogan of Caucasians who can’t stand feeling left out. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: THE INJUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS

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Time and again, we are provided tragic proof that the criminal injustice system works. When an unarmed black teenager is gunned down by a white cop, the system is there to make sure the officer stays free. Continue reading

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BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WALK OUT, MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, TURN HEADS, GAIN SUPPORT

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Then it hit. A wall of sound made up of several dozen high school students from Boston Arts Academy and Codman Academy blazed through campus, their energy radiating … Onlookers hardly knew what to do with such a disruption on campus. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: WHEN THEY FIGHT, THEY WIN (CITY REALTY EDITION)

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Lucky’s plight has some idiosyncratic tangents—most complaints against City Realty, for one, don’t involve thousands of dollars worth of missing property. But at its core, this is merely one case on a list of City Realty transgressions that many tenants, and particularly local housing nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana, have been fighting. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: FOUR PEOPLE WHO SHOULD SHUT UP AND LISTEN ABOUT FERGUSON

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This morning, in-between shameless reports about Cinnabon consumption counts and “Dancing with the Stars” coverage, clips of the interview showed Wilson repeating, almost verbatim, the testimony he provided to the grand jury. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: BOOK FAIR AND EQUAL

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Contrary to popular belief, anarchy does not mean chaos, and these folks have for years organized a fun, interesting, and provocative free program. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: WHAT ABOUT THE GAYS?

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Last time Baker ran for office, he came out against the Transgender Civil Rights Bill that would protect people from workplace discrimination. Politio is far worse … Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: FCK FCKH8

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Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia. FCKH8 represents itself as altruistically fighting against these things, as if they’re not another company exploiting marginalized communities. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: MODERN COLLEGE CULTURE RUINS EVERYTHING

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I’m not talking about Ferguson, Missouri. I’m talking about Keene, New Hampshire. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: PAINT ME PINK AND SLAP ME SILLY

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Awareness, of course, is a huge step towards making meaningful improvements in quality of life, but that’s only if the process includes significant educational aspects. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: HAPPY BANNED BOOKS WEEK

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Now would you like to buy the limited platinum edition ‘Fahrenheit 451′?
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