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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

#BOSTON4FERGUSON DISPATCH AND ANALYSIS: THE BIGGEST HUB PROTEST IN YEARS COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A BETTER TIME

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It’s promising that elected officials like Walsh, and even Baker to an extent, are willing to concede that there are severe issues of imbalance and disparity that need to be addressed. But here’s the question: If the system is as benevolent as those in the crowd at Twelfth Baptist were led to believe, and if those running things are so genuinely concerned about equality and human rights, then what the hell is the problem around here? Continue reading

COUNCILOR JACKSON HOLDS COURT IN THE MIDDLE OF MASS AVE DURING #BOSTON4FERGUSON PROTEST

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Jackson then proceeded to address disparities in Boston Public Schools and in the region in general. To that end, the councilor noted his recent attempt to create a Commission on Black and Latino Men. Continue reading

PICS FROM THE BIGGEST PROTEST IN THE HUB IN YEARS #BOSTON4FERGUSON

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What began as a rally in Roxbury spun into well over 1,000 people marching through Dudley Square, then down Melnea Cass, then to the South Bay House of Correction, then back up Mass Ave, and so on. Continue reading

BOSTON ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR TUESDAY PROTESTS, BOTH HERE AND IN FERGUSON

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Yancey says BLM Boston is situated to facilitate a demonstration in response to Ferguson, as some activists involved have spent the past several months addressing those issues on a local level. On October 25, the group summoned hundreds to the Public Garden for march down Newbury Street that culminated in a shutdown of the intersection at Mass Ave. Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: PLEASE STOP COMPARING FERGUSON TO THE BOSTON MASSACRE

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In spelunking for Hub angles, we discovered commentaries involving Ferguson, Missouri, and what the situation there allegedly has to do with the Boston Massacre. Continue reading

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: ANTI-OLYMPIC ORGANIZING HEATS UP IN BOSTON

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“Our main challenge is organizing and mobilizing citizens who are outraged that all of this is happening under our noses without our input or consent. We want to organize in every neighborhood, and for every community to feel like they have a voice.” Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: EVEN WITH FERGUSON BACKDROP, MASS MEDIA BARELY REPORTS COPS GETTING AWARDS FOR FATAL SHOOTINGS

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At issue here is that Reynoso’s killers were presented with the state’s highest law enforcement honor, the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery, and that reporters barely blinked. Continue reading

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