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BOSTON/Downtown Crossing – The luxury building developer Millennium Partners was slammed in a demonstration at Filene’s Basement in Downtown Boston on Monday for its claimed lack of adherence to local policy that sets hiring rates for city residen

BOSTON/State House - Calling on Gov. Deval Patrick to do more to address the issue of climate change, hundreds of students and young people left their classes as part of a demonstration in front of the State House on Monday. 

BOSTON/Allston – The DoubleTree hotel in Allston was picketed on Thursday as protestors called on its operators Hilton Worldwide and its owner Harvard University to grant their demand for a fair unionization process. 

BOSTON/State House - While currently considering more than one bill to raise the state’s minimum wage, legislators were called on Wednesday to increase it to $10.50 an hour, to tie future raises to the cost of living, and to increase the minimum w

BOSTON/Downtown Crossing – A local activist is suing a Boston Police Department officer for allegedly wrongfully arresting and charging him during a protest of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s visit to Boston. 

BOSTON/Roxbury - A local activist was put on pre-trial probation at the Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury on Wednesday in lieu of a trial based on charges of assaulting a Boston Police Department officer.

Local artists Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla, Shea Justice, and Jason Pramas have some problems with the "Boston Strong" slogan.

So they are responding with a one-week pop-up art show called Boston Strong? from April 15-22, 2014 in the Lothrop Auditorium at the...Read more


by Jonathan Adams | 19 Apr 2014 - 7:40am

Boston Jobs Coalition – Downtown Crossing

The Boston Jobs Coalition continued protests at the construction site of a new building at the historic Filene’s Basement...

by Jonathan Adams | 19 Apr 2014 - 7:38am

Harvard students and supporters hit out at the university’s management of plantations it owns near the Iberá wetlands in Argentina in a campus demonstration on...

by Jonathan Adams | 10 Apr 2014 - 7:22am

BOSTON/State House - The Mass. House of Representatives passed a new bill on Wednesday that would see the current state minimum wage of $8 an...

by Jonathan Adams | 9 Apr 2014 - 3:54am

BOSTON/State House - Advocates called on state legislators to support new funding for human services in Massachusetts in an annual rally and lobby day at...

by Jonathan Adams | 8 Apr 2014 - 2:17am

Cambridge, Mass. – Several former staff members of the Kendall Hotel and the Mary Prentiss Inn are alleging that their employer knowingly failed to pay...

by Jonathan Adams | 8 Apr 2014 - 2:13am

Massachusetts Nurses Association – North Adams
Nurses picketed outside the North Adams Regional Hospital on Thursday following the abrupt closing of the facility by its...


by Bobby Wengronowitz | Friday, 4 April 2014 - 11:02pm

Like most of the couple hundred young people rallying at the State House Monday morning, I have never experienced a month with globally-averaged surface temperature below the 20th Century...

Radical Boston

by Doug Enaa Greene | 11 Apr 2014 - 11:53pm

This teach-in took place on April 5, 2014 at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.

Here is the teach-in statement of purpose:

We've known about the dangers of climate change for...

by Doug Enaa Greene | 11 Apr 2014 - 11:52pm

Communist historian Doug Enaa Greene lectures on the activist, historian and novelist Victor Serge (1890-1947) at the Center for Marxist Education. Serge was originally an anarchist in his youth...

by Doug Enaa Greene | 11 Apr 2014 - 11:51pm

As an enthusiastic participant in the Occupy Movement I recognized, like many others, that it was time to act and “do something.” Here was a movement that, however inarticulately spoke the...

by Suren Moodliar | 11 Apr 2014 - 3:25pm

David Graeber answers the provocative title question affirmatively in a recent Guardian op-ed, “Caring too much. That's the curse of...


by Libby Reinish, Free Software Foundation | 14 Mar 2013 - 10:46pm

2014 Libre Planet logo

The theme of "Free Software, Free Society" will be...
by Deb Nicholson | 14 Mar 2014 - 10:54pm

Do you ever wish the free software was just a little bit better? As a longtime free software advocate, I certainly have had this thought many times. Sometimes nothing can be done because a...


by Jason Pramas | 19 Apr 2014 - 12:40pm

This site was down yesterday with a technical issue; so I couldn't post this editorial on our normal editorial day. But the site is obviously back up now (phew!). Here for your consideration...

by Jason Pramas | 11 Apr 2014 - 11:16pm

Just a note to say that I'm taking this week off from editorial writing to prepare for the...


by Rrrrrralph Fecund (Jason Pramas) | 1 Apr 2014 - 4:33am


BOSTON - Exactly 99 percent of the world's population rejoiced shortly after midnight Eastern Daylight Time when all of the world's multinational...

by OMB Staff | 27 Mar 2014 - 2:56am

Local artists Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla, Shea Justice, and Jason Pramas have some problems with the "Boston Strong" slogan.

So they are responding with a one-week pop-up art show called...