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BOSTON/South End - They stood at the windows, some holding onto the bars that kept them in, others waving their hands or banging open palms against the glass. One made a heart shape with his hands.

BOSTON/Back Bay - On Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Boston activists marched along Newbury Street as part of a "Newbury Street Shutdown" action in solidarity with Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter Week of Action.

Somerville, Mass. - Between October 10th and 12th, brass bands from all over the United States (plus one from Paris, France; one from Moscow, Russia; and one from Montreal, Canada) played on the streets of Somerville, Cambridge and Boston, as part of the 9th Annual Honk Festival.

BOSTON/Roxbury - The Boston Coalition for Police Accountability, a newly minted activist group in Boston comprised of members from over 40 local equal rights organizations including the Massachusetts chapter of

BOSTON/Boston Common - Advocates gathered on Boston Common on Wednesday evening to show support for the Occupy Central protest movement that is demanding free elections in Hong Kong.

BOSTON/Government Center - Immigration reform activists and supporters gathered in front of the JFK Federal Building near city hall on Wednesday to demand immediate action on immigration legislation from Presid

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by Tara García Mathewson and Leonardo March | 14 Nov 2014 - 11:12pm

BOSTON/South End - They stood at the windows, some holding onto the bars that kept them in, others waving their hands or banging...

by Sarah Zheng | 11 Nov 2014 - 12:00am

Somerville, Mass. – Thousands of Brazilians from across four New England states hit the polls at Somerville High School to vote for Brazil’s next president...

by Kayla Mamelak | 11 Nov 2014 - 12:00am

Somerville, Mass. – Winter Hill residents railed at state officials and authorities from the Vinfen healthcare company on Oct. 29, demanding more oversight for the...

by Jane Regan and Yuxiao Yuan | 11 Nov 2014 - 12:00am

Somerville, Mass. – Pedro sought a safer life. He traveled to Somerville from Chalantenango, El Salvador on foot, by bus, car, and in the back...

by Leonardo March | 7 Nov 2014 - 3:57pm

BOSTON/Back Bay - On Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Boston activists marched along Newbury Street as part of a "Newbury Street Shutdown" action in solidarity...

by Kayla Mamelak, Somerville Neighborhood News | 30 Oct 2014 - 12:00am

Somerville, Mass. – Over two dozen marching bands headed to Downtown Crossing on October 10 to raise awareness and support the fight for a $15...

Radical Boston

by Doug Enaa Greene | 7 Nov 2014 - 4:26pm

The midterm elections are over. The right-wing Republicans delivered a massive defeat to the floundering Democrats across the board, regaining control of the...

by Chris Morale | 7 Nov 2014 - 3:49pm

OVER 350 people marched in Boston on October 25 in solidarity with Mike Brown, the unarmed teen murdered by police in Ferguson, Mo., in August. Part of a national week of action called by...

Arts

by Loreto P. Ansaldo and Pampi thirdeyefell | 23 Oct 2014 - 3:12pm

Two important Public Art events are happening THIS WEEK featuring LOCAL ARTISTS. We reach out to all our Boston neighborhoods to come take part and interact with their local artists - THIS IS FOR...

Opinion

by ACLU of Massachusetts | Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 2:00pm

Last night, colleges and universities in the Boston area sent an email to their students at the request of Boston Police commissioner William Evans. The BPD top cop's letter asks students who...

Editorial

by Jason Pramas | 8 Nov 2014 - 1:16pm

Just a note to say that, as promised, Open Media Boston is still puttering along without a paid editorial staff. Jonny Adams and I are both working our new full-time jobs - in the corporate sector...

Living

by Sue Katz | 17 Nov 2014 - 11:05am

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist spots in the world – and offers visitors a chance to visit “papier-mâché” versions of Venice, Paris, Rome, and Egypt without leaving the USA. It is also the...

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