BOSTON/South Boston - Organizers and supporters of No Boston Olympics, the local grassroots group protesting the city’s recent bid to host the 2024 summer games, gathered outside the Institute of Contemporary Art Monday night before the Boston Globe’s “‘Off the Page’ Conversations” debate between former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem representing Boston 2024, the group that formulated and submitted the city’s bid, and Chris Dempsey, co-chair of No Boston Olympics (NBO).
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the “hollowing out of the middle class.”
The senator was also protested by those who came to criticize her stand on the most recent chapter of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Once inside, however, Warren seemed to back away slightly from statements she made in August, saying that Palestinians had a right to self-defense.
Massachusetts election results have left many sanguine about the prospects of challenging the Right in the future. Turnout, turnout, turnout! That is the mantra of the victorious. To their credit, many community-based organizations made a difference by knocking on doors and by having friends call friends to get out the vote. The results have prompted some to declare that the Scott Brown effect is no more. Methinks the celebration is premature.
Over 30 people attended an informal lunchtime debate on Climate Justice, South Africa and the World Bank last Friday between Prof. Patrick Bond of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Centre for Civil Society in Durban, South Africa and Prof. William Moomaw of Tufts University and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The event took place at the encuentro 5 movement space in Chinatown, and was chaired by Jason Pramas of Open Media Boston.
During Q & A at the Arlington Town Meeting on Health Care with Representative Ed Markey (10/12/09), one brave woman suggested to the Congressman that if we would end US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal government would have more than enough money to provide comprehensive health insurance for every American citizen. Mr. Markey responded that President Obama’s health care plan isn’t going to require any new spending. It is "deficit neutral," meaning it will pay for itself! So, he said, there is no need to cut the military budget or any other funding.
Proceedings and transactions of our Boston City Council are a sham.
For example, here's a so called Budget Hearing before our Council's
Ways and Means Committee
Only one Councilor !