In his song “A Brief History of the Orange Line” David Rovics tells the story of how activists prevented state and federal transportation officials from building an eight lane highway through Boston’s Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. It was 1972 when then Governor Francis Sargent finally cancelled plans for the construction.
City of Boston Presents Occupy Boston with $500 Million Tax Bill; "They Breathed Public Air," Say Officials
BOSTON/Dewey Square - Officials from the City of Boston and several men in dark suits who said they were "not from the Department of Homeland Security" presented a bill for $500 million dollars to a small child standing next to the entirely unused Dewey Square park at 9:01 a.m. this morning, saying the famously leaderless movement owed the decaying metropolis back taxes on the millions of cubic liters of air breathed by protestors during its ten week encampment last fall.
OMB Announces the 3 Lucky Winners of Our "Write the Next STUPID F$&KING RIGHT-WING MEME About #OccupyBoston!" Contest
After nearly 48 hours of continuous deliberation of the top 7,000,000 submissions by our elite panel of 50,000 judges from 12 continents, we have chosen the 3 lucky winners of our "Write the Next STUPID F$&KING RIGHT-WING MEME About #OccupyBoston!" contest.*
The winning entries are
"Nihilist protesters protest nothing because they are nihilists and hate freedom."
As the right-wing gets pushed back further and further into a political obscurity of their own making by the rise of a massive grassroots movement for social justice, the rhetoric from their small and inoffensive army of sweaty-palmed sociopaths in basements around Winchester grows increasingly shrill.
BOSTON - In a surprise move, OmniMegaCorp of New York and Ulan Bator - a leisure service of the Bank of Insubtantia - proclaimed its hostile takeover of Open Media Boston at an early morning press conference in a bunker in an undisclosed location.
OmniMegaCorp Chairman Translation Yclept set a brisk agenda for his first day in charge of the once-feisty weekly news publication. Over a bowl of the company's much-feared Weevilz'n'Bitz breakfast slurry, his first order of business was to crush all opposition.
Cambridge, MA - Dr. Andrew Berry, research associate at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, was amusing and informative in the role of Charles Darwin, in "An Afternoon with Charles Darwin" on Sunday at the Geological Lecture Hall at the Harvard University Museum of Natural History. The performance was part of Harvard University's celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. Over 150 people of all ages were in attendance.
Join the Boston Firefly Project for an evening of food, raffles and networking with members of Boston’s nonprofit and social justice community. The event will surely induce collaboration and grow personal relationships based on social justice and human rights organizing.
Wednesday, September 24
The Point bar, Faneuil Hall (147 Hanover St., Boston)