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    Save CITY SOIL from Big Corp TWEET NOW #savecitysoil

     

    You can’t get more GRASS-ROOTS than this!

    City Soil IN ACTION in Boston! #savecitysoil

    City Soil is a locally rooted, small, socially responsible, democratically run GREEN operation that  is UNDER ATTACK by a BIG CORP which focuses on creating RED DYED mulch.  The commercial supplier with government connections wants the land that City Soil has been operating on for years!  Please take a few minutes to support our friends over at City Soil. See the link or the summary below about City Soil’s mission.

    ACTION:

    TWEET:  some version of the following (or copy it): 
    Please let @citysoilma stay on their @MassDCR land in #Mattapan!

    #savecitysoil
    #mapoli
    #bospoli

    @MassEEA – Respectfully requesting that you meet ASAP with @CitySoilMA to discuss @MassDCR eviction!
    @CitySoilMA 
    @DevalPatrick
    @MassGovernor
    @MassEEA 

    1.  Call Secretary Sullivan respectfully asking that he SAVE CITY SOIL: 617-626-1101
    2.  Update your Facebook status and photo to educate your friends about the campaign
    3.  Start thinking about other people/groups that we can bring into the coalition.
    4.  Forward this to 20 people, and call and/or text them during the day to see if they’ll take action!

    City Soil develops projects ranging from centralized in-vessel commercial composting and anaerobic digestion facilities to decentralized compost operations serving community gardens, farms, schools and and residential backyards. Our team’s breadth of experience and expertise puts us in a unique position as we move into a new era of sustainable agriculture and organic waste recycling. City Soil has pioneered the design and construction of educational outdoor classrooms, greenhouses, living roofs and growing systems with many leading nonprofits and environmental organizations. We provide soil, compost, mulch and our specialized ‘grow-how’ to community gardens, landscapers, agricultural startups, and homeowners.

    WBZ Misrepresents Fare Strike Action

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/07/13/group-protests-mbta-fare-hikes-with-fare-free-fridays/

    This story starts out on point, but rapidly goes downhill. By the end, reporter Jim Armstrong is flat out lying.

    As someone who was witness to this creative and principled action by the Boston Fare Strike Coalition on Friday (7/13/12), I can say that it is absolutely NOT true that all (or even most or many) of T riders “still paid their fares” even though they didn’t have to. And it is also false to assert or to suggest (as Armstrong does) that most T riders were opposed to the Fare Strikers actions. While you can find vocal antagonists to any bold action in a large crowd (and Jim Armstrong clearly did), I witnessed a wide range of responses from fellow T riders, including much support. About a thousand people took leaflets from BFSC explaining the logic behind the day’s action, and most seemed to be reading them with interest. Many were verbally supportive, and some signed up to join with the next action. A large number of people thanked the activists for the free ride home. (After all, since the MBTA jacked up fares by 23%, it’s only fair that people ride one day a week for free….The Banks get a Free Ride–continuing to profit off interest on the MBTA debt–Why can’t We? Public Transit Should be Free!)

    Also, it should be pointed out that the fare strikers, while perhaps mostly under 35, also include many individuals quite a bit older than that. Quite a few appeared to be in their fifties, sixties, or even seventies. It is a multi-generational coalition. Not just a bunch of “kids.”

    Jim Armstrong: putting the BS in CBS.

    Check out the  story in The Boston Occupier for more accurate and informed coverage of the Boston Fare Strike Coalition’s “Free Friday” action::   http://bostonoccupier.com/2012/07/15/boston-fare-strike-coalition-declares-fare-free-friday/

    See footage of the action:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JuFCgia3JI

    All are welcome to the next public meeting of the Fare Strike Coalition:  Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 PM,  by the Boston Common gazebo.  (Rain location: City Place food court, off the Alley.)

     

    Submitted by Joseph Ramsay

    Occupy Boston Evicted from Dewey Square

    *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 10, 2011*

    Contacts: OccupyBostonMedia@gmail.com

    Twitter: @OccupyBOS_media

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    OCCUPY BOSTON RAIDED

    On December 10, 2011 at 5 am #OccupyBoston’s Dewey Square encampment was raided by the Boston Police Department and other officials. Thirty-five peaceful protesters were arrested on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway just two days after Mayor Thomas Menino issued a notice of eviction. Eight others were arrested in the streets and sidewalks surrounding Dewey Square and three were detained in South Station. Throughout the two-hour period during which the arrests occurred, #OccupyBoston members remained resolute and nonviolent in the face of a disproportionately large police presence. At least 100 officers were counted inside Dewey Square at 5:30 am, while some estimates place the count at greater than 200.

     

    Credentialed press, citizen journalists, academic researchers, and #OccupyBoston media members were repeatedly corralled and moved to surrounding areas 50 feet away or moreprohibiting many from thoroughly covering the raid. From pointing lights in photographers’ lenses to targeting the two official #OccupyBoston USTREAM live videographers for removal, officials went to great lengths to block media access.

     

    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.  Boston’s Occupiers will persist in rejecting a world created by and for the 1%. We might have been evicted, but we shall not be moved. We remain invested in the future of our movement. We will continue to challenge Wall Street’s occupation of our government.

     

    We encourage everyone to join in the national conversation that has sustained #OccupyBoston for the past seventy-one days. #OccupyBoston will hold a General Assembly tonight at 7 pm at the bandstand on the Boston Common. We are the 99%, and we are no longer silent.

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    #OccupyBoston is the beginning of an ongoing conversation about fixing our world: reforming Wall Street, removing special interests from government, preserving our civil liberties, and much more. #OccupyBoston is just one of more than 1000 separate Occupy movements in cities across the world and a symbol for “Occupiers” everywhere who support real and lasting change.

     

    Website: www.OccupyBoston.org

    Why We Have Occupied Dewey Square

    We have occupied Dewey Square because Wall Street has occupied our government, broken our economic system, divided our country, and negatively impacted our lives for far too long. Occupation is a single tactic, but its significance is much greater than that.

    By creating this public space dedicated to political discourse, we have created a social destination where anyone can become an activist. What starts as a visit to satisfy curiosity can end by participating in the decision making process of an entire community. What starts as the desire to hear a public speaker can end in the commitment to meet regularly to advocate around critical issues. This is what has grown the Occupy Movement across the country and here in Massachusetts.

    Not only does this act of protesting in a physical space 24 hours a day deepen our engagement with Occupy Boston and the Occupy Movement; it also connects us with the ecosystem of community organizations whose activities predate our own. As individuals whose lives have been effected by economic injustice, we begin to see ourselves as part of a much bigger picture. Our stories gain new life as we connect them with the stories of others. In that sense, Dewey Square has become a point of outreach for a much larger movement. What starts as a passing interest can become a lifelong commitment to social and economic justice.

    We have occupied Dewey Square because we have joined a movement to change the world. You can’t evict an idea.

    Press Release: Day of Action on December 3

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    OCCUPY MOVEMENT TO HOLD CITYWIDE DAY OF ACTION IN BOSTON


    Contact: street@occupyboston.org
    617.286.6805                                       

    Boston, MA [11/30/11] The Occupy Boston Movement is holding a city wide day of action this Saturday December 3, 2011. The day will begin at 10 am with neighborhood specific actions to engage the diverse populations of our city. These actions include, but are not limited to, a demonstration against the practices of the Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) Department at the JFK Federal Building on New Sudbury Street, a speak out on Climate Justice outside of the Park Street train station, and the dissemination of literature on the shortcomings of our health care system at Coolidge Corner in Brookline.

    Following the actions, participants will converge at Copley Square at 1:00pm for a general “speak out” featuring the voices of the 99%. The purpose of the day is to offer opportunities for meaningful actions to address economic injustice and to bring the community together to celebrate our strength and unity.

    WHAT: Occupy Movement Day of Action and speak out of the 99%

    WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10 am

    WHERE: 10 am to 1 pm – Neighborhood specific locations (for detailed location information, please visit http://www.occupyboston.org/unity) 1 pm – Copley Square

    You are the 99%. Join us.

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    Occupy Boston started in Dewey Square on September 30, 2011. It was directly inspired by, and we stand in solidarity with, our brothers and sisters at Occupy Wall Street in New York City. The continued occupation of Dewey Square—located outside of South Station in the heart of Boston’s Financial District—is one of more than 120 Occupy encampments in cities across the nation and is a symbol for people everywhere who support real and lasting change. While these different occupations share many goals and attitudes, they each operate independently, and there is no national organization that can speak for all occupations. For more information visit http://www.occupyboston.org/

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