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    State House action to protect immigrant families in Mass

    State House action to protect immigrant families in Mass

    Wed 20th 12:30 PM – 2 PM

    Toddlers are being torn from their mothers’ arms. Children are being put in cages and warehoused at an old Walmart. Asylum-seekers escaping domestic abuse and gang violence are being turned away. And right in our communities, families are being torn apart every day by overzealous immigration enforcement. It’s morally abhorrent.

    So what is Massachusetts doing to protect immigrant families? The state Senate passed a budget amendment with 4 basic protections, to stop police from helping round up immigrants and protect civil rights and due process. But the House is doing NOTHING, and Governor Baker has threatened to veto the Senate measure.

    We’re NOT going to let them get away with this. Meet us on the State House steps at 12:30, and we’ll go into the State House together. Bring SMALL signs (8.5×11 or something you can roll up, so you can get through security), but most important, your voice. If the House won’t listen, we’re going to make ourselves heard!

    Hosted by Pioneer Valley Workers Center,

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    Sanctuary in the Streets General Assembly (Northampton)

    Hosted by Pioneer Valley Workers Center

    What is Sanctuary in the Streets?
    Sanctuary in the Streets is a rapid response network of 2,000 people and 40 congregations mobilizing against raids and deportations, workplace abuse, and hate crimes. We have a 24 hour response hotline and have trained 800 people to rapidly mobilize as a detention is taking place. Thus far, we have accompanied over 40 individuals/families facing immigration detention and/or deportation, and have worked with dozens of workers to win justice in cases of wage theft, retaliation, and sexual harassment.

    What happens at the general assemblies?
    At our general assemblies, all our committees meet: fundraising, education and media, logistics and technology, events and training, and our newly formed mutual aid committee. If you’re new, you’ll attend an orientation to learn about the network and the current projects of each committee. You’ll then be ready to join a committee or plug into existing projects!

    March Against Fascist Violence – June 2

    The Boston May Day Coalition has voted to endorse the upcoming ‘March Against Fascist Violence’ action organized for Saturday, June 2nd beginning at 10:30 AM. Please check the following link for more information:

    This march will be a counter-mobilization in opposition to an ultra-rightist rally that will be held at the Massachusetts Statehouse. These rightist are supporters of the generalized assault conducted by the federal government against youth, working people, and especially undocumented migrants who are fleeing violence, devastation, and extreme poverty, often directly resulting from US policy toward their home countries. We voted to join the march and avoid any physical engagement with the rightists. Our main goal is to get our message out about the nature of the general assault coming down from the government and the need to build a fight back movement against it. We expect the action to be a noisy affair and BMDC has taken no position on the ensuing verbal exchanges that will take place. We expect that the police will be on hand to protect the rightists and don’t expect any physical confrontation.

    Rally at Norfolk Prison to Demand Clean Safe Drinking Water!

    On July 28, 2010, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared that every human being has a fundamental right to the access of clean safe water and sanitation (HRWS). This fundamental right is recognized in “International Law through human rights treaties, declarations and other standards.

    The Color of Water Project Endorses This Action and encourages you to support and participate in the caravan and rally!

    Calling all water warriors, human rights activists and community members who have or know families with loved ones incarcerated in Norfolk or any other prison in USNA to join the Clean Water Rights Caravan.

    The caravan will be gathering on Saturday May 19, 2018 1:pm at the Reggie Lewis Center and leaving for Norfolk Prison. We will rally at 2:30pm to demand that the administration recognize and respect each person inside’s human right to clean safe drinking water and sanitation. The right denied them but granted to prison guards and their dogs!

    For more information, please call The City School at (617) 822-3075

    2018 Boston March Against Monsanto – Rally for World Food Justice

    Saturday, May 19
    1pm: Rally with speakers at Park Street
    2:30pm: March

    Shut Down Monsanto!
    No to GMOs! Ban Genetically Engineered Crops & Foods!
    Ban Glyphosate/Roundup! Stop Poisoning the People of the World!
    Ban Monopoly Corporate Patenting of Seeds
    Protect Biodiversity – Defend Organic Agriculture & Small Farmers
    Defend Indigenous Land Rights & National Sovereignty

    Sponsored by: Boston March Against Monsanto Organizing Committee, Boston Food for Activists, Green-Rainbow Party Greater Boston Chapter, Committee for Peace & Human Rights (Park Street Vigil)

    International March Against Monsanto

    Net Neutrality, Internet Privacy and the Public Internet Option

    The battle for net neutrality and internet privacy is local.

    Recently, the ACLU published a report that suggests that, if communities wish to preserve net neutrality and internet privacy, their best bet is to build their own broadband network. Upgrade Cambridge, a grassroots group seeking to persuade Cambridge to build a municipal broadband system, is bringing the author of the report to and hope you’ll attend and spread the word to other net neutrality advocates you might know.

    Upgrade Cambridge and ACLU of Massachusetts Event:

    Public Internet Option, May 16th, 7PM, MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123

    A Better Internet For All: The Public Internet Option Presented by the ACLU
    On May 16th, Upgrade Cambridge and the ACLU of Massachusetts will be hosting a free public event at the MIT Stata Center. ACLU Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley will present the ACLU’s recently released report on The Public Internet Option. Like Upgrade Cambridge, the ACLU recognizes the power of community-owned networks in providing a better internet experience. With FCC rollbacks of net neutrality and privacy regulations, growing incumbent telecom monopoly power, and a growing digital divide, it is more important than ever to ensure a better internet for all.

    This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about the power of municipal networks for improving community access, and is free and open to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of municipal broadband. We hope to see you there, and invite you to bring anyone else who might be interested in helping move the city forward towards municipal broadband!

    Event Info: RSVP on Eventbrite
    MIT Stata Center, Room 32-123
    32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139
    May 16th, 2018

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