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Walden Bello - Tue Oct 21, 2014 23:58 (en)
PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude?s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician?s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.
M - Mon Oct 20, 2014 03:27 (en)
Kobane sorely needs medical supplies to maintain the defense of the city and many civilians. Doctors inside Kobane are fixing up people the best they can, including external fixation limbs mangled by gunshot wounds, but still people are bleeding to death after reaching aid stations and while being held up by Turkish border police on the way to nearby Turkish hospital. The main clinic in Kobane has been overrun by IS and later destroyed and medical care is now taking place in private homes. IS also recently burned an entire supply warehouse belonging to a local Kurdish relief organization. We've formulated a list with suggested donations that individuals and collectives can pack up and mail themselves.
Boston IMC - Mon Oct 13, 2014 19:46 (en)
This year's HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands was a musical and visual triumph, featuring bands from across the continent and musical styles from around the world. The weekend's festivities included a musically themed action for fast food workers downtown on Friday, an evening-long gathering of bands in Davis Square on Saturday, the famous HONK! parade from Davis to Harvard Square on Sunday, and more performances in Harvard Square after the parade. VIDEO: Rude Mechanical Orchestra - Which Side Are You On? VIDEO: Rude Mechanical Orchestra - The Smash a Bank Polka VIDEO: Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band VIDEO: What Cheer? Brigade VIDEO: Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society
Boston IWW - Thu Oct 09, 2014 01:23 (en)
Last week IWW member Colin was fired from his job as a baker at Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square. A trained organizer, Colin was working to unionize the company, which has been dogged by charges of racism, wage theft, failure to provide breaks and retaliation against union activists. Last year Insomnia was forced to pay back wages to four IWW members illegally fired for striking. Colin is the sixth IWW member unfairly fired by the company in less than two years.
Denver ABC - Thu Oct 09, 2014 00:31 (en)
NEW UPDATE: As of right now, GoFundMe AND YouCaring have shut down our efforts. We can only assume why they would do such a thing! To those who have donated already: Don?t worry! Your funds will make their way to their destination! DAF has also requested material support in the way of computers (laptops), video cameras, phones and other items. If you want to mail these items, please email DenverCommunityDefense@riseup.net for information as to where to send aid. Thank you all for your support! Stay tuned for more updates!

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