Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Students from schools in the Boston area are expected to walk out of class Wednesday.
A nation-wide student walk-out is planned Wednesday at noon and includes several colleges and universities in the Boston area. "From New York to Los Angeles, students will march in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement," according to the #OccupyBoston website. Students from Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Tufts, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, UMass Boston, Berklee, Simmons, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, are expected to join in the march which ends at Dewey Square, near South Station, where the Occupy Boston group has been camping out. The local group has held several protests recently in Boston, including a small gathering on Beacon Hill.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The protests in Boston.
As Occupy Boston, the child of the national movement Occupy Wall Street, develops, some people have tried to claim it’s disorganized and purposeless. To some extent this is true, but it is a movement that needs no coherent, bullet-point plan; it simply needs to make a point, and it has. Sure, some may say the crowds in Dewey Square aren’t that big and this is just a movement for the purpose of belonging to a movement. Or some may echo the feelings of a comment a jogger yelled as he ran by the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday, saying, “get a job,” -- insinuating that protesters are just lazy hippies causing trouble for no reason. The great thing about what is happening, not only here in Boston, but in New York and other cities as well, …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Protesters halted traffic downtown on Friday, marching through city streets from the Boston Common to the Bank of America headquarters on Federal Street.
Thousands of people marched through Downtown Crossing Friday, halting traffic and protesting Bank of America and other major financial institutions. Twenty-four Boston residents were arrested at the end of the demonstration, when protesters surrounded Bank of America's Boston headquarters on Federal Street. Among the arrested were local families facing foreclosure, according to MassUniting, a Charlestown-based coalition that helped organize the protest. Bank of America has increased its number of foreclosures on distressed homeowners in recent weeks, according to new data from the foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. August 2011 saw the largest monthly increase in foreclosures since August 2007. MassUniting said 3,000 people participated …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ernie Boch and the Automatics got a larger crowd than expected when they opened for Deep Purple on Tuesday.
When Ernie Boch and the Automatics opened for Deep Purple at the Wang Center Tuesday night, they got a much larger crowd than they were expecting – or hoping for. More than 300 people protested outside the Wang before the concert, in support of alleged unfair labor practices at the Boch Honda in Norwood. Mike Vartabedian, businesses representative for the Machinist Union District 15, said the board filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of about 25 technicians. Problems at the plan have included firing workers for union activity, and using finances to influence a recent vote, Vartabedian said. "[The] rally," he said, "is to tell Ernie Boch we're not going anywhere."