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Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

Local activists rally to close Guantánamo

February 28, 2018


Filed under City

By Zach Carmosino, news correspondent “Can you imagine being there for 15 years and not going crazy?” human rights advocate Susan McLucas asked an energized crowd on Park Street on Saturday. Fifteen years after the Bush administration opened the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Boston activi...

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

Activists rally in protest of single mother’s deportation

February 1, 2018


Filed under City

By Caroline Boschetto, news correspondent Despite the wind and static, Siham Byah’s words rang clear in the cold air. The pain in the single mother’s tone was undeniable, but her voice did not break. A truly seasoned organizer and activist, she radiated strength and articulate indignation. “Eno...

Video: Northeastern students join Women’s March on Washington

Video: Northeastern students join Women’s March on Washington

April 16, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

  Video by Mayeesha Galiba On Jan. 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. The march was meant, in part, to protest the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Marchers advocated for reproductive rights, immigran...

Op-Ed: Protesters, Trump voters share resentment of government

Op-Ed: Protesters, Trump voters share resentment of government

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  There were 6,000 people at the “Love Trumps Hate” protest at the Boston Common, but it seemed more like 10,000 or 20,000 strong when they started chanting. First, it was “say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” Then it transitioned to “my body, my choice, her body, her ...

Boston rallies for trans civil rights

Boston rallies for trans civil rights

November 10, 2016


Filed under City

By Isaac Feldberg, news correspondent United in mutual respect for human difference and passionate defense of their rights, about 50 members of the Boston transgender community gathered in Boston Common in the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 6 to protest a recent initiative aiming to repeal a trans-fri...

Sen. Warren rallies with union janitors for wage increases, benefits

Sen. Warren rallies with union janitors for wage increases, benefits

September 14, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined a rally of thousands of union janitors, food workers, security guards and others in the Boston Common early Saturday afternoon to advocate for a new contract with higher wages and expanded benefits for city workers. “This city needs you,” Warren, a Massach...

Climate change activists occupy Visitor Center

Climate change activists occupy Visitor Center

April 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

                            By Cassidy DeStefano, news editor Dozens of student activists staged a six-hour sit-in at the Northeastern University (NU) Visitor Center this afternoon, drawing the...

Supporters gather for Sanders at State House

Supporters gather for Sanders at State House

March 3, 2016


Filed under City

By Liam Hofmeister, editor-in-chief A cacophony of chants bounced among the Financial District business offices’ facades as nearly 750 supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., paraded down Winter Street off Boston Common. However, according to Super Tuesday results, the shouts o...

A year later, displaced homeless seek change

A year later, displaced homeless seek change

October 15, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Jose Castillo, news staff A year after the closure of the Long Island Bridge forced 700 people out of the island’s homeless shelter and drug treatment facilities, protesters gathered at City Hall to demand more support for Boston’s homeless population. “[First], we want the city to trai...

Sanders takes aim at inequality, Super PACs

Sanders takes aim at inequality, Super PACs

October 8, 2015


Filed under City

By Elise Harmon, news editor With supporters piled into seats and spilling over onto the lawn outside, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., presented a populist agenda, touted the numerous small donations fueling his campaign and pledged a grassroots overhaul of American politics to a crowd of over 20,000 a...

Climate March demands government action

Climate March demands government action

September 25, 2014


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Maxim Tamarov, News Editor Hundreds of thousands of concerned participants flooded the streets of New York to raise awareness of climate change and the need for reform during the largest event of its kind in history — The People’s Climate March. The march garnered a massive student turnout ...

Market Basket employees rally around ex-CEO

Market Basket employees rally around ex-CEO

July 26, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

              By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief On Friday, thousands of Market Basket employees continued the strange developments in the chain’s legal disputes, rallying around Arthur T. Demoulas, the recently fired CEO, in Tewksbury. Employ...

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