It’s no secret that in America, Black and Brown people are killed by police at a higher rate than white people. In 2015 Think Progress, a progressive policy magazine infamously listed the police among many common things that are more likely to kill you than an act of terrorism.
Unless you have been living under some sort of social media blackout for the past couple of weeks you probably already know about local artist Natasha Marin’s project, “Reparations,” which has been getting a lot of media attention, from The Stranger to the Los Angeles Times, to The Guardian in the UK, and Art Forum.
The project began experimentally, as an event on Facebook, to which Ms. Marin invited people from her wide network of connections. Very quickly the number of people wanting to get involved grew, the project outgrew its medium, and she evolved the concept into a website. The best way to define the project is in its creator’s own words, from the Reparations website: Continue reading Natasha Marin Brings an Army to the Troll Fight→
Congratulations to the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers (USW) 8751, on their victory against Veolia/Transdev! This past December, after more than two long years of struggle against Veolia and the City of Boston, USW 8751 “Team Solidarity” won an improved contract with great medical and retirement packages incl. $5 copays, retroactive gains paid for the two years they didn’t have a contract, protections on 40 years of collective bargaining gains and the four fired union leaders were reinstated with full seniority and financial restitution!Continue reading Celebrating Boston School Bus Drivers, a BDS Victory, & Solidarity with Flint→