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High ideals and crazy dreams

I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
Truthers hurt
By AL DIAMON  |  April 30, 2010
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A casket gets some airtime

Bert Harlow, woodworker and founder of the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts, made his own casket a few years ago. But he figured the pine box should get some use before he was nailed into it.
Deadly
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  January 01, 2010

Anarchists claim victory in G-20 marches

Safely home after protesting for two full days, and being among the first American civilians ever attacked with a sonic cannon, two Portlanders are calling their efforts a success.
Protestors vs. Police
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 02, 2009
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Politics on the ground

Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine
AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009

Protestors head to the G-20 summit

As President Obama prepares to ask representatives of the world's largest economic powers for more money to help reverse the global recession, thousands of activists will take to the streets to protest the policies of the G-20 and its members, who are
Global Outrage
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2009
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Photos: Boston in the 70s, Part 8

Photos of protests and rallies from the Boston Phoenix archives
The last installment of Boston in the 70s slideshows on protests and rallies
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009


Another Supermax hunger strike

Protesting that nothing had been done by prison authorities to relieve the torture of prolonged solitary confinement, on August 17 inmates of the Maine State Prison’s 100-man Special Management Unit or “Supermax” reprised a hunger strike that had been ab
Dungeon Watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 04, 2009

Of Twitter and Cassettes

There has been plenty of breathless reporting on the goings-on in Iran. And rightly so. The protests surrounding the recent presidential election are historic — the heavy use of Twitter and social networking technology a breakthrough.
Global Watch
By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS  |  June 26, 2009
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Review: Burma VJ

Unlike totalitarian states with cult-of-personality frontmen, Burma's government is a nameless, faceless junta.
Showcases the heroism of ordinary Burmese people
By LANCE GOULD  |  June 19, 2009

Putting an end to the hunger strike

Maine State Prison officials ended a hunger strike involving at least 10 inmates of the solitary-confinement Supermax unit in Warren by threatening to withhold the strikers’ psychotropic medications, according to allegations by an inmate who participated
Prison Watch
By LANCE TAPLEY and JEFF INGLIS  |  May 15, 2009
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Carter vs. the Clamshell: round one is a standoff

The presidential party arrives in a rush through the side door near the stage, and those in the audience at Portsmouth High School stand to applaud. Many are on their toes and crane their necks to catch a glimpse of Jimmy Carter in the confusion down fr
Inside, an impeccable incumbent fields the easy questions
By DIANNE DUMANOSKI  |  May 08, 2009


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Slideshow: Boston Tea Party 2009

Protestors assembed at the Commons for the Boston Tea Party 2009, also called Tea Bagging Day
Tea Bagging on the Commons
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2009

Self-discovery

What the Wall 7 learned in Minnesota
What the Wall 7 learned in Minnesota
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2009

Brown's liberal rep questioned in handling of SDS protest

As eight Brown University members of Students for a Democratic Society await possible university sanctions, their case has led many students, parents, and faculty to question whether Brown is living up to its reputation as a haven for progressive though
Barricades
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  December 17, 2008
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Peter the gadfly

Bread and Puppet Theater is the landmark political troupe that has been pricking US presidents and policies with a unique brand of street theater since JFK was in office.  
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  October 16, 2008
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Battling Scientology

In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and
Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2008


Among the Republican thugs

Minnesota is known innocently enough as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week this past summer, it was a police state.  
Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  October 01, 2008
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Rolled


Where’s the outrage over media mistreatment at the RNC?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 01, 2008
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Photos: March on the RNC


Protesters rallied in St. Paul
By KATHY CHAPMAN  |  September 04, 2008
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The Gadfly

Nestled in the verdant mountain valley of Glover, Vermont, way up in the northern part of the state, is a farm of rolling meadows, pine forests, and gray barns, all under vast skies.
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  August 27, 2008
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A history of violence

It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
By GREG COOK  |  August 26, 2008


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Photos: Democratic National Convention 2008


  The scene in Denver, from the protests to the podium. Updated daily.
By JOEFF DAVIS  |  August 26, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
A summer visitor
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 09, 2008
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On Friday, bigotry won’t be tolerated

When members of Maine’s GLBT community — specifically, lesbians and those who love them — take to the streets on Friday, June 20, it’ll be with pride, plus a little defiance.
Dyke March
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008


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Alma Obama

My niece Rachael was graduated from Wesleyan this past Sunday, an accomplishment perhaps overshadowed for some by the highly publicized circumstances surrounding the commencement ceremony.
Understated understudy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2008
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Tell it to the judge(s)

Bangor Six supporters held a rally on Tuesday outside the Penobscot County Courthouse
Bangor Six activists rally; pot boosters to gather in Monument Square
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2008
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More police, less Harvard

The Harvard Crimson reported this week the arrest of two non-student demonstrators at a student-organized protest in front of Holyoke Center.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 16, 2008
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Still dissecting

A year after releasing his remarkably prescient film on the then-nascent financial crisis, In Debt We Trust , veteran progressive journalist Danny Schechter finally made it onto CNBC.
Danny Schechter’s bid for media reform
By DAN KENNEDY  |  April 10, 2008