Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Boston Fare Strike Coalition

The Boston Fare Strike Coalition: "Boston Fare Strike is a coalition of Boston-area organizations and individuals that came together this Spring to meet the July1st fare hikes with a fare strike. We see that action as a step in a long-term struggle to not only defend our public transit, but to improve and expand it to better serve the people of Boston and the surrounding environment."


Monday, July 30, 2012

Riot police violently defend #tarsands against peaceful protest - Burlington

Peaceful protest takes a violent turn in Burlington | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com: "Burlington police in riot gear shot protesters with what they described as “pepper balls” and “stingball pellets” as a large, peaceful demonstration turned violent and ugly Sunday afternoon.

No arrests were made. It was unclear if any of the protesters were seriously injured.

Six New England governors and five premiers from Canada’s eastern provinces were nowhere to be seen during the melee. There were roughly 500 demonstrators, assembling under the banner “Convergence on the Conference.”

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon they were in front of Burlington’s Hilton Hotel on Battery Street to make their voices heard, “No tar sand pipeline.” They flattened themselves on the pavement to create a symbolic human oil spill.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fare Strike Coalition in Boston

“They Say Fare Hike…We Say Fare Strike!” | Occupy Boston: "Please join and share the Facebook event here:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/457874820904420

Come help us to build a vibrant and creative movement, rooted in direct action and a radical analysis, to combat austerity and privatization, and to defend the people’s right to affordable, accessible, (and expanded) public transit.
Hope to see many of you there.
Sincerely and in solidarity,
Boston Fare Strike Coalition"

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Free public transit discourages driving - so let's have it all the time

Northeast hits upper 90s for 2nd day – USATODAY.com: "Providence, R.I., which is expected to have a heat index as high as 102 degrees, is operating cooling shelters and offering free public transit to discourage driving."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"This Is Just the Beginning": Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate | Energy Bulletin

"This Is Just the Beginning": Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate | Energy Bulletin: "The past two weeks have witnessed the worst forest fires in Colorado history, a deadly Mid-Atlantic storm that left 23 dead and four million without power, and a record shattering heat wave across the East Coast and Midwest that has not seen since the Dust Bowl. More than 2,000 heat records have been broken in the past week. As the words "extreme weather" flash across TV screens, where are the other two words: "global warming"? We speak to The Guardian’s U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website. "What we’re seeing now is the future," Masters says. "We’re going to be seeing a lot more weather like this, a lot more impacts like we’re seeing from this series of heat waves, fires and storms. ... This is just the beginning.""

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fare tactics: Irate riders vow to fight MBTA hikes - BostonHerald.com

Fare tactics: Irate riders vow to fight MBTA hikes - BostonHerald.com: "Groups opposed to the new MBTA fare hikes are gearing up for the first higher-priced commute today with calls for ongoing protest — and even a “fare strike” — while state transportation bigwigs acknowledged the increases are at best a Band-Aid fix-it for a woefully cash-strapped system."

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