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National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day 2009

The National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2009, organized by the National Coalition for the Homeless, represents the 20th annual day of commemoration of its kind. The nationwide event will be realized locally in Boston as an Interfaith Homeless Memorial for those who have died on the streets without homes. Details are as follows: Monday, December

Upcoming Debate on Single-Payer Plan in Healthcare Reform

As the Congressional healthcare overhaul bill nears its final form and vast reforms to the system could potentially be past, advocates representing diverse perspectives continue to weigh in to garner public support. Among these groups is the International Socialist Organization (ISO), which will host ‘A People’s Guide to the Health Care Debate’, a forum to

Stupid Human Tricks Part Duh

It never, well almost never amazes me at the stupidity of some people when it comes to certain things, take the latest idea around homelessness, The state legislature the same folks who brought us the budget crisis are now considering a bill to ban sex offenders from shelters, Check that homeless sex offenders from homeless shelters

A Duet: Brother Blue & Ruth Edmonds Hill

Brother Blue to Ruth: We’ve been together a long time. You’ve heard me tell many stories, and I’ve watched you in your work, collecting oral histories, over the years. But though we know a great deal about each others work and each others aspirations in the work, there is much that we don’t know. Let

Teddy’s Legacy: A Primer for the Upcoming Senate Election

The death of Senator Ted Kennedy on August 25, 2009 marked the end of nearly five decades of service representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. The late Senator Kennedy and his staff were responsible for more than 300 bills that have been enacted into law. Throughout his career, Kennedy consistently championed an interventionist government framework

Not Your Average Pol: An Interview With Mark Flanagan

Robert Sondak Mark Flanagan is an outgoing and sociable young man who brings a fresh face to local Cambridge politics. Mr. Flanagan has embodied several career roles in his life that make him an attractive candidate for Cambridge City Council. He previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the fields of engineering and