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MC5 Guitarist Marks 50 Years of Kicking Out the Jams With Tour, Autobiography

It’s been 50 years since The MC5 burst onto the Detroit rock scene with their groundbreaking sense of rebellion and their loud- and at that point, unheard of stage presence. The Motor City quintet’s music has gone on to influence countless punk, rock and metal musicians over the last half century, and guitarist Wayne Kramer

Health Care Advocates Call New Insurance Rule Bad for Consumers, Providers

Photo Courtesy of Franchise Opportunities  A new health insurance rule is being called another blow to people with pre-existing conditions. On Wednesday, the Trump administration released a new rule that allows insurance companies to expand the sale of short-term insurance plans that don’t cover the health benefits deemed “essential” by the Affordable Care Act. Cheryl

The Forgotten Crisis: Nobody Thinks It Could Happen to Them

Sometimes when I talk to groups about homelessness, unless they’re activists, I get a blank stare, like I’m talking to a bunch of empty chairs or an empty room. I get it: homelessness isn’t sexy or trendy like climate change, gun control, LGBTQ rights, or even animal rights for that matter. Those are all important

Ocean Monuments Have No Impact on Commercial Fishing

Public data on commercial fishing shows no losses from the creation of protected areas off the New England coast, according to a new analysis. The commercial fishing industry had opposed the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, saying that prohibiting commercial fishing in the two areas would cripple the industry. But

Family Planning Is a Human Right

It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world. It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this

Raising the Profile on the Largest Environmental Issue of Our Time

IPS correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage spoke to Robert Scholes, ecologist and co-chair of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) assessment, about land degradation and efforts needed to halt and reverse the catastrophe. Land degradation caused by human activities is occurring at an alarming rate across the world, and the cost will be steep

Annual Vendor Cookout Coming to Cambridge

The Homeless Empowerment and Spare Change News will host its annual vendor cookout Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, located at 1151 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.   If it rains Saturday, the cookout will go ahead as planned, inside the church building. HEP/Spare Change News is welcoming Mimi Bouchouar,

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