Articles by Gerry Scoppettuolo

Boston Pride confronts racism

June 17, 2015

Boston marchers, June 13.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum Black Lives Matter Boston, members of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and supporters challenged systemic racism and corporate “pride” by stopping the Boston LGBTQ Pride March on June 13 for 11 minutes to draw attention to the 11 trans people [...]

Boston homeless lead march

April 30, 2015

WW photo: Gerry Scoppettuolo Boston’s organized homeless people continued their fightback against oppressive conditions in city shelters by mounting an unprecedented March of the Homeless on April 23. The march through city streets culminated in a united rally with the immigrant community at the [...]

Homeless fight back after shelter closing

April 17, 2015

Boston homeless and their supporters at City Hall.WW photo: Liz Green Boston — People with little or no money are usually mischaracterized by the liberal corporate media as a pitiful lot, “down on their luck,” requiring the charity of the more fortunate. These false and self-serving notions [...]

Homeless organize in Boston

November 20, 2014

An overflow crowd of 300 homeless people and their supporters rocked the Blackstone Community Center in Boston’s South End on Nov. 12. Many were among the 700 homeless people who were thrown out of Boston’s biggest shelter — Long Island Shelter in Boston Harbor — on Oct. 9, after the only [...]

Grocery workers fight back

August 17, 2014

Thousands of workers at 71 Market Basket stores in New England have been engaged in a job action since July 17, when a hostile takeover within the company’s board ousted the then current CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. The mostly white super­visory and managerial staff of the grocery chain has been [...]

Racist Boston school plan protested by oppressed communities

June 12, 2014

Bus driver union leaders Steve Kirschbaum and Andre Francois, June 2.Photo: Howard Rotman Hundreds of angry African-American, Latino/a and Haitian parents and Boston school bus drivers filled Roxbury’s Madison Park High School on June 2. They were there to protest the unelected Boston School [...]

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace march

March 19, 2014

March 16 — Solidarity overwhelmed bigotry on the streets of South Boston this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For 20 years the Allied War Veterans organization has rejected openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people from marching in its traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as [...]

Veolia’s long history of racist, anti-worker, union-busting activities

January 2, 2014

Boston — It seems obvious now. When Thomas Hock, the vice president for labor relations of Veolia Transportation, signed a contract with the Boston Public Schools that brought the company to Boston last June to run the city’s school buses, this racist, union-busting company had one purpose [...]

Anti-war, queer liberation forces link hands at Pride

June 13, 2013

WW photo: Alberto Barreto Cardona To the cheers of thousands, queer liberation, anti-war, and Pfc. B. Manning contingents marched in united fashion with the International Action Center’s Stonewall Warriors in this year’s Boston Gay Pride March on June 8. Banners and placards supporting [...]

Boston St. Pat’s Peace Parade draws anti-war, labor, LGBTQ forces

March 19, 2013

Boston — Tens of thousands of onlookers saluted the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Peace Parade in working-class South Boston on March 17. The people’s reception and the Peace Parade itself were a rebuke to the pro-war Allied Veterans Council, which for 20 years has excluded the lesbian, gay, [...]
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