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Seamus Whelan is a Registered Nurse and sits on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Nurses Association. He writes this article in a personal capacity. For the last 20 years, nurses in Massachusetts hospitals...

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On September 4, Ayanna Pressley beat out ten-term incumbent Mike Capuano in the Democratic primary for Congress in a district covering much of Boston and other nearby cities. Pressley, the first Black woman on the...

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More than 115 people die every day in America after overdosing from opioid use. Fentanyl, heroin, prescription painkillers, and similar drugs contribute to what is the leading cause of death for people under the age...

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Monday, November 20, marked a new attack on the working people of Greater Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the government agency responsible for public transportation in Massachusetts, announced November 20 that they are...

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On Saturday August 19, one week after the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, 40,000 people marched and rallied against an alt-right “free speech” protest in the Boston Common.  Boston has demonstrated to the rest of the...

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In August 2017, it seems much more common to hear about funds moving away from libraries, schools, and community centers and toward private contractors and developers.  But in West Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston, a...

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In Boston, like in cities across the country, Trump’s election has meant a re-emergence of protests and demonstrations on a mass scale. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the city’s streets over the last 100...

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Seven-hundred and fifty Harvard University dining hall workers, members of the union, UNITE HERE Local 26, went on strike October 5.   It was the first strike at Harvard in over thirty years. Dining-hall workers have...

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Earlier this summer, the University of Massachusetts Boston announced a budget deficit of about $22.3 million, and will be cutting up to one third of faculty and some staff. Cuts to faculty primarily affect adjunct...

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This article describes an epidemic that has hit not just Massachusetts, but many other parts of the country. Socialist Alternative pointed out in the perspectives document passed at our recent National Convention, “Across the board, the bottom...

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