Boston May Day 2020 Car Rally

By Yoav Elinevsky, Popular Resistance. -

The Massachusetts Peace Action, MAPA, organized a car rally in Boston today to support national and international solidarity as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the globe.  More than 50 cars [...]

United Steelworkers In Solidarity With The Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda

By Staff, Workers.org -

Whereas, USW Local 8751 represents over 1,000 school bus drivers in Boston and Randolph, Mass., most of whose families are from Haiti, Cape Verde, Barbados, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Santo Domingo, [...]

Massachusetts State Police Becomes First Agency To Test Out Robot Dog

by Bill Galluccio, Jamn945.iheart.com -

The Massachusetts State Police have been quietly testing Boston Dynamics' robot dog named Spot and took it out into the field on two separate occasions. Boston Dynamics has been leasing Spot to a [...]

After Second Deadly Crash, Regulators Say Trucks Leaking Fracked Gas Cargo Are Fine

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

Last Friday, October 11, a “Virtual Pipeline” truck carrying compressed natural gas crashed on a highway in Orange, Massachusetts, killing the driver, leaking the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

FANG Collective Protests ICE And 287g Agreements In Plymouth And Bristol Counties, MA

By Washingtonbabylon.com -

We just carried out two disruptions at Plymouth County’s annual 287g steering committee meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 287g agreements allow police and ICE to collaborate, and contributes to [...]

Massachusetts Begins Round Two In Its Fight To Tax Millionaires

By Jen Wofford, Inequality.org -

Activists in Massachusetts were disappointed when the state’s Supreme Court struck down a ballot initiative last year to increase taxes on millionaires. But they’re already gearing up for round [...]

MA – Mothers Out Front Launches “Beyond Gas” Campaign Team And 2-Year Campaign

By Anne Wright, Mothersoutfront.org -

We started the Launch Meeting with a celebration of all that has been done in past years to limit the use of dangerous fracked gas, and to stop the build-out of gas infrastructure in [...]

Top Cannabis Regulator: Massachusetts Should Create State Public Bank

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Recreational pot sales are scheduled to begin in July in Massachusetts, and as yet, there are no banking services for the industry predicted to have $1 billion in sales by 2020. Cannabis Control [...]

Massachusetts, Protesters Balk At Pipeline Company’s Payments To Police

By Eoin Higgins, huffingtonpost.com -

By Eoin Higgins for The Huffington Post - SANDISFIELD, Mass. ― When Karla Colon-Aponte arrived at the Otis State Forest on the morning of Oct. 25, she intended to join her fellow protesters [...]

22 Arrested By Massachusetts State Police At Protest Of Kinder Morgan Pipeline

By Lucas Ropek, www.masslive.com -

By Lucas Ropek for Mass Live - SANDISFIELD - Twenty two people were arrested at a staged protest of the construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension in Sandisfield Saturday morning, [...]

Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill To Allow Recreational Pot

By Reid Wilson, www.thehill.com -

By Reid Wilson for The Hill - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has signed a new measure that sets in motion a nearly yearlong process to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after months [...]

SJC Rules Against ICE In Blockbuster Massachusetts Immigration Case

By Chris Villani, www.bostonherald.com -

By Chris Villani for Boston Herald - Massachusetts court officers cannot hold a suspected illegal immigrant in custody at the request of federal immigration agents if there is no criminal warrant [...]

Massachusetts To Vote On Taxing The Wealthy

By Staff, www.massteacher.org -

By Staff of MTA - The Massachusetts Legislature, meeting in a Constitutional Convention, has approved sending the proposed Fair Share Amendment to the November 2018 state ballot. The legislators’ [...]

Massachusetts: 21,000 Drug Cases Could Be Dismissed

By Staff, www.aljazeera.com -

By Staff of Al Jazeera - More than 21,000 convicted drug offenders in the US state of Massachusetts may have their cases dismissed because a former police chemist tampered with evidence and [...]

Why Are They Still Prosecuting Pot Cases In Massachusetts?

By Mike Crawford, www.alternet.org -

By Mike Crawford for Alternet. With marijuana having been legalized through the ballot in Massachusetts, and with it now being legal to grow 12 cannabis plants in a household, one might expect to [...]

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