SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Communique New England is Changing

Oh no! Change! What is to become of the Communique New England we all know and love? Have we proven once and for all that leftists actually can not have fun? Not in the slightest. In fact, we are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with Community Advocates for Justice and Equality, Lowell's very own … Continue reading SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Communique New England is Changing

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Being right about Bernie doesn’t make it any better

by Jay Monaco It's not always fun to be right. It was Monday, the big explosive opening night for the week-long televised self-congratulatory festival of tepid liberalness - the Rave for Real Realistic Realism - that is the DNC. Bernie Sanders, self-described independent democratic socialist senator from Vermont and erstwhile candidate for President slash commandante … Continue reading Being right about Bernie doesn’t make it any better

Showdown at City Hall – Support Transgender Rights

by Jay Monaco Tonight. 6:30 PM. City Hall. Be there. The honorable council is at it again, folks. Seems like just yesterday they were out comparing poor people to animals. Now a resolution has been proposed solely for the purpose of discriminating against transgendered people. When the state senate passed a bill protecting transgendered people … Continue reading Showdown at City Hall – Support Transgender Rights

This shouldn’t be an argument: Reflections on $15 and a Union

by Jay Monaco Among the few things the entire left - and even some liberals - should and usually do agree on are the need for a drastically increased minimum wage and the need for strong unions. The day of action and solidarity last Thursday centered around both of those things, so we all got to … Continue reading This shouldn’t be an argument: Reflections on $15 and a Union

JUSTICE FOR JEFFREY: The people take the fight to Valley Street

by Jay Monaco Friday afternoon, Jeffrey Pendleton's former coworkers and fellow activists with Fight for $15 were joined by dozens of supporters (including a New Hampshire State Representative) in a vibrant protest march at Manchester's Valley Street Jail. The event was as much a memorial for the tragically deceased young man as well as a strident demand for … Continue reading JUSTICE FOR JEFFREY: The people take the fight to Valley Street

Loving father of 3 shot dead by Lowell police: Why?

by Jay Monaco Tragedy struck home in Lowell last Saturday night as Jose Perez, 39-year-old father of three, recently engaged to be married, was killed from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by two Lowell police officers. According to the Lowell Sun, the victim was holding both a large meat cleaver and a knife at the time … Continue reading Loving father of 3 shot dead by Lowell police: Why?

Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

by Jay Monaco Jeffrey Pendleton should still be alive right now. He should be breathing air, right now, like you and me. He didn't have to die. No. His death was not just preventable, but could have been prevented had our society a shred of decency remaining. A lifelong low-wage worker, Jeffrey Pendleton was active … Continue reading Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

Is anyone here serious about “political revolution”?

by Jay Monaco Midnight, Suicide Wednesday. These, the opening moments of the depressing slog that inevitably follows Super Tuesday returns, are made all the worse by the fact that those returns offered up iron-fisted testament to the supreme domination of one Donald Trump on one side and one Hillary Clinton on the other. Unless you're a white … Continue reading Is anyone here serious about “political revolution”?

SIGN THE PETITION: Body Cams for all Lowell Cops!

CAJE wants YOUR VOICE to be a part of this signature initiative. Click over to CAJE to sign the petition NOW! As the Boston Globe reported back in August, Lowell is being considered for a large-scale trial of police body cameras. According to the linked article, police superintendent William Taylor is "optimistic it will be implemented," which … Continue reading SIGN THE PETITION: Body Cams for all Lowell Cops!