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

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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

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!

Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

In a Tuesday night vote, the Lowell City Council joined over a dozen other Massachusetts communities in calling for the Commonwealth to altogther divest its funds from fossil fuels. The move comes after a grassroots call to action led by 350MA, a Massachusetts environmental non-profit. In Lowell, the organization's victory was secured in part by … Continue reading Lowell Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels; Actually Listens to the People

THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

Seriously, though. This runs 12-5 PM with FREE music (by DJ6PAC, no less), FREE games, FREE FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS, FREE solidarity - and MORE! Come and meet some of the good folks of CAJE you've been reading about and, as the sign says, bring your family and friends! Feel free to pass along. Really, … Continue reading THIS SATURDAY – Come to Our Community Bloc Party – It’s Free (and you have nothing better to do)

FREE FILM THIS FRIDAY: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Imagine if a bunch of Swedish journalists came to the US to extensively document, on film, the Black Power Movement between 1967 and 1975, then the footage was lost for 30 years, found again, and compiled into a brand new documentary by filmmaker Göran Olsson. Don't strain yourself too hard - that's exactly what happened in … Continue reading FREE FILM THIS FRIDAY: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Did CAJE protesters influence a court battle?

by Jay Monaco As smartphone video and social media make it ever easier to document instances of police misconduct, a dark pattern of behavior across our law enforcement departments has emerged. This is particularly true when it comes to police treatment of African-Americans. We all know the big names - Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric … Continue reading Did CAJE protesters influence a court battle?

“That was a lot of life there.”

by Jay Monaco Last week, after months of careful planning, a fascist, imperialist, white supremacist terrorist walked into a historic South Carolina church, where a Bible study was being held. He debated Scripture with the attendees, who were kind and welcoming. When the Bible study was over, he shot them all, leaving nine human beings … Continue reading “That was a lot of life there.”

Monday, 8PM in Lowell: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR CHARLESTON VICTIMS

  Much has been said, and rightfully so, about the calamitous hate-driven terrorist attack that killed nine black churchgoers at a Bible study. At this time, I find myself unable to adequately add to them. My heart is heavy. I hope yours is, too. So come out on Monday night, if it is at all … Continue reading Monday, 8PM in Lowell: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR CHARLESTON VICTIMS

**POSTPONED!! This Sunday, come out to Shedd Park in Lowell – and bring everyone you know!

                                    NOTE: REGRETFULLY, DUE TO FORECASTED THUNDERSTORMS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. AS SOON AS WE HAVE A NEW DATE IN PLACE, I WILL UPDATE AND BE ALL UP IN YOUR FACE ABOUT IT.  If you're in the … Continue reading **POSTPONED!! This Sunday, come out to Shedd Park in Lowell – and bring everyone you know!