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

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?

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

“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.”

**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!