Boston

  • Homophobic Stunts in Boston Part of Long-Term Far-Right Pattern

    February 21, 2020
    Boston, MA – More than 100 right-wing demonstrators flocked to an August 2019 event promoted as a “Straight Pride Parade” and described more recently as a “white nationalist” gathering by the mayor of a Boston suburb. Super Happy Fun America (SHFA), the group organizing these…...
  • Boston Anarchist Bookfair Bounces Back After Venue Battle

    November 11, 2019
    Boston, MA – Since 2011, the Boston Anarchist Bookfair has hosted films, workshop organizers, and publishers from around North America. According to organizers, after eight years the Bookfair had to shift venues at the last minute due to a sudden demand from Boston University (BU)…...
  • Harsh Conditions, Violent Repression: Stoking the Flame of the 2018 Prison Strike

    September 7, 2018
    Prisons, USA – An “improvement to the conditions of prisons” is part of the first of ten demands of the nationwide 2018 Prison Strike, which comes to a symbolic end on September 9. That day is the 47th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, the historic…...
  • Prison Strike 2018: Tipping the Scale of the Conversation

    August 28, 2018
    Prison, USA – A week into what’s expected to be the largest prison strike in United States history and word of mass strike participation is percolating outside the walls. Thousands of inmates in the world’s most jailed country are predicted to stop working, stop eating,…...
  • Boston Rocked By Coastal Flooding Twice In One Season

    March 2, 2018
    Boston, MA – On Friday, March 2nd, neighborhoods around Boston and along the shores of Massachusetts experienced another ‘bombogenesis’ winter storm with unprecedented levels of coastal flooding. Unicorn Riot saw some flooding in Boston’s low-lying Seaport District, which has no major ocean surge mitigation structures.…...
  • Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

    February 1, 2018
    Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…...
  • Boston: Tens of Thousands Turn Out Against Far-Right ‘Free Speech’ Rally

    August 19, 2017
    Boston, MA – On Saturday, August 19, thousands of Boston-area residents converged on Boston Common to show that a far-right “free speech” rally billed to include white supremacist and neo-Nazi speakers was not welcome in the city. In a major show of unity, the diverse…...