JCRC 2014 Israel Study Tour delegation. Jewish Journal photo
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Josh Zakim: Some Things Progressives Should Know

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim is running as a “reform” candidate for Massachusetts Secretary of State.  At the recent State Democratic Convention, where he got the party endorsement, Zakim received the support of many progressive delegates, including some members of Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA).  But […]

Abdul-Razzaq: Wants Reforms
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Amid Missiles and Bombs in Damascus 

Originally posted at ConsortiumNews In this special report from the Syrian capital, Jeff Klein describes a people getting back on their feet after the defeat of jihadists in Ghouta, while explosives remain a part of daily life. In Damascus A loud and persistent booming woke […]

Newton Mayor Setti Warren, left, took a question from Charles Jacobs at a community discussion on making sure Newton is a welcoming place for all, at an event on April 7. Boston Globe photo by Katherine Taylor
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Newton Teachers and Schools Under Attack by Rightwing Pro-Israel Extremists

  Pro-Israel extremists are continuing their campaign against the teachers and schools in Newton for daring to present a balanced curriculum on the Israel-Palestine conflict.  They are organizing to pack a meeting of the Program and Services committee of the Newton City Council this Wednesday (December 6) at 7:30pm (Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. 2nd fl.).  WHAT YOU CAN DO Please […]