By Celina della Croce *Celina is a local activist and the coordinator of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. She was also among the organizers of the November 14 rally. On November 13, dozens of residents in Northampton came together to organize a delegation asking Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) to condemn the coup in Bolivia. As … Continue reading Northampton Residents, Congressman McGovern Condemn Coup in Bolivia in the Face of Rapidly Spreading Violence
The Gazette allowed the DA’s office to write a four part series on drugs without explaining to readers why that’s a conflict of interest. By Will Meyer Two weeks ago The Gazette did a four-part series “to raise awareness” about the opioid crisis. The series was written by the District Attorney’s director of community outreach … Continue reading When Law Enforcement Covers Opioids
Chicopee police publicly cluck themselves in partnership with anti-LGBTQ chain By Maya Shaffer + Jamie Truman Of Critical MA In 2012, widespread protests broke out against Chick-fil-A after its CEO Dan Cathy openly plugged “the biblical definition of the family unit,” among other offenses. At the time, Dallas activist Carly McGehee organized a nationwide kiss-in, … Continue reading Pigs and Chicken
An unearthed report reveals decades of turmoil in the state's most powerful police agency. By Chris Faraone “The hallmark values of the operating culture are self-interest, resentment, and suspicion.” “We have no defined mission; everything [goes] into a black hole.” “The only standards around here are double standards.” Bay State news watchers might guess the … Continue reading The Mass State Police Has Spent Two Decades Spiraling Towards Boundless Corruption.