Northampton Residents, Congressman McGovern Condemn Coup in Bolivia in the Face of Rapidly Spreading Violence

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

When Law Enforcement Covers Opioids

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

Pigs and Chicken

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