Tuesday, May 1, 2001

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  • Harvard Students Enter Day 13 of a Sit-in Demanding a Living Wage for Harvard Workers

    As people around the world celebrate May Day, around 40 students at Harvard University enter the thirteenth day of asit-in in the offices of the University President and Provost. The sit-in is the culmination of a more than two yearcampaign to demand that Harvard, which sits on a $20 billion endowment, adopt a policy establishing a living wage of$10.25 an hour with basic health benefits for all university employees. Currently more than 1,000 Harvard employees,mostly janitors, security guards and kitchen staff, earn less than $10.25 an hour.

  • Day 1 of a Series On Art and Revolution: Artist Hulbert Waldroupe Paints a Mural in Honor Ofamadou Diallo, and Is Threatened with Arrest

    Today we begin a series of shows focusing on Art and Revolution with Hulbert Waldroupe, an artist who recently weekunveiled a mural in honor of Amadou Diallo. Diallo, a 22-year old vendor from West Africa, was gunned down by fourpolicemen in a hail of 41 bullets two years ago.

  • Radical Hip-Hop Artist and Activist Michael Franti Discusses the Politics of Music

    For nearly a decade hip hop artist and activist Michael Franti has been one of the leading progressive voices inmusic. Rising out of the Bay Area music and political scene in the early 1990’s, Franti founded the Beatnigs,Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy, and most recently the musical collective Spearhead. His distinctive style has beeninfused with hip hop, soul and jazz influences and driven by his eloquent political lyrics.