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Mass Update

Catching up to BDS-related stories closer to home, here’s another bit of information that can help put the whole divestment phenom into perspective. According to a new study released recently, relations between Massachusetts and Israeli companies generates $2.4 billion in direct revenue and a total of $7.8 direct and indirect revenue for the Commonwealth, making […]

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I Owe it all to Ron – 3

“Who is Ron?” at least one reader asked, regarding the title of this series on the rise, fall and ongoing self-indulgence of the Once-Called (but now named something else) Somerville Divestment Project (SDP). Actually, Ron Francis was the name of the guy who headed the Somerville BDS group during their oh-for-three season between 2004-2006. Interestingly, […]

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I Owe It All to Ron – Part 2

In the last episode, I talked about the de-evolution of the Somerville Divestment Project (SDP) from an organization that in 2004 came “this-close” to tricking a city government into passing their divestment resolution, only to end up in 2008 flogging an incomprehensible bait-and-switch pseudo-human-rights ballot initiative as some kind of booby prize to their own […]

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I Owe It All to Ron – Part 1

Well this week is flying by. Sorry for the infrequent updates, but that project I’ve been hinting at over the summer is getting close to completion so stay tune for some exciting Divest This news which should be ready to announce next week. In the meantime, I guess I should mention something about the remnants […]

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