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The wiki is back

Submitted by admin on August 10, 2008 - 5:08pm. ::
The Worcester Activist wiki was down for about a month due to a serious technical problem. The problem's solved, and the wiki is back. It's very possible that there are spam pages or defaced pages still on the wiki. If you notice anything, please post a comment here with a link to the messed-up page.

New server for worcesteractivist.org

Submitted by admin on January 10, 2008 - 4:26pm. ::
As of about 5 minutes ago, worcesteractivist.org is running on a new server. We have been using a shared account that crashes every day or so. We expect the new server to be much more stable. If you notice any problems (and we're sure there are many), please e-mail mike.benedetti@gmail.com. Thanks! Worcester Activist team Steve, Mike, and Nick

Anarchist Theory and Action Skill Share Series

Submitted by admin on January 3, 2008 - 10:40am. ::
Anne announces an Anarchist Theory and Action Skill Share Series: "All are welcome to participate in one or more of these workshops. Each workshop will be participatory and accessible to people of many differing levels of experience with these topics." A big list of the workshops is here: Link Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 at Stone Soup in the Free School room. A suggested donation of $5 to $10 per workshop will go to support the Stone Soup Learning Co-op Free School. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are interested in attending this workshop series please email anne@riseup.net so that you can be added to the list to receive readings and information about the workshops.

Please sign online petition for safe needle disposal in Worcester

Submitted by admin on October 4, 2007 - 9:08am. ::
Petition link If you have questions or would like to get more involved, email cleanupworcester@gmail.com.
It's time to clean up Worcester! We, the undersigned, support taking used syringes off our streets and out of our parks and playgrounds with safe disposal boxes for syringes, as proposed by the Worcester Board of Health's Operation Yellow Box. Safe syringe disposal will protect the public health and safety of all Worcester residents. Currently, without safe syringe disposal measures, used syringes are found littering city parks, streets, and trash bags. They put children, pets, and adults who use city parks and sidewalks and trash disposal workers at risk of injury and infection from needlesticks. Operation Yellow Box will make our streets and parks safer.

Wikis in Plain English

Submitted by admin on September 20, 2007 - 12:28pm. ::
We have a full-featured wiki as part of this site, but many new users are confused as to how and why to use it. Check out this great video from Common Craft, "Wikis in Plain English":

What you can do: Worcester Wal-Mart

Submitted by admin on May 11, 2007 - 8:08am. ::
Thought I'd pass this along . . . .
  • Write a Letter to the Editor ASAP. Even a few sentences long. If anyone needs help in writing one or wants samples, they can contact worcesterfirst@gmail.com or by visit http://www.worcesterfirst.org.
  • Come to the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing—this is huge. We need as many people to go as possible. June 25th is the tentatively scheduled date, and we will get final confirmation in another 2 weeks. Monday, 5:30pm in the Worcester Public Library Saxe Room.

Welcome to Worcester Activist

Submitted by admin on November 21, 2006 - 8:27pm. ::
This is the first post, which traditionally has little thought behind it.
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