Eversource Protest Draws a Crowd
Louisa Hufstader

A mix of Islanders gathered Sunday to protest the plan to apply herbicides under power lines on Martha’s Vineyard this week.

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Islanders Join National Demonstration Over Climate Change
Heather Hamacek

Acting in solidarity with demonstrators in Washington, D.C., Islanders gathered at Five Corners Saturday to call attention to climate change.

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Islanders Join National Day of Protest
Steve Myrick

On a day when hundreds of thousands marched across the country as part of the Women’s March on Washington, Islanders gathered to add their voices to the protest.

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Vineyarders March in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement
Steve Myrick

A diverse group of more than 90 people marched from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs Saturday in a peaceful protest to call attention to recent deaths of African American men.

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Vineyarders Plan New Year's Day March
Alex Elvin
On Thursday, Jan. 1, beginning at noon, a march will be held in downtown Vineyard Haven to draw attention to violence against African Americans as well as police officers. “People will be holding both signs: ‘All Lives Matter’ and ‘Black Lives Matter,’” said Erik Blake, Oak Bluffs chief of police.
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Tar Sands Oil Affects Islanders Through Future Sea Level Rise
Chris Riger
Last Friday the State Department released its final environmental impact review of the proposed northern segment of the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil pipeline. The immediate reaction from the press was that the environmental community would be disappointed as the review said the project “is unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction in oil sands areas.”
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Demonstrators at Five Corners Join International Protest Against Monsanto
Felipe Cabrera

Carrying signs and eliciting honks from passing cars, protestors gathered at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven on Saturday morning to voice concern about the ethics of Monsanto, an agribusiness company.

Christina Montoya, 41, and Kristin Hall, 35, both of West Tisbury, organized the event locally, drawing more than 30 people.

The demonstration is part of a series of actions taking place around the globe called March Against Monsanto.

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Student Protest Against Iraq War Triggers Suspensions in Clash with Administration
Julia Wells

Student Protest Against Iraq War Triggers Suspensions in Clash with Administration

A peaceful student protest against war in Iraq bubbled into a spontaneous walkout at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

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Mounting a Different Kind of Protest
By Julie Verost and Scott Hershowitz

Although the Monster Shark Tourna ment is over until the same massacre occurs next July, please read on. My husband and I, the two protestors aside from the Humane Society, spent the hours during the weigh-in with signs stating our stance. We have heard many of the arguments that tournament participants and supporters mindlessly rattle off. If those people would do some research, they would uncover the truth about what we are doing to the oceans and the ecosystems within it.

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Jaws Clenched on Both Sides as Protests Meet Shark Fishers
Alexander Trowbridge

The 22nd annual two-day monster shark tournament in Oak Bluffs ended Saturday with a total of 27 sharks caught and submitted, the largest of which was a 399-pound thresher. The team on the Waterbury caught the shark Friday, beating the other 200 boats in the tournament. Their prize was an $80,000 boat.

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