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South Boston Veterans for Peace–editorial

Would that the beef were just old and not rancid. Your observation that Linehan’s resistance “reflected poorly on a city that has “moved ahead in terms of diversity,” is a classic example Globe dereliction of duty in reporting the news. How has the City of Boston moved ahead in terms of diversity when Veterans for Peace, other advocates of non-violence, and the LGBT community are barred from participation in the breakfast and parade while an entire political establishment professes impotence. Indeed, minimal inquiry would reveal that recipients of the Bronze Star and a mother of a concerned serviceperson during the Iraq war were manhandled from the Convention Center for attempting to address the audience. When will the Globe ever give us the rest of the story?

Tony Flaherty
South Boston Residents for Peace

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