Monthly Archives: August 2001

Carnival Pro Status Quo – a design for direct action

Let there be, today, In every major city a demonstration by the Status Quo: A phalanx of bureaucrats, their faces masked in blank plastic gazes, their suits pinstriped with the mastheads of the newspapers of record, their power ties made … Continue reading

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You Never Thanked the Poor

by William Gillespie dedicated to Che Guevara, Harry Mathews, and Dr. Seuss A soft life made you hard, you grew a shell But who’s that singing songs outside your door They’re here because you never thanked the poor The ones … Continue reading

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Headlines We’d Like to See

Henry Kissenger Subpoenaed To Testify in Trial of Chilean Dictator; Extradition Likely, International War Crimes Charges Possible Dow, Nasdaq Down; Elvis, Rasputin Sightings Up; “Odd Couple” Spotted At Truck Stops Along I-80 George W. Bush Admits Being 3rd Grade Dropout; … Continue reading

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Newslimereck

There was an old VP from DC, whose heartbeat so needed some defibb. That a pacemaker he got, oil-powered ’twas not. And that made him just a bit queasy.

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Fungibility

by Maiko Covington Fambly planning just isn’t fundable Because those funds just might be fungible US taxes might replace a portion Of funds that will then be used for abortion Or maybe even just talking about it. But when it … Continue reading

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A Newspoet’s New Year’s Resolution

by Joe Futrelle This year, I resolve to write a poem a day about the news or at least about bison. I resolve to read the damn newspaper, including the sports section and the bridge column and monitor the lottery … Continue reading

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Independent Media and the Right to Communicate

by Paul Mueth Article 19 of the U.N. General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) says: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive … Continue reading

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Local Troupe Brings Street Theater to Urbana

by Sehvilla Mann A local performance troupe will bring theater, games, and local merchants to the streets of downtown Urbana in August. The Prompting Theater, a group comprised of adults with developmental disabilities who write and perform original shows, is … Continue reading

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Urbana Police Await COPS in Schools Grant, City Council Awaits Police Equity Report

The police are awaiting word from the US Justice Department as to whether they will receive funds distributed under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in Schools program, which has allotted a total of $70 million in grants to communities seeking to hire and train school resource officers. Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and the Environment

by Lindsay Robinson The following article details some of Wal-Mart’s environmental abuses in the United States. Look for future articles about Wal-Mart’s labor, human rights, and community development policies in upcoming issues of this paper. As people in the Champaign-Urbana … Continue reading

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