Monthly Archives: September 2001

500,000 Drivers Talking on Cell Phones; Poets Implicated

An NHTSA study found that at any given moment in time, there are 500,000 U.S. drivers talking on cell phones. This works out to roughly 2 out of 10 doctors. A related study found that at any given time, there … Continue reading

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World Bank / IMF Questions and Answers

Q: What is the World Bank? A: Created at the Bretton Woods conference in 1944, The World Bank Group is comprised of five agencies that make loans or guarantee credit to its 177 member countries. In addition to financing projects … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Filed as Police Plan to Erect Exclusion Zones in DC

Protesters of all stripes – environmentalists, human rights activists, anti-capitalists, labor groups, and other concerned citizens – representing over 200 organizations will begoing to Washington DC for the meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund the last week of September, to draw attention to the issues surroundingcorporate-led globalization. Continue reading

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The Arts and Humanities in Civic Life

A group of 10-20 faculty and students will meet to discuss a variety of recent publications relating to arts and activism in public life. Free and open to the public. Location: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 805 W. … Continue reading

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The Culture Wars are Over – For Now

The new millennium has been good for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). In June, the US House of Representatives voted to increase the budget of the NEA for the first time since 1992. Continue reading

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Democracy Now! Re-runs on Pacifica; Fresh Shows on WEFT

It’s been a tough two weeks for Amy Goodman, the host of the most popular nationwide progressive news program, Pacifica’s Democracy Now!. The program has been in re-runs since Tuesday, Aug. 13 when Goodman and her staff attempted to originate … Continue reading

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Tunnel Fire Exposes Dangers Of Transporting Nuclear Waste

Here’s a scary thought: What if the train that burned up in a recent Baltimore rail tunnel fire had been carrying nuclear waste? It’s not that far-fetched. According to Energy Department maps that trace national railroad routes for the transport … Continue reading

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“Trust Us About Nuclear Waste!”–Says the Governmet

The equation of protest with terrorism is particularly disturbing and chilling when practiced by a public servant. In an article which allowed an official of the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety to do just that, the Champaign News-Gazette on August … Continue reading

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Tree Trimming Legislation, Becomes Illinois Law

The combined efforts of communities, citizens, organized watch groups, politicians and others have resulted in a community-friendly law that better protects trees and citizens’ rights from unnecessary utility tree clearance. On August 2, 2001, Governor George Ryan signed into law … Continue reading

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Other Diversity Training Opportunities in C-U

In addition to the Study Circles/Community Roundtables program, there are a number of other people and organizations in Champaign-Urbana that can offer discussion, training, and service experience in racial reconciliation and diversity exposure. Diversity Works, Inc. Experienced diversity educators Pauline … Continue reading

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