Monthly Archives: May 2003

Poem: Untitled

On North Prospect Avenue Disembodied flags floating above Prospect What prospects are there for those facing them? What do they mean? Looming, warning, “How dare you forget” – they say I didn’t forget And hey, that’s my flag, too. “Bought … Continue reading

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IMC Capital Campaign for a Permanent Home

The Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center recently kicked off its Capital Campaign to raise funds to purchase a permanent home for its independent media and arts programs. Since its founding in the fall of 2000, the UCIMC has outgrown our … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Noose Hanging Nicaragua

Managua, March 10, 2003 I sat and watched Claudia, a small pregnant woman of about twenty with two children at home. After asking how and why she had refused a large bribe from her former employer, Yu Jin, I realized … Continue reading

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Meet the Coalition

Peppered throughout broadcast and print media reports on the Iraq War is the term “coalition”. Very early in the war, Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on Fox News with Brit Hume and described the coalition members as “part of … Continue reading

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Wartime Reflections from Spain

One thing that I remember of the Spanish people, when I was here 15 years ago as a young American study abroad student, was their attention to political matters. I never was part of one, but they seemed to have … Continue reading

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View from Guatelamala

As the war in Iraq progresses, I feel the need to share with you, my friends and family, a little bit about what it feels like to live outside of the US during this frightening time. Here in Guatemala, there … Continue reading

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Impeachment: Something Worth Voting For

When President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General John D. Ashcroft are eventually impeached for crimes against humanity, we can look back and … Continue reading

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Protests, a Reflection

At this time of frustration and anger over U.S. aggression against Iraq, the question of what can be done to thwart the seemingly inevitable and devastating course of events has arisen. There are questions about the usefulness of the protest … Continue reading

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VVAW Should Not be Forgotten

As a son of a veteran, I have seen the effects of war on a soldier by witnessing flashbacks and listening to my father’s horror stories from ’Nam. In a sense, I had to live through Vietnam with him as … Continue reading

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The Anti-Semitism Debate

What do the names Berman, Rosenzweig, and Kagan have in common? They are all Jewish  names, and they belong to activist librarians who have worked for justice for Palestinians  wherever they have lived. I have participated with two colleagues in … Continue reading

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