Monthly Archives: November 2003

Teenagers in Journalism

  the Illinois State High School Press Association’s (ISHSPA) journalism conference at the Illini Union along with 800 others students on Friday, October 3. Surrounded by other kids like myself, I attended sessions taught by members of the local … Continue reading

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Media Reform Conference

November 8 & 9,Madison Wisconsin Moving beyond critique to action, the National Conference on Media Reform is a groundbreaking forum to democratize the debate over media policymaking. A broad range of media reform activists will join members of Congress, the … Continue reading

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Why We Must Stop the FTAA

     for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is coming to Miami this November 17-21, and I, for one, plan to be there. What is the FTAA? It’s an agreement that stands to have … Continue reading

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New Freedom Riders Rally Supporters in Urbana and 100 Other Cities

     , a crowd of nearly 200 gathered in front of the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana to welcome 45 bus riders from Chicago. The bus was part of “La Caravana de la Libertad para los … Continue reading

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Health Justice Act Before Fall Veto Session

Universal Health Care process is before the Illinois Senate this fall. A coalition based in CU is a major activist group agitating for its passage. The Health Care Justice Act of 2003 initiates a process to achieve universal health care. … Continue reading

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(Medical) Debtors Prison Alive and Well in Champaign County

    -  and unplanned, and with the rising cost of health care, many people are quickly plunged into debt, bankruptcy, financial ruin, and poor health as a result of mounting bills and hospitals’ aggressive collection practices. … Continue reading

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Servicios de Interpretación en los Hospitales

Las personas de habla inglesa limitada deben recibir servicios de interpretación de intérpretes calificados y familiarizados con la terminología médica para así dar la verdadera asistencia sanitaria al paciente. Las leyes y las pautas federales requieren que todos los proveedores … Continue reading

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CCHCC and local immigrants kick off campaign for improved hospital interpreter services

.%    population and 11.1% of the Champaign County population have Limited English Proficiency. This means that a growing number of people in our community face the danger of being unable to adequately communicate with health care providers. … Continue reading

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Why Gun Regulation is a Health Care Priority

       is dependent not just on health care, but also on a decent standard of living –including adequate food, clothing, housing, and social services – and on a safe community. It is not enough … Continue reading

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Projects of the Champaign County Health Care Consumers

    of Champaign County residents (led by Mike Doyle), concerned about the lack of citizen/consumer representation on the local health planning board, formed Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC). In the 1970s, the federal government required the … Continue reading

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