Monthly Archives: February 2004

Zine Review: The East Village Inky

You’re lucky that you live in the U-C area. The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center has one of the Midwest’s largest zine libraries.What exactly is a zine? According to another one of the IMC’s fabulous zines, Stolen Sharpie Revolution, “A zine … Continue reading

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Urbana-Champaign IMC Turns 3

  , tbe Independent Media Center celebrated its third anniversary with a party at 218 W. Main St. in Urbana. Over one hundred people attended the party, and a great time was had by all. Eight new members signed … Continue reading

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The Staley Lockout

In the above article, Mike Griffin tells of his disillusionment with the lack of support he feels that he got from both the AFL-CIO and his local’s own national union in the Staley lockout. This was perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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Peril in UFCW Strike!

       more than locked-out and striking United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members involved in the West Coast struggle that idled thousands of grocery workers. The grim reality is, however, that victory is unlikely … Continue reading

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The FTAA, Globalization, and the Future of Democracy

      , the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) will lower environmental standards, force workers to compete across borders for the lowest wages, enable transnational corporations to slash health care benefits and eliminate generic … Continue reading

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Iraq, Black Folks, and the Crisis of the White Left

      . Close to 400 US troops have been killed since President Bush declared major combat operations over on May 1st, 2003. Roadside bombs regularly kill US service personnel. News reports flash gory scenes of … Continue reading

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Police Encounter

I know a type of discrimination. I know how it feels to be unwanted in a space; to be perceived as not normal. I have felt stares of hate that have burned through my exterior as well as had my … Continue reading

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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Threatens Democracy in America

• The prison-industrial-complex has expanded dramatically over the last generation, becoming one of the fastest growth industries in the United States of America; housing over 2 million prisoners and supervising almost 5 million parolees and probationers, America’s prison systems controls … Continue reading

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The Iron Cages of Capitalism (Literally)

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, which exposed the psychologies that helped numerous Europeans believe that the accumulation of money (which Saint Paul had called the root of all evil) would lead to spiritual … Continue reading

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Our visits are my only quality-time. Fate demands your speedy growth. My dream is to see you turn 18-years old. Visits are what I long for. To reveal all that my soul has stored. My choices created a barrier between … Continue reading

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