Monthly Archives: March 2004

Capital Campaign Update

The UC-IMC Capital Campaign has raised over $56,000 toward its goal of $100,000 and will wrap up on April 30th of this year. All of our donations have been made by individuals and members of the community who believe the … Continue reading

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IMC Library Zine Review: RACE

    “Breaking Out of Activist Ghettos since 2001,” the RACE collective is sure to turn quite a few heads within activist communities across the world. RACE is “a collective of people of color with revolutionary anti-authoritarian politics. … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts of the FTAA

 ,      or heard about the litany of problems associated with the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Critics have usually noted some or all of the following in their lists of negative impacts: … Continue reading

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Scared Straight? Media Cycles and the “War” on Drugs

 , ,    – surrounded by executives from the major television networks, production companies, and advertising agencies, Richard Nixon somberly asked his audience for their support to help “warn our youth constantly against the dangers of drugs.” … Continue reading

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A Local Activist Writes from Guatemala

Dear Friends and Family, I hope this letter finds you well. I have just finished my third month of human rights accompaniment here in Guatemala and I feel myself full of stories and thankful for this space to reflect on … Continue reading

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Living Peacefully in a Violent World

        in 2000, again in 2001 with Dennis Halliday, and also in 2003 with Voices in the Wilderness; she is one of the founders and coordinators of Voices in the Wilderness, a Chicago-based … Continue reading

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Indigenous People Assert Their Rights in Honduras

    , Carlos Euceda visited our community where he spoke and granted interviews. Carlos is a Lenca Indian. He is concerned about the lands that he and his people inhabit in Honduras. And he is trying to … Continue reading

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Bill Taylor: Local Activist with an International Reach

Bill Taylor is a longtime activist in Urbana- Champaign. He has made remarkable contributions to this community and beyond. He was a founder of, and long time programmer on, WEFT. He is also a co-founder of the Kalyx Center, an … Continue reading

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Clowning, Not Swimming, to Cambodia

      for “humanitarian clowning.” This is an account of the trip. *(the title is a reference to the movie Swimming to Cambodia, made in 1987 by Spalding Gray, while he was working on the movie, … Continue reading

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U of I Board of Trustees: Who Are They?

       has once again postponed their decision on “honorably retiring” the controversial Chief Illiniwek mascot, scheduled for their March 11th meeting. Trustee Frances Carroll, the recent Blagojevich appointee who had proposed the mascot’s removal, … Continue reading

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