Monthly Archives: October 2006

No Room for Neutrality in Net Neutrality

Imagine the Internet as being like cable television. To access websites of your choosing, you’ll have to pay extra to your Internet service provider (ISP). To put up your own website or blog, you’ll have to pay an additional surcharge … Continue reading

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Independent in Illinois

David Lee wanted to run for office as an Independent in the 44th state senate district. He found that to even get on the ballot, he would need to collect 6,995 valid signatures. He would need to file his petitions … Continue reading

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Torture Exposed in the Champaign County Jail

Many are now familiar with the infamous story of Sergeant Jon Burge in Chicago. In 2002, it was found that Sgt. Burge and his underlings had tortured over 150 Black men in Chicago jails. Burge had used a hand-cranked army … Continue reading

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Kids Art Space in the UCIMC

On October 21st, 2006 the Independent Media Center is proud to announce the Opening of the Kids Art Space, located in the north-east corner of the sunroom. The KAS features lockers, cubbies spaces, a myriad of art supplies, and a … Continue reading

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Need a Reason to Vote? War and Impeachment

Urbana-Champaign may be “Impeach Bush Central”- and one of the very few places in the country where voters can have their say directly on both impeachment and war. Local voters will see a referendum on each of these questions on … Continue reading

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“Today I Voted”

Soon after I began attending Print Group meetings I heard someone ask, “are you going to block consensus?” When I asked what was happening someone whispered, “we practice anarchy here.” Immediately I expected a group with no structure, no organization, … Continue reading

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