Monthly Archives: November 2006

The U.S., Israel, and Lebanon: Historical Roots and Patterns of Conflict

The destructive and lethal forces unleashed this past summer by the United States and Israel upon Lebanon are not surprising in light of their historical roots in at least four patterns of conflict: First, the unwillingness of Israel and its … Continue reading

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New York City IMC Responds to the Death of Brad Will

New York City Brad Will was killed on October 27, 2006, in Oaxaca, Mexico, while working as a journalist for the global Indymedia network. He was shot in the torso while documenting an armed, paramilitary assault on the Popular Assembly … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics in the Middle East

In 1979, a popular revolution in Iran toppled a ruthless dictator backed by the United States and replaced him with a regime that gave supreme political authority to a traditionally-trained scholar of Islam, something unprecedented in Islamic history. Suddenly Islam … Continue reading

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Now the Real Battle Begins

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA VOTES TO WITHDRAW FROM IRAQ AND IMPEACH BUSH-CHENEY The election defeats of Republicans on Tuesday, with Democrats taking control of the House and Senate for the first time since 1994, have been widely described as a referendum on the … Continue reading

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What You Got To Go Through To File A Police Complaint In Champaign

Following on the heels of a similar proposition in Urbana, the Champaign police department is currently considering a citizen police review board. Just the mention of such an oversight has provoked reprisals from the Mayor, the News-Gazette, and their local … Continue reading

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Court Watch Report: Another Cop Gets Off

Community Court Watch has been following the case against former Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Garrett for several months. Garrett was facing four felony counts for, among other things, approaching Ty Kellums, boyfriend of his estranged wife, while in uniform and threatening … Continue reading

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