Monthly Archives: April 2007

Major Agreement Signed With Tomato Pickers!

Just four days ahead of a formal nationwide boycott by tomato pickers and their allies, on April 9, 2007, fastfood giant McDonald’s Corporation signed a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the grassroots labor association of mostly immigrant … Continue reading

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Archiving, Narratives, and Creation…

The flood of responses from pro-“chiefers” since the Board of Trustees agreed to retire the racist mascot at UIUC have caused many to think that some sort of archive is necessary. STOP (Students Transforming Oppression and Privilege), a coalition of … Continue reading

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War With Iran?

“IT’S NOT IF…. THEY’RE DOING IT.” The United States has a history of interfering with Iran’s development. In 1953, the United States collaborated with Britain to overthrow the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, and put the Shah Mohammed Reza … Continue reading

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Myths About U.S. and Torture Today

Myth #1. The U.S. Government has a legal right to pursue torture as a means to get information out of people it deems to be terrorists because we are under attack. Reading the Geneva Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, … Continue reading

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One Person Can Make A Difference: Cindy Sheehan in Urbana-Champaign

The following is excerpted from a talk given by Cindy Sheehan at the University of Illinois on March 1, 2007. It was recorded and transcribed by Shara Esbenshade. Before my son was killed, I disagreed with the war and I … Continue reading

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How Does the Criminal Justice System Work in Champaign County?

On March 13, 2007, members of the community showed up at the Urbana Civic Center to learn how the criminal justice system works. A panel comprised of Sheriff Dan Walsh, States Attorney Julia Rietz, Public Defender Randy Rosenbaum, Associate Judge … Continue reading

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