Monthly Archives: May 2007

C-U May Day Solidarity Celebration

On Saturday, April 28, a May Day Solidarity Celebration was held at the IMC as a benefit for the Central Illinois Jobs with Justice Campaign. Also benefitting from the celebration were striking Steinway workers who had come over from Indiana … Continue reading

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You Wanna Know How Wealthy I Am? Just Look At My Teeth

Almost one year ago I wrote an article about the difficulties a local parent faced when finding specialty dental care for her child. I worried that the state All Kids Insurance Program, introduced in July 2006, would not address her … Continue reading

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McCarthyism, Blacklists, and Urbana-Champaign: A Community’s Stand for Civil Liberties and One Family’s Difficult Experience

The following was a talk given on April 17, 2007 organized by the College of Education. This transcription of the talk was shortened for the Public i due to space considerations. This is a very special occasion for me in … Continue reading

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Patrick Thompson’s Conviction Overturned

Patrick Thompson’s new attorneys Robert Kirchner and Ruth Wyman recently had a major victory in the campaign to clear his name. They overturned the guilty verdict of a man who was wrongly convicted – they did this without DNA testing … Continue reading

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A Victory For Free Speech

In the February issue of the Public i, Shara Esbenshade and Cody Bralts wrote about police abuse of power in an incident last year. In November, 2006, the Champaign Police Department was called by Dana Brenner, the associate director of … Continue reading

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New Sanctuary Movement

This speech was given by Rev. Mike Mulberry, Community United Church of Christ (http://www.community-ucc.org), at the campus May Day “Stop the Raids” rally. The New Sanctuary Movement began on May 9, 2007, in faith communities nation wide. For too long, … Continue reading

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