Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Anti-War “Die-In”

On Saturday, May the 26th, a group of high school students took dramatic action to address American complacency and political inaction with regards to the war in Iraq. In a visual form of protest meant to bring home the reality … Continue reading

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Legalizing the Oldest Profession

Now that I have your attention, let me clarify that I’m referring to midwifery, the practice of helping women throughout the childbearing cycle by offering support, advice, and special birthing techniques. On June 30th, you can help this age-old profession … Continue reading

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Hunger Awareness Day 2007

For the past 6 years, the first Tuesday in June has marked the observance of Hunger Awareness Day—a nationwide initiative to inform the general public about hunger issues affecting far too many of our friends and neighbors. While we’re all … Continue reading

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Illinois Covered = Health Security – Health Care Reform For ALL

As the General Assembly is now in overtime, health care reform and education funding continue to be two of the major issues yet to be decided. Will members (primarily the Democrats) of the General Assembly have the “Profiles of Courage” … Continue reading

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Another View of Amnesty for Illegal Workers

It is beyond dispute that undocumented immigration disproportionately impacts low-wage, mostly African American workers. The debate ought to be about what the solution is. Certainly, black Americans should view with suspicion the right wing’s newfound interest in their economic plight. … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Racial Conflict in American Labor Unions: The Case of Henry Bell

On January 20, 2006, Henry W. Bell III, a 41-year-old African-American journeyman electrician, resident of Champaign, and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 601, filed a civil lawsuit against his union. Bell’s allegations of racial discrimination against … Continue reading

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