Monthly Archives: August 2007

C-U Food Cooperative Encourages Eating Local

Food is at the heart of almost everything we do. It’s woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Our decisions about what we eat for dinner impacts the political, environmental, health, and fiscal picture of our global and our … Continue reading

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Venezuela and the Media: Fact and Fiction

To read and view the U.S. news media, there is an episode of grand tyranny unfolding, one repugnant to all who cherish democratic freedoms. The Venezuelan government under “strongman” Hugo Chavez refused to renew the 20-year broadcast license for RCTV, … Continue reading

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Media-Generated “Scandal” Undermines Democracy in Ecuador

This column was published on July 26, 2007 by the In his recent book, The Assault on Reason, former Vice- President Al Gore describes how “the potential for manipulating mass opinions and feelings initially discovered by commercial advertisers is … Continue reading

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Stamp Out the Rate Hikes: Stop New Postal Rules from Stifling America’s Independent Media

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” —Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 16, 1787 WHAT’S AT STAKE Our nation’s … Continue reading

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Orchard Downs: The Fate of a Community

Orchard Downs is University-owned 160-acre site of graduate student housing – bordered by Race Street, Kirby Avenue and Windsor Road in Urbana. Chancellor Herman’s Strategic Plan for the Urbana campus requires that Orchard Downs be redeveloped over the next few … Continue reading

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A Garden Hills Resident Responds

A recent shooting in Garden Hills has generated several news reports and concerns within the community. On July 14, 2007 an article appeared in the News Gazette where it is said that community leaders met with the resident and police … Continue reading

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