Monthly Archives: November 2007

Giant Slayers? SEIU Takes on the University

WITH STRIKES REACHING THE VANISHING POINT in the United States, a fascinating David and Goliath drama is unfolding on the University of Illinois campus, with little fanfare or media attention. THE CONTENDERS In the far corner, wearing the orange and … Continue reading

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Champaign Landlords Now Permitted To Discriminate Against Section 8 Voucher Holders

ON OCTOBER 9, 2007, Champaign officials turned back the clock on efforts to protect the city’s most vulnerable citizens from discrimination in housing. By a 6-3 vote, the City Council amended Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance, thereby allowing landlords to refuse … Continue reading

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UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Rings Hollow at UIUC

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a landmark declaration in support of the rights of an estimated 370 million indigenous peoples in some 70 countries worldwide, prohibiting State discrimination against them in both practice … Continue reading

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