Monthly Archives: June 2008

Come to a Listening Party

Tired of only listening to what the herd thinks is best? Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7PM to 10PM your local Independent Media Center located at 202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 (the old downtown Post Office) … Continue reading

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Chicago May Day March

May 1st marks International Workers’ Day, an official government holiday in most countries around the world, with mass demonstrations, rallies and marches held to express labor solidarity and celebrate workers’ rights. Here in the U.S., May Day is not a … Continue reading

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Something So Horrible: Springfield Race Riot of 1908 Exhibit

Upcoming at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in June is Something So Horrible: Springfield Race Riot of 1908. Gathering photographs, news accounts, oral histories, artifacts and other materials, the library will present an exhibition exploring Springfield’s most violent racial confrontation. … Continue reading

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Paul Sierra’s Afternoon Landscape at Krannert Art Museum

Paul Sierra was born in Havana, Cuba in 1944. His work reflects on the primary elements in nature and mythology that represent transformation and passage through fire, water, and lush vegetation. His bold brush strokes layer the canvas until they … Continue reading

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In Memory of U. Utah Phillips (1935–2008)

I discovered a dignified, ancient, elegant trade, one where I could own what I do and never have to have a boss again. –U. Utah Phillips Bruce Duncan Phillips, the man who went by U. Utah Phillips and whom others … Continue reading

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Graduate Employees Unite!

Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO, IFT/AFT 6300) hosted 80 graduate employee union activists and leaders for the AGEL (Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals) conference, a twice-yearly gathering to reflect on lessons learnt and challenges … Continue reading

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Tamms CMAX Super-Maximum Security Prison

Imagine being in solitary isolation twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Imagine no telephone calls. Imagine limited visits with loved ones. Imagine the few visits that are allowed to take place happening with no physical contact. Imagine the … Continue reading

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Local Ownership, Democracy, Community Building, and Cooperation

Common Ground Food Co-op has grown and thrived on these, the seven principles of the international cooperative movement, for 33 years. Now, about to enter into its 34th year, Common Ground is relocating for the first time in its history. … Continue reading

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Buying Local and You

Fuel prices are high, food prices are high, and the costs of both continue to rise while we look on, unable or unwilling to reconcile a lifetime of relatively cheap food and fuel with the current prices we’re seeing for … Continue reading

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A Bourgeoning Community Garden In North Champaign

…garden programs serve to further a vision of what should be in times when society is unclear about where the future is heading. —Laura J. Lawson, City Bountiful, A Century of Community Gardening in America (2005) As chronicled in City … Continue reading

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