Monthly Archives: June 2008

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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UPTV and the Chief Controversies

The glaring similarities between the controversy surrounding the broadcast of the anti-Semitic videos on Urbana Public Television and the characterization of a Native American during athletic events and in the Homecoming Parade at the U of I are that: (1) … Continue reading

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Causes and Consequences of Increasing Commodity Prices

Food costs more. Fuel costs more. Metals and other raw materials cost more as well. But this is no traditional inflation. Labor doesn’t cost more; wage rates are not rising, at least not in the US, in the rest of … Continue reading

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