Monthly Archives: October 2008

Hozho Nahazdlii: In Beauty, It is Restored

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, non-western ways of knowing, learning and living were experienced at a day-long community symposium, In Beauty, It is Restored: Media Activism, Indigenous Women’s Epistemologies, and Scholarship, sponsored by Native American graduate students at UIUC. The symposium … Continue reading

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The New Jersey Seven: A Case of Intersectional Injustice

ON AUGUST 18, 2006, SEVEN young African American lesbians traveled to Greenwich Village in New York City from their homes in Newark for a regular night out. When walking down the street, a male bystander sexually propositioned one of the … Continue reading

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The Science and Politics of Medical Cannabis

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT of a medical marijuana bill in 2007, Ray Warren, director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) adamantly stated that “We are not going to abandon the patients, doctors and nurses who have worked so … Continue reading

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Surveillance: Interviews with Ruth Gilmore and Stephen Hartnett

SURVEILLANCE IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH across the land. In schools, hospitals, stores, theatres, and street intersections, surveillance cameras have become commonplace. The Big Brother we feared in 1968 is now here in 2008, masquerading as homeland security, with … Continue reading

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A Local Legacy of Torture: The Sgt. Burge Scandal

WHEN THE ABU GHRAIB PICTURES surfaced, showing the systematic torture of detainees by United States military forces, the American public was shocked and outraged. Subsequent exposes detailing the horrific uses of waterboarding and the degrading treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo … Continue reading

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Headlines From the RNC: Little Baghdad On the Mississippi

Bruce Nestor of the National Lawyers Guild Called For a Probe Into Police Conduct. Bruce Nestor: “What happened in St. Paul, Minnesota from—really going back to the infiltration and surveillance two years, but from September 1 to September 4, 2008—had … Continue reading

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Headlines From the DNC: A Kinder, Gentler Police State

Convergence Center Being Raided by Denver Police colorado.indymedia.org/node/1042 *Happening right now* The Convergence Center for activist coordination and planning, etc. is about to be raided by the Denver Police Department. Two people have been arrested, another is being detained, reports … Continue reading

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1968/2008: Making Power for Change

FOR THE LAST DECADE, we have been witnessing a promise of resurgence in political activity, from small youth walk-outs to protests against the global giants—the World Trade Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Renewed anti-war and peace efforts and massive … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye To Freedoms Of Protest And The Press

A MOST REMARKABLE THING happened in St. Paul before and during the Republican National Convention. Prior to the convention, the St. Paul police and federal agents raided locations in which journalists were making preparations to cover the planned demonstrations. One … Continue reading

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Code Pink

CODEPINK IS BRINGING THOUSANDS of women together to struggle for peace, even if it requires civil disobedience. The organization is working around the clock, to educate the public about the costs of war and its affect on the world and … Continue reading

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