Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Working Class Strikes Back

On Friday Dec. 5th 2008, an event occured on the near-north side of Chicago that sent a chill up the spine of corporate America and inspired working people around the world. A small factory of 200 workers refused to go … Continue reading

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Blackwater Expands Despite Recent Iraq Ban

On January 29, 2009, the Iraqi government barred Blackwater Worldwide, Inc. (BW) from providing security for U.S. diplomats in Iraq because its alleged involvement in the 2007 deaths of at least seventeen civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad. This, however, … Continue reading

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Is “The Big One” Coming?

On January 12, 2009, Paul Craig Roberts reported in “Counterpunch” that if the unemployment rate were calculated as it used to be prior to 1980, it would stand at 17.5% today, as opposed to the official figure, which is less … Continue reading

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The Terrorist Assault on the People of Gaza

Terrorism is the deliberate violent targeting of civilians for political and/or military ends. Those who use terrorism always try to make it seem legitimate. Hamas sends rockets into southern Israel because Israel has taken former Arab land and homes and … Continue reading

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New Blog by Public i Writer

”Wage slavery got you down? Feeling like you’re not 100% in command of your own destiny? For a worm’s eye view of the smoke-and-mirrors economy, the world, and life under Oz, check out Ricky Baldwin’s new blog theclayeater.blogspot.com. The name … Continue reading

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A Matter of Time

”I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, (Yes, sir) however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, (No sir) because “truth crushed to earth will rise again.” (Yes, sir) How long? Not long, (Yes, … Continue reading

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Ministerial Alliance Awards Community Organizers

On December 12, 2008, the Ministerial Alliance of Champaign-Urbana and Vicinity held an awards ceremony to recognize some of the unsung heroes who work tirelessly for the betterment of our community. Held at St. Luke’s C.M.E. Church in Champaign, the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Cannabis

Oh cannabis, how versatile a plant! Cannabis exists in three forms: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. It is cannabis Ruderalis that is commonly referred to as industrial hemp. Although many misconceive hemp as an equivalent to marijuana, it … Continue reading

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Youth Making History at Home

”Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.”—Rachel Jackson The Peer … Continue reading

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NASCAR Lawsuit Settled

Former Busch Series official Mauricia Grant has settled her lawsuit against NASCAR for $225 million, with neither side admitting liability or wrongdoing according to reports. During her two year employment from 2005 to 2007, she alleged that she was referred … Continue reading

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