Monthly Archives: April 2009

Protestors March on the Pentagon

ON SATURDAY MARCH 21st, an estimated 5,000 people marched on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. to protest American imperialism in the Middle East. “From Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime” was the slogan of the march, as … Continue reading

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Two Award Winning Performers Offer Workshops at UC-IMC

A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL guitarists and songwriters to learn from two award winning performers is offered on Saturday May 9th from 2PM to 4PM at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. The fee for the workshops is $35. Contact … Continue reading

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Young People Have it Hard

URBANA—2007 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS graduate in art education, visual artist Roberta Bennett exhibits recent works on paper at a new art venue in town, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. The IMC is located over at what used to be the … Continue reading

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IMC Fest and Boneyard Arts Festival at the IMC

IMC Fest is a three-day event taking place the same weekend as the Boneyard Arts Festival. April 18th at 12PM: “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: cross generational voices on building social justice movements.” A cross-generational roundtable discussion on … Continue reading

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Unemployed Movement of the Thirties

THROUGHOUT THE EARLY YEARS of the Depression, with private charity overwhelmed and the government continuing to follow a laissez faire course, the millions of unemployed were forced to rely on their own resources and selfactivity. Little government welfare existed before … Continue reading

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NPR Check

THREE YEARS AGO I DECIDED to stop yelling at my radio and do something about it. Every day I’d hear NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered tell me that the US was bringing democracy to Iraq, that Hugo Chavez … Continue reading

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They’re Human, Too: Healthcare and Athletes

MOST FANS VIEW PROFESSIONAL athletes as superhuman. While these athletes showcase a level of skill that makes most people gasp in amazement, it is important to remember that they are flesh and bone human beings. When the stadium lights shut … Continue reading

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Runaway Heart

The surgeon hoisted Heart from the dead donor’s chest; Heart thought it was being born, fresh from a C-section. Still warm and slick with blood, it flexed its firm ventricles with a vigorous pump, slipped from the surgeon’s grip, plopped … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Heart Disease and the Need for More Research

CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE Cholesterol is a life sustaining substance needed to make every cell in our body. It is not a source of calories like sugar and fat. Eight hundred milligrams of this crucial substance is made in our … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDs in Champaign-Urbana

AS MANY OF US KNOW, HIV/AIDS has become a major epidemic in Africa. In 2007, the UN estimated that about 1.9 million people were newly infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. We see many billboards and other media reminding us … Continue reading

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