Monthly Archives: August 2009

Labor in a Crucible

IN THE 1880’S, THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR constructed a much broader vision of organized labor than the “business unionism” of its craft union rivals that became the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The Knights welcomed unskilled workers, of any race … Continue reading

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From the Front Lines in Honduras

TWO YEARS AGO, A COOPERATIVE effort between our local Primary Communications Project and el COPINH, an indigenous peoples’ organization in La Esperanza, Honduras, built a powerful AM radio station to enable the Lenca Mayans to communicate their ideas. Honduras is … Continue reading

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The French Left and the 2009 European Elections

INTUITIVELY, GIVEN THE ROTTEN STATE of the capitalist economy in this period, one might have predicted that the voters in the 2009 election for the European Parliament, the only institution that is directly elected by popular vote in the highly … Continue reading

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Folk & Roots Fundraiser

Music for the Young and Young at Heart is the theme of the upcoming fundraiser for the Champaign Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. The fundraiser will take place Sunday August 23rd Noon to 8pm at Channing Murray Foundation and the … Continue reading

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Americorps Positions at UCIMC

We are excited to announce that the UCIMC is hiring for 8 full-time AmeriCorps volunteers starting this fall! We are accepting applications for: News Media (including the Public i and WRFU) Coordinator, Building Management, Books to Prisoners Volunteer Coordinator, The … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Article Clarifications

I would like to express my gratitude to the Public i for allowing Margaret Fitzpatrick to highlight the problems taking place in Afghanistan in her article “Afghanistan, a Beautiful Place Now Covered in Landmines”. However, there are some inconsistencies within … Continue reading

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