Monthly Archives: September 2009

You Got Imperialism In My Sports vs You Got Sports In My Imperialism!

IN THE PAST MONTHS, the American print media stories and the talking head punditocracy have discussed the status of sports in Iraq. The Iraqi National Soccer Team played their first home games since prior to the United States invasion. Iraq … Continue reading

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Anti-Venezuela Spokespeople Misrepresent Reality Of Press Freedom In Venezuela

This column was published by The Guardian Unlimited on August 4, 2009. Update: It appears that the proposed media law referred to in The Guardian debate below is not going anywhere in the Venezuelan Congress; it is not clear that … Continue reading

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My Quest For A More Informed Future Generation

”Idle hands are the devils playground”, or some ominous saying of that nature, is a good way to begin describing why I started my blog. However, I do not believe in the imminent physical manifestation of the devil, nor do … Continue reading

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2008 Racial Profiling Numbers Released By IDOT

ONCE AGAIN, RACIAL PROFILING numbers were released by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with no coverage in the local media. When I notified a journalist for the News-Gazette of the latest figures, he told me they covered the story … Continue reading

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Civil Rights In L’Aquila

SHARING WINE, pasta and birthday cake in a log cabin in the mountains of central Italy this past June among artists, actors & friends, we visitors from Illinois heard the name “Katrina” spoken often throughout the evening. It was a … Continue reading

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GEO Struggles For A Living Wage And The Future

WHILE THE ONGOING ADMISSIONS SCANDAL at UIUC has brought mainstream attention to the administration’s misplaced priorities, labor activists have long been familiar with the contradictions. It doesn’t surprise Peter Campbell therefore, to know that the Chancellor approved using $300,000 of … Continue reading

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