Monthly Archives: October 2009

GEO Update

DESPITE HAVING WORKED for over two months under the terms of an expired contract, the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) continues to seek a negotiated agreement over the terms of their new contract with the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. … Continue reading

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The Really, REALLY Free Market Comes to C-U

IMAGINE STUMBLING INTO THE PARK to find what looks like a festival, picnic, yard sale, or all of the above. Hungry and low on funds, you ask a kindly merchant, “How much for this food?” They reply, “It’s free. Everything … Continue reading

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Community Protests “Chief Illiniwek”

THE AIR WAS COLD AND THE SKY GREY as students huddled together around the Alma Mater in anticipation of the march to Assembly Hall for the Not Our Mascot Rally on Friday. According to the iResist Web Site, Chief Illiniwek … Continue reading

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Free Trade & the Economic Crisis in Nicaragua

THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS that began at the end of 2008 has hit Nicaragua hard. Over a dozen maquilas, factories, that import all the primary materials, export all the products, and comprise the primary source of employment in Nicaragua, have … Continue reading

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Coup and Human Rights in Honduras: An Issue That Must Not Be Ignored

IT WAS AN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING and my phone was urgently ringing. I usually do not receive calls so early. The call came with a shocking message: “Coup d’état!” I remember throwing the cell phone with anger, awe and great … Continue reading

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A Conference With Mexico City’s Youth

EARLY LAST MONTH I JOINED over 1,300 UN delegates, NGO workers, and policy makers from around the world who descended on Mexico City to attend the 62nd annual UN Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) Conference. The title of this … Continue reading

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