Monthly Archives: May 2010

History on the Platform, Memory in the Street Notes from May 1, 2006 Chicago

This is a reflection on the May Day actions of 2006 and a sudden conflict that brought to life the complex relationship between “history” as spoken from the platform and “memory” as lived in the street. In 2007, 2008, 2009 … Continue reading

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Kiwane Carrington Update

According to Champaign City Manager Steve Carter, the appeal of a 30-day suspension given to Daniel Norbits, the officer who shot and killed Kiwane Carrington, was denied. A day after the suspension was announced, an attorney with the Fraternal Order … Continue reading

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What is Tamms?

Tamms Super Maximum Correctional Center, which opened in March 1998, is Illinois’ only “Supermax” prison. It is located at the southern tip of Illinois, originally opened under the guise of being for short-term incarceration. • There is no bus service … Continue reading

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The Aging of America: Is It an Economic Problem?

For decades, environmentalists concerned about overpopulation and social workers concerned about families have both advocated family planning, and by that they mostly mean having fewer children. And indeed, throughout the world, including both developed and underdeveloped countries in every continent, … Continue reading

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A Tale of a Small Tech Business

Calling tech support. We’ve all been there: Long hold times with bad music, automated phone trees that go nowhere or are unclear, support staff that are required to follow a script and have a hard time deviating to accommodate different … Continue reading

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Precarity. You Live It, But Do You Know What It IS?

DEFINITION From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Precarious work is a term used to describe non-standard employment which is poorly paid, insecure, unprotected, and cannot support a household. In recent decades there has been a dramatic increase in precarious work due … Continue reading

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