Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ben Fletcher IWW

Born in Philadelphia in 1890, Ben Fletcher was the most important African American labor leader in the most influential union of the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). This was no small accomplishment considering that this … Continue reading

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The Public i Honors Workers Who Sacrificed Thier Lives For Corporate Profits

An explosion in a coal mine in the mountains of West Virginia killed 29 miners on the morning of April 5, 2010. The Upper Big Branch mine was owned and operated by Massey Energy, which had been cited for numerous … Continue reading

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The April 21st March on Springfield

It was a common refrain of rally organizers that they had trouble sleeping the morning of April 21, 2010 before a Save Our Schools rally was to take place in Springfield. Most of us were up at 3:30 or 4:00 … Continue reading

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The Campus Faculty Association at U of I Fights Back: In Springfield and on Campus

In a political climate of incredible irresponsibility, ineptitude, and corruption, the Campus Faculty Association (CFA) at the U of I has been letting our state legislators know that we will not put up with the privation to which public education … Continue reading

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More Local Food For More Local Folks

May marks the beginning of the 2010 farmer’s market season in CU with Urbana’s Market at the Square on Saturdays. Urbana’s market—and unofficial town square—is open 7 am to noon every Saturday until November 6th at the corner of Illinois … Continue reading

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Letter by an Undocumented UIUC Student

No identification, no rights. Am I invisible? Where do I belong? Who can I trust? What will I do? How can plan my future? When will I stop being an “illegal alien”? These are the mixture of feelings I have … Continue reading

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