Monthly Archives: May 2011

UIUC Disappoints Environmental Community

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs died off and left humans a parting gift—a vast supply of fossil fuels. Coal, natural gas, and oil are the black gold upon which society’s standard of living is built on today, and account for … Continue reading

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The Border Thickens: In-Securing Communities in C-U and Beyond

The despotic policing apparatus found at the U.S.-Mexico border now reaches into Champaign County and across much of the United States. Under federal initiatives “Secure Communities” and related police-ICE collaborations, local law enforcement agencies in communities across the United States … Continue reading

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Statement From Socialist Forum of Champaign-Urbana

Our Democracy Has Been Replaced By a Plutocracy The present assault on working people and the poor shows us clearly the class warfare inherent in capitalism.  The system aims to treat everything, including people, as commodities in order to maximize … Continue reading

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The Tunisian Revolution: Dignity, Expression, Gender, and Religion

The Tunisian Revolution:  Dignity, Expression, Gender, and Religion Dignity The Tunisian uprising that deposed dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali is of enormous historical significance for the entire region of North Africa. A recurring and resounding call during the uprising has … Continue reading

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Awakening to The Limits of the Obama Presidency

There are folks who seem to keep hoping that Obama has a “progressive” side which we will all soon see emerge—reminiscent of the transformation of Clark Kent to Superman in the phone booth. Yet, I can’t help wondering if all … Continue reading

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Chicago Commemorates 125th Anniversary of Haymarket Affair

In early May 1886, Chicago workers demonstrated for an eight-hour workday. One demonstration on May 3, 1886, in solidarity with workers who had been locked outside of the McCormick Reaper Plant while strikebreakers worked inside, led to police opening fire … Continue reading

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