Monthly Archives: May 2011

Graduate Employees Lobby Illinois Legislators to Protect Workers’ Rights

The fight for workers’ rights in the U.S. has always been political, but this spring, as state legislators and governors proposed bills to limit or eliminate collective bargaining rights and devastate public services, including schools, the battle for labor took … Continue reading

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Portrait of Ethel Rosenberg by Jason Patterson

This is a portrait of Ethel Rosenberg by local artist Jason Paterson taken from the original mug shot after her arrest on August 11, 1950. Ethel and her husband Julius Rosenberg, both members of the Communist Party, were sentenced for … Continue reading

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The 1970 Student Strike in Protest of Kent State Killings

University of Illinois students and faculty went on strike 41 years ago this May in response to the killing of four students at Kent State by the Ohio National Guard. The killings at Kent State were seen by many at … Continue reading

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