Monthly Archives: June 2011

Morocco’s uprisings and all the king’s men

(Previously Published at Al Jazeera – http://aljazeera.co.uk/) Pro-democracy demonstrations began on February 20, and have recently gained momentum. Thousands poured into the streets of Rabat on Sunday June 5 to condemn the death of a protester and to demand an … Continue reading

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Wanted!: Empire. Dead or Alive

By Jodi A. Byrd and Manu Vimalassery When President Obama stepped from the Oval Office into a live broadcast to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden this past May 1, by “beltway” estimates of American political conversation he had … Continue reading

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Letter From a Naive Peace Activist to an Israeli Naval Officer

Athens – As a passenger on the upcoming U.S. Boat to Gaza,  I read with interest the account in the June 16 issue of the New York Times of Israeli military preparations to confront the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. A top … Continue reading

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Public i addendum (to article on $50,000 award for FBI and St. Paul police actions)

(291 words) The Public i’s addendum to article on $50,000 settlement from FBI and St. Paul Police In the November 2008 issue of the Public i, we published an article on the “preemptive” raids made by the FBI and local … Continue reading

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Rethinking Illinois’ Truth-In-Sentencing Law

We are all aware of the dire fiscal state Illinois currently finds itself in. One of the main causes of this has been years of passing laws without any consideration for the financial costs of their enactment. There is now … Continue reading

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On Civil Unions with Kevin and Brandon Bowersox-Johnson

Residents in Illinois now have the opportunity to apply for and be joined in a civil union, which recognizes a legal commitment between two adults who wish to have the same rights and privileges afforded to married couples. However, this … Continue reading

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