Monthly Archives: August 2011

NFL Labor Lessons

The NFL lockout is over! At the outset, things did not look good for the players. There were worries about DeMaurice Smith, the new executive director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), having to learn the ropes during first labor … Continue reading

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Soon To Be Displaced Residents Protest Outside of Housing Authority

As Ed Bland arrived at work on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011, he was greeted by a group of protesters. Residents at two public housing units, Dunbar Court and Joann Dorsey Homes, stood outside of the offices of the Champaign … Continue reading

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Common Ground Food Coop Raises Funds for Expansion!

On Monday, August 1st at exactly 1:51pm an e-mail went out to over 3,000 members of the Champaign-Urbana community that started off with the following in big, bold letters:  “You did it! As of this minute we have owner loan … Continue reading

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Screening of “This is My Journey” Documentary

Community Premiere: “This is My Journey” by director Kate Brickman Tues, Sept 6 at 5:30 pm; Doors open 5 p; documentary 5:30-6:30 pm Q&A with Kate Brickman and documentary subject 6:30-7:30 pm Art Theatre in downtown Champaign A documentary that … Continue reading

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S.P.E.A.K. Cafe is Back!

SPEAK CAFE’…RACE, ROOTS, AND RESISTANCE: REVISITING THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT! (OPEN MIC POETRY/SPOKEN WORD SET) Thursday Sept 1, 2011 Doors open at 6:30pm, set from 7-9pm Krannert ART Museum located at 500 E. Peabody on campus. take 4th St. south … Continue reading

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US Suppresses Minimum Wage in Haiti, And More

The release of 1,918 Haiti-related diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks this summer reveals details of US involvement in Haiti from 2003 to present. Unfortunately, the cables support the historical pattern, just adding in disturbing details. If there is any good news … Continue reading

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Urbana Adopts a Soliciting Ordinance

Urbana Adopts a Soliciting Ordinance Belden Fields   After several meetings with active public participation, on August 1, the Urbana City Council adopted an ordinance banning “ aggressive solicitation of money or other thing of value, including a request to … Continue reading

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