Monthly Archives: March 2012

Grassroots Radio Conference 2012

Grassroots Radio Conference 2012: “The Future of Community Radio” July 26th-July 29th, 2012 • Urbana, IL Hosted by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Cosponsored by Prometheus Radio Project, Media Action Grassroots Network, Free Press, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative, … Continue reading

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WOMANSPEAK: Feminist Poetry and Poetics

 WOMANSPEAK | Feminist Poetry and Poetics R A C H E L   L A U R E N   S T O R M  The Gendering of Cotacachi   With each fragmented patch of earth, that Andean sun-god catches her … Continue reading

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AsiaLENS: AEMS Documentary and Independent Film Series at the Spurlock Museum

AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and lecture / discussion programs — organized by AEMS in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum — presenting recent documentary films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. Local and visiting experts … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power in Japan and the U.S.

By Robert Nagel Abandoned buildings, twisted debris, and silent streets depict what used to be a lively city in northern Japan. There are no cleanup efforts underway here because it is too dangerous – March 11, 2012 marks one year … Continue reading

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Glenn Burke

Glenn Burke is one of the trailblazing pioneers whose name you probably have never heard. Burke started in the 1977 World Series as a rookie and arguably created the high five as a celebratory gesture. But most importantly, he was … Continue reading

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Indiana, Right to Work and Super Bowl

Indiana was the site of two well-publicized worker struggles in February. One was between union workers of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), as the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. The other was unionized … Continue reading

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Upcoming Documentary Screening: The Invisible War: Sexual Trauma in the Military

The Invisible War: Sexual Trauma in the Military Presented by the Central Illinois Civillian-Soldier Alliance Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual assault … Continue reading

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Preparing Youth for Democracy

Preparing Youth for Democracy (edited) By Gary Storm My wife, Jamie, and I were recently invited to participate in an international conference sponsored by “Initiatives of Change” (IOC) in Panchgani, India. The conference was called “Making Democracy Real–A Dialogue”, and … Continue reading

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Pre-1968 Foundations of African American Recruitment at the U of I

(767 words)   Pre-1968 Foundations of African American Student Recruitment at the U of I (edited)   Joseph H. Smith   Joseph H. Smith served the U of I as an administrator and English professor from 1964 to 1994.  He … Continue reading

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International Capitalism Writ Large in Our Community

By Jimmi Jay Flex-N-Gate is a multi-national corporation that manufactures auto parts ranging from bumpers and hinges to pedal systems and instrument panels for major automakers including BMW, Ford, Nissan, and Toyota. In 2011, Flex-N-Gate reported $2.5 billion in annual … Continue reading

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