Monthly Archives: March 2012

Winning the Bread

By Nancy Dietrich Dietrich works for the University of Illinois and lives in Urbana. This piece (which has been slightly modified) was originally published as a Guest Commentary in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Awhile back, a male friend disclosed to me … Continue reading

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Voices of Champaign-Urbana Occupy

  Voices of Champaign-Urbana OccupyBy Rachel Storm NOTE: Voices of Champaign-Urbana Occupy is a print space devoted to documentation, editorials, and commentary from those living here in Champaign-Urbana who identify with the Occupy Wall Street movement.  The opinions expressed here … Continue reading

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Gendered Objects: A Conversation with Artist, Sarah Beth Woods

Gendered Objects: A Conversation with Artist, Sarah Beth WoodsInterview By Rachel Storm March is National Women’s History Month and time to recognize the women who have shaped society, politics, arts, and culture throughout history. As we reflect on women’s experiences, … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation on Love

Morning Meditation on Love Durell Callier Bursting on the scene Bright mornings and hope anew Love, we welcome you.

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“Shut Down the Mills!”: Women, the Modern Strike, and Revolution

By Berenice Carroll Women’s nonviolent direct action has a more extensive history and has been more influential in the history of political action for social change than is generally recognized. One of the most important contributions of women to the … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Feds Approve Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants

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 since a massive … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Police Department Near You: Unmanned Aerial Drones

Raven. Predator. Reaper. Over the last decade, we’ve heard the news reports about the Pentagon’s cutting-edge unmanned aerial platforms flying missions over Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Iran, and Somalia. Used for reconnaissance as well as search-and-destroy missions, the United … Continue reading

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Red Tails, A Historically Accurate Film?

By Sundiata Cha-Jua Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua is a Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously published at: http://illinois.edu/lb/article/72/59144 America’s first unit of African-American fighter pilots, the highly decorated Tuskegee … Continue reading

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Performing the Vagina Monologues

Dawn Bangert, History Student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Performing in the Vagina Monologues was an empowering experience that allowed me to connect with an amazing group of women on campus. Not only did I have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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