Monthly Archives: October 2012

Graduate Employee Tuition Waivers, Protecting Public Education, and Boxed Coffee

      As I write this, the Graduate Employees Organization, or GEO, at the University of Illinois is engaged in an effort to protect access to quality public higher education here in Champaign-Urbana. The GEO is a union that … Continue reading

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To Eat or Not to Eat GE Foods: Let Me Decide!

I moved here last month as the Champaign-Urbana field organizer for Food & Water Watch, the national consumer advocacy organization working to protect our food and water resources. We are working to return the power of choice to consumers by … Continue reading

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The Cheesemonger: Common Ground Food Co-op Hires Cheese Expert

By Billy LeGrand “Who cut the cheese?”  “So you’re the cheese whiz?”  “You call that a job?!” As a cheesemonger, I’ve heard more than my fair share of “cheesy” puns – they are irresistibly delicious.  I’ve also heard plenty of … Continue reading

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Who Wants War with Iran?

By Dannel McCollum, Dannel McCollum, a former Champaign mayor and a Democratic candidate for the state Senate in 2002, is a historian and a freelance writer.     Increasingly, it looks like the neo-cons who gave us the Iraq and … Continue reading

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Talk About the Immokalee Workers

One of the most inspiring contemporary examples of how immigrant rights and worker rights intersect is the story of the Immokalee Workers. Learn about the heroic story of a small group of migrant workers who successfully overcame modern-day slavery in … Continue reading

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Moody’s Shows It Has Political Agenda for U.S. Fiscal Policy

By Mark Weisbrot This article was first published in The Guardian (UK) on September 13, 2012, www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/sept/13/moodys. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. Moody’s threat Wednesday to downgrade the U.S. government’s credit rating … Continue reading

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