Monthly Archives: November 2012

Unity March Goes from Jail to Jail

The ninth annual Unity March, held by CU Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ), took place on October 20, 2012. This year’s march brought attention to the current proposal before the county board to expand the jail system. Champaign County … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities: Public Access to Police Complaints in Champaign and Urbana

Backstory: Champaign Over the course of 2012, several pieces have been published in the Public i and the News Gazette regarding the city’s continued practice of ignoring Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding complaints against the police and its … Continue reading

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Why Does Sheriff of Small Midwestern College Town Need a Drone?

Many have heard of the unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” that the U.S. government has been flying over Pakistan and Afghanistan dropping bombs aimed at suspected militants and all too often killing innocent civilians. Increasingly, smaller versions of these planes … Continue reading

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Fracking in Southern Illinois

Annette McMichael 217-273-1000 am@greenemediaservice.comWhat the Frack? What do I have in common with Sean Lennon, Lady Gaga & Romania’s Princess Caradja, a decendent of Vlad the Impaler? We’re all fighting the gas industry to save our respective lands and the … Continue reading

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NAMI Talks: Why I Speak Out

By Jessica Lewis Watson Recently, I started giving NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] scheduled talks, booked by my local NAMI president, Diane Zell, in Champaign County, Illinois. I have schizo-affective disorder with intermittent delusions and paranoia. While, I have … Continue reading

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Obama’s Victory Never Much in Doubt

By Mark Weisbrot This article was published in The Guardian (UK) on November 7, 2012. President Obama’s re-election was never much in doubt, except perhaps briefly when he took a plunge after the first debate and we didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Photos of GEO’s “Let Us Work” Rally

On November 8, a “Let Us Work: Work With Us” rally was held by the GEO on the plaza of the Undergraduate Library.                        

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Campus Support Grows for GEO’s Efforts to Protect Public Education

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) at the University of Illinois is in the midst of an important fight to protect access to public higher-education. On campus support has been growing for the GEO in this struggle. The GEO represents about … Continue reading

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Real Citizens Against “Citizens United”

By: Colan Holmes & Marya Burke Voters have amplified the chants and signs of street protesters with the power of their pens. Seventy-two percent of the electorate in both Champaign and Urbana townships filled in the bubble to approve the … Continue reading

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Message to the Community from the UCIMC Board of Directors

Message to the C-U Community from the UCIMC Board of Directors Dear Community Members: The purpose of this communication is, first, to provide information about an incident that allegedly occurred at the Independent Media Center where one of our staff … Continue reading

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