Monthly Archives: January 2013

Changes to Police Contract Come from “The Work of the Citizen”

Two out of three proposals presented two years ago by the grassroots organization, Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ), were included in the police union contract approved by Champaign city council on Tuesday night, December 4, 2012. In April … Continue reading

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The NHL Lockout

On September 15, the National Hockey League (NHL) locked out its players. This wass the fourth sports lockout within the last two years. It was the third lockout and fourth labor stoppage for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.The then expired collective … Continue reading

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Community Meeting for Campaign to Stop New Jail

On January 31st, Champaign Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ) will hold our first community wide strategy meeting for the campaign to stop the construction of a $20 million jail in our county. Though our campaign efforts have yielded … Continue reading

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Tax the Rich; Spend on the Material and Educational Needs of the Less Well-Off

Pat Simpson Pat Simpson is a labor educator who is active in Central Illinois Jobs with Justice As the old year drew to a close, the walls of the Channing Murray Foundation echoed with speeches on the topic of the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Economic Legacy Could Benefit from Falling Energy Prices

Energy prices have gone through boom and bust cycles in the past, and there is a possibility that current prices could decline as during in the 1980s, which fueled a rapid expansion of employment and GDP. Even though presidents have … Continue reading

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Michelle Alexander, Author of “The New Jim Crow” Giving Talk at UIUC

Lecture: Prof. Michelle Alexander, JD         Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 6:00 pm Illini Rooms B & C Illini Union

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