Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Common Man Party’s Uncommon Victory

India Watcher earned a Ph.D. at UIUC       In a major upset, the two-year old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, Common Man’s Party) won the elections to Delhi’s state legislature on February 10, 2015, winning 67 seats out of … Continue reading

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Solidarity Not Fear: World Social Forum Opens in Tunisia

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams and an independent journalist whose work has been featured in The Nation, Al Jazeera, TomDispatch, Yes! Magazine, and more. She is also an anti-militarist organizer interested in building people-powered global movements … Continue reading

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Courtwatch Report: Sitting in Jail vs. Bailing out

By Courtwatchers In court we support, observe and learn. In the community, we share collected wisdom. Courtwatch is a group of volunteers who sit in on cases at the Champaign County Courthouse to learn how “justice” really works. Regardless of … Continue reading

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From Boredom To Books: New Library at Stateville Prison

Three R’s (Reading to Reduce Recidivism) and BTP partnered to establish a new library at the Northern District Reception Center, the first stop for many newly sentenced males with time to serve in a state of Illinois prison. A state … Continue reading

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Build Programs Not Jails: Community Mobilizes Against $32 Million Jail

The Champaign County Board is entertaining the idea of spending $32 million on new jail construction. Jail architects, Kimme & Associates, were hired by the county for $150,000 to report on the current jails and propose the construction of a … Continue reading

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People of the Screen

As the day winds down, we no longer have to ask “What’s on tonight?” to keep ourselves entranced by moving pictures. We can download, dvr, stream, rent, borrow, or – don’t forget – go out to the movies. However, the … Continue reading

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