Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fight for $15 at McDonald’s in Champaign

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Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership

Nearly all the Republicans and the Obama administration are united on pushing through the most massive free trade agreement to date, called the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). The vast majority of members of Congress, in the House and Senate alike, … Continue reading

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“Not Anti-Union”: Shaking Up Springfield, Shaking Down the State

“I’m probably .01 percent.” – Bruce Rauner, asked if he is part of the wealthiest 1% Chicago equity “salesman” Bruce Rauner succeeded in his first ever election last November with 50.3 percent of the vote, spending nearly $36 per voter … Continue reading

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Public historians, this is your moment!

In the past few weeks, statues of male historic figures in public places in South Africa have been splashed with poo and paint of all hues. It has become a veritable underground movement. Cecil Rhodes’ statue has been removed from … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Rag: A Feminist Herstory of Pandora’s Rag on the U of I Campus

In the spring of 1998, a handful of women’s studies students decided to start a feminist publication for distribution on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community. Pandora’s Rag was a feminist zine (self-published, small circulation publication) that aimed to generate … Continue reading

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‘Race’ to Borders or Why Brown Death Matters

The mass detention of would-be refugees in Texas, recently covered in The New York Times Magazine, is but the latest cruel episode in the material histories of international borders and state-mediated racism. Central American women and children who’ve fled criminal … Continue reading

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