Monthly Archives: July 2015

New Mural by CU’s Own Langston Allston in Downtown Urbana

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Islam and the Inmate: Mislabeled “Menaces”

By Anatta Oknokwo “Allahu Akbar!” Mack Trimble, Jr. enthusiastically calls his fellow inmates to prayer.  Soon the chapel of Jackson State Prison will hum with the melodic recitation of the Holy Qur’an as the community of Muslim males prostrate before … Continue reading

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The Greek Crisis: Beginning of the End for European Unity?

Protesters burn an EU flag during an anti-austerity demonstration in Thessaloniki, Greece. Practically since the moment of its victory in the January 25 elections, Greece’s Syriza party has been locked in a struggle with the “troika,” the triumvirate of the … Continue reading

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The Salaita Saga Continues

In the first six months of 2015 the Steven Salaita drama has played out in a number of acts, or scenes, culminating in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) formally censuring Illinois in June. Matt Finkin talks about how … Continue reading

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DUI Judge Richard Klaus Fired

In June, Champaign Country Associate Judge Richard Klaus was removed from his position by fellow Judges in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. This is the first time in 37 years that these judges have removed a colleague. The reason given was … Continue reading

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Do Something

By Johnny Page What’s it going to take for us to do something? To do something besides run our mouths; Do we have to lose all our children to caskets and cages before we do something? Do we allow their … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Anti-Union”: Governor ALEC and the Hostile Takeover of Illinois (Part 2 of 2)

  (Ricky Baldwin is a Senior Field Organizer for  SEIU 73, activist with Jobs With Justice, and occasional contributor to Labor Notes, Z Magazine, and Dollars and Sense.) Part One described multimillionaire Gov. Rauner’s stealth attack on the poor and … Continue reading

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We Are Being Watched, So Let Us Watch Back

I saw a dog riding a skateboard. Rather, I saw a video of a dog riding a skateboard. What’s the big difference? A few weeks ago I saw a mesmerizing movie, Monkey Kingdom, about Macaques in Sri Lanka. Shot as … Continue reading

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What Happened New Year’s Night? Black Youth Shot Twice In Back By University Police

On New Year’s night, a Black Lives Matter protest broke out in Savoy after two University of Illinois police officers fired bullets into a carload of African American youth, wounding two people, with one of them shot twice in the … Continue reading

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New Book by Joseph Dole, Incarcerated in Stateville

The new book, A Costly American Hatred, written by Joseph Dole, is available now on Amazon. Dole’s articles were published in The Public i while he was locked up in the infamous Tamms prison, which has since been closed down. … Continue reading

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