Monthly Archives: October 2015

Whither the Refugees, W(h)ither Europe?

Since I arrived in Hungary in early summer, the media, and everyday conversations, were filled with the refugee crisis. From the dangerous boat crossings from Libya to Europe’s Mediterranean island outposts such as Lampedusa, Italy, the main flow had shifted … Continue reading

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Money and Otherness

I was an immigrant child growing up in Vancouver. I spent a lot of time walking alone, to and from school, through the forested neighborhoods and along the suburban roads. Every day a new experience floating in my mind. Here … Continue reading

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Our climate is changing, and we’re feeling the dangerous and costly effects right now

Our climate is changing, and we’re feeling the dangerous and costly effects right now 2,200 deaths in India, 1,000 in Pakistan: severe droughts are becoming increasingly frequent on our planet, and those who feel them are primarily developing countries. Natural … Continue reading

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UIUC Sport Scandals

The University of Illinois has been the focus of myriad scandals in the past months. While much attention has been given to the academic and ethical transgressions, there has been relatively little paid to the outrageous behavior alleged to be … Continue reading

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Anniversary of 1968 Olympics Protest

October 16 is the 47th anniversary of the courageous protest by US athletes Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Australian Peter Norman at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Smith and Carlos took direct action with their fists in the sky, … Continue reading

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UI Faculty Background Checks and Civil Liberties Post-9/11

Required background checks for jobs may be widespread, and spreading wider after 9/11, in the private sector and also in the public sector. But that is not, ipso facto, cause for them to be expanded at UI. The UI Board … Continue reading

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Steven Salaita Updates

BOOK TALK AND DISCUSSION WITH STEVEN SALAITA AND ROBERT WARRIOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER In the summer of 2014, American Indian studies scholar Steven Salaita’s appointment to a tenured professorship was … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Statement on Politically-Motivated Attacks

In response to discredited accusations leveled against Planned Parenthood, Carole Brite, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, comments, “We will not be stopped or silenced by the politically-motivated attacks on Planned Parenthood and the patients who depend on us. … Continue reading

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Purpose Workshop at the IMC

Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Or maybe you “have it all” on the surface but deep down you’re just plain exasperated and fatigued. Lack is an illusion & you cannot step into a fulfilling life of purpose … Continue reading

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Labor Campaign For Single Payer Healthcare National Conference In Chicago

From Friday, October 30th until Sunday, November 1st in Chicago, Illinois, the largest-ever national conference of single-payer/Medicare for All health care advocates will convene. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Healthcare Now, One Payer States … Continue reading

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