Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nov. 7/14 Zine Workshops at Urbana Free Library

UFL/IMC Gallery/Urbana Arts Council Zine workshops The theme will be “Telling Our Stories” and it will be held in the glass reading room adjacent to the coffee shop in the Urbana Free Library which will be a co-sponsor for this … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter Courthouse Rally

On Friday, Sept. 23, Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana held a “No More Stolen Lives” rally at the Champaign County Courthouse. Photo credit: Paul Mueth

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To Serve and Protect

 Marya Burke works in partner abuse intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy with survivors and other groups in our community. Many are distressed by police violence and are personally affected by the ways in which it has been acted out in … Continue reading

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Demands for a Transformed University

On September 9, 2016, a “Rally for a Transformed University” was held at the alma mater on UIUC campus. It corresponded with the release of a list of demands. Led by Black Students For Revolution, the coalition of student organizations … Continue reading

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Radicalize Your Love: Consent Culture Not Toxic Masculinity

I made it a project of mine this year to construct a sort of pedagogy, or theory, of radical love. And people have directed me to all kinds of resources that are really great and radical. My friend Kaitlin pointed me … Continue reading

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The Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, and Bernie Sanders Campaigns

Bio-box: While a student, Al Kagan worked on the Eugene McCarthy campaign for president in New Hampshire, Indiana, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC., and experienced the 1968 Democratic Convention. He also did a bit of work on the Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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Resolution Opposing The Dakota Access Pipeline

Resolution Opposing The Dakota Access Pipeline WHEREAS, the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would carry as many as 570,000 barrels of fracked crude oil per day for over 1,000 miles from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to Illinois, passing … Continue reading

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Champaign County Facing Million Dollar Lawsuit for Jail Death

On August 8, 2016, attorney Shayla Maatuka sent a letter to Champaign County Board Chair Pattsi Petrie requesting a million dollar settlement for the wrongful death of Toya Frazier, who died in the Champaign County jail. The letter is a … Continue reading

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Statelessness: An Inside Look Into A European Refugee Camp

  The refugee crisis inside and outside of Syria has made its way into news stories and headlines on a daily basis as the U.S. has begun to admit refugees at a higher rate than in past years. Perhaps surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Is WEFT a Sinking Ship

Is WEFT a Sinking Ship? By: Sandra Ahten Bio: Sandra Ahten is an artist and activist as well as a business owner and grandmother. Her primary community work is primarily around both prison issues and independent media. Disclaimer: Although I … Continue reading

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