Author Archives: Bob Illyes

Market Fundamentalism and Liberty

Naomi Klein spoke at the University of Illinois in late October about a liberation movement that began in South America on September 11, 1973. It was a liberation movement for the international corporation. The current American economic crisis is a … Continue reading

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The Wild West (Bank)

My ancestor John Bartmess, a Pennsylvanian, came to the Illinois Territory after the War of 1812, finding land near Vincennes. The Bartmess family had been Huguenot, and had fled to Pennsylvania from a Europe where Protestant beliefs were often a … Continue reading

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Hijacking Catastrophe

After the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration entered into a “war on terrorism” that seemed to have little regard for the facts at hand and consequently little concern for justice. Compendia of the “lies” that led to the occupation … Continue reading

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