Author Archives: Marya Burke

Erratum

In the article I wrote, “To Serve and Protect,” published in the October 2016 issue of the Public i, I stated that rape charges against Urbana Officer Kurt Hjort were given to a special prosecutor because the victim’s husband was … Continue reading

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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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New Promise Mission at Frances Nelson

Promise Healthcare (Promise) may sound like just another name in the sea of health-care providers we live in, but what it offers is much more than a name, it is a healthcare home, and that is a promise. Promise grew … Continue reading

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Real Citizens Against “Citizens United”

By: Colan Holmes & Marya Burke Voters have amplified the chants and signs of street protesters with the power of their pens. Seventy-two percent of the electorate in both Champaign and Urbana townships filled in the bubble to approve the … Continue reading

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Dismantling Democracy

By Marya Burke The very first amendment of our constitution states: “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” … Continue reading

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NATO & G8 Imperialism

NATO & G8 Imperialism   NATO (or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is, according to its website, a political and military alliance founded in 1949 to protect its member states from attacks by non-member states.  It “promotes democratic values and encourages … Continue reading

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Grassroots Radio Conference 2012

Grassroots Radio Conference 2012: “The Future of Community Radio” July 26th-July 29th, 2012 • Urbana, IL Hosted by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Cosponsored by Prometheus Radio Project, Media Action Grassroots Network, Free Press, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative, … Continue reading

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Performing the Vagina Monologues

Dawn Bangert, History Student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Performing in the Vagina Monologues was an empowering experience that allowed me to connect with an amazing group of women on campus. Not only did I have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Occupy Here and Far, a Trip that inspired a Local Gathering

In November, I spent a week in downtown New York City. I’ve been there a fair few times before, though this time I had made myself a mission to go and learn as much as I could about what was … Continue reading

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Heather Ault: Visualizing 4000 Years of Choice

Adapted from Sunday 20 November 2011 Interview By Eleanor J. Bader published online in  On The Issues Magazine | Op-Ed Heather Ault holds a Master of Fine Arts and her current position is as a graphic designer at the Office of Online … Continue reading

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