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UC Books to Prisoners Ships Thousands of Books in Mega-Packing Day

On Monday March 16th, with the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States beginning to skyrocket, many who were able were already taking steps to work remotely and shelter-in-place. But, down in the basement of the Independent Media Center, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 News and Important Resources

There are now over 35,000 confirmed cases of Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States. To avoid contracting or spreading the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you keep at least six … Continue reading

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Midwest Black Women Climate Justice Leaders

Last fall, I led a reading group on climate justice and learned about three leaders from the midwest who inspire me. They recognize that climate change is having the greatest impact on communities who have the least. And they share … Continue reading

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The Scramble for Libya: the New Normal in 21st Century War

In 2011, then-Vice President Joe Biden gloated to the press that US/NATO actions in Libya had modeled the new normal in warfare: an overpowering air and sea operation that accomplished the overthrow of an enemy government (Muammar Gaddafi) without sustaining … Continue reading

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It Happens Again: Noose Found in UIUC Dorm

Reprinted with permission from┬áDrums!, a Black webspace, created by Black Students for Revolution. A noose was found hanging within the Allen Hall dorms at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Saturday night, continuing a long tradition of racist imagery at … Continue reading

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MEDICARE FOR ALL NOW! EVERYBODY IN and NOBODY OUT!

In Illinois and across the country momentum is building in support of implementing a Medicare for All Single-Payer health care system. This system would bypass profit-greedy corporate insurance companies and includes 100% free universal coverage for all. The U.S. has … Continue reading

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