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The Fight of Our Lives: Info On Unionizing from UE

While employers are getting trillions of dollars in bailout money to offset the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, many workers are deemed essential and forced to continue working in unsafe conditions with little or no protection. Workers are fighting for … Continue reading

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Resources for Artists and Small Businesses

Financial Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis: for small businesses, for Illinois artists TOC: State of Illinois: Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund — IDCEO, IDFPR Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant Program — not available for Champaign-Urbana because of a HUD … Continue reading

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Free WiFi Hotspots and Low-Cost Internet Options in CU

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, internet access has become more critical than ever before. In keeping with social distancing orders, schools, meetings, basic communications, work, and many other societal functions have moved online for the foreseeable future. For … Continue reading

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Cover Image for March/April Issue

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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’s) without sustaining … Continue reading

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It Happens Again: Noose Found in UIUC Dorm

Reprinted with permission from Drums!, 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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The Nelson Sisters: “On their Way Up”

Early African American settlers from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri who relocated to the outskirts of Champaign County and became farmers and teamsters, ultimately moved to Champaign as early as 1863, built churches (Bethel A.M.E. and Salem Baptist) and railroads, became … Continue reading

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Epitome

              Epitome by Ashanti Barber I take a deep breath to calm myself because you are the example Of the ignorance and or anger of which this world has more than ample I inhale … Continue reading

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Open Scene Open Mic w/ DJ Silkee

Open Scene Open Mic w/ Host DJ Silkee Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-8pm at IMC Join the Urbana Public Arts Program and Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center for the next installment of Open Scene Open Mic, a downtown showcase of poetry, spoken … Continue reading

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Move to Amend announcement

Democratic Revolution vs. Corporate Rule: It’s Up to Us! Monday, September 24th, 7-9PM 309 W Green St, Urbana – Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign Free & open to the public. Free childcare is available, please email us the ages of … Continue reading

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Good-Bye, and Hello, to the “Pocket Prairie”: Interview with Dave Monk—Edited (Print) Version

Dave Monk established the “Pocket Prairie,” across the street from the WEFT 90.1 FM studios on Market Street in downtown Champaign, in the 1980s; due to development of the space, it has been relocated to the Second Street Detention Pond … Continue reading

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Good-Bye, and Hello, to the “Pocket Prairie”: Interview with Dave Monk—Long Version

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Call For Artist to Design IMC’s New Outdoor Sign!

The IMC is now seeking proposals from artists to design and paint a new outdoor sign. We seek a diversity of applications by a variety of artists. The chosen design will serve as a main identifier for the public to … Continue reading

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The Sad Closing of Milo’s Restaurant

The social life in Urbana is not going be the same without Milo’s. It was much more than a restaurant. It was a gem of a social institution, a place where one could go, whether alone, as a couple, or … Continue reading

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade! Attacks on Unions & Fighting Back

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade! Attacks on Unions & Fighting Back Sun. Feb. 18 at 1 pm Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green St., Champaign Speakers from Wisconsin join local discussion about the devastating impact of legal changes to workers’ rights, … Continue reading

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Announcement

[DAVE-please put this announcement on the same page as the article on the artist Nika if possible] ART THROUGH THE GENERATIONS ART EXHIBIT AT CHAMPAIGN COUNTY NURSING HOME 500 S. Bartell Road, Urbana SUNDAY, FEB. 25, 1-5 PM Come to … Continue reading

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RED HERRING VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, a project of the Channing Murray Foundation, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a Golden Birthday Party on Feb. 17th.  The event will include live music, local food, storytellers, a memorabilia exhibit (LPs, poetry books, … Continue reading

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Oct. 21: Books To Prisoners Book Sale

Books To Prisoners Fall Book Sale October 21, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway All proceeds go to provide free, donated books to incarcerated people in Illinois. Follow on Facebook. IMC book sale flyer … Continue reading

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