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Bring the War Dollars Home

Viewpoint by Corey Mattson. Three years into Obama’s presidency, the war budget continues to skyrocket. The U.S. is warmongering in 5 countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen – with no end in sight. Money continues to flow upward to the rich, producing record levels of inequality. Meanwhile, an economic system that puts profits … Continue reading

Local Activists Gather to Collaborate

Over 30 residents of Bloomington-Normal, representing diverse progressive groups, gathered on Sunday to share activist work and build community networks. Titled “Come Together for Democracy,” the meeting was the second in a series of local gatherings. The first session, which took place on June 1st, brought together over 45 people. Groups that presented on their … Continue reading

NPA Disrupts Congress on Debt Ceiling Debates

August 1, 2011 Today 20 members of National Peoples Action (NPA) engaged in civil disobedience in the halls of Congress where they were letting the Congress members know what they thought of this deal. They were all arrested Monday afternoon after disrupting a debate on the debt-limit proposal by chanting, “Boehner, get off it; it’s … Continue reading

Governor Quinn Signs IL Dream Act Into Law

August 1, 2011 – Bloomington After many months of negotiating with state law makers the IL Dream Act has finally been signed into law. With a broad based coalition of community organizations that included Illinois People’s Action and Latinos United for Change, the bi-partisan legislation has made Illinois one of the first states in the … Continue reading