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Illinois People’s Action – Lobbies for Drivers Licenses

November 28, 2012- Illinois Peoples Action – IPA took over 70 leaders to Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 to lobby for drivers licenses for aspiring citizen in the state of Illinois. IPA is part of a statewide coalition called the “Highway Safety Coalition” that is trying to get legislation passed that would grant drivers … Continue reading

Art Exhibit Reflects on the Realities of War (Photos)

IWU Amnesty International, the IWU International Studies Team, and the Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice (BNCPJ) have collaborated in bringing an anti-war art exhibit, Windows and Mirrors, to the Illinois Wesleyan campus. Over 40 people attended an opening reception for the exhibit on November 27th, which also featured a multimedia presentation and an Afghan … Continue reading

Stand with Walmart Workers on Black Friday

UPDATE: Info on the Black Friday strikes and protest — Huffington Post Synopsis The Nation Magazine Blog on the Actions Wal-Mart workers are asking for our solidarity with their nationwide campaign for better working conditions and the right to organize on the job. There are many ways to demonstrate our solidarity — from joining a … Continue reading

An American Observer in Palestine

Josh McGowen is a Bloomington-Normal resident, currently visiting Palestine. Israel has declared war on Hamas, resulting in a near nonstop bombing campaign over Gaza for the last 5 days. The campaign, called “Pillar of Defense” by Israel during a tweet, was said to be targeting Hamas operations inside Gaza. It has been quickly pointed out, … Continue reading

IPA Organizes Meeting with State Sen. Bill Brady on Fracking (PICTURES)

Tuesday morning, activists with Illinois People’s Action delivered to State Senator Bill Brady a giant letter asking him to meet with IPA and support a ban on fracking in Illinois. The letter had been signed by many concerned residents of central Illinois in an IPA Ban Fracking Accountability meeting. As a result of the action, … Continue reading

IPA’s Accountability Meeting with Elected Officials: Ban Fracking (PICTURES / VIDEO)

Over 150 people attended a Saturday morning community meeting to oppose fracking in McLean County. Organized by Illinois People’s Action, the meeting had a two-fold purpose: educate the public and elected officials on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas (“fracking”) and hold an accountability meeting with McLean County board members to seek … Continue reading

Good to Go For Winter Biking

In the following video, Mike McCurdy discusses winter biking preparation with community members. Hosted by Common Action Free School, the event was held in the basement of the Coffeehouse on November 3rd, 2012. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Bikers Prepare for the Winter Riding Season (Pictures)

A Bike BloNo night ride attracted almost 40 people on November 1st, bringing together a diverse group of bicycling enthusiasts to promote biking safety at night. The ride was organized to promote public awareness that bicyclists are on city streets both day and night, and in all seasons. According to event organizer, Mike McCurdy, this … Continue reading