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IPA Day of Action: Let’s Kill the Deregulation Bill!

Join us in Springfield on Monday, March 4th to protest recently introduced legislation, HB 2615, which would allow fracking in Illinois. Help kill the bill! Schedule: 1. Action outside fracking conference 2. Visit Gov. Quinn’s office 3. Meeting with attorney general Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center 3280 Northfield Dr. Springfield IL Call Illinois People’s … Continue reading

Celebrate International Women’s Day in BloNo

A number of events on women’s rights and gender equality will be held in BloNo in the next week, as we prepare to celebrate International Woman’s Day on March 8th, a worldwide celebration of the women’s movement. If you know of a women’s rights event to add to the following list, feel free to provide … Continue reading

Illinois Environmental Council Gives Stamp of Approval to Fracking in Illinois

[Grassroots organizations, including Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) and Illinois People’s Action (IPA), are opposed to HB 2615, a pro-fracking bill in Illinois. What follows is a critique of the Illinois Environmental Council’s support of HB 2615.] In a letter to Illinois residents, the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) Executive Director, Jennier Walling, defends … Continue reading

Kill the Fracking Bill: We Need a Ban!

[Join Illinois People’s Action in a day of action against fracking on March 4th. Call the IPA office, 309-827-9627 for details of the event and for transportation options (more info forthcoming). For background on the fracking fight, read the article below, as well as the following IPA statements: Press Release on HB 2615, Governor Quinn … Continue reading

IWU Students Rally to Defeat Keystone XL

Tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday in Washington, D.C. to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and tell President Obama to take action on climate change. Solidarity rallies also occurred in numerous cities, large and small, across the nation. In BloNo, the IWU Sierra Club organized an indoor solidarity rally in the Hansen Student Center … Continue reading

Illinois People’s Action takes on Immigration Reform

February 9, 2013 – Illinois People’s Action officially launched its immigration reform campaign from the halls of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, IL. The event featured several guest speakers from a variety of community organizations, as well as personal testimony of immigrants and their family members who are organizing to fix a broken immigration … Continue reading

Civil Liberties in the United States: FBI Targeting of Peace Activists

In an educational sponsored by the Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice (BNCPJ and the Bloomington-Normal branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), over 20 people heard Joe Iosbaker, a Chicago labor and peace activist, discuss FBI targeting of peace and international solidarity activists in recent years. In his talk, Mr. Iosbaker related the … Continue reading

Really Really Free Market is on the Move

By Kelby Cumpston After one and a half years, the Really Really Free Market in West Bloomington has closed its doors. This was in concert with the closing of Moore Foods and Culture, ran by the best host we could have had: Dameon Moore. Through the time we occupied the rear of the 1004 W. … Continue reading

Don’t Break Our Hearts, Kill the Fracking Bill

We, Illinois People’s Action and allies, need YOU to help us win a battle against fracking in Illinois. Send Governor Quinn the attached Valentine asking him to ban fracking in Illinois. Here’s how you can help: 1. Print the linked Valentine (PDF) asking Governor Quinn not to break our hearts. 2. Sign it. 3. Put … Continue reading