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Springfield’s March on Monsanto (Photos)

SPRINGFIELD – About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon in front of the Illinois state capitol building to protest Monsanto. Protesters call for legislation, such as Illinois SB 1666, that would require labeling of genetically engineered food (GE food) and give people the right to know what food on supermarket shelves is GE, which Monsanto opposes. … Continue reading

Occupy the Capitol (Fractivist Resources)

To directly access upcoming actions against fracking in Illinois, scroll down to the first section below. If you would like to add a resource, please include it in a comment to this post and it will be added. A sit-in at the Illinois state capitol – demanding to talk with Governor Quinn on the issue … Continue reading

Gasland Part II Premieres in BloNo: Fighting Fracking with Art and Science (Photos / Video)

As Illinois legislators and political insiders threaten to green-light fracking for gas and oil in Illinois, a grassroots anti-fracking movement continued to gather momentum in central and southern Illinois. The environmental coalition – led in downstate Illinois by Illinois People’s Action (IPA) and Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) – got a shot in … Continue reading

Ride of Silence 2013

BloNo bicyclists took part in the annual Ride of Silence, a national bike event promoting commuter safety and honoring cyclists killed on U.S. roadways.

Gasland Part II to Premiere May 20th at the Normal Theater

On Monday, May 20, Director Josh Fox will be present at the Normal Theater for his national premiere of Gasland II, a sequel to his first film which informed millions of Americans of the dangers posed by gas extraction process known as fracking. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with a start-time of 7 pm. Josh … Continue reading

Migration is Beautiful: Scenes of Mayday 2013

Earth Day Special: Sandra Steingraber’s Sentencing Statement

On Earth Day, we celebrate the Earth and renew our commitment to fighting for environmental justice. Sandra Steingraber, a native of central Illinois, is a nationally-known role model in that fight. We are thankful to have Sandra as an ally opposing fracking in New York and lending a helping hand to stop fracking in Illinois. … Continue reading

Strike for America, a talk by Micah Uetricht on the Chicago Teachers Union (Video/Photo)

Micah Uetricht addressed students on the Illinois Wesleyan campus on Thursday, April 18th, presenting on the political context of ongoing struggles of the Chicago Teachers Union and community allies to defend and improve public education in Chicago. Mr. Uetricht is a Chicago journalist covering the education movement and will have a book published by Verso … Continue reading

Dear Representatives: Fracking is Unsafe

Bill Rau, local environmentalist and Illinois People’s Action activist, sent the following letter on April 17th to Illinois state legislators, explaining the unsafe fracking practices codified in House Bill 2615 (HB2615). With his permission, I’ve printed the letter in its entirety in this post, with embedded videos and photos. Dear Representatives: On March 29th, I … Continue reading

Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo 2013 (Photos)

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