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Indivisible Evanston Plans a No War With Iran Protest Near Davis Street El Station in Evanston on Jan. 9 at 5 p.m.

Submitted by Rosie Rees, Co-leader of Indivisible Evanston Today, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. on Benson Ave. opposite the Davis Street El Station in Evanston, Indivisible Evanston will join Moveon and numerous other national organizations in hosting a rally to protest Trump’s unilateral attack on Iran.     “Trump’s reckless action has needlessly endangered countless lives […]

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Guest Essay: 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action

 The 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action is a year-long Public Art and Community Engagement initiative that that uses the transformative power of the arts to bring people together around the common goal of fostering an inclusive and peaceful community. Through public art interventions, hands-on collaborative art making, and community conversations residents will be […]

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The Things Occurring at the United States Border Are Unacceptable

Editor:   The things occurring at the United States border are unacceptable. Migrant children are being taken away from their families and put into detention centers with poor conditions. They are forced to sleep on cold floors with inadequate clothing and blankets. The children are given meager food rations and toddlers are not fed age-appropriate foods. […]

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Guest Essay: Alderman Objects to Unauthorized Edits of Her Newsletter

Prior to Thanksgiving I wrote a Ninth Ward newsletter that explained the rationale to my budget vote and gave my opinion on the termination of a staff member. Unfortunately, my original newsletter was denied distribution due to its mention of “personal” matters. However, it is my opinion that my statements due not violate personnel laws, […]

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Letter to Editor: Reparations Fund Should First Compensate Those Arrested or Imprisoned for Marijuana Violations

Reparations Fund Should First Compensate Those Arrested or Imprisoned for Marijuana Violations A “reparations” program should first compensate the massive number of victims of the fraudulently enacted, marijuana prohibition. More than 600,000 innocent Americans are arrested for simple marijuana possession each year and made second-class citizens – for life. They will forever face large obstacles […]