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Feb 23, 2017| Community/News, Featured

A benefit Friday night at Near Future, a temporary exhibition space through Public Space One, will feature a night of punk tunes in support of the newly-formed Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project, which aims to help under-documented individuals swept up in immigration raids. The event will feature eastern Iowa bands Jailbus, Beyond Peace and the brand spanking new Death Dude....

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Issue 215 | Feb. 15-28, 2017

Flip through the pages of Little Village issue 215. In this edition, UI Professor Peter Thorne takes on climate change critics, Prairie Pop explores on the origins of anti-art, Girls Rock! continues its mission to empower young female…

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Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Feb 26, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

The lineup for Gabe’s on Friday night, Feb. 24 featured two bands that I had long wanted to watch but had been prevented from seeing. For the past ten years...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Feb 26, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

Aseethe performs at Gabe’s. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann. Local doom metal purveyors Aseethe celebrated the release of their new record Hopes Of Failure at Gabe’s Saturday. The...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Feb 26, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

Natalia Espina and Neo McAdams speak about the benefits of a Community Bond Project and its mission at Near Future gallery. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann....

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Feb 24, 2017| Arts & Entertainment

I have a bone to pick with movies like Cast Away (2000): why does Tom Hanks feel the urge to talk to himself and inanimate objects? Perhaps there’s something intrinsic,...

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Feb 14, 2017

Photo courtesy of the Harris family By Stacey Walker Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up changing the world for the better. Here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we had one of those personalities in Dr. Percy Harris. As far as heroes...

Feb 14, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. — photo by Lauren Shotwell By Cindy Altmaier Riley I love Iowa! Did you know that over 70 percent of Iowans registered to vote turned out in the recent election? As Iowans we should be proud of this; voting is...

Jan 31, 2017

Photo by K. Kendall By Damita Brown Between the mindsets of “we must,” “we should” and “we can’t” is the reality that we are. We find ourselves in 2017 with intensifying political polarization, violence and mean-spirited policy agendas that threaten to blaze a path of destruction across the globe. As I see it, this is...

Jan 19, 2017

By Robert Davis President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage before a crowd of approximately 4,000 people in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. — photo by Zak Neumann We knew better than to vote for a president that is a celebrity “outsider” with no public service experience. I know we did. Do we ask...

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Feb 23, 2017

Activists protest President Trump’s executive orders Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Iowa City. — photo by Zak Neumann. Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Check out a political party by attending a monthly meeting Johnson County...

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Feb 23, 2017

By Lauren Shotwell and Emma Husar Anti-pipeline protesters occupied the lobbies of U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack’s office and the downtown Iowa City branches of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank on Wednesday before hanging banners off the Burlington and Riverside pedestrian bridge in solidarity with protesters at Standing Rock. Protesters unfurl banners on the pedestrian bridge over Riverside Drive. Wednesday,...

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Feb 15, 2017

In this edition of the Democracy in Crisis Podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote in Teen Vogue about 14-year-old Jackie Rayos-Garcia whose mother Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained while talking to immigration officials and deported — perhaps the first deportation under the Trump administration. Now, Jackie...

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