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Book Review: ‘Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim’ by Ed Fallon

Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim: A Memoir From The Great March for Climate Action Ed Fallon, Business Publications Corporation Inc. (Des Moines, IA) Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim is a memoir by Bold Iowa’s “Agitator in Chief” Ed Fallon, detailing the eight-month saga of his 3,100-mile journey from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. known as “The Great March for […]

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‘Gridshock’ filmmaker honored for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

The new documentary on human trafficking in Iowa, Gridshock, will be screened for audiences at the world premiere hosted at The Des Moines Civic Center on April 2. Director Vanessa McNeal is a survivor of sexual violence who has gone on to become an acclaimed speaker and documentarian. Drawing on her deeply personal experiences, she […]

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Witching Hour interview: Fighting economic injustice with attorney Shawn Sebastian

According to attorney Shawn Sebastian, there are three main factors for why the economy is failing American workers. 1) The dismantling of unions and collective bargaining power for workers. 2) The increased power and consolidation of companies that control our lives and our wages. 3) The dismantling and undermining of public goods. […]

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Book review: From Iowa City to San Francisco, ‘The Ultimate Actualist Convention’ is a treasure-trove packed with literary gems

Subtitled “A Detailed View of Iowa City Actualism in the 1970s & 1980s and Its Migration to the San Francisco Bay Area,” this tome was edited by Morty Sklar, Cinda Kornblum and Dave Morice, who were part of this unique community of artists whose works deserve to be explored and cherished. […]

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Emma Goldman Clinic, one of the first and last feminist women’s health clinics in the U.S., faces fresh challenges

The passing of a controversial anti-abortion bill in the Iowa Senate on May 2 — signed by Kim Reynolds on May 4 — puts the future of reproductive rights in jeopardy for many Iowans. As opponents plan to take up this fight with the courts, groups such as the Iowa City-based Emma Goldman Clinic (EGC) will continue providing education and services. […]

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Building bridges: Combat Paper workshops accompany ‘My Lai’ at Hancher

Lecture: Conversation with Drew Cameron of Combat Paper Iowa Memorial Union — Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Combat Paper Workshop The Garden Room (123 E Washington St, Fl. 2) — Monday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Hancher Auditorium will host two free public events featuring Combat Paper co-founder and Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron […]

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Crowdfunding campaign underway for ‘Gridshock: A Film about Sex Trafficking in Iowa’

Three Iowa natives are raising funds to begin production on the documentary Gridshock: A Film about Sex Trafficking in Iowa, a “wake-up call” regarding the world’s fastest-growing criminal enterprise. Gridshock will be an exploration of the sex trafficking trade in Iowa, uncovering “the underground and horrendous crimes that are running rampant in our communities,” according […]

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Iowa City Police chaplain program contested by national, local secular groups

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is raising constitutional objections to the Iowa City Police Department’s chaplaincy program, which the group argues is a violation of the legal barriers between church and state. […]

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‘I’m Not Racist…Am I?’ documentary screening and discussion will examine attitudes about race

A free Oct. 23 screening of the documentary ‘I’m Not Racist…Am I?,’ followed by a group discussion, will address questions about the nature of racism and help viewers recognize and respond to it in their own lives. […]

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