Category Archives: Local Events

Thomas Frank To Read At Prairie Lights

What’s the Matter With Kansas and Listen, Liberal author and journalist Thomas Frank will read from his new book of essays, Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society on July 18 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City. … Continue reading

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Schedule of Upcoming Democratic Events

Here’s a word from Senate Democratic leader, Rob Hogg. Check out these upcoming events. Here’s good news to start the day: Democrat Phil Miller, veterinarian and education advocate, won the special election Tuesday in Iowa House District 82 in Davis, … Continue reading

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List Of Legislative Forums Around Iowa This Weekend

Click on the link below to see all upcoming events for the month of February. This weekend 02/18/2017 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Legislative Forum – Red Oak 02/18/2017 07:30 AM – 08:30 AM Legislative Forum – Fairfield 02/18/2017 … Continue reading

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City Council Votes Unanimously To Remove Muscatine Mayor

In what seems to be a party power trip in Muscatine, Thursday night the city council of Muscatine voted to begin the process of removing the mayor from office. For a slightly outsider this looks to be power politics on … Continue reading

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Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Events In Des Moines, Omaha, Iowa City

#NoDAPL National Day of Action Includes Des Moines, Omaha, Iowa City On Tuesday, November 15, tens of thousands of people will be joining together at over 200 actions in all 50 states to stand with Water Protectors at Standing Rock … Continue reading

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How Local Communities Are Dismantling Corporate Rule

Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate Rights Outstrip the Rights of People? Community Rights Presentation Paul Cienfuegos National Community Rights Educator Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 PM Iowa City Public Library, Room A You will learn: … Continue reading

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Action Alert: DNR Factory Farm Rules Review

Action Alert from Iowa Citizens for Commuinity Improvement (CCI) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews factory farm rules once every five years. This is our chance to strengthen the rules and hold factory farms accountable! We need YOU … Continue reading

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Act Now To Stop Proposed 7,499 Hog CAFO In Allamakee County

*Note from BFIA: This petition is not available online. To sign a hard copy of this petition, see instructions below. Action alert from Allamakee County Protectors: Allamakee County is faced with another challenge! There is a large confined animal feed … Continue reading

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Angela Davis Draws Large Crowd To Iowa City Lecture

Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2016 issue of  The Prairie Progressive. The function of freedom is to free someone else. –Toni Morrison The sizzling energy that has propelled Black Lives Matter, the Democratic presidential race, and anti-Board of Regents … Continue reading

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MLK Day 2016 Iowa Events

Many events are planned for Monday’s national MLK Day of Service and observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. SERVICE: The website includes a database of formal projects planned for Monday, including several in the Des … Continue reading

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