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Big Muddy IMC Movie night changing back to Fridays at 7 pm! SOON!

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Federal Building Adds Solar Electric System

Senator Paul Simon Federal Building: The brand new photovoltaic system at the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale, IL consists of 33 strings of 15 modules for a total of 495 modules (101,475 watts of DC power). The crew finished installation of these modules on Tuesday, September 28, just in time for the Heartland Solar Tour.

The Senator Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale, IL has installed a large solar electric system on the roof of their building.

The new system consists of 3 separate arrays with 33 strings of 15 photovoltaic modules each for a total of 495 modules. The total rated capacity of this system is 101,475 watts of DC power, making it the largest system in the Southern Illinois region.

Wiccan, Atheist challenge Marion's Ten Commandments monument

Marion Ten Commandments Press Conference (2010-08-17): Sherman stands with Donelson and speaks to reporters.MARION, IL — Chicago-area activist Rob Sherman and Marion resident Robert Donelson were met by reporters and several dozen protesters earlier today at a press conference at Marion's Tower Square. This press conference was held in response to plans by the City of Marion to erect a Ten Commandments monument.

Marion resident Ken Kessler proposed the idea of a Ten Commandments monument to the Marion City Council at a meeting on Monday. This monument would be funded by private donors but located on city property at Tower Square in Marion. Sherman, an atheist activist from the Chicago area, spoke at Monday's Council meeting in opposition to the monument.

An alternative for Illinois


Comment: Adam Turl

An alternative for Illinois

Adam Turl talks to Rich Whitney, the Green Party candidate for Illinois governor, about solutions to the economic crisis and the November election.

August 2, 2010

HARD TIMES are getting harder in Illinois.

Roof Renovation at Big Muddy IMC

March 2010 Roof Renovation 02: Here are some of our stalwart volunteers engaging in a mix of well-earned break time and rooftop dancing.The Big Muddy Independent Media Center is renovating the roof at its meeting and event space at 214 N. Washington in Carbondale, IL.

Once the roof work is complete and the interior has been given a final cleaning, "The Space" will once again be used as office space, meeting space, and a venue for local independent events such as art shows, music, political discussions, and other community gatherings.

A People's History of SIU

A People's History of SIU: This is a thumbnail/preview image of a flyer promoting the "A People's History of SIU" events on March 24-25, 2010.Student and community activists are organizing a two-night event called "A People's History of SIU." The first night, "The 1970s Student Rebellion," will be on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 pm at Lawson Room 171 on the SIUC campus. The second night, "Black Power in Southern Illinois," will be on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm at Lawson Room 171 on the SIUC campus.

Forty years ago, Southern Illinois University erupted in protests and a rebellion that shut down the campus. Students were protesting the war in Vietnam, against poverty and racism and for university reform. At the same time, students and community members were actively involved in the civil rights and Black Power movements.

Iraq War Anniversary events in Carbondale, Illinois

Members of the Southern Illinois community will gather at noon on Saturday, March 20th at the Town Square Pavillion in Carbondale for a vigil, march, and picket calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 20th marks the 7th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The day's events include:

  • 12:00 p.m. Vigil in Town Square (corner of E. Main and N. Illinois)
  • 1:00 p.m. March from Town Square to Military Recruitment Center
  • 1:30 p.m. Picket and open mic at Military Recruitment Center (809 S. Illinois)

Real "Green Jobs" Training Comes To Southern Illinois

John A. Logan College, in cooperation with Aur Beck of Advanced Energy Solutions, is now offering a series of courses that provide training to prepare the people of Southern Illinois for the "Green Jobs" market.

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