Category Archives: Reporting

Danger to our east?

Industrial polluter claims its operations are safe while agencies investigate and activists push for change By Damon Krane March 26, 2007 Athens News: Cover story also featuring my photography http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-20567-campaign-aims-to-clean-up-plant-ranked-as-major-health-threat.html Soon after Caroline Beidler moved to the outskirts of Marietta … Continue reading

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Students for a Democratic Society agitates for freer speech at Ohio University

(SDS member Rosemary Esch warms up a crowd of SDS supporters on an otherwise cold day on OU’s College Green. Photo by Julie Van Wagenen) By Damon Krane February 2007 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) ************************** Amid freezing temperatures and … Continue reading

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Area’s worst polluter locks out workers for holiday season

(Photo by Damon Krane) By Damon Krane February 2007 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) *********************** If you’ve ever driven Ohio Route 7 between Athens and Marietta, you’ve probably encountered industrial odors so intense that you’ve rolled up your vehicle’s windows … Continue reading

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Speaker discusses marriage, motherhood in poor communities

By Damon Krane March 2006 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) ************************ The dramatic increase of children born to low income single mothers was the focus of a February 23rd presentation at Scripps Auditorium by visiting sociologist Kathryn Edin. Edin is … Continue reading

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Media bias demonstrates need for citizen journalism

(InterAct member Jordan Rogoff leads an anti-war march past the Athens County Courthouse en route to the Athens Armed Forces Recruitment Ceter. Photo by Anna Trevino) By Damon Krane February 2006 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) ********************** Whether you supported … Continue reading

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Ohio University faculty considers unionization, other options

(Faculty activists John Gilliom, left, and Kevin Mattson, right. Photo by Damon Krane) By DamonKrane May 2004 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) ************************* “A feeling of helplessness is what’s driving this,” said Electrical Engineering professor Brian Manhire. “All faculty committees … Continue reading

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Faculty activists successfully resist benefits reduction

By Damon Krane April 2004 The InterActivist Magazine (Athens, Ohio) ************************ In the first installment of his two-part series on current faculty unrest at Ohio University, InterAct’s Damon Krane investigates faculty activism surrounding potential health care benefits reductions for faculty … Continue reading

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