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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
May 1, 1997, Vol. 4, No. 8
- Seattle’s Hooverville: The Unemployed
- How Much is 2.66 Billion?
- A Call to the Churches
- City’s Survival Services Respond to Welfare Reform
- Tax Day Protest
- A Roof of One’s Own
Table of Contents:
Vendor of the Month: John Henry Woods, Page 3
Mailbag, Page 3
Editorial: Banana Republicans – Differences in Wealth Try the Imagination by Timothy Harris, Page 5, 22
Paying for What? Local and National Organizations Protest Military Spending by Fahed Al-Sumait, Page 6, 7, 22
Photo: April 15 – A NACC member distributes tax protest leaflets as at the 3rd and Union post office, which is crowded with procrastinating taxpayers.
Survival Service: City Allocates Small Fund for Community Agencies by Wendy Bliss, Page 8, 9
Hooverville, Part III: Unemployed Unite – Depression-Era Workers Form Activist League by Alice Quaintance, Page 10, 11, 23
Photo Courtesy of Paul Dorpat: Early Organizing: Jobless workers banded together to help each other build a Hooverville shack in this 1930’s photograph.
A Roof of One’s Own: Family Shelter Struggles to Find Temporary Space by Chris French, Page 12, 13
Photo by Chris French:
Picture: Sacred Heart Shelter puts a roof over the heads of homeless people of all ages.
Picture: A former convent, the Shelter’s building is in dire need of renovation.
Resurrecting Hope: Activist Church Lifts Poor Women from Despair by Susan Forshey, Page 14, 15, 23
Photo by Susan Forshey: A rally banner reminiscent of Jesus’ words, “My God, my God, Why have you forsaken me?”
A Call to Change, A Call to Love: Excerpts from the Church of Mary Magdalene Confessional Statement
Obituary: Sandy Santee: Born 23 January 1955, Died 2 March 1997 by Chris Hollinger, Page 16
Picture: Feeding a squirrel: Sandy Santee time in 1991.
Poem: Water Women by Alla Bozarth-Campbell
Adventures in Poetry with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 18
Comic: Easy to Forget by Lucas Lin 1996, Page 19
New On The Net: News & Blues from Handsnet, Page 20, 27
Anitra Talks Internet: Community Web Pages Keep Communication Public by Anitra Freeman, Page 21, 22, 23
Poetry, Page 24, 25, 26
- Services by Ron Henson
- Message to Me by Marion Sue Fischer
- Appearances by Earle Thompson
- Emerald City by Earle Thompson
- Lonesome Hour by Jason Ross Surendranath
- First Person by Stan Burriss
- Heat Wave by Marion Sue Fischer
- Piasa by Janette Moening
Calendar, Page 28, 29, 30
Our Welfare Reform Law: The Best of the Worst – but Still Pretty Bad, Page 32
Advocating Organization: Washington Welfare Reform Coalition, special thanks to Aiko Schaefer