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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
September 1, 1998, Vol. 5, No. 9
- Women Behind Bars: Angela Davis on the Prison State
- Insert: Keeping Seattle Affordable
Cover Photo by Dana Schuerholz
Table of Contents:
Vendor of the Month: Arthur Wende, Page 3
Mailbag, Page 3
- Todd Epperson, Vendor #3036
- James F. Warren | Seattle
- Margaret Shaw | Seattle
Opinion: Prioritizing People by Anitra Freeman, Page 5
- Picture: Linda Larson, Spare Change, Boston; Churck Currie, These Homeless Times, Portland; Eric Cimon, Journal L'Itineraire, Montreal; Stacie Clary (Secretary), Homeward, Sacramento; Roberto Menendez, Street Feat, Halifax; Timothy Harris (President), Real Change, Seattle; Sharon Thorp, Street Beat, Pittsburgh; Michael Stoops (Treasurer), National Coalition for the Homeless; Angelo Anderson, Grapevine, Cleveland; Donald Whitehead (Vice-President), Street Vibes, Cincinnati; Not Shown: Anthony Oliver, StreetWise, Chicago.
- Photo courtesy of Journal L'Itineraire.
Interview: Towards the Abolition of Prisons. An Interview with Angela Davis. Interview by Scott Winn, Pages 6, 7
Theater: Women Behind Bars. The Keeping the Faith Theater Project by Scott Winn, Pages 8, 9
- Picture: Chorus Line
- Picture: Alicia's Getting Ready to Go.
- Photos by Dana Schuerholz
News You Can Use, Close to Home, Pages 10, 11, 17
- Sidran Targets Homeless Man [Key players: Mark Sidran, Judith Hightower, Laurie Mayfield, Ted Shirey]
- Nordstrom Castle Opens [RE: Flagship store opens downtown Seattle 8/21/1998]
- Picture: Raging against Corporate Welfare.
- Photo by Tawny Young
- No Mercy on Beacon Hill [RE: Resident's protest Tent City]
- Beacon Hill is Burning [RE: VA should stop burning plastic which releases "the single most carcinogenic substance known to humans," Dioxin]
- City Council Acts on Housing [Key players: Peter Steinbrueck, Nick Licata, Mayor Paul Schell]
- Shelters Evicted [RE: Safe Haven, SHARE]
- Umoja Fest Brings Unity
- Youth in Focus [RE: Program exhibits photos at Benham Gallery]
Art: Everyone's a Critic by © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 12 [RE: Midnight Media Critics - MMC)
- Pictures; Photos of Billboards (altered for truth)
New On The Net, The Big Picture, Pages 14, 15
- Poverty is Like Crack [RE: Similar results between poor people and babies exposed to cocaine]
- Prison AIDS Programs Needed
- Nader Bugs Gates and Buffett [Key players: Ralph Nader, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett]
- Legal Services Under Assault [by having funds cut]
- INS Plans to Fix Naturalization System
- Whites Leaving Welfare Rolls Faster
Obituary: Jim Green Dec 26, 1961 - July 26, 1998. Friend of StreetWrites, SHARE, the North Beacon Hill Council, and Operation Sack Lunch died at 36.
- Picture and Quote by Jim Green
Seattle Volunteer, Page 18
- Atlantic Street Center
- Seattle Children's Home's Street Links Outreach program
- Homeless Fast Day '98
- Noel House
- Pacific Arts Center to help with art projects to kids living in domestic violence shelters
- Baby Boutique
- First Place needs Teacher's assistants, etc.
- YWCA School Days sponsor
- Food Not Bombs
- The Market Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity
- Washington Works Advocate
- Downtown Emergency Service Center
- Books to Prisoners
- A Territory Resource (ATR)
- Washington Welfare Reform Coalition
- Seattle Youth Garden Works
Work: No Es Su Casa. Latino Casual Laborers Stand Out in Yuppified Belltown by Bob Redmond, Page 19
"Are you afraid you won't be able to afford to live in Seattle anymore?"
INSERT Paid for by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Preservation of Affordable Housing, 4 pages.
The Ad Hoc Committee Members are:
- Diane Lee, Housing Activist
- Flo Beaumon, Archdiocesan Housing Authority
- Ginger Segel, Tenants’ Union Board
- John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition
- John Shaw, Archdiocesan Housing Authority
- Matthew Fox, Community Activist
- Sinan Demirel, U.W. Graduate Student
Book Review: The Celldom Scene. Truth-telling from Behind the Walls. Book: The Celling of America. An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry. Edited by Daniel Burton-Rose with the Editors of Prison Legal News. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 23
Adventures in Poetry: My Summer Vacation with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 24
Poetry, Page 25, 26, 27
- At Angeline's Women's Day Center by Faith Ann Trust
- Treasures by Betty E. Everson
- Page 26
- Jail Sleep by Samson
- Inside Out by Amy
- Childhood Dreams by Ryan
- There by Niah
- Untitled by Steve Potter
- A Visit, Walking from the Greyhound Bus Depot by Earle Thompson
- Untitled by Casper
On Page 26: The poems on page 26 are from “I Can’t Imagine Myself Any Other Place”, a 32-page book written by teenagers in King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle, edited by Richard Gold and published this month by Pongo Press.
Anacrostic: Molloy Hits Bottom, Page 28 (Answer: “If I had the use of my body I would throw it out of the window.” S. Beckett}
Calendar, Pages 29, 30, 31
Citizens Participation Project, Page 32
Push Comes to Shove
- Issue: In August 1997 the city implemented what is known as the “Parks Exclusion Ordinance,” which allows police, park officials, and animal control officers the authority to ban individuals from Seattle Parks for periods of 1-7 days, 90 days, or a full year for conduct in violation of any Parks Department rule, or city or state law.
- Advocates for the homeless, the ACLU, and some city councilmembers have argued that the law is merely a tool to target racial and economic “undesirables” and move them out of selected neighborhoods without due process.
- Councilman Nick Licata is making good on a campaign promise by addressing the year-old law. On September 9, 1998, he will propose an amendment to the law to his committee that will limit its use. The legislation will then go to the full council for a vote on September 21st.
- Support the Amendment to the Parks Exclusion Ordinance presented by Nick Licata