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Table of Contents
August 15, 1999, Vol. 6, No. 16
- Hard Times. Street Photos of Seattle’s Working Poor
- Pacifica Sells Out
- Eastside Homeless
- Rights for Renters
Table of Contents:
The Lap of Luxury. Homelessness not just a west-side phenomenon by Christina Sklebar, Pages 1, 7
| Quote by Dwight Pelz, Metropolitan King County Councilmember
- Picture: Is it time for Bellevue to deal with homelessness?
- Photo by George Hickey
Voiceless of America. Pacifica goes corporate. By Jimmy So, Pages 1, 6, 7
- Illustration by Greg Stump
Mailbag, Page 2
- Sidran’s Easy Answers by P. Anna Johnson
- I’m OK, You’re Great by Chris Flanagan
- The Christian Thing to Do by Nancy Dorchester, Pastoral Assistant for Administration Sacred Heart Church
Opinion: Grieve This. Some things we should never accept. By Rev. Pat Simpson, Page 3
News You Can Use. Close to Home. Newsbriefs by Bob Redmond, Page 4
- The Money Tree. [RE: Congress passed a $792 billion tax cut]
- SHARE Coffee Under Fire by Michele Marchand [RE: Police threatened arrests for being in front of their precinct at 8th and Virginia drinking coffee]
- The Gifts that Keep on Giving [RE: Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) giving grants]
Rights for Renters. Nicastro’s really radical idea. By Delilah Jean Williams, Page 5
| Self Evident: The Renters’ Bill of Rights
- Picture: Walkin’ the Line: Council Candidate Judy Nicastro builds a few bridges with striking construction workers.
- Photo by George Hickey
The Seattle-Area Independent Media at a Glance. Compiled by Gretchen King. Thanks to the Seattle Independent Media Coalition. Page 6
Photo Essay: Their Own World. Hard times in Seattle for the working poor by Todd Matthews. All Photos by Erik Castro, Pages 8, 9
- Picture: Worker with broom and bucket negotiates with man in Jaguar.
Picture: Jamie, heading CASA Latina’s work dispatch program, is shown negotiating with employer.
- Picture: Hand waving & fast-talking pay off for this young worker.
- Picture: Francisco proudly shows off his lucky key-chain.
- Picture: Cold & tired, Claudio in foreground waits patiently for work
- Picture: Alberto & Umberto share a few moments reading their favorite bible passages
- Picture: Choosing two workers from this crowd provides a challenging task for this employer
Tenant Talk. Legal Action Center. By Mark Chattin, Page 10
Obituary. In Memory. A Prayer for Jimmy. In Memory of James R. Thomas. By JoJo, vendor #3184
Obituary. The Risk and Reward of Visibility. Paula Jean Dawson, 7/1/38 – 7/31/99. By Michele Marchand, with gratitude for imagery from John Sayles’ Limbo
- Picture: Paula Jean Dawson
Poetry, Pages 12, 13
- A Smart Bomb by Brett Axel
- The Albuquerque Balloon Festival as Seen From a Roller Coaster in Seattle by Anitra Freeman
- Run by Katie McMillan
- La Luna by Julie U. Brown
- Salutations by Jody Pearl
- Excursion by Earle Thompson
- The rise by Stan Burriss
Calendar, Page 15
Citizens Participation Project
Stop the Bleeding. Tell Congress to fund housing, not gut it
- Issue: On one hand, the U.S. Congress is talking about a huge budget surplus. On the other: they’re crying poor mouth and gutting programs. A House budget subcommittee has prepared a proposal which includes a $500 million cut to the department of Housing and Urban Development.
Though Congress is in recess, members are here at home right now. It is an excellent opportunity to remind them who they represent and how you want them to fund housing when they return for a vote in September.