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Table of Contents
December 26, 2002, Vol. 10, No. 1
- Locke cuts deep
- Remembering Father Berrigan
- Hope for the New Year
Table of Contents:
Dance this mess around. East coast hip hop company ignites the passions in Washington’s only women prison. By Susan Platt, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: A woman at the Washington Corrections Center for Women shows her appreciation for Rennie Harris’ dance performance.
- Picture: Dancers brought to the Washington Corrections Center for Women by the Pat Graney Dance Company and Rennie Harris’ Puremovement Dace Company strut their stuff, as the women in the audience respond in kind.
- Photos by Casey Kelbaugh
Mailbag, Page 2
- Appalled by Micah Smith | Seattle
- The story about the lawsuit against the Seattle Housing Authority’s demolition of Rainier Vista (“Rainier Vista: All quiet, for now,” RC, December 11) made at least three mistakes of note. First, it neglected to mention that plaintiffs include two community groups, the Friends of Rainier Vista and the Seattle Displacement Coalition. Second, demolition didn’t stop until Thursday, December 6 – two days after the judge ordered them stopped. Finally, there were 481 units of public housing at Rainier Vista before demolition began, not 410.
- Last issue’s story on the Women’s Justice Circles, which bring homeless women together to solve problems (“On Common Ground,” December 11), omitted contact information. If you want to get involved, call Chris Hillman at (206) 223-555X or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A news story about the new King County winter shelter (“Moving on in,” RC, December 11) neglected to mention the Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office, the Raging Grannies, and the Rev. Pat Taylor as volunteers who helped a six-week-long outdoor shelter survive.
Opinion: Give Like It Matters. Contributions to Real Change Plummet. Only You Can Help. Page 3
News You Can Use! Close to Home, Page 4
| At war with Iraq and homeless people
- National news digest, December 18, 2002. News from around the U.S. and Canada provided by the Street News Services. Compiled by Molly Rhodes
- Locke swings his axe by Adam Holdorf
- Picture: A Green Lake holiday tradition, the Luminaria, took an anti-war twist on the evening of Saturday, December 14, as hundreds of people came to the north Seattle lake with candles and messages of hope.
- Photo by Signe Drake
Peace Warrior: A talk with Jean Buskin, one voice against war with Iraq. By Mark Albonizio, Pages 5, 10
- Picture: Jean Buskin among others arrested for occupying Senators Cantwell and Murray’s offices September 25, in an attempt to stop the resolution authorizing war against Iraq.
- Photo courtesy Jean Buskin
First things First: A Big Deal, Page 5
- Picture: First things First organizers David Bloom and Rachael Myers air an opinion.
Adventures in Poetry: Libel and butts in Australia with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 6
Poetry, Pages 6, 7
- On the Question of War by Angie Vasquez
- Untitled by Marion Sue Fischer
- Charity by Angie Vasquez
- Like Rimbaud on the #358 by John Gorski
Essay: Home Free: The short, happy life of Tyrone Douglas Lewis. By Davida G. Breier, Pages 8, 9
Illustration: Graphic by Ross T. Smart
Street Talk: What hopes do you have for the New Year, both for society and for themselves, and what they expected to change whether they liked it or not? Interviews and photos by Sean Berger, Page 10
- Bob, painter
- Melanie, sales rep.
- Venna, student
- Scott, cook
- Michael, unemployed
- Seth, Pike Place Market produce worker
- Jan, Bon Marche employee
- Bethany, homemaker
- Kris, student
Still Going: Despite the odds, Central District nursing home survives. By Adam Holdorf, Page 11
- Picture: Some residents of Branch Villa “were duped into leaving,” says Calvin Hall, the president of the nursing home’s residents council. “Or their relatives were duped into taking people out.” The home remains open until at least March 27.
- Photo by Casey Kelbaugh
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 13
Purifying the World: The Philip Berrigan Legacy. By Michele Marchand, Page 14
Classics Corner: The falsehood of words. By Perfess'r Harris (Timothy Harris), Page 14
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 15
Citizens Participation Project. ACT NOW! Page 16
Support a fair and equitable state income tax
- Issue: In early December, the Washington State Tax Structure Committee released a report calling the current state tax system unfair and recommending implementing a state income tax as a viable and fairer alternative.