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Table of Contents
April 3, 2003, Vol. 10, No. 8
- McDermott on the War
- Bush’s Song of Vanity
- Standing in Homeless Clothes
- Take That, Westlake and Metro
Note: Page 8 is followed by Page 13. The Mockingbird Times was inserted in-between.
Table of Contents:
An Act of State. In 1999, a jury found the U.S. Government guilty of conspiring to kill Martin Luther King Jr. So why doesn’t anyone know? An interview with Attorney William Pepper. Interview by Joe Martin, Pages 1, 14, 15, 18
| Who killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
- Picture: William Pepper takes a moment to reflect next to the mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., outside the Catfish Corner in the Central District [Seattle].
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Mailbag, Page 2
- Homophobic poetry by Michelle Atkinson | Seattle
- Cash and care by Trish Rinaldi
- The Lazarus Day Center, a Pioneer Square respite for 150 elderly homeless men [and women], has closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, not Wednesdays and Thursdays, as was earlier reported (“Out on the Street,” RC March 20 – April 2)
- Also, a clarification. Construction at the Municipal Building will not cause its 50-bed men’s shelter to close. It will stay open until May 1, and then move to another location while its current location is demolished.
Opinion: Blowback. Watching the Bush v. Hussein play-by-play, we’re missing the real cost of the war, right here at home. By Congressman Jim McDermott.
- Picture: Jim McDermott
- Photo courtesy of McDermott’s office
News You Can Use! Close to Home Page 4
| More arrests, less on-site aid
- Divide and conquer by Michele Marchand [Iraq Anti-War protests, Sound Nonviolent Opponents to War (SNOW)]
- Picture: The Infernal Noise Brigade lead marchers through downtown Seattle during weekend anti-war protests March 22 and 23, 2003. Between 2,000 and 3,000 people came out in response to the U.S.’s attack on Iraq.
- Photo by George Hickey
- HUD’s Big Freeze by Adam Holdorf [RE: Seattle Housing Authority laid off 30 live-in managers]
- Convention center safety by Ed Cain [RE: Moving on the homeless]
North American Newsbriefs: Doctor’s in, but the cast is out. Compiled by Molly Rhodes, Page 5
“Special” News: Compiled by Rolly Toads [April Fools]
| Westlake clamps down as Metro takes over
- Westlake cracks down
- Taking back the buses
Adventures in Poetry: Breathing in war with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 6
Poetry, Pages 6, 7
- in possession by Stan Burriss
- Tibetan Prayer Wheel by Leonard L. Tews
- Addicted to Rhyme by Mac Crary
- The Gift by Galaxie S. Starliner
- Poem by Wes Singletary
- REAL CHANGE by Leonard L. Tews
Mental Shift: Real Change ad campaign to raise awareness. By Brooke Kempner, Page 8
- Picture: Real Change vendor Shane Thompkins and Seattle City Council President Peter Steinbrueck share a thought.
- Picture: Erik Chan poses with Real Change regular Kevin Vanderhoff
- Picture: Vendor Linda Bear gets notes from Wongdoody director Branson Veal
- Picture: Rovers chef Thierry Rautureau gets a touch up before his shoot with vendor Karl Jacobson
- Photos by Brooke Kempner
What Democracy Looks Like: Center School students educate legislators. By Jessica McMichael Kastner, Page 13
- Picture: Center School students Kimiko Utsunomiya, Mollie Price, and Anna Minard, meeting with Rep. Eric Pettigrew from the 37th District.
- Photo by Jessica McMichael Kastner
Notes from the Kitchen: What Ain’t We Got? We Ain’t Got Peace. By Liz Smith, Page 16
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 17
Comic: In the Knews. By Jake Dillon, Page 18
Classics Corner: Ms. Hecuba to you. By Perfess’r Harris (Timothy Harris), Page 18
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger, Page 19
Citizens Participation Project. ACT NOW! Page 20
No tax breaks for the wealthy while soldiers fight a war
- Issue: Tell key members of Congress to Vote NO on a budget resolution that hands out freebies to the rich while ignoring the costs of the Iraq war and shirking social programs.
Mockingbird Times, April 2003, Vol. III, Issue 4, 4 pages