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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
April 20, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 15
Note: Issue says Vol. 11, No. 16 in error
- Make Work Pay. Low-wage hotel workers are holding the line on the race to the bottom. Page 2
- Smart Drugs. Methadone for jailed addicts. A no-brainer. Page 3
- Remember This. The homeless memorial proposal that isn’t going away. Page 4
- Poison Beauty. What’s in your nail polish? A local activist leads the fight to protect consumers. Page 5
- Night Shift. Poverty in Namibia leads to booming sex trade. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Debating a Legacy. Architects debating the ‘livability’ of Freeway Park. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 10
Bio-Boondoggle? UW considering “pork barrel” bioweapons research lab. By Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: UW Officials have proposed a $60 million laboratory for biological weapons research near the Ship Canal.
- Photo by Meagan O’Shea
Opinion: Upholding the Standard. Boycotts at Seattle hotels are part of fight to maintain workers’ hard-won gains. By Ben Mantle, Page 2
Change Agent: Mike Pesa, Wakeup WeyerHouse. By Sean Reid, Page 3
- Picture: Weyerhousemates: Ryan Hirst and Seth Ballhorn, Lauren Simpson, Tyga, Hannah McHardy, and Justin Rolfe-Redding.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Drug Dependent. County may distribute methadone to jailed addicts. By Sean Reid, Page 3 [RE: King County Jail, JODET]
Just Heard..., Page 3
- Breach of Trust by Adam Hyla [RE: Exxon Valdez, Dr. Riki Ott]
- How the poor die by Adam Hyla [RE: Brad Gierlich, King County Medical Examiner]
- Screw Tully’s by Adam Hyla [RE: Tully’s, Jason Hamilton]
- Black boxes sued by Cydney Gillis [RE: Randy Gordon, Paul Lehto, Bev Harris, Sequoia Voting, Snohomish County]
Urban Contemplation. Memorial idea for Freeway Park gathers support. By Dian McClurg, Page 4
- Picture: Freeway Park spans Interstate 5 on the south end of the Convention Center downtown.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
Short Takes, Page 4
- Licata’s Better Way by Cydney Gillis [RE: Nick Licata]
- Bread line: still waiting by Tom Cogbill [RE: Alan Painter, Ron Reese, First Presbyterian Church]
- God save us from DSHS by J. Jacob Edel [RE: Columbia Legal Services, Amy Crewdson, WashCap]
- Picture: The Specialty Coffee Association of America met in Seattle last weekend, and nestled amid the trade talk was some time for fun: ‘A Saturday soccer match between producers and consumers of Equal Exchange’s fair-trade coffee. Among the producers’ team was Chiapas coffee farmer Edgar, who is part of a workers’ cooperative that collectively earns 22 percent more for his beans than normal-market farmers. In return for technical training and fair-trade prices, Equal Exchange’s coffee growers must be part of workers’ co-ops and abide by stricter soil management rules.
Cosmetic Changes. Local woman campaigns to end use of harmful cosmetics ingredient. By Breeana Laughlin, Pages 5, 8
- Picture: Pretty Nasty: beauty products like nail polish seldom list their ingredients.
- Photo by Breeana Laughlin
The Night Shift. Hungry and desperate, Namibia’s street children turn to the sex trade. By Stanley Snyders, Pages 6, 7
Poetry, Pages 7, 8
- The Painted Desert by Jonathan Locke, Page 7
- Untitled by Carol Kosche, Page 8
Deadly Harvest in Northern Iraq. A powerful film about the value of lives held cheap. Film: Turtles Can Fly. Directed by Bahmnan Ghobadi. Review by Lester Gray.
- Picture: Soran Ebrahim plays Satellite in Turtles Can Fly.
Adventures in Irony. GW Bush: A Laff Riot with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Take me out to the ballgame by Randy E. Winn (not the Mariner)| Mercer Island
- The Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners did not vote down a proposal to create a homeless garden of remembrance in Freeway Park, as reported in the March 16 issue of Real Change. On March 10, park commissioners discussed the proposal and agreed that parks policy does not permit memorials in city parks. Board members later voted to approve initial changes to be made to Freeway Park.
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Page 11
Director's Corner. By Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
- Save Community Health Clinics
- Issue: State House leaders have proposed severe cuts to one of the most important links in our state’s health care safety net: community health clinics. Community health clinics are one of the smartest health care investments for the people of Washington. They serve one third of all the uninsured residents in the state – tens of thousands of children and adults. Cutting health clinics is the wrong way to balance the budget – contact your legislators today and tell them no cuts to community clinics.
RC Hero. By Erin Anderson, Page 12
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