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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
July 27, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 29
Note: Issue says Vol. 12, No. 30 in error
- Foster Dare. Repair state foster care system now, or more children will perish. Page 2
- Sojourner Youth. Students raise funds to talk of peace at World Fest in Venezuela. Page 3
- Neighbor Good. Subsidized rental units build community starting from the ground up. Page 5
- Comic Hook. Ward Sutton’s cartoons draw on truth while putting Bush and his cronies on the ropes. Page 6
Table of Contents:
A Match Made in Wartime. Day-labor agency, recruit-hungry National Guard team up by Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: The interior of Labor Ready’s dispatch center is recruiting ground for tomorrow’s National Guard.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
On the Waterfront. Port contracts shut out independent taxi businesses by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 4
Welfare Fate. $12M deficit, children’s deaths heighten need for accountability and genuine reform in state foster care by Jim Theofelis, Page 2
Change Agents: Trevor Zimmer and Sam Keller, Page 3
- Picture: Trevor Zimmer and Sam Keller looking to make a change in Sudan.
- Photo by Adam Hyla
Children’s Crusade. Socially concerned youth getting to Venezuela on a shoestring by Kimburly Ervin, Pages 3. 10
- Picture: Bucket brigade: Izzi Valle-Otguin, 16 mans a yard sale supporting the travel expenses of 15 young people from Seattle missing with fellow radicals at the World Festival for Youth and Students.
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Just Heard…Page 3
- Fixing the investigation [Beating by Seattle Police of Raymond Nix] by Israel Bayer
- To the Great Beyond [Beyond the Closet bookstore closing] by Rosette Royale
- Let them eat limestone [Naming Plymouth Pillars dog park] by Adam Hyla
Short Takes, Page 4
- Ire against 1-343 by Jason McBride
Picture: Like a Lamb to the Slaughter.
A participant in a “dramatic reading” of the Downing Street Minutes reads at the Seattle Labor Temple on Saturday. The minutes out the Bush Administration’s preparation for invading Iraq as it publicly appeared to back UN inspections. July 23 was the third anniversary of the first Downing Street memo. More information is available at afterdowningstreet.org.
Picture: Candles for cleaners
Union janitors Rung Feng Li and Ma Gui Hua held a candlelight vigil July 20 for fellow custodians on strike in Houston and Indianapolis. Organized by the Service Employees International Union, the vigial was part of a nationwide display of support for ABM janitors seeking union protection.
Priceless Idea. Affordable apartments experiment with shared living by Tom Cogbill, Pages 5, 9
- Picture: With a Common House and a spoke-and-wheel layout, West Seattle’s Craft Place Townhomes build communal values into its affordable apartments.
- Photo by Tom Cogbill
Poison Pen, on Point. Cartoonist Ward Sutton skewers Bush and makes you think by Lester Gray, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Ward Sutton, slayer of administrations.
- Photo courtesy of Seven Stories Press
- Cartoons by Ward Sutton
Wolf at the Door. Howlin’ Wolf put the beast in blues. Book Review: Moanin’ at Midnight: the Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman. Review by John Siscoe, Page 8
Swallow’s Tale. Cowed by Communists, a Foot in each Genre. Film: And Give My Love to the Swallows. Written and directed by Jaromil Jires (1972). Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Heads up! Incoming! By Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Poem: Treehouse by Dan Tompsett, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Fair hearing by Mark Dalton, Admin., DSHS Belltown Office
- Pushed to the park by Minnie Davis | Bremerton
Correction: Betsy Leondar-Wright (“Class Matters” How social change movements can build power by recognizing what keeps us apart,” June 15) is the communications director, not the executive director, of United for a Fair Economy.
Contributing photographer Mark Sullo took the portrait of Viaduct alterna-planners Cary Moon and Grant Cogswell [“Highway Killers: Who needs the Alaskan Way Viaduct?”] on page 6 of the July 13 issue.
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Save Food Stamp Program from Budget Cuts!
Issue: Federally assisted nutrition assistance programs, including the Food Stamp Program, risk losing out in the U.S. Congress’ budget reconciliation process. This could potentially add to the already millions of needy people who are hungry.
Calendar, Page 11
Poem: for promise by Stan Burriss, Page 12
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