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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
September 28, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 38
- Voter Burnout. When voters shun the polls, hopes for democracy dies. Page 2
- Minute Made. The Minuteman find a home patrolling the Washington border. Page 3
- Army Splat. Underage teens have the right to tell recruiters, ‘Hit the road.’ Page 4
- Out of Africa. Pacific Northwest feels the reverberations of unrest in Zimbabwe. Page 5
- Taking the Bait. Barbara Ehrenreich steps into the white-collar world and enters a gray zone. Page 6
Table of Contents:
A Weak Constitution. UW law professor Kristin Stilt finds U.S. push for “democracy” undermines Iraq’s constitution. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Dead Ringer. Initiative 330 would close the door on victims of malpractice. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 5
- Picture: Seattle trial attorney Karen Koehler says there’s no need for Initiative 330: “Lawsuits have not gone up and payouts have stayed the same. There’s no medical malpractice crisis.”
- Photo by Suzanna Finley
Editorial: Add Votes and Stir. Seattle’s declining election turnout is damaging democracy by Knoll Lowney, Page 2
Change Agent: Rev. Leroy Hedman. By Adam Hyla, Page 3
Up to The Minuteman. Border “Defense Corps” moves in to western Washington. By Adam Hyla, Page 3
Just Heard..., Page 3
- A vote for both by Cydney Gillis [RE: Julia Sterkovsky]
- SHA grants time by Cydney Gillis
- PLN on the inside by Adam Hyla [RE: Prison Legal News, Judge Robert Lasnik, Dan Judge]
Minor Victory. Students win the right to opt out of being targets for recruiters. By Rosette Royale, Page 4
Peace Takes Brains
- Picture: Juanita Preuitt of Olympia was one of an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in downtown Seattle voice opposition to the Iraq Way. Organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), the Washington, D.C., counterpart to Seattle’s protest drew anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 people.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Short Takes, Page 4
- Plans in for City Hall Park by Cydney Gillis [RE: David Goldberg, Mayor Greg Nickels]
- Darfur: changing course by Cydney Gillis [RE: David Schwartz, Sen. Brian Weinstein, Joe Dear]
- Exodus. Zimbabwe’s repressive government has Seattle impact. By Kimburly Ervin, Page 5
- Picture: Peter Masundire, President of the Zimbabwe Association, estimates close to 500 Zimbabweans currently reside in the Pacific Northwest, maybe more, after accounting for those who do not admit they are refugees for fear of stigmatization.
Interview: Bait and Switch. Trickle-down economic insecurity hits the middle class. Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich by Timothy Harris, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Switch Hitting: Barbara Ehrenreich forgoes the blue-collar world for the white-collar, in her new book, Bait and Switch.
- Photo by Sigrid Estrada
Poem: it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood by Jo Meeks, Page 7
Father and Son, Lost, Together. Book: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir by Nick Flynn. Review by Timothy Harris, Pages 8, 10
Twist of Fate. Oliver Twist. Directed by Roman Polanski. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Can I have some more, sir? Ben Kingsley, as Fagin, and Barney Clark, as the “out-dacious” Oliver, star in the remake of Oliver Twist.
Adventures in Irony: One Big Happy Family by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- The kids are all right by Jim Theofelis, Founder & Executive Director, Mockingbird Society
- Note from a guest writer by Emily Paddison, Section 8 Community Organizer Tenants Union of Washington
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Page 11
Director's Corner. By Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
City Budget: Tell Council What You Think
- Issue: This week, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels released his 2006 Proposed Budget. This budget was initially presented last year. Now it is time for the City Council to formally adopt it.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.