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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
November 2, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 43
- Goal Keepers. Real Change needs to raise $90K to stay in the game. You can help us reach our goal. Page 2
- Big Change. Meet Aiko Schaefer, recipient of our inaugural Change Agent Award. Page 3
- Run Nola Run. Activists from the Emerald City venture to the Big Easy, to see how well the city is working. Page 4.
- Squeaky Clean. Janitors at Cascadian make some noise over harassment and discrimination. Page 5
- The Butler Did It. Religion, myth, and women are some of the forces that drive author Octavia E. Butler. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Face-Off. Cosmetics, even the “natural” kind, contain some suspect ingredients by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Banned in Europe, but sold in the U.S., some personal care and hygiene products containing dangerous chemicals – but you wouldn’t know it by reading the label.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Strike Three? Activist Anwar Peace hopes a third arrest won't deny his voting rights. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
[RE: Gil Kerlikowske, Alfoster Garrett]
- Picture: Police-accountability watchdog Anwar Peace may receive a felony conviction for violating a no-contact order with Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowski.
- Photo by Lance Hammond
Editorial: A Community in Action. Real Change needs your help to continue to thrive. By Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Aiko Schaefer. By Kimburly Ervin, Page 3
- Picture: Aiko Schaefer, winner of Real Change's inaugural Change Agent award, ensured that low-income people mattered in the 2004 election.
- Photo by Suzanna Finley
Poetry, Pages 3, 7, 10
- Sky and Land Bland Gray by Portal
- The Girl Inside by Amelie (part of the pongo teen publishing project)
- The Budget Debacle by Larry Ebersole
Just Heard...Page 3
- LEIU: Divide and Conquer by Adam Hyla [RE: Judge Thomas Zilly, Paul Richmond]
- Pro-Bono Promo by Adam Hyla [RE: Polly Trout, Seattle Education Access]
- Walking Papers by Rosette Royale [RE: Carrie Hathorn, Sally Soriano]
Alone Together after Katrina. Despite disorder, grassroots organizations undertake New Orleans recovery, say Seattle visitors. By Laura Cruikshank, UW News Lab, Page 4 [RE: Yalonda Sindé, Gulf Coast Justice, Halliburton]
| Quote by Kate Villarreal, Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
Short Takes, Page 4
- Safe Harbors: knowledge is power by Israel Bayer [RE: SHARE, Alan Painter, Lantz Rowland]
- After the storm, the storm-troopers by Cydney Gillis [RE: Using soldiers to police civilians, Professor Elizabeth Iglesias, Barbara Starr, Lt. Col. Russell Honore]
- Bring Them Home:
- Picture: Jacyn Steward, Lisa Pawlewicz, and Alison Shultz were part of a crowd of 300 people at a candlelight vigil at Green Lake on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2005, the day three members of the U.S. Military were killed in Iraq. Their deaths pushed the number of service members killed past the 2,000 mark. As of Nov. 1, 2005, 2,018 military personnel had been killed since the invasion began.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Show of Strength. Citing discrimination and harassment, janitors walk for benefits, respect. By Laura Cruikshank, UW News Lab, Page 5 [RE: Sergio Salinas, Kansaikou Darboe]
| Quote by Barb Wiley, SEIU spokeswoman
- Picture: Esther Juarez, took part in a one-day strike by employees of the custodial firm Cascadian Building Maintenance at office complexes in Redmond, Bellevue, and Seattle. The janitors, seeking workplace representation, have filed a federal complaint over what they say are Cascadian's union-busting activities.
- Photo by Luke McGuff.
Interview: The Sower of Parables. Through tilling the rich soil of her life, writer Octavia E. Butler pens vast fictional worlds by Rosette Royale, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Parable of the talents: Author Octavia E. Butler reminisces about her life.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Reading Jesse Helms Fairly. (Or, at least, trying to.) Book: Here's Where I Stand: A Memoir by Sen. Jesse Helms. Review by Lloyd J. Averill, Page 8
What Lies Beneath. The Squid and the Whale. Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney play a husband and wife on the outs in The Squid and the Whale
Adventures in Irony. Hey, Man, Smell my FingerTM By Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life Answers to Your Legal Hassles, Page 9
Question: My girlfriend left me and now she won't let me see my child. I signed a paternity affidavit. What do I do?
[Thanks to Access to Justice Institute, Seattle University School of Law; King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Northwest Justice Project]
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Akbar: Justice Served? by Henry Fielding | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Spend Surplus on All of Us
- Issue: In proposing his 2006 Budget, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels recently announced a $55 million revenue surplus. Of this, $17 million is unrestricted and could be used to meet human needs.
Mockingbird Times, November 2005, Vol. V, Issue 11
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