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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
November 16, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 45
- PR People. With a process known as Proportional Representation, voters see themselves in elected officials. Page 2
- Global Warning. Until mainstream media takes climatic change seriously, earth’s citizens will feel the heat. Page 3
- EX TENT? Despite Bellevue restrictions to the contrary, a temple tells Tent City 4 to stay put. Page 4
- Lone Changer. James Garrett drops his loner status and takes a bow as our RC Hero. Page 5
- Pick and Muse. Noam Chomsky cherrypicks from history’s worst events to lend credence to his own ideas. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Diplomacy. Seattleites to build relationships in oil-rich but ravaged Nigeria. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1 10
- Picture: Seattle Filmmaker Sandy Cioffi will interview Nigeria’s women leaders of an occupation of Chevron property to demand jobs and schools in the area.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
A Step Ahead. Free pre-K offers educational boost to children of immigrants, refugees by Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Students play at the Early Learning Network preschool, a free program for immigrant and refugee families in Southeast Seattle. The preschool is run by the Refugee Women’s Alliance and paid for by the city’s Families and Education Levy.
- Photo by Suzanna Finley
Editorial: No More Winner-Take-All. Tired of choosing between Establishment candidates? Let’s rethink how elections are run. By Herm Ross, Page 2
Change Agent: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – Sister Ivanna Mandalei by Kimburly Ervin, Page 3
- Picture: Sister Ivanna Mandalei, fanning out throughout Seattle to put an end to sex-centered guilt with other Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Hot Item. Is the media warming up to climate change? By Tom Cogbill, Page 3
| Quote by Aaron Ostrom, of Futurewise, an environmental advocacy organization
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Peace Offering by Rosette Royale [RE: Anwar Peace, Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, NAACP]
- Barn door’s open by Adam Hyla [RE: King County Council, Greg Smith, Julia Patterson, Steve Hammond, Governor Christine Gregoire, Tony Lee]
The Stand. Eastside temple spurns Bellevue law to host homeless camp for Tent City 4, despite restrictions. By Laura Cruikshank, UW News Lab, Page 4
- Picture: Wet City: Don Goodwin, president and community liaison for the Eastside’s Tent City 4, has lived there for more than a year.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Short Takes, Page 4
- Walk-a-Mile pairs former foster youth, legislators by Maria Antonova [RE: Natasha Grossman, Sierra Rowe, Sen. Karen Keiser, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Wells, Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Rep. Ruth Kagi, Jim McIntire, Eric Pettigrew, David Della, Majken Ryherd, Frank Chopp, Greg Williamson]
- Homeless memorial ok’d by Phillip Thomas-Smith [RE: Place of Remembrance, Peter Steinbrueck, Dakota Keene, Tom Rasmussen]
- Defining the issues by Justin Ellis [RE: Paul Kivel]
RC Hero: James Garrett. By Aleah Tiam, Page 5
- Picture: James Garrett, a seven-year vendor, has helped with translations of vendor agreements for Spanish-speaking vendors. He also happens to be our RC Hero.
- Photo by Aleah Tiam
Essay: Walls in our Minds. Influential intellectual Noam Chomsky overlooks history are the subjects of JFK, Vietnam, and 9/11. Essay. By Joe Martin, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Norm Chomsky
- Photo montage by Tom Douglas.
Poem: Earth-Bound by Carol Kosche, Page 7
Chiapas Rising. Book: The Scorpion’s Tail by Sylvia Torti. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 8
Class and Chemistry: Austen onscreen. Film: Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Joe Wright. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. A Heavy Cross to SHARE by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Junkyard bombs by Karim Naguib
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Protect Poor People’s Right to Vote
- Issue: On Oct. 26, H.R. 1461 (the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005) passed, authorizing the Affordable Housing Fund that will increase the supply of affordable homes for very low and extremely low-income families.
- However, an amendment to H.R. 1461 disqualifies nonprofit organizations from participating in the Fund if they have engaged in non-partisan voter registration, get-out-the-vote, or in some cases grassroots lobbying, in the previous year.
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