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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
December 28, 2005, Vol. 13, No. 1
- The fourth of seven new poems by Sherman Alexie. Page 5
- I Resolve To… This new year, instead of claiming you’ll stop biting your nails, why not help us fight poverty? Page 2
- Christmas Peril. For the homeless in the UK, the holiday of peace and goodwill is about as Dickensian as it gets. Page 3
- Three Strikes. Steven Dozier, a “persistent offender,” reflects on how WA intends to jail him for life. Page 6
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Back Home: Family works to returned Injured relative to Seattle by Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Daniel Leon in 2002. The 21-year-old artist suffered brain damage from a July swimming accident in New Mexico, where he lies in a coma. Family member are raising money to bring him back to Seattle.
- Photo by Casey Kelbaugh
- Picture: Daniel O’Conner stands silently last Wednesday in Westlake Center to recognize the 55 homeless men and women who died outside or by violence in Seattle in 2005. Fifty-five is the highest number of dead counted since Public Health – Seattle & King County began keeping track. Dec. 21 was National Homeless People’s Memorial Day; O’Conner himself is recently homeless.
Subtle Diplomacy. Local residents experience a new way of living on journey to Nigeria. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
How’s This for a New Year’s Resolution: Offering your support to Real Change helps everyone start the year off right by Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Gabriel Prawl by R.V. Murphy, Page 3
- Picture: Gabriel Prawl, working to ensure Katrina relief is a sound effort.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Lonely for Christmas. UK streetpaper vendors paint a bleaker picture of the holidays. By Carrie Briffett, The Big Issue Cymru, Page 3
Just Heard…, Page 3
- A Good Year to be Poor? The Best and Worst of 2005
Sizzling Rivalry. By Ghita Loebenstein, Page 4
Short Takes, Page 4
- Civil service looks to Reichert by Adam Hyla [RE: Rep. Dave Reichert, Jeff Johnson, organizing and research director at the Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO, Steve Kafahl]
- Blowing in the Wind by Rosette Royale [RE: William Rodgers]
Poetry, Pages 5
- Qualia by Sherman Alexie (Poem 4 of 7), Page 5
- Body Murmurs by Portal, Page 9
Interview: Locked Up for Life. 13 years after the passage of the “Persistent Offender Act,” what kind of justice is served by keeping men like Stevan Dozier locked up? By Silja J.A. Talvi, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: As a result of Initiative 593, the 1994 Persistent Offender Act, Steven Dozier is serving life without hope of parole for committing three unarmed, non-violent robberies.
- Photo courtesy of ColorsNW Magazine / Inye Wokoma
Raunch Dressing. Book: Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy. Review by Rosette Royale, Page 8
War Games. Film: Munich. Directed by Stephen Spielberg. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony: For Auld Lang Syne by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Who’s the Boss? By Estella Wallace
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Keep High Cost of Comcast in the Past
- Issue: Comcast’s contract with the city of Seattle expires later this year, and the company must renegotiate its right to provide local cable and Internet service. We now have a rare and critical opportunity to improve our terms of service – to hold the line at outrageous rate inflation and force them to provide real public benefit in return for their extremely lucrative monopoly access to our homes and businesses.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.