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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
February 22, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 9
- Picture It. Thanks to the REAL ID Act, the country’s federally mandated identification will be doubleplusungood. Page 2
- Case Not Closed. A trial in the death of a Maple Valley homeless man results in the release of couple held in the murder. Page 3
- War on Tehran. Former intelligence officer Scott Ritter reveals a dirty little secret of the Bush Administration: They’ve got their sights set on Iran. Page 6
- What, Him Worry. Paul Krassner got his start writing for Mad magazine. But will his next book, One Hand Jerking make you angry? Page 8
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Bio Hazards? Labs lack local oversight. By Jennifer Gore, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Mike McCormick is working for greater public oversight of Seattle’s three dozen biomedical research labs.
- Photos by Ginny Banks
Nothing to Fear. A Somali activist rallies her community to stand for social justice by Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 4, 12
- Picture: Inspired by reading the U.S. Constitution in a refugee camp, Asha Mohamed, from Somalia, found a passion in social justice. Now a U.S. citizen, she speaks out against the abuse and detention of her fellow Somali immigrants.
- Photo by Bruce Savadow
Editorial: Big Brother, Wallet-Size. REAL ID is a Real Nightmare by Kathleen Taylor and Doug Klunder, Page 2
Change Agent: Cynthia Adams by Austin Haskell, Page 3
- Picture: Cynthia Adams, pulling for Head Start.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser.
Split Decision. Maple Valley homeless man’s death remains unsolved. By J. Jacob Edel, Pages 3, 5 [RE: Jeffrey T. Thompson, Shirin Navvab Galinkin, David Wayne Pulcino, Sven Olson]
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Chainsaw protest by Cydney Gillis [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels, Paul Andrews, Cecile Andrews]
- Incredible shrinking gov’t by Adam Hyla
Short Takes, Page 4
- How much to manage the kids? By Cydney Gillis [RE: Casey Trupin, HB 2002, Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson (D-Seattle), Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Shoreline), Steve Hassett]
- All Fall Down
- Picture: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, had special meaning at City Hall, where more than 100 protestors staged a die-in to bring attention to the city’s decision to cut emergency shelters for people who are homeless. The city’s decision, which stripped the city’s largest and least costly shelter provider, SHARE, of its support, goes into effect April 1.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Poetry, Pages 5, 7
- Pariah by Crysta Casey, Page 5
- Talk to Me by David Trotter, Page 7
Interview: An Open Secret. Scott Ritter on Bush’s Iranian scheming. Interview by Cydney Gillis, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Hell-raiser: Scott Ritter, speaking out on the Bush Administration’s desire to go after Iran.
What is the Sound of One Hand Jerking? Book: One Hand Jerking: Reports from an Investigative Satirist by Paul Krassner. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 8
Emancipation Proclamation. Film: Manderlay. Directed by Lars Von Trier, Page 8
Adventures in Irony: The Good, The Bad, The Chronic by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Fare-y Tales by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- We Hold These Truths…by Ying Johnstone. Declaration of Rights for Homeless Teens
- Standing corrected by Laura Wells
Classified Ads, Page 10
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Support Foster Youth Achievement Act.
- Issue: Washington State foster youth who earn a high school diploma or a GED and turn 18 immediately become ineligible for foster care support, including housing and health care. Youth who “age out” of the foster care system are at increased risk for homelessness, unemployment, mental health problems, chemical dependency, early parenting, and incarceration. House Bill 2002 would allow youth to remain in their foster homes until age 21 if they are enrolled in a college or a voc-tech program. This bill would provide an incentive for education to help prevent homelessness for a lifetime.
Calendar, Page 11
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.