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Table of Contents
April 5, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 15
- True to Reform. Maine and Arizona have taken up public campaign financing. It’s time for Washington to join in. Page 2
- Voting Fights. State Supreme Court to hear arguments on “poll tax” for ex-felons looking for voting rights. Page 3
- Conspiracy Query. A forum at UW examines the official story on 9/11. What about Building 7?. Page 4
- Order of the Day. When the Minutemen protest day laborers, Seattleites show up to protest vigilantes. Page 5
The Job Police. In lieu of shorthanded regulators, Rebound stands up for workers’ wages by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Miriam Israel Moses sometimes visits jobs sites to investigate violations of state wage law. Moses directs Rebound, a private organization supported by union workers’ dues that investigates public works projects.
- Photo by Jude O’Reilley.
Editorial: House Flush. Money dominates our democratic process. There’s a better way by Katy Carter, Page 2
Change Agent: Ayan Musse by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Ayan Musse
- Photo by Justin Mills
Baby Love. Film: L’Enfant. Written and Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne opens April 7, 2006 at the Harvard Exit. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Picture: Déborah François and Jérémie Renier in L’Enfant
Adventures in Irony: Intelligence is for SOCAs by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life answers to your legal hassles, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor: Nickels for Housing by Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Bad Budget Plan Ignores Needs of Millions
- Issue: The U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee is at work on its budget resolution now, which is a blueprint for how lawmakers will develop the 2007 federal budget. The resolution doesn’t specify amounts for specific programs, but it does set overall spending and revenue goals, and establishes the framework within which Congress will develop a more detailed budget later. The resolution passed by the House budget committee – which the full House will vote on very soon – puts health care, education, nutrition support and other essential services at risk.
Calendar, Page 11
- Event: Amadou Diallo, Anthony Baez, and Gary Busch share one thing in common: they were each killed by NYPD officers. The compelling documentary Every Mother’s Son traces the transformation of grieving mothers searching for answers into grassroots activists striving for accountability. The film interweaves reflections of police officers, politicians, community leaders, and mothers. Wed., April 5, 2006 7 p.m., Jackson St. Center 306 23rd Ave S. Info: www.stolenlives.org
Mockingbird Times April 2006, Vol VI, Issue 4
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.