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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
May 31, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 23
- Action Figures. Listen: another summer fundraiser is getting under way. By acting now, you ensure our future. Page 2
- Speed Limits. An upcoming forum looks to address methamphetamine’s impact throughout the city. Page 3
- He Objects. Seattleite Stephen Funk, jailed by the Marines as a conscientious objector, rallies against recruitment. Page 4
- Stick ‘Em Up. Welcome to the era of election banditry. The Jesse James Principle reigns supreme. Page 5
- Keep the Peace. Author Dan Millman finds in his book turned film, Peaceful Warrior, a template for self-knowledge.
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Gathering Steam. Renewable energy initiative moves ahead by Lydia DePillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: As Kristin Mitchell looks over voter signature, Cy Berryman does a little outreach for 1-937, an initiative, if passed in November, which would require utilities to provide up to 15 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Big Freeze. Wary of fraud, IRS stalls rebates. By Cydney Gillis, Page 1, 10, 12 [RE: Lisa Easter, Jonathan Sack]
Editorial: A Community in Action. Real Change needs your support to reach our $80,000 Summer Fund Drive goal by Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: John Midgely by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: John Midgely, part of a class act for foster kids.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Crank Calling. Meth forum to brainstorm solutions, foster communication. By Lydia DePillis, Page 3 [RE: ACTION NW, Paul Torres, Seattle Police, Meighan Doherty]
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Cascadian comes clean with janitors by Rosette Royale [RE: Cascadian Building Maintenance, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, Local 6 SEIU]
- Council: unfair to cops? By Adam Hyla [RE: Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, Sgt. Rich O’Neill, Nick Licata
Free and Clear. Marine objector and former Seattleite Stephen Funk continues anti-recruitment in the Bay Area. By Lydia DePillis, Page 3
- Picture: Stephen Funk at a recent Seattle appearance.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Short Takes, Page 4
- Cross at the cross-check by Liz Miller [RE: Voter registration, suit filed in court, Help America Vote Act, HAVA, RCW 29A.08.107, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, Project Vote, Washington Association of Churches, Alice Woldt, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), WCA, The Service Employees International Union, Local 775 (SEIU), Washington Citizen Action, the Organization of Chinese Americans (Greater Seattle Chapter), Chinese Information and Service Center, and Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington]
- No Walk in the Park
- Picture: Alan Lott and Diane Grace stoll beside Green Lake on the May 20, 2006 Walk for Peach and Healing, a fundraiser to bring a conflict-injured Iraqi child to a local hospital for rehabilitative treatment. The Saturday walk coincided with a law display of crosses and headstones representing more than 2,400 servicemembers killed in Iraq called Arlington NW, organized by the local chapter of Veterans for Peace. Arlington NW goes up at Roxhill Park in West Seattle on Sunday, June 18, 2006. For more on the hospital project, see walkforpeaceandhealing.com.
- Photo by Justin Mills
The Jesse James Principle. Verifiable ballot counts would stop freefall of public confidence in elections. By Paul R. Lehto, Page 5
Interview: Leverage. Spiritual self-help jock Dan Millman on being right within and doing good without. Interview by Lester Gray, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Dan Millman brings his bestselling The Way of the Peaceful Warrior to the silver screen
- Photo by …
Poem: Stabilize by Glenn Evans, Page 7
Informed Dissent. Book: The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics by Milton Glaser and Mirke Ilic. Review by Rosette Royale, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Holy Hole-y by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. The Paving of America by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- A report from the front lines by Liz Smith | Vendor at U-District Trader Joe’s
Calendar, Page 11
- Event: Marjane Satrapi is the author and artist of Persepolis, a story of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution told in the form of black-an-white comic strip images. Her wise, funny, and heartbreaking work is a reminder of the human cost of war and political oppression. She discusses her childhood and the history of her country. Friday, June 2, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eight Ave. [Seattle]
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
- Issue: A broad-based coalition of businesses, environmental organizations, labor groups and concerned citizens in Washington state has launched a campaign to place an initiative on the November ballot that will benefit the state’s economy, environment and rural communities. Volunteer signature gatherers have until July 6 to collect the 224,800 signatures needed to place Initiative 937 on the November 7 ballot
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