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Table of Contents
June 21, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 26
- Class, By Itself. A workshop intends to explore how the oft ignored reality that shapes the lives of everyone: in other words, class. Page 3
Table of Contents:
Housing Thirst. New PAC builds support for bricks and mortar in Olympia. By Lydia DePillis, Pages 1, 12 [RE: Voters for Affordable Housing, Human Services NOW, Housing Resources Group Advocacy Director Ben Gitenstein]
- Picture: Ben Gitenstein, chairperson for Voters for Affordable Housing, wants to make all 10-year plans to end homelessness viable.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Raising the Bar. Hotel workers fight for living wage. By Liz Miller, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: At a June 15, 2006 rally downtown [Seattle], Jerry Ball, Ben Freitas, Don Strickling, and Dino Vos stand before the “Fat Cat,” a symbol of those who benefit from the low wages and poor working conditions of hotel employees.
- Photo by Justin Mills
Editorial: Balancing the Scales. Democracy, by way of civil disobedience, may help bring more equality to the judicial system. By Dean Ritz, Page 2
Change Agent: Lisa Stone. By Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Lisa Stone, paving the way toward protecting the legal rights of women.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
Class Work. Workshop explores the experience of worlds apart. By Laura Peach, Page 3
- Picture: Participants in a workshop confronting class divisions.
- Photo provided by Felice Yeskel
Just Heard…, Page 3
- City sues I-87 by Cydney Gillis [RE: Greg Nickels, Tom Carr, I-87 and I-88. Ruth Bowman, Beth Sanders]
- Open to all? By Cydney Gillis [RE: South entrance of the King County Courthouse, Bob Ferguson]
- Backfill man by Rosette Royale [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels, Community Development Block Grant]
After the Deluge. Affordable housing in New Orleans going, going, gone. By Bill Quigley, Pages 4, 10
| Quote by Patricia Thomas
Short Takes, Page 4
- Won’t you be my neighbor? By Lydia DePillis [RE: DESC, Bill Hobson, Christine Acker, Southeast Crime Prevention Council, Rainier Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Bill Block]
- Tent City 4 dodges bullet. Again. [RE: Woodinville’s Northshore United Church of Christ, Judge Mary Neel, Pastor Paul Forman]
- “Gone but not forgotten” by Cydney Gillis [RE: Sycamore trees cut down in Occidental Park, Judge John Erlich, Jim Klauser, Judith Barbour, Pioneer Square Preservation Board]
Poem: On Frida Kahlo’s Painting: The Love Embrace of the Universe by Larry Ebersole, Page 5
Interview: A Necessary Sacrifice. 1st Lt. Ehren Watada told the U.S. Army he wasn’t going to fight in Iraq. Now he could face a court-martial. Interview by Rosette Royale, Page 6, 7
- Picture: 1st Lt. Ehren Watada on June 6, the day his decision to refuse deployment to Iraq was announced in the press.
- Photo by Jeff Paterson
Space Is the Place. Book: Challenger Park by Stephen Harrigan. Review by Sally James, Page 8
A Fallen Grace. Film: Fall to Grace. Written and Directed by Mari Marchbanks. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Step Up to the Hate by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Is This Seat Taken by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Don’t Blame James by Ian Elliott
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
- Event: Anne Feeney, Dave Lippman, and George Shrub present a benefit show for Jobs With Justice. Pittsburgh-based Anne Feeney is an agitator whose music is designed to “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Suggested donation $15. Saturday, June 24, 2006, 6 p.m., Szwaja’s Big Backyard, address, phone.
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
I-91 Will Slamdunk Sonic’s Arena
- Issue: Initiative 91 prevents the city of Seattle from spending money to subsidize a professional sports team, by requiring a positive return on its financial investment. The initiative is a response to the Seattle Sonics demand for a $200 million dollar remodel of Key Arena. 1-91 needs 25,000 signatures by July 6 and is more than halfway there – but needs your help to make it to the ballot.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.