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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
June 28, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 27
- Living God. Downtown church forsakes bricks and goes instead for flesh and blood. Page 2
- Border Acts. Samaritans face felony charges for humanitarian action in aiding immigrants’ entry to country. Page 3
- Moldy No More. Kimya Dawson’s second act in Seattle brings the band Moldy Peaches back to town. Page 4
- Sherman Alexie. On the passing of the poet Earle Thompson, the author offers words of his own. Page 5
- Bonus March. Multi-racial poor people’s army scares the crap out of Hoover when it descends on D.C. Page 6
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Food for Thought. Sanctioned outdoor meals providers may have to find new digs by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Ken Schauer, 25, partakes of a spaghetti lunch provided by Operation Sack Lunch, which serves weekday meals at the First Presbyterian Church. Come January of next year, the Program, along with other outdoor meals providers that are sanctioned by the city, will have to move.
- Photo by Rosette Royale
Help Us See Red. Real Change needs your help this summer. Page 1
Editorial: Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple. Downtown church says it’s the people who matter most by Micki Kent, Page 2
| Quote by Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett, Director, Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness
Change Agent: Edgar Masmela by Justin Ellis, Page 3
- Picture: Edgar Masmela, connecting children in vulnerable populations with mentors, for the long haul.
- Photo by Jude O’Reilley
Dangerous Samaritans. Humanitarians face felony charges for border assistance. By Timothy Harris, Page 3 [RE: Shanti Sellz, Daniel Strauss]
- Picture: Prof. Gemma Lopez Limon, who is traveling with representatives from No More Deaths, speaks at a June 26 rally at the Mexican Consulate. The masked woman was not identified.
- Photo by Cydney Gillis
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Awards season by Israel Bayer [RE: Lester Gray and Israel Bayer won awards]
- SHA’s contempt by Cydney Gillis [RE: Rule 42, Eric Dunn, Northwest Justice Project]
- Trees to go by Cydney Gillis [RE: City Hill Park, trees cut down]
Pregnant Pause. Kimya Dawson of Moldy Peaches launches solo career and family in Seattle. By Ghita Loebenstein, Page 4
Short Takes, By Rosette Royale, Page 4
- Coming in third [RE: Homelessness ranks number three, Lopez & Cheung Research]
- Bu-shhhhhh! [RE: George Bush, AFSCME Local 2083, Marty Hendley]
- Children left behind [It’s cheaper to leave children with family, Erin Maher]
- Out there and proud
- Picture: Real Change took to the streets at this past weekend’s Pride March in Downtown Seattle. Director of Advocacy and Organizing, Rachel Myers, helped hold our banner while staff members passed out 1,500 copies of the paper.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Essay: Earle Thompson (1950 – 2006) Sherman Alexie remembers an immortal Indian poet. Page 5 (Obituary)
Interview: Bonus Track. Historian Paul Dickson tells how the Bonus Army led a movement that changed how the U.S. treats its soldiers. Interview by Israel Bayer, Pages 6, 7
- Book: The Bonus Army. An American Epic by Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen
Poem: She Wakes in Morning Clover by Earle Thompson, Page 7
A Family Affair. Book: Secret Daughter by June Cross. Review by Alfredo Padillo, Page 8
Men, Made of Steel, Made to Love. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Film: Superman Returns. Directed by Bryan Singer
- Film: Russian Dolls. Directed by Cdrick Klapisch
Adventures in Irony. Gentrification Takes Imagination by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. A Shared Ride by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Forms of Robbery by Duane Wright | Seattle, WA
- We’re Disappointing by Jared M. Jonson | Pullman, WA
- Random Acts of Kindness by Kay Amos | Bainbridge Island
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Page 11
- Event: The Last Sunday in June is the smart, funny play by Jonathan Tolin, one of the original producers of Queer As Folk. It follows the struggles of Tom and Michael’s relationship as they contemplate their upcoming move to the suburbs. As friends drop in and infidelities are revealed, the very foundation of their relationship is tested. Through Sunday, July 2, 2006. Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. Tickets $12. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S.
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Help Reduce Errors in Deficit Reduction Act
- Issue: Back in early February 2006, President Bush signed into law the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA). This law contains provisions that will cause millions of Americans to lose access to critical health care services they now receive through Medicaid. Some of the harm is due to mistakes committed during drafting of the legislation. Congress now has an opportunity to pass a “technical corrections” bill that would fix some of those mistakes and clarify important points in the law.
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