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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
November 1, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 45
- No, NO, Yes, Yes… Initiatives, propositions, referenda oh, my. Don’t sweet ‘em. We give ya the skinny on how to vote. Page 2
- Strafe Way. In the Rainier Valley, a Safeway supermarket could find itself caught in the cross hairs of gentrification. Page 3
- Mopping Mad. Cleaning up the building that houses the Gates Foundation is dirty work, not that janitors are non-union. Page 4
- Whirled Music. Blending flamenco, hip hop, and salsa, the Children of the Revolution voice a global perspective. Page 5
- Ballot Vox. Before casting your vote Nov. 7, why not take a look-see at the candidates’ positions on six core issues. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Fashion Victims. Cosmetics’ chemicals hurt women’s health and habitat. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
No Comment. Issue of poverty absent from mid-term elections by Matthew Bigg, Reuters. Pages 1, 12
Editorial: Marching Orders. The Real Change recommendations for the 2006 ballot by Rachael Myers, Adam Hyla, and the RC Editorial Committee, Page 2
Change Agent: Rosalinda Guillén by Rosette Royale, Page 3
- Picture: Rosalinda Guillén, feeding the movement that calls for economic justice for farm workers.
- Photo by Joel Turner
In the Neighborhood’s Way. Old Safeway in gunsights of Rainier Valley “renewal”. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3 [RE: Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Othello Street, SHA, Pat Murakami, Andrew Lofton, Cherie Myers, Daniel Scott]
- Picture: Shelf Life: Gunk in the milk aisle at the Othello Street Safeway in the Rainier Valley, where a “community renewal” agency to redevelop commercial properties is being proposed.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Unsafe Harbor by Rosette Royale [RE: EPA, sediment study, Port of Seattle, Harbor Island’s East Waterway]
- Renew yourself by Cydney Gillis [RE: Pat Murakami wants to stop the city from creating a “community renewal agency”, Many Cultures, One Voice (MCOM)]
- Getting the boot? [RE: Redevelopment and gentrification a problem, Seattle Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites]
Mopped Up. Happy with janitors’ benefits, Gates Foundation won’t pressure landlord to employ union workers. By Adam Hyla, Page 4 [RE: Monica Harrington, Metropolitan Building Maintenance Manager, Jim Ragsdale, Peter Maglia, vice president of Alexandria Properties
| Quote by Sergio Salinas, SEIU Local 6 president
Short Takes, Page 4
- Arrests seek to jumpstart labor talks by Billy Joyce [RE: Washington State Labor Council, Pride at Work, the Coalition for Labor Union Women, Seattle Alliance for Good Jobs and Housing for Everyone, Lutheran faith community. Catherine Pottinger, UNITE HERE Local 8, Starwood Hotels management, Joanne Pilsch, Magdalena Rose-Avila, Immigrant Workers Rights Project, Elizabeth James, the Westin’s general manager]
- Picture: Lincoln Rose, a Pride at Work activist, chants as he is handcuffed by police outside the Westin Hotel downtown. Seattle’s Westin workers are currently negotiating with the management team for a new contract. Picture, Page 1
- Photo by Joel Turner
- Escape from WASLtraz
- Picture: Alphie Wily, Kaydy Souriya, and Dinorah Flores play incarcerated students during a rehearsal of the WASL Haunted High, which took place Fri., Oct. 27, 2006, at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The event, which was part of the Seattle Young People’s Project’s Campaign Against High Stakes Testing, portrayed how the Washington Assessment of Student Learning disadvantages students of color, low-income students, English language learners, and students with disabilities.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Music: Mix and Match. Children of the Revolution finds message of peace, themselves. By Dena Burke, Page 5
- Picture: Vassili, Eric “El Comanche” Jaeger, and Encarnación are three members of Children of the Revolution, which mixes Latin, R&B, Greek and hip-hot.
- Photo by Elliot Stoller
Voter Guide. 2006 Election, Pages 6, 7
Who’s for Congress?
- U.S. Senate: Maria Cantwell, Mike McGavick, Aaron Dixon
- U.S. Congress, 7th District (most of Seattle, Vashon Island: Jim McDermott, Steve Beren, Linnea Noreen
- U.S. Congress, 8th District (Bellevue, east King County, east Pierce County): Darcy Burner
9/11 and Hard Fact. Book: 911 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out. Edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott. Review by Joe Martin, Page 8
| Quote by Richard Falk
Poem: The Kiss by Keith Holyoak, Page 8
Adventures in Irony: The Lovingcup-full by © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life answers to your legal hassles, Page 9
Thanks to Access to Justice Institute, Seattle University, School of Law, and Foster Pepper, PLLC
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Skewed on skaters by Matthew Lee Johnston | West Seattle
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director's Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
City Budget: Get it in Writing
- Issue: The Seattle city budget process is moving along, but now that the hearings are over, and you’ve already contacted City Council members, it can be a little hard to know what’s left to do that will make a difference. One simple thing you can do is to turn your opinion into a letter to the editor that will help educate the public about why people should be the City Council’s first priority.
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