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Table of Contents
November 29, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 49
- Greed Whacker. What did voters do this past election? They said, ‘Out with self-interested pols. Give us officials who serve the public good.’ Page 2
- No News IS Bad News. When Davina Garrison – a homeless Navajo woman – was murdered last year, police had no suspects. They still don’t. Page 3
- Call and Response. The Black Leadership Council on HIV wants to start talking about AIDS in the African-American community. Now. Before things get worse. Page 4
- Dear Diaries. Three Americans went to Darfur to chronicle the stories of people caught in the midst of genocide. Here are their stories. Page 6
Table of Contents:
White Wall. Labor’s future depends on leaders of color, say organizers by Kevin Himeda, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Verlene Jones is head of the Union Cities program of the King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and one of the few people of color holding prominent roles in organized labor. “Ray Charles could see that there’s no diversity in the leadership,” she says.
- Photo by Ginny Banks
That Sucking Sound. Big stores slurp up business of other retailers, says author. By Cydney Gillis, Page 1, 5, 12
Editorial: Kicking out the Greedheads. Washington voters sent a clear message that the public good comes first by John Burbank, Page 2
Change Agent: Linda Daniels by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Trade wins: Linda Daniels brings a worker-run co-op’s crafts to Seattle.
- Photo by Sherry Loeser
Cold Case. Nothing new in murder investigation of homeless woman. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3.
- Picture: The body of homeless Native American woman Davina Garrison, 42, was found in late November 2005 under the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
- Photo courtesy of the Chief Seattle Club
Just Heard…, Page 3
- AETA sics PETA by Rosette Royale [RE: Animal Enterprise Protection Act]
- Council manic by Adam Hyla [RE: Seattle Legislative Department managers will go through mandatory training, Denise Williams, Nick Licata]
- Pot and the fine print by Kevin Himeda [RE: ACLU of Washington, Jennifer Shaw]
Giving Voice to a Silent Epidemic. The Black Leadership Council on HIV plans to talk about AIDS. By Rosette Royale, Pages 4, 5
- Picture: Madeline Brooks, a member of the Black Leadership Council on HIV, tells her story of becoming positive to enlighten others in need for protection.
- Photo by Rosette Royale
Short Takes, Page 4
- Braam refusal by Cydney Gillis [RE: State told Braam Oversight Panel cannot comply with the settlement]
- People’s vote by Cydney Gillis [RE: Resident Action Council voted in new bylaws, Yesler Terrace]
- Hope to prevent by Kevin Himeda [HIV Outreach and Prevention Education (HOPE)]
- Civil limits by Adam Hyla [Our disabled civil rights were damaged, Mark Brenman, Washington State Human Rights Commission, Betty Schweiterman, Washington Protection and Advocacy System, McClarty vs. Totem Electric]
Interview: Inside a 21st-Century Genocide. Filmmaker and author Jen Marlowe sneaked into Sudan to cover the human cost of war in Darfur. Interview by Robin Lindley. Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Jen Marlowe traveled to the troubled Darfur region to interview survivors of the tribal violence plaguing the Darfur region of Sudan in northern Africa, where relief organizations are pulling back and rebels and government backed militia are clashing anew.
- Picture: Darfuian boys do their homework in a Chad camp. Marlowe says refugees set up schools soon after they fled Sudan.
- Both Photos courtesy of Jen Marlowe
Paradise, If You Can Keep It. Book: Edens Lost and Found by Harry Willard and Dale Bell. Review by Jim Diers, Page 8
In the Express Lane. Film: 10 Items or Less. Directed by Brad Silberling. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Morgan Freeman stars in 10 Items or Less
Adventures in Irony. OJ and Me in the Lonely Crowd by ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Car-Free Shopping by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Term Limits by Tim Carney | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Poem: Stealing Blankets by Jim Lutz, Page 10
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Say Yes to Responsible Development
- Issue: The site of the Goodwill at Dearborn Street and Rainier Avenue is in the early stages of redevelopment that will create the largest retail center between Southcenter and Northgate. Surrounding neighborhood groups, local small businesses, labor organizations, faith groups, and others have joined together as the Dearborn St. Coalition for a Livable Neighborhood (DSCUN) to have a say in how that development takes place.
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