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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
August 17, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 32
Note: Issue says Vol. 12, No. 33 in error
- Mother Courage. Cindy Sheehan sets down stakes in Crawford, TX, while Bush takes to the hills, Page 2
- Soft Ballot. Three independent reviews give King County elections division a hard look. Page 3
- Valley Hurl. Rainier Valley residents are finding themselves priced out of their neighborhood. Page 4
- Boston Powers. Homeless children in Boston may be latest victim of abuse scandals, Page 5
- Body Art. Multimedia displays of * that shows the effect of violence upon women. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Uneasy Retirement. State pension fund has 1.6B invested in companies that do business with the genocidal Sudanese government by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
Released to the Streets. Finding housing for ex-offenders is a battle by Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
A Mother, Mind You. Cindy Sheehan, the president, and the preeminent truth of grief by Adam Hyla, Page 2
- Picture: Mothers and comfort in Westlake Center. Sign: Bush: Talk to Cindy whose son died in Iraq.
- Photo by Suzanna Finley
Change Agent: Katy Carter by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Katy Carter, cleaning up.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Remaking the Rules. Private voting-equipment companies play part in reforming county election by Cydney Gillis, Page 3
Just Heard…by Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Day laborers: cover? [Do they cover illegal activity at First & Bell]
- Manning the plan [Bill Black, Head of the Committee to End Homeless in King County]
- Needle: pricked [Unite Here Local 8 in negotiations with the Space Needle]
The Next Wave. Rainer Valley residents see gentrification, loss of housing on the horizon by Jessica Knapp, Page 4
Short Takes by Cydney Gillis, Page 4
- Displaced by Dorothy Day
- Parks: the new code word [“Activate” a change to Victor Steinbrueck Park
Patrick Sa, Willie Robinson, and Demarri Sheppard light candles during a “welcome back” ceremony for ex-felons re-entering the community. Timed to take place during a march on Washington, D.C. for U.S. prisoners’ rights, the local event was organized by Justice Works, a support and advocacy group for people currently or previously incarcerated and their families.
Everybody Pays. Homeless day center may close; Boston archdiocese blames scandal by Rebecca Fortgang, Page 5
War Torn. Wing Luke Museum dissects nature of violence in women’s lives by Susan Platt, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Set in Stone: Stones record the number of visitors to the “Women and Violence” exhibit who have been called “China Doll,” heard a man say he was “fascinated” by Asian women, or told they were acting “unladylike.” Seven hundred and fifty-one stones had already been emptied from the vessel.
- Photo by Suzanna Finley
Poetry, Pages 7, 9, 10
- Spring Training by Catherine Hunt, Page 7
- Quintessential Quest by Nancy Tuininga, Page 9
- Ode for Repair by Larry Ebersole, Page 10
Hot Pursuit. Film: Tropical Melody. Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Keng (Banlop Lomnoi), pursued by Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee) in Tropical Malady, playing at the Northwest Film Forum (www.nwfilmforum.org) Aug. 19-25, 2005
America, Then and Now, Page 8
- Book Review: Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It by Alan Wolfe.
- Book Review: America and the Mythology of Greatness by Joseph Aprile.
Review by Anitra Freeman
Adventures in Irony. Pimp and Circumstance by Dr. Wes Browning. Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Avenging Angel by Sue Zuege | Seattle
- Happy 70th Birthday, Social Security! By Wanda Law | Seattle
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
16 Attacks + 7 Deaths + 1 Year + 0 Arrests = No Justice
- Issue: One year has passed since a brutal two-night spree of attacks against homeless people in São Paulo, Brazil, left seven dead and nine seriously wounded. Despite initial government pledges to investigate the crimes, mounting evidence of police involvement, and monthly vigils held by those calling for action, there have been no arrests.
Calendar, Page 11
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.