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Table of Contents
December 13, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 51
- Binge and Scourge. The criminal justice system gorges on poor women of color. Their families suffer because of it. Page 2
- HUD In Your Eye. An SHA tenant says if he’s to be evicted, he deserves more notice A lawyer suggests he’s right. Page 3
- Rebel Rebel. Nat Turner, John Brown. One was a slave, the other an abolitionist. A panel discusses both of their legacies. Page 4
- Root Flaws. Plans to end homelessness too often assume the homeless are to blame. Actually, it’s the feds. Page 5
- Children’s Stories. Author Edward P. Jones writes about race, class, and being “well-off.” But he has a hard time talking about it. Page 6
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Bend the Ruling. State high court changes definition of “able-bodied”. By Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12
Defending the Powerless. Seattle lawyers win fight for constitutional rights in War on Terror by Robin Lindley, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Charles Sipos, Harry Schneider, David East, and Joe McMillan successfully represented Yemeni citizen Salim Hamdan in a Supreme Court case that reasserted the judiciary’s role in restraining executive power.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Editorial: Incarceration’s Impact. Women, children lose out in America’s prison binge by Dr. W. Edward Reed and Stephanie Knight, Page 2
Change Agent: Eudora Carter by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Change to win: Eudora Carter of the Center for MultiCultural Health counsels African Americans on practical ways to avoid diabetes.
- Photo by Joel Turner
By the Book. HUD regs on eviction open to interpretation, says SHA. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- Picture: North Seattle tenant Anthony Cameron was served with eviction before his time, he says.
- Photo by Andrea Lee.
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Build it, they will come [RE: 10-acre mall on the site of the Seattle Goodwill store on South Dearborn Street]
- Heart of downtown by Adam Hyla [RE: Campaign: “Have a Heart, Give Smart” by Downtown Seattle Association, Anita Woo]
- Jail checkup by Chris LaRoche [RE: King County Councilmembers Bob Ferguson and Julia Patterson called for an immediate audit of Jail Health Services, James Apa, Public Health]
Dare to Revolt. Panel explores the legitimacy of violence by looking at famous American rebels. By Billy Joyce, Page 4 [RE: Patriot or Terrorist? Exploring the Legacy of Nat Turner and John Brown, part of the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas American Heritage Series, Panelist Erwin Thomas, Stephanie Camp, UW associate professor of history]
| Quote by Nikhil Singh, UW associate professor of history
Short Takes, Page 4
- No traction for voting reform, says State Secretary Sam Reed by J. Jacob Edel
- Janitors strike by Chris Miller [RE: Employees of Cascadian Building Maintenance strike, SEIU Local 6, Sergio Salinas, Service Employees International Union]
- Marking deaths
- Picture: Michele Marchand, Dorli Rainey, Amanda O’Neil, Deanna Davis, Jean Darsie, Brigid Hagan, and Janice Connelly stand silently during a Dec. 6, 2006 vigil outside the Seattle Justice Center to mark the deaths of 12 King County people who died while homeless this fall. Dec. 21 is Homeless People’s Memorial Day; for more information, turn to First Things First on Page 11.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Abandonment Issues. Federal officials need to own up to 25 years of relinquishing public housing. By Paul Boden, Page 5
Interview: Knowing the Children of the World. Pulitzer-winning author Edward P. Jones writes about the interconnectivity of all people. Interview by Rosette Royale, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Edward P. Jones’ fiction crosses the lines of race and class and disregards the conventions of narrative storytelling.
- Photo by Bettina Strauss
Poem: Homeless by David Sparenberg, Page 7
Listening to the Voices. Book: Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich. Translation and Preface by Keith Gessen. Review by Rosette Royale, Page 8
Put on a Happy Face. Film: The Pursuit of Happyness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Living at the homeless shelter, Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) helps dad (Will Smith) get ready for work.
Adventures in Irony. Triple Bypass by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. A Bus to the Pass by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Glass ceilings and steel doors by Jack Michaela | Seattle
Classified Ads, 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
Remember Those who have Passed
- Issue: December 21 is Homeless Person’s Memorial Day. Join the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless on the capitol steps in Olympia to remember those who have died while homeless this year.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.