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A LITTLE-NOTICED local story last week provided a troubling, if not downright chilling, glimpse into just how far government will go when it feels entitled… Continue reading
MANY OF THE leading local lights of the 1999 protests against the WTO quietly held a public reunion last Thursday afternoon.The occasion was a ruling,… Continue reading
Three conservative Republicans turn a council race into a sideshow.
TIM EYMAN has become an inexplicable blight on our state government. His minuscule shadow terrifies our lawmakers. He can't write an initiative that can survive… Continue reading
IT WAS A MOMENTARY story on the evening news, a photo in the paper, and then gone: last week's student anti-war protest, in which some… Continue reading
The killing of Olympias Rachel Corrie in a Palestinian refugee camp illustrates the strengthsand limitsof placing oneself in harms way.
"So now I'm told that while my illness was recently described as terminal, I can, perhaps, be saved. . . . I'm left with one of those too-simple questions: How much is the extension of a life worth? The answer, we learn from childhood: It depends. It depends on who I am. It depends on the accidental geography of my birth. It depends on how much wealth I have accumulated, how many friends I have, who they are. It depends a lot on dumb luck. . . ." —"On Being Terminally Ill," from Typing Love Letters to Create Time, a book I self-published in April 1991
LAST WEEK, IF YOU went to www.john kerry.com and followed the links to discover Kerry's thoughts on Iraq, you would finally reach the prompt: "What… Continue reading
IT'S NOT JUST THOSE wacky tree-huggers and Dubya-haters who are howling that the Bush/Cheney energy "plan" is, in a word, stupid. Experts agree.A report from… Continue reading
THE SAME WEEK that many voters ignored last month's primary election, a court ruling quietly threw onto the November ballot a local initiative more important… Continue reading
For years, City Attorney Mark Sidran has been the most reviled elected official in Seattle. Among progressives, his negative ratings are high, and his list… Continue reading
You'd never know it, but there's an election coming up. A rather important one, actually. Especially if you ever ride the bus.Oh, there's the City… Continue reading
It was a week of dispiriting, unimaginative peace protests in Seattle.
Here it was born and here it has died, but elsewhere Indymedia.org lives on.