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Alice Dubiel: 2015 Seattle and Washington state election recommendations

Here’s some stuff about the ballot. Most of it comes from my own and Jim’s knowledge of these people. Fortunately the primary cleared out the worst, but some good folks lost then too. I looked at a couple of other progressive recommendations and read the arts community papers. I put a * by the people Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Support for Tent encampment in Ballard

I just sent this email note to Honorable Ed Murray, mayor of Seattle, Hyeok Kim, deputy mayor of Seattle and members of the city council regarding the NIMBY response in Ballard (neighborhood of Seattle) to the mayor’s siting one of three tent encampments.   I am writing to express my support for the Ballard tent Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Response to Nichols Blog

response to  John Nichols blog today In recent years, community resistance to corporate and resource extraction interests has increased, making room for more progressive voices. Four years ago, the election of Mike McGinn, Sierra Club activist, to defeat an established, progressive Democratic mayor, revealed dissatisfaction with the aggressive banking strategy of Washington Mutual/Chase and its Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: #NoWarInSyria

I am writing to express that I am utterly opposed to the President's proposed military action in Syria. It is illegal and ill advised, sure to cause more suffering than to prevent. Eliminating chemical weapons planet-wide as part of Mr. Obama's disarmament plan is laudable and I urge you immediately to call for congressional activity Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Dirty Wars, film review from SIFF

We saw Dirty Wars last night at SIFF (Seattle international film festival) at the Harvard Exit. As a Democracy Now viewer, twitter follower of Mr. Scahill, and regular reader of his articles in The Nation, I’m somewhat familiar with where he’s been in researching this trail. I was not prepared, however, for the grace of Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Funds? Yes!

Thanks for sending this. This is the first I knew about a fundraiser. I haven't received anything in the mail or email, although I do need to look through an October issue of Z (is it out? I was out of the country). I was even on my Zspace last night and didn't see anything Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Conscious choices in parenting changing cultural values?

response to program on KCRW To The Point, Are American Kids Spoiled Rotten? Thank you for an interesting discussion. Our son is a recent graduate of Evergreen, and as a former educator rather than in my parent role, I agree with much of what Stephanie Coontz observed about those coming of age at present. I Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: @GovGregoire disappoints: a reply to The Everett Herals

This across the board budget cuts special session reflects serious leadership failure on the part of Chris Gregoire. Offering extra pay to WSP and charging the state more to blame first amendment practitioners scapegoats the people instead of challenging entrenched corporate interests in Olympia. WA state could have a surplus with progressive taxation (including estate) Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: Response to Occupy Oakland the the Militarization of America’s Police

Your pithy argument supports my impulsive reaction to the police attack on #occupyBoston that the militarized police vs. non-violent protestors who challenge the state's whims made me think of Gwangju in 1980,  and  to a lesser extent 1968 Chicago, as well as Seattle in 1999. I viewed Gwangju's memorial this summer and thought about the Read more…

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Alice Dubiel: #occupyseattle Letter to Mayor McGinn

Seattle 10.10.2011 Honorable Mike McGinn Mayor City of Seattle Dear Sir, I am writing to urge you to develop a different approach to #occupyseattle at Westlake. This protest is about unfairness issues, including injustice in city land use. I advocate approval of 24/7 occupation in Westlake Park, and your move to provide city support for Read more…

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